Drug Abuse Counseling:
Your situation may be unique, but it’s not hopeless.
Specializing in those tough, “seemingly impossible” situations.
There IS a solution.
Let me say that again—There IS a solution! Together we can formulate a plan to restore sanity to your life—saving you and your family time, money, stress and unnecessary heartache.
with author/addiction counselor Joe Herzanek.
Specialized to your unique situation.
(in person or by phone)
JOE NOW COUNSELS with the addict—as well as their family members
“We appreciate the convenience of being able to call. I don’t know if my husband would have participated otherwise. Just prior to the events over the last few weeks I received your email regarding this service. It kept coming to my mind. I feel that it was God’s direction to call you. My husband reaffirmed it by telling me I did the right thing. He would not have read the book. Thanks for making yourself available.”
He understands there are times when life seems so out of control and hopeless–you just can’t sit down and find answers from a book or DVD.
In order to effectively come alongside and partner with you to make changes you can live with, we offer one-on-one consulting.
You and your family will work with Joe to formulate a plan which will begin to restore sanity to your life–saving time, money, stress and unnecessary heartache.
Begin taking the steps your family needs to end the chaos and receive specific guidance for your unique circumstances.
Joe will walk you through the steps you need to take, giving you knowledge, support and confidence to “do what needs to be done—every step of the way.” You can get through this.
Gain peace of mind, knowing that you are taking the steps necessary to begin healing and recovery—for your loved-one and your family.
Private phone consultations are a simple, anonymous way to get help NOW. From the comfort of your home or office, no travel time—and we can link in (to a three-way call) any of your family members. . . from anywhere in the country.
The hardest part about help is getting it, even though there is a lot of help available. It’s hard because the alcoholic does not want help.
They want to LEFT ALONE.
They LOVE to drink and they're not interested in quitting!
They know they don’t have a problem and they want everyone to MIND THEIR OWN BUSINESS!
Their families see it but it doesn’t matter.
Their friends see it.
Their co-workers see it.
They don’t see it and everybody else is wrong!
Actually, it is important that the addict see the problem. Without the buy-in of the addict, without him/her realizing they have a serious problem, no treatment is going to take place. They WILL REFUSE to get help to matter what!
There is a television reality show called “Intervention” which documents the denial of addicts as they are approached by family and friends to seek help. In one episode, the Methamphetamine addict and an alcoholic, who is destroying her health, her family’s property and all of her relationships, is steadfastly in denial that there is any problem of any kind and refuses help.
She curses her family for bringing it up. On video, we see how selfish she has become because of the drug. She cares for no one but herself and her drug use comes before anything else. She refuses treatment. She refuses help. Most everything she mutters is profane. She is completely lost.
The wake left behind a drug addict is the crushed hearts of those who see the problem, want to help, but on their own, for the best of reasons, likely contribute to the problem rather than solve it. In these shows, an interventionist is called in by the family, not just to confront the addict and coax them into rehabilitation, but to coach the family and teach them communication skills.
More importantly, the interventionist teaches the family boundaries, and how to stick to those boundaries.
Addiction support is not based on enabling the addict; once rules are established they MUST be adhered to. If the rules are broken the addict MUST feel the consequences otherwise the family is going to enable the addict to continue using. No alcohol help is possible!
Alcohol and drug addiction are community problems
Alcoholism/addiction is not just a family problem. It’s a community problem and therefore, help from the community is a necessary ingredient for any addict achieving recovery. Families are too close to the addict.
They love that person, they care, they cry for them. Their loving regard for the addict blocks their objective thinking and prevents them from being the answers to the problem. They become enablers and feeding the problem. Help from a professional is needed to treat all parties involved in the addiction.
Once the family and friends are on-board with the need for professional help, and new communication patterns and boundaries are established by the professional, “their” problem will become the addict’s problem.
Once the addict realizes that they have the problem, the first step towards recovery is taken.
If you know someone that needs help or if you’re struggling with an addiction, and need help call 1-800-662-HELP.
Also for more help go to Intervention
Summary of Drug Abuse Counseling: Drug Abuse Counseling can be helpful to shed light on why the patient is using and what may help them stop. Drug Abuse Counseling differs based on the what type of counseling is used. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy can be effective to help the addict to improve the self-esteem and learn not to use. Christian Drug Abuse Counseling can be extremely effective because often addiction starts as a disease but also crushes the soul. Drug Abuse Counseling
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and Finally Remember:
"Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened."
- Matthew 7:7-8
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