Substance Abuse Counseling 916-517-1683
If you answered yes, you can benefit from your own counseling, whether or not your loved one seeks help. Family members, friends and loved ones lives have been negatively impacted by the behaviors and attitudes of the substance abuser in their life. Therefore, counseling for you is also very important. As a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor, I understand the challenges of loving someone who has substance use issues and being scared and frustrated by their choices.
In weekly individual counseling sessions or in a group setting, together we will explore how you can best live your life within your relationship. I will help you identify your behaviors that have not been helpful. The focus in this process is on you! You will learn how to take care of yourself and practice self-care. Begin to appreciate that you have wants and needs and that they matter! Problems in your life occur when you have set aside your own needs and wants and focus on other people. You want to help them but don't know how to help and not contribute to the problem. If that describes you, please contact me.
Another resource for parents of adolescents or young adults is the book I co-authored with David Gust and Jon Daily below:
It lays out the stages of drug use and its rapid progression in young people from experimentation to addiction. It explores parental, as well as societal, denial and enabling. Parents will learn practical tools of setting limits to give their child the best opportunity to become drug free while strengthening the bond between parent and child. Finally, the book explores the child and the family in recovery, and how to make the changes last.
This guide can serve as a starting point for parents who need intervention tools to address their child's substance abuse in the most effective way possible. It will also help parents to address their own codependency behaviors.
After years of working with families from Sacramento, Placer, El Dorado and Yolo Counties in California, we decided to share our experience with parents beyond our immediate area. We hop you will benefit from this book.
To order a copy call Sheila at: 916-517-1683