Addictions of all types have in common an underlying sense of feeling out of control which is manifested in an inability to stop the compulsive behavior. Some addictions can become life threatening such as drugs, alcohol and over/under eating, while others may have legal or social consequences such as addiction to sex, spending, or gambling.
Coping with an addiction can feel overwhelming and hopeless. Having a safe place to talk about the difficult feelings that often arise when one wants to stop a certain behavior can be very helpful. In addition to sharing your unique difficulties with a therapist you will be given guidance and support as you transition from using habitual destructive coping mechanisms to productive, positive ways of living.
Michele Honeck, MFT, CHT • Irving Street • San Francisco, CA 94122