Addiction may or may not have been a problem before COVID-19 hit our country, but we are seeing a huge uptick in issues for many people around drinking, online video addiction and overuse of other substances at this time.
We can help with Online Therapy and/or find appropriate help for you or a loved one. Call us today at 503-869-8108
Have you noticed a substance or activity that you once enjoyed is now causing you frustration and holding you back from the health and freedom you desire? Has it hindered you or the relationships in your life? Have others made comments about possibly using it too much? Has it hindered your work or school performance? Perhaps you have noticed an increasing inability to limit your consumption of alcohol, cigarettes, marijuana, other recreational drugs, caffeine, pornography, gambling, and video gaming.
The effects of addiction can be devastating and debilitating on you and your loved ones. You may have attempted to stop using previously, however, the struggle to completely break free is hard. Maybe your addiction helped you cope with your pain and life’s challenges, maybe it helped you feel momentarily better about yourself, or maybe it helped you enjoy a social situation. Yet, now you are experiencing the negative effects of addiction, and now you are ready to take the steps of courage and begin your healing journey.
These challenges are very common; you are not alone. There are many others who have been where you are and who are now experiencing healing and freedom. Recovery Worldwide, LLC states that:
- Over 20 million Americans over the age of 12 have an addiction
- 100 people die every day from drug overdoses. This rate has tripled in the past 20 years.
- Over 5 million emergency room visits in 2011 were drug-related.
- 2.6 million people with addictions have a dependence on both alcohol and illicit drugs.
- 9.4 million people in 2011 reported driving under the influence of illicit drugs.
- 6.8 million people with an addiction have a mental illness.
- Rates of illicit drug use are highest among those aged 18 to 25.
- Over 90% of those with addiction began drinking, smoking or using illicit drugs before the age of 18.
It can seem overwhelmingly hard to begin the journey to recovery and freedom. The good news is, at Core Values Counseling, you have compassionate and trained counselors along with Neurofeedback therapy that can help you begin this journey successfully.
How We Can Help
At Core Values Counseling we want to personalize your experience. We will use Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness & Relaxation Techniques, Solution-focused and strength-based therapies, Psycho-education, and more in order to meet your needs the best we can. We also use a neurofeedback program called Brainpaint. Neurofeedback is a scientifically proven way to improve the way you feel and function in the world by improving how your brain operates. Neurofeedback can help your brain heal and recover from the impact of addiction. Clients have noticed significant decreases in anxiety, alleviating feelings of depression, sleeping better, and increased ability to cope with life’s challenges. This type of therapy works well when done in conjunction with other therapy models.
Things That Could Hold You Back
We understand the pain and devastation of addiction. We understand how hard it is to heal from addiction and that it isn’t an easy or quick-fix solution. We understand you really want to be done with this addiction and that it can be hard to let go. It takes time, and we are here to partner with you as you move forward.
Change is hard and can be both scary and intimidating. Making the investment of time and money, along with the commitment to your needs is hard. Life is busy and it’s hard to fit in something else to your schedule. You are worth the investment! Your future and your healing are worth every minute and every penny. This is your season for healing; your season to rise up and start again.
You are not alone
We are here for you and to walk this out with you. We have worked with clients who have struggled with addiction and have seen them grow and become stronger and healthier. We have seen the benefit of combining therapies for the benefit of a client’s health and well-being.
With the variety of tools and resources we can use while you are working with us, we can personalize your counseling experience that will tailor the therapy to what works best for you and your healing. Incorporating Neurofeedback will help your brain reset and heal from addiction, while talk therapy will help you understand triggers, understand how to manage your response to triggers, understand why addiction was a big part of your life, and the needs it met even though it was harmful to you.
Help is a call away
We are here for you. You can read the profiles of our therapists here, you are welcome to email and/or call us with questions and to get to know us better. You are also welcome to schedule your first appointment with us. Taking the first step toward healthy change is courageous and powerful.
Resource for College Students
Addiction Recovery During Higher Education – College students are using drugs and alcohol at a higher rate than young adults of the same age who don’t attend school. A recent study from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health indicated that more than half of full-time college students ages 18-22 drank alcohol in the past month. Another survey performed by Monitoring the Future revealed that nearly 45% of college students have used an illicit drug. > READ MORE