Using drugs may have started out as being part of having a good time with peers and friends. It didn't interfere with your work life or home life. Prehaps its was something you began at university or as a young adult. You could describe it as "recreational" and no big deal.
However if you are now using when you don't want to or feel you have lost the power of choice drug addiction counselling can help. If the amount of drugs you take has increased and the effects decreased and you are unable to stop, you may have become dependent.
The desire to recapture the highs of the past , not wanting to acknowledge the fun has gone can leave you are feeling depressed and frightened and in a cycle of using. The wasted money, time with guilt and shame around family and friends can feel overwhelming.
I can help you face your problem with drugs and begin to get your life back.
Some signs that you may have an addiction to drugs
You find it difficult to stop at once you have started using.
You have taken time off work due to your using.
You experience cravings and finding life boring or too difficult without it.
You sometimes can't remember what happened while you were using drugs.
You experience guilt, anxiety and remorse after using drugs.
You can't imagine life without using drugs.
You want to be able to use "normally" and keep trying to and failing.
You use in the morning to get through the day.
You are spending all your money and getting into debt to support your using.
This by no means a definitive list but if you identify with some or one or two please do contact me and we can discuss it further.
For drug addiction help. Give me a call or feel free to ask a question.
Drug addiction counselling can help. My experience is working with people who have dependence issues . Are you or someone you care about having problems with:
If you are concerned about any of these subjects, It can be frightening to seek help and engage in counselling. Feel Free to ask me a question.