Marijuana Addiction Counseling NY with Nancy Hilsenrath, LCSW

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Counseling for Drug Addiction

In a society that places so much pressure on each of us, drug addiction has become an increasingly common problem. The effects can be far reaching, having an impact on every aspect of life from work performance to family relationships. Whether the addiction is for medicinal or recreational substances, finding a solution to the problem is essential for enabling the sufferer to find stability and begin to live life again. Nancy Hilsenrath, LCSW, CASAC, offers counseling for drug addiction. While the physical addiction is often the focus of those looking to heal from drug addiction, counseling is an important part of this process. Providing the support and insight needed to help patients overcome their problems today and remain addiction free into the future. There are several areas where counseling can prove decisive in helping patients build long-term solutions to addiction. Positive Reinforcement In the early period of addiction recovery, counselors often use positive reinforcement therapy to help addicts stay drug free. Here, the focus is on encouraging the patient to avoid drugs and instead embrace healthier behavior, with the patient enjoying a reward for positive results. If they regress, rewards are lost, and in some cases, punitive action is employed. This approach has proven very effective in helping patients break the cycle of addiction. Behavioral Therapy The aim of behavioral therapy is to ...
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Marijuana Addiction

Although sometimes perceived as non-addictive, marijuana contains chemicals which can produce effects leading to increased use, addiction and dependency in some users. This can have a large impact on an individual’s ability to function in daily life, work and relationships. When not using marijuana, some may feel withdrawal symptoms, increased irritability, anxiety, depression, or insomnia. It can be increasingly difficult to escape from the cycle of addiction, possibly falling deeper into its negative, unintended effects. Every individual presents a unique situation and may experience the effects in a slightly different way. It is important to recognize the impacts it may be having on your life. Some of the things that can indicate you may have a problem are: • Regular, frequent cravings to use • Dependence on the drug to feel good or relax • Powerful, distracting thoughts related to using • An increased tolerance, often causing increased frequency or amount of use • Reduced ability to complete work, social, or personal tasks • Missing work, activities, school to use marijuana • Spending money you don’t have, or engaging in impulsive behaviors (e.g. stealing) to maintain a sup-ply • Large amounts of time dedicated to using, experiencing, and recovering from marijuana’s effects • Inability to quit despite physical, psychological, interpersonal problems • Symptoms of withdrawal when stopping use Noticing such effects is ...
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Marijuana Addiction Counseling NY – If you or a loved one is suffering from an addiction to smoking pot, Nancy can help set you on the path to recovery.

There is no-one-size-fits all when it comes to addiction counselling. Every addict is different, with their own problems and reasons for adopting the addictive habit. Equally, the path to recovery is different for everybody, and a trained counselor will be able to tailor their advice to what suits best the needs of the individual patient. Nancy may also be able to recommend them to other support groups or further treatment where this may be necessary.

NOT ONLY DOES THE PROCESS HELP PROVIDE AN UNDERSTANDING OF THE ADDICTION AND THE BASIS FOR IT, BUT IT CAN ALSO FURNISH THE PATIENT WITH THE TOOLS TO IDENTIFY THE TRIGGERS FOR THE ADDICTION AND WAYS TO MODIFY THEIR BEHAVIORS TO COUNTERACT THEM.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL (718) 551-2777 OR  EMAIL NANCY TODAY

THREE CONVENIENT NEW YORK COUNSELING LOCATIONS:
West Hempstead, NY, Douglaston, NY, Hewlett, NY