You better get help or else!
Has someone said that to you recently?
Men struggling with addiction often a have a unique view of how their alcohol and substance use is viewed by others. The masculine viewpoint of drinking or substance use is many times simply seen as part of the daily routine of the weekend athlete, corporate professional, or student in social or work settings.
It’s not until a confrontation by someone at work, a partner at home, or peers that there is an acknowledgment that maybe “I have a problem” and maybe others are seeing behaviors that I just don’t see in myself.
Most likely, you already know that you have an issue with alcohol, drugs, pornography, eating, exercising, seeking risky sexual encounters, and whatever else is getting in the way of your everyday functioning.
The Group for Men’s Counseling is a program of Clermont Behavioral Health that strives to help men understand the “why” of their addiction and offer healthy alternatives to this destructive behavior.
You know that your career, relationships, mental and physical health are all impacted in so many ways by addiction but just can’t seem to stop.
When your primary relationship is now with a bottle, a pill, or a laptop; it’s time to reach out for help.
Men and Addiction
At some point in our lives, we will be touched by someone we know or a loved one with a substance addiction or behavioral addiction. Addiction to alcohol or prescription medications is just the tip of the iceberg for the many addictive behaviors that we face today. Behavioral addictions such as work, gambling, exercise, emotional eating, Internet pornography, sex, shopping, and video games are all very serious and can impact daily functioning and quality of life for the addict and the family system. Many times addictions are rooted in dealing with emotional issues through unhealthy behaviors. We can help you identify and take responsibility for your behavior to regain control of your life. Stress and anxiety from work spill over into a need to “let off some steam,” while stress and anxiety from substance abuse or addictive behaviors cycle around and impact one’s work life.
Through my intensive clinical work in my clinical internship and private practice, I am especially qualified in addressing the issue of addiction head-on. It’s one of the most common issues I see among men, women, adolescents, and teens. Addiction is certainly an understandable development as the result of many life and environmental factors, but it is also tied to a life of self-destruction. My goal is to address the negative coping patterns tied to substance abuse and addiction before it compromises the life my clients hope to build for themselves.
When a substance or behavioral addiction becomes the primary relationship in your life, it is time to get the help you and your family deserve.
Reach out today
If you or a loved one is struggling with addiction, you don’t need to go through it alone. Help is available.
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