Addiction and Substance Abuse

No body wakes up one day and decides to become addicted and no child has ever thought to themselves that they can’t wait to grow older just to depend on these substances to make it through the day.

If you are the one who is suffering from substance abuse, chances are that this has been going on for a while. An innocent start that never came to an end. Maybe you have tried to convince yourself that you are not addicted, or maybe you have tried to stop this trend and have made promises to yourself and others that you will quit; something that never happened– but shame and guilt are not the answer.

Those who have sought help before you, have often done so in despair; unable to believe in the possibility of change. Addition,  is a disease  — though it effects the entire family — it is fully curable. If people before you have done it, you can do it too.  I am here to help you get back on track and get you started on a journey that you had once envisioned for your future from a young age– thought it might be hard or seem impossible for you to access that part of yourself at this point.

Through a non-pharmaceutical-based approach to addiction,  we will be:

 1.  Identifying behavioral issues that led to substance abuse

 2.  Examining contributing factors that added to the addictive behavior

(ie. functional & chemical disorders, neurotransmitter levels, nutritional deficiencies)

 3.  Implementing detox process (which helps to  minimize the withdrawal side effects as much as possible)

  4.  Creating a long-term plan for a life free of substance abuse

Often the person who does substance abuse feels powerless in relation to the substance and the people close to them feel powerless in relation them.

If someone close to you is dealing with substance abuse,  chances are that you are also being affected. We will teach you how you can “respond” rather than “react” to your loved one substance abuse. Whether you have personally been dealing with substance abuse, have been raised in a family with addiction or are currently living with a person who is dealing with substance abuse, naturopathic medicine can help you.