“Do I Have An Addiction?”
How do we know if we have an addiction? Usually the people around us have let us know in some way or another. Basically, we may have an addiction if we continue doing things that we KNOW will be a problem for our health, career, finances and relationships!
We can become addicted to just about anything we put our minds to. When misused and abused, alcohol and other drugs, shopping, gambling, video games, road raging, watching football or knitting can all get in the way of our relationships and happiness. When we experience loss of control, begin hiding or minimizing our behavioral habits to obtain “the thing,” or feel irritability and anxiety when we cannot have “the thing,” we are exhibiting addictive symptoms. The pursuit may seem innocent in the beginning, but through building tolerance we are changing our brain structure that needs more and more.
Does Addiction Counseling Help?
Yes! Talking with a professional counselor can help you identify the root(s) and the destructive cycle of an addiction. Using Eye-Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR), we can identify and desensitize the many triggers that get you thinking and fueling an addictive cycle. Find out how EMDR works!
Feeling like you have control over your life again can be the greatest freedom! Don’t wait another week just to be stuck in the same, tired cycle.
Who Can I Contact?
You can reach out to one of these trained, compassionate addiction counselors at our Lone Tree office, and learn right away how they can help!
Main Office: 303-792-5686
Director Alex A. Avila: 720-316-7771