Professional Addiction Treatment for the GCC
Do you automatically reach for substances or addictive behaviors to wind down when you’re stressed, or to avoid an unpleasant experience? Have you started to notice consequences like missing work, incurring new health problems or fighting more with your partner?
Have you tried stopping, but find that you can’t? If so, it may be time to take a closer look at your patterns.
No one wants to feel like they have a problem. But addiction can sneak up on us before we even know what’s happening. And because it shows up differently for each person, it can be very difficult to see when we’re in its grasp.
How Addiction Works
While addiction is often thought of as a choice or a character flaw, the truth is that it affects people from all walks of life. Addiction can involve physical or psychological dependence on substances, such as:
Hashish and marijuana
Opioids (prescription painkillers)
Benzos (Xanax, valium)
Meth (shabo, crystal)
Or processes, such as:
Sex and love
Internet and gaming
Addiction is a biologically based brain disorder. Because it causes changes in neural pathways that become engrained over time, and because some people are genetically predisposed to this kind of brain change, it can be extremely difficult for people to stop using on their own. That’s why addiction causes us to continue doing things even when they have negative impacts on our lives.
Quitting involves far more than simply choosing to – though that is an important first step.
Discover Life in Sobriety with Convenient Online Counseling
Fortunately, long-term recovery is entirely possible with professional help. An addictions counselor can guide you through every step of the treatment process, and connect you to support groups and resources that help you maintain long-term recovery. They can also help you address the underlying problems that led to your addiction.
You deserve to live the life you want – and with the right guidance and support, it’s completely within your reach.
You don’t have to go it alone. Our counselors are here to help.