Individuals use substances for different reasons. Once it becomes a problem most people are no longer using substances for the same reason they first started using. It would be nice if a person could just stop using when substance use negatively impacts relationships, work, finances and health. However, some people need someone to walk beside them and assist them in understanding cravings, thoughts, behaviors, lapses and relapses. Substance abuse counseling provides an opportunity for individuals to engage in their treatment process.
With use of psychoeducation, psychopharmacological education, cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational therapy, reality therapy and or medication assisted treatment many clients make positive changes in thought, behavior and reduce or stop using substances altogether. Substance use affects all family members; therefore, support, education and empowering family members who are impacted by a loved one’s substance use are also a part of the treatment process. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) provides a good resource for family members about what substance abuse treatment entails. Click Here to be directed to SAMHSA’s information for family members.
Who will be working with me?
Jacqueline Maple is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Master’s Certified Addiction Professional. Jacqueline has worked in the mental health/substance abuse field for the past two decades in various roles including direct care, case management, substance abuse counseling, individual counseling and supervision. She is here to help teenagers, young adults, middle aged adults and seniors. Fill out the form below to contact Jackie about making your first appointment.