Addiction counseling takes on increased importance in our modern world full of ever-increasing addictive possibilities. Alcohol and hard drugs such as heroin and cocaine are not the only substances which steal away our lives, friendships, and happiness. Many people find that their relationships with marijuana, the internet, and pornography are out of control. Others use pain killers after surgery or car accidents. They then discover that they can’t get off these drugs as easily as they got on them.

While addiction is on the rise, the science of dealing with these problems has also developed. We now understand that addiction is a disease, and furthermore that it is treatable. Professional counseling, along with self help groups such as AA, NA, SA, etc, have assisted many recovering addicts in finding themselves again.

Accepting Help in the Form of Addiction Counseling

Recovery can seem like a daunting task, whether one has been held captive for a matter of months or years. The first step, however, is to admit that there is a problem, and that you need help.

A trained addiction professional can help you identify and change the patterns of destructive thoughts and behaviors which hold you entrapped. He can also help you develop a game plan for taking back control of your life. He will be there to coach you through, step-by-step, cheering you on along the way.

If you are interested in an inpatient facility, please check out my resources page. If you are looking for local support in your journey of healing, then please contact Nathan Calvino directly. My office is located in Mechanicsville, MD, and I serve patients from St. Mary’s County, Charles County, and Calvert County.