Marijuana Addiction Counseling NY with Nancy Hilsenrath, LCSW
“ADDICTION isn't a choice anyone makes. It’s a RESPONSE to emotional pain.” 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. They may also be able to recommend them to other support groups or further treatment where this may be necessary. Do we need to rethink addiction? | BBC Ideas“Addiction is not a choice anybody makes. It’s a response to emotional pain.”Do we need to rethink addiction?Posted by BBC World Service on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 Nancy specializes in addiction with much emphasis on substance abuse. She has helped many adolescents and adults stop abusing pain medication, heroin, and other illicit substances. She is gentle and compassionate in her approach, helping bring to light what response to emotional pain each person may have that brought on the addiction in the first place. Licenses / Certifications: NY State Certified Social WorkerNY State Licensed Clinical Social WorkerSpecialized training in Domestic ViolenceSubstance Abuse ProfessionalCertified Alcohol & Substance Abuse ProfessionalEMDR therapist Professional Affiliations: National Association of Social WorkersFellow of the NY State Society for Clinical Social WorkBoard Certified Diplomat of ...Read More
Hi, my name is Nancy Hilsenrath and I'm a treatment placement specialist with Acadia healthcare. Acadia healthcare is the largest behavioral health organization in the world. My role is to help providers, family members, or loved ones find the best residential treatment program that suits their individual needs. Hi, my name is Nancy Hilsenrath and I'm a treatment placement specialist with Acadia healthcare. Acadia healthcare is the largest behavioral health organization in the world. My role is to help providers, family members, or loved ones find the best residential treatment program that suits their individual needs.I work with adolescents and adults with behavioral health concerns. I work with concerns ranging from primary mental health issues, substance use disorder, eating disorder, post traumatic stress disorder, and chronic pain.It is my goal to help you find a viable option in a smooth efficient manner during challenging times. This is also a free service.Chief Medical Officer of Acadia Healthcare, Michael Genovese, MD, JD:"If the treatment placement specialists weren't around, things would be a lot different. There are a lot of people out there who promote certain programs who say they do the same thing as treatment placement specialists, but they don't. Treatment placement specialists really go out of their way to place patients in the absolute proper setting for whatever they need. They know the ...Read More
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 ...Read More
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 ...Read More
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.
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3 CONVENIENT NEW YORK COUNSELING LOCATIONS: West Hempstead, NY, Douglaston, NY, Hewlett, NY