Counseling for Friends & Family of Addicts

More often than not, drug addictions start with an experimental use of a drug in social situations. And for some people, the drug use 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.  We can’t force them to change, and their struggle creates suffering not only for them, but for us.  the suffering starts even before we notice the signs and symptoms of our loved one’s addiction.

Signs and symptoms of recent use include:

  • 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

If you notice you are feeling anxious, hopeless, or angry more often than not about the situation, you might find counseling helps you uncover and manage your fears and feelings and decide how to handle your relationship with the addict.

Although I am not an addiction counselor, I find counseling people who love addicts can positively shift the dynamic of relationships affected by addiction.  I am here to support you and and help you determine the right decisions for you and the addict you love.

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311 SW 2nd Street
Corvallis, OR 97333
(541) 262-0080

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