Are you battling with an addiction? Are you not sure if you may have a problem?
I have been the clinical leader of a licensed psychiatric hospital with a specialized substance abuse unit for many years. My specialty is substance abuse, and I can help you to make sense of your experience. If you, a loved one or friend need assistance. I can help.
I work with:
Individuals who are inactive substance abuse themselves
With friends/families of an addict
Couples seeking therapy due to addiction in the relationship.
I provide educational talks.
Substance abuse is often times complicated. There is not one cause, and everyone present differently. Substance abuse looks different in everyone because we are all different in our experiences, upbringings and contexts.
Substance abuse such as prescription medication, alcohol, heroin, cocaine, crystal meth, cannabis, are common in South Africa at the moment. Process addiction such as sex, love, gambling, gaming, shopping etc. are just as significant and can have the same disastrous effects on the addict. Process addiction is often misunderstood or seen as less than substance abuse.
I can help you make sense of your substance abuse, explore your triggers, your thinking and maladaptive behaviors in response to it.