One of the first questions asked of all patients is “what medications are you taking and please include any recreational substances, such as Alcohol, Cannabis, Cocaine, Heroin, Ecstasy, Mushrooms and/or do they participate in vaping or hanging out and having Houlka”? It is here where many of my patients admit using their substance of choice; and almost all my individual patients, including one partner or both, when doing couples therapy, admit to drinking alcohol and/or smoking weed socially. The other substances are rarely mentioned, but on many occasions, I have had many patients report that drinking alcohol often triggers their use of Cocaine and forces them to forge forward and find their drug dealer.
Overcoming substance abuse is one of the most difficult tasks in life. After so many years of doing anything, it’s very hard to break a habit. With Substance Abuse Disorder, I treat those who abuse alcohol or any other substance. Many people who were depressed and anxious Pre-Covid and were trying to live with their painful emotions and baggage find themselves seeking therapy right now. Covid 19 just made the depressed and anxious population become so unbearably uncomfortable and they are now crying out for help. I treat individuals presenting with mood disorders, depression, anxiety, generalized anxiety disorder, personality disorders and grief therapy for people who are grieving for someone who they recently lost and for those who have lost loved ones many years ago and are still grieving. I make sure my patients know there is no time limit when it comes to grieving.
Substance abuse treatment will get you on the path overcoming your addiction. Riverdale Therapy & Counseling Services is here to serve as the mentor of your journey to breaking the habit. As one that has overcome his substance abuse problems, he’s a wounded healer with over thirty years experience in drug and alcohol treatment. Rest assured, you will be in good hands when you come for substance abuse therapy. There is no problem that you can’t overcome. With the right help from our drug addiction counseling, you can find that the best in life is still ahead of you. For more information on our services, contact Riverdale Therapy & Counseling Services in The Bronx, NY today!
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