Substance Use: Therapy for Friends & Family
More often than not, drug and alcohol addictions start in social situations, and for some people, it becomes more frequent. As time passes, a person may feel the need to use more of a drug to get their desired high, and soon a person may need the drug to simply feel “good.”
When we see this happen to a loved one, we do everything we can to help. But sometimes, our unconditional love simply isn’t enough, and the journey of recovery feels like a constant roller coaster.
Signs and symptoms of recent use include:
- The feeling of exhilaration and excess confidence
- Increased alertness
- Increased energy and restlessness
- Behavior changes or aggression
- Rapid or rambling speech
- Dilated pupils
- Delusions and hallucinations
- Irritability or changes in mood
As a counselor with experience working with friends and family seeking to understand substance use and support their loved one, I am here to remind you that you should not have to do it alone.
Contact me today for a free consultation!