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I encourage friends, family members, and loved ones of those suffering with an alcohol or substance abuse issue to attend an AL Anon Meeting.
These meetings are warm, welcoming support groups where one can find support, help and hope by listening and sharing about a common difficulty called, " addiction."
Personal recovery is encouraged and taught by peers who have struggled with similar issues with a loved one.
It feels good to know that one is not alone and by attending an AL ANON meeting the camaraderie and understanding helps.
Find and attend a meeting this week.
You will be glad you did.
The path to recovery may be winding and varied, yet possible!
I have seen many clients over the years who have achieved sustained, serene recovery, each by taking their own unique pathway.
My role as therapist is as a guide who helps each individual create their own individual plan which encompasses their own goals toward achieving health, wellness, sobriety, happiness, stability, connectedness, satisfaction in life.
It is a joy and privilege to work with people who live "one day at a time," while achieving their full potential.
You too, can find this meaningful life.
People with an addiction are ill not bad.
The stigma of living with an addictive disorder is prevalent in our culture which leads people to delay seeking treatment and asking for help.
People often suffer for longer than needed because they think they can or should be able to handle their problem on their own or and they feel guilt and shame not only about their problem but also because they can't solve it themselves.
A Counselor with a specialty in substance use disorders can assist family members and the person with an alcohol or drug dependence get the assistance they need.
Call Joan Leary for a consultation.