Addiction Recovery Counseling for Friends & Families of Addicts in Medford, NJ
More often than not, drug addictions start with the experimental use of a drug in social situations. And for some people, drug use becomes more frequent. As time passes, a person may feel the need to use more of a drug to get their desired high, and soon a person may need the drug to simply feel “good.” This is when seemingly innocent experimental use has gone over the line into dangerous substance abuse. And this is when it’s time to seek out professional help.
When we see this happen to a loved one, we do everything we can to help. But sometimes, a family’s unconditional love simply isn’t enough. That’s where Peaceful Practices Counseling comes in. We are a team of mental health professionals in Medford, New Jersey, that offer counseling for friends and families of addicts who are seeking to support a loved one through the process of addiction recovery.
Signs & Symptoms of Substance Abuse
A drug addiction is not always an obvious thing, especially since those affected will often feel shame and do everything they can to hide the extent of the problem. Some signs of substance abuse include:
- Feeling of exhilaration and excess confidence
- Increased alertness
- Increased energy and restlessness
- Behavior changes or aggression
- Rapid or rambling speech
- Dilated pupils
- Delusions and hallucinations
- Irritability or changes in mood
If your loved one comes to mind with any of the above symptoms and behaviors, it may be time to consider addiction counseling. At Peaceful Practices, we provide support for families of addicts as they embark on this difficult journey. Our addiction counselors will address the symptoms of your loved one’s addiction and the related areas of impaired functioning, and together we’ll structure the time and content of their ongoing recovery.
Professional Support for Friends & Families of Addicts in Medford
There are many paths to successful addiction recovery, including family therapy. But no matter what path you’re currently on, Peaceful Practices can help. Contact us today for a free consultation so that we can put together a plan that addresses the goals and desires of your loved one and ensures they can make the necessary life changes they want to make. We look forward to hearing from you.