Counseling for Friends & Family of Addicts

More often than not, drug addictions start with an experimental use of a drug in social situations. And for some people, the drug use becomes more frequent. As time passes, a person may feel the need to use more of a drug to get their desired high, and soon a person may need the drug to simply feel “good.”

When we see this happen to a loved one, we do everything we can to help. But unfortunately, our unconditional love simply isn’t enough.

Signs and symptoms of recent use include:

  • Feeling of exhilaration and excess confidence
  • Increased alertness
  • Increased energy and restlessness
  • Behavior changes or aggression
  • Rapid or rambling speech
  • Dilated pupils
  • Delusions and hallucinations
  • Irritability or changes in mood

If your loved one comes to mind as you consider these symptoms and behaviors, it may be time to seek help as you navigate through the intricate twists and turns of overuse or addiction.

In order to best help your loved one, you will need to get your own help. Trying to control your loved one’s behavior or being overly involved in making arrangements to get help, will lead you toward an overemphasis on your loved one’s recovery at the expense of living your own life. Contact me for a free 15 minute phone consultation and let’s discuss your particular situation and the best way for you to proceed.

2627 Redwing Road Suite 220
Fort Collins, CO 80526

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