Addiction Counseling

Each Recovery Story is Different

Detoxing addresses the physical dependency of addiction - but it does not deal with the mental and emotional aspects. Drug and alcohol abuse are often co-related to self-medication, which can be tied to trauma. Other common addictions are gambling, sex, self-injury, food, shopping, porn, objects - our counselors are trained on how to help with a variety of addiction types.

- Environmental factors
- Stressors
- Underlying mental issues

can all be reasons why someone begins to develop an addiction. Our job at TGC is targeting the root of an addiction.

Which can mean dealing with
- Trauma,
- Dual diagnosis
- Cognitive behavior therapy, and more.

Our work at TGC focuses on creating a personalized treatment plan that fits your individual needs - and into your daily schedule.

We can help you cope with triggers and the stressors that cause the urges to use or "act" upon the harmful behaviors that get in the way of your life. We can help you communicate with your family on what your needs are, learn coping strategies, harm reduction, and regain trust The decision to ask for help tokes courage and is some thing you should be proud of pursuing

Warning Signs of Drug & Alcohol Addiction

Physical Signs

Psychical signs can be shown in the form of drug or alcohol use, withdrawal, or overdose. Here are some psychological signs of addiction.

  • Sudden Weight Gain or Loss
  • Delusions or Hallucinations
  • Nausea or Vomiting
  • Insomnia
  • Aggression
  • Slurred Speech

Behavioral Signs

Behavioral warning signs can range from neglecting responsibilities and family, engaging in illegal or risky behavior, sudden or dramatic change in personality or mood, and the loss of self control.

  • Compulsive Behavior
  • Denial or Excuses
  • Shifts in Mood or Personality
  • Dramatic Routine Changes
  • Less Motivated
  • Withdrawn or Depressed

Need help?

Emotional distress from trying to deal with an addiction can be overwhelming. Many people seek drugs and alcohol to cope with trauma, stressors, or their environment. In reality, addiction in itself becomes a vicious cycle of unhealthy coping echanisms, denial and loss of control.

TGC's mission is to help you maintain control and freedom through therapy. We can show you healthier ways to deal with the initial issues that cause addiction in the first place.

Research from DrugFree.org

Addiction Counseling FAQ

Keep reading to learn about some of our most frequently asked questions about addiction counseling.