Addiction Counseling & Support
Addiction comes in many forms.
Over the past several years, there’s been an increase in both substance and behavioral addictions.
Both substance and behavior addictions are often marked by dependency and an inability to control urges. Addiction is characterized by compulsive seeking and use of these behaviors or substances, even under the threat of consequences.
With behavior and substance addiction, stopping the substance or behavior is difficult. The act of seeking, consuming, or acting out becomes compulsive. Brain functioning becomes affected by prolonged exposure to the substance or behavior.
Addiction is a complex disease that affects multiple brain circuits, including reward and motivation, learning and memory, and inhibitory control over behavior.
It’s important to recognize what areas of your life have been impacted so you can begin to make changes.
Addiction can affect:
- Relationships with Family and Friends
- Career and Job Success
Counseling can help you overcome your addiction.
Because addiction disrupts so many aspects of an individual’s life, treatment is not simple.
Effective addiction counseling incorporates many components:
There is no shame in asking for help, whatever your circumstances. Seeking help can be scary and overwhelming at the beginning. We understand. No matter who you are, where you come from, you deserve a caring and judgment-free environment to express yourself freely.
Through addiction counseling in North Carolina and South Carolina, you will begin to understand that addictions are usually a form of coping with the unbearable.
Both behavior and substance addictions are shortcuts.
Breaking the cycle of addiction is difficult, it forces you to face the painful reality of the present. However, our substance use counselors can teach you healthy coping mechanisms and ways to respond to stressors and triggers.
Some people require long-term or repeated care to achieve their goals of limiting behavior or substance addictions.
At Renewed Wellness, sustained abstinence recovery of your life is possible. We can start by relearning to live life with effective coping skills. Together, we can take steps toward recovery and, most importantly, reduce the likelihood of relapse. You’ll learn to be more forgiving toward yourself. You will start to feel hope.
Addiction not only affects the person experiencing it, but the family and friends around them.
If you are caring for someone who is battling addiction, it’s important to look inward. Check in one yourself to make sure your own mental health isn’t being overlooked.
It’s okay, even necessary, for those close to those struggling with behavior or substance addiction to seek counseling for themselves. When you care so deeply for someone suffering from addiction, it is hard to pay attention to your own needs and how it impacts you and your spirit.
Change is possible and requires a dependable substance use counselor.
Change is never easy. It won’t happen overnight. You are responsible for making it happen, and we’re honored to take these difficult steps alongside you. You’ll be glad you embarked on this journey to a healthier and happier life.
Start Addiction Counseling in New Bern, NC
Addiction is hard, you’re not supposed to do this alone. Our skilled team of therapists is here to walk this journey with you and teach you the tools to cope and maintain recovery in healthy ways. We believe that you deserve to feel better on your own terms. Get started with therapy at our online counseling practice in New Bern, NC with these steps:
- Fill out this consult form.
- Read about our skilled anxiety therapists.
- Begin living a life with less anxiety and more joy!
Other Services at Renewed Wellness
At our New Bern, NC-based therapy practice, we offer more than addiction counseling services. Our therapists specialize specifically in therapy for military families, anxiety and stress counseling, and chronic illness therapy. For those going through a life change, we also offer life transition counseling. In fact, we can help you wherever you are in the state with online therapy in North Carolina and South Carolina. Let’s work together to get you to a good place!