Are you struggling to understand why you can’t quit alcohol or other substances even though you’ve had significant success in other areas of your life? Would you describe yourself as a “functional alcoholic?” Would your peers, coworkers, and even some family members be stunned to discover the lengths you’ve gone to secure pills, coke, or some other drug?You’ve had success with your career, romantic relationships, material comfort, and financial stability. If intelligence, hard work, meaningful relationships, or strength “worked”, you wouldn’t have this substance abuse problem.
I work with professionals who want to understand the nature of their substance abuse problem and develop a discreet treatment plan. It’s common for persons to worry that when they give up their drug, they will lose a benefit or effect that was desirable. You may be worried about stress relief, sleep, social interaction, or productivity. Working together we’ll discover how the drug “works” for you and find ways to create the same benefits without the drug use.
It’s important to treat you; the whole person. While the suggestion that you attend Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous (also known as 12 Step settings) is one that has worked for millions, it is not “the” only nor the best answer for everyone. There are many reasons that developing a holistic care plan is needed; to respond to your (omit unique) genetics, evaluate your epigenetics, survey the impact of your past, consider your specific and unique struggles, and to identify and utilize the (change to a) skill set that is productive and positive and integrate your treatment into the fabric of your daily life.
If you’d like, I can provide support, guidance, complementary and supplementary care to persons in the 12 Step community. I am careful, however, to ensure that professional treatment is empirically supported and not simply a regurgitation of cliché suggestions.
I work with professionals who are seeking holistic care for their substance abuse problem, to help with relapse prevention, and assist the family members and loved ones of those persons.