ADDICTIONS COUNSELING & PSYCHOTHERAPY
Omaha Substance Abuse Treatment
Are you struggling to keep your drinking or drug use under control?
Do you rely on alcohol, substances or compulsive behaviors to find temporary relief-despite fearing that you’re damaging your long-term well-being?
At Counseling Connections & Associates, our licensed drug and alcohol counselors provide treatment and support to clients struggling with alcoholism, drug addiction, and gambling addictions. Our highly trained counselors are experienced in dual diagnosis treatment for individuals suffering from co-occurring disorders. Co-occurring disorders describe people who are afflicted with both a mental illness and substance abuse problems.
Dual diagnosis treatment focuses on treating both mental illness and substance abuse simultaneously in one setting. Research has consistently supported the notion of treating both conditions at the same time in order to ensure that the client will have a full recovery.
Are you ready to gain control over your life?
Addictions We Treat:
• Alcohol Addiction
• Drug Addiction
• Gambling Addiction
Substance Abuse and Addiction
Substance abuse and addiction are chronic and potentially life-threatening diseases with the power to affect an entire family and community. Addiction is characterized by a compulsive use of drugs or alcohol despite experiencing negative consequences as a result of the substance use.
For many, substance use is often used as a way to escape emotional pain or distress. While it may work in the short-term, the original distress will certainly return, perpetuating a dangerous cycle. Furthermore, individuals who are struggling with drug or alcohol abuse also often struggle with anxiety or depression.
Addressing an addiction requires more than good intentions and can be incredibly difficult, even for those who are ready to commit to change. Relapse is now considered a common experience in the recovery process rather than the exception and should not be viewed as a disaster or reason to abandon sobriety, but rather an opportunity to identify powerful triggers and tools for combating urges.
Do I Have a Drinking Problem?
According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), answering the following four questions can help can you find out if you or a loved one has a drinking problem:
- Have you ever felt you should cut down on your drinking?
- Have people annoyed you by criticizing your drinking?
- Have you ever felt bad or guilty about your drinking?
- Have you ever had a drink first thing in the morning to steady your nerves or to get rid of a hangover?
One “yes” suggests a possible alcohol problem. More than one “yes” means it is highly likely that a problem exists. If you think that you or someone you know might have an alcohol problem, it is important to see a doctor or other health care provider right away.
They can help you determine if a drinking problem exists and plan the best course of action.
Fortunately, treatments are available to help people counter addiction’s powerful disruptive effects. Research shows that combining addiction treatment medications with behavioral therapy is the best way to ensure success for most patients. Additionally, because addictions have the power to affect all members of a family, their engagement in treatment can be a crucial aspect of both the healing process and maintaining sobriety.
Treatment approaches that are tailored to each person’s abuse patterns and any co-occurring medical, psychiatric, and social problems can lead to sustained recovery and a life without abuse.
Drug & Alcohol Addictions Counseling
Counseling Connections & Associates’ licensed therapists work with individuals, couples, and families suffering from addictions.
Issues we can help you address:
• Identifying addictive behaviors, cycles, and triggers
• Develop tools for managing emotional distress without substance use
• Understanding the psychological and physiological components of addiction
• Repairing relationships negatively affected by addictive behaviors
• Creating new and healthy patterns supporting sobriety
• Assessing and creating a comprehensive treatment plan unique to you
• Identifying and treating co-occurring anxiety or depression