Addiction Counseling in Newtown, MA—Counselors and Therapists at Thriveworks

Call to schedule an appointment: 617-992-2827 

Lip didn’t have a normal childhood—in fact, it was far from it. Instead of worrying about his grades or getting a date to the school dance, he worried about paying the bills and providing for his four younger siblings. Fortunately enough, he still managed to pass all of his classes, receive his high school diploma, and go on to college. While his future looked bright, Lip was actually in for a rough few years. The issues from his childhood, combined with new stressors, left him overwhelmed. And his“remedy” of choice was alcohol. 

While Lip is a fictional character on TV (in the ever-popular show Shameless) his alcohol addiction is representative of a struggle that many face—a struggle that can wreak complete and utter havoc on one’s life. Fortunately, there is effective treatment out there: counseling. If you’re struggling with alcohol use disorder (AUD) or addiction, the therapists and counselors at Thriveworks Newton are here to help.

Do I Need Addiction Counseling? How Does It Work? 

Oftentimes, those struggling with alcohol addiction don’t realize they have a problem. However, the signs are there. Those with AUD or alcohol addiction long for alcohol and struggle to control their intake—they even continue to drink when they experience negative consequences from doing so. In addition, these individuals often…

·      Want to change their drinking habits… but haven’t succeeded

·      Experience insomnia, sadness, nausea, and other negative side effects

·      Have failed to uphold responsibilities because of their drinking habits

·      Spend less time engaging in their favorite hobbies and activities

Counseling has proven to help those who face this addiction. While your counseling journey is tailored uniquely to you and your situation, this process typically involves learning new skills for managing your addiction in day to day life, identifying harmful thinking/behavior patterns, as well as adapting healthier habits that support a better lifestyle.

Schedule an Appointment with a Counselor at Thriveworks Newton

Alcohol addiction doesn’t just affect the individual who is afflicted, but their closest friends and family too. Fortunately, however, the right treatment can help the individual manage their addiction and, in turn, improve the lives of all involved.

The providers at Thriveworks Newton know how to help you fight your battle against alcohol addiction. They possess the necessary skills, experience, and caring nature to help you live better. If you’re ready to schedule an appointment with a counselor, give Thriveworks Newton a call at (617) 992-2827 or visit our main site here.