Chemical Dependency

Chemical Dependency

Individuals struggling with drug and alcohol abuse or dependence often struggle in many other areas of their lives including marriage, child-parent relationships, and at work. Although Pathways does not specifically offer a chemical dependency treatment program, our professional therapists can help you sort through the underlying pain and related problems that are preventing you from experiencing life to the fullest.

One or more of these signs may be present:

Requirement for more of a substance to get the same effect

Unexplained and unaccounted for behavior

Increased secrecy and withdrawal

Missing money

For alcohol, missing alcohol around the home

Cognitive changes, including mood, memory, and performance

Work and family issues

Trouble with the law

What should I do?

If the sufferer is someone other than yourself, be respectful but firm and focused during any confrontations. Anger and defensiveness, including blame shift where the addict may try to say you are at fault, are often present during chemical dependency confrontations.
You might initially choose to confront the person by yourself and bring someone to assist you in the confrontation for backup or if the first confrontation is not successful. Seek emergency medical assistance if needed or a general practitioner who may recommend additional actions.
Pathways provides substance abuse counseling and can help. Call us , Email us or  Contact Us  to request an appointment. Day and evening counseling sessions are available, and we would be happy to answer all of your questions.