Fort Wellness Counseling

ADDICTION COUNSELING IN FORT WORTH, TEXAS

We want you to know that you are in control, not your dependencies. The meaningful life of recovery you desire is possible.

Addiction Counseling with Fort Wellness Counseling in Fort Worth, Texas is about you, your recovery, and your desires for change.

Many people who suffer from addiction have a substance like drugs or alcohol or behavior of choice. On the other hand, some individuals partake in what is available. No matter what, the addiction or vice can take hold of the person causing irrational thoughts and actions and making it difficult to recover. However, we want you to know that support, treatment, and recovery are possible.

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What Is Addiction?

Addiction is a medical disorder that affects the brain and consumes a person’s life. Additionally, it causes damaging consequences that impact the person suffering and their loved ones.

Through addiction therapy, you can learn valuable skills and strategies to help you reclaim your life and repair potential damage caused by a substance or behavioral addiction. Remember addiction therapy can also be helpful if your drug or alcohol use is more problematic and to the point of full-blown addiction.

Addiction falls into two main categories; chemical dependency addiction and behavioral addiction

What is Chemical Addiction?

Chemical addiction involves the use of chemical substances such as drugs or alcohol.

What is Addictive Behavior?
Behavioral addiction is when the person suffering becomes compulsive to engage in unhealthy behaviors and/or activities.

What is the difference between addiction vs. dependence?

Dependency generally refers to physical dependence on a substance or behavior. With dependency, it is possible to have the physical need without being addicted. However, for most people, dependency can turn into an addiction.

With addiction, whatever the person is addicted to becomes the top priority, even though it causes harm to themselves and their loved ones. Addiction happens when the person develops a physical and mental reliance on a chemical or behavior.

Mental dependency, also called psychological dependence, is when there is a psychological response to use a chemical substance or behavioral activity to cope with an uncomfortable or triggering event.

Physical dependency happens when there is a withdrawal, and the tolerance for dealing with the withdrawal is low.

Addiction counseling is an evidence-based treatment that utilizes various methods to improve life and sustain sobriety. Cognitive behavioral and dialectical behavior therapy are two of the most common and effective methods. Another effective therapeutic modality is Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR).

Sharing your experience and emotions in a trusting and supportive environment can improve your quality of life and help you better cope with triggers and stressors.  Addiction counseling can also increase self-awareness on negative thoughts and behavioral patterns.

What does an addiction counselor in Fort Worth do?

Addiction counselors offer professional support throughout the entire treatment process. They will conduct evaluations and assessments to understand your unique situation better. They help explore what caused the addiction, help you process the feelings, and identify triggers, negative thoughts, and behavioral patterns. They develop individualized plans, from recovery to relapse prevention to aftercare treatment.

Types of Addiction Counseling We Offer at Fort Wellness Counseling in Fort Worth, Texas

The most commonly known addictions are alcohol and drugs. However, many other addictions go beyond these. Some of the types of addiction counseling that we offer include:

Chemical Addictions:

Alcohol Addiction
Drug addiction
Heroin Addiction
Cocaine Addiction
Prescription Drug Addiction
Opioid Addiction
Inhalant Addiction
Xanax Addiction
Benzodiazepine Addiction

Behavioral Addiction:

Porn Addiction
Gambling Addiction
Internet Addiction
Social Media Addiction
Shopping Addiction
Exercise Addiction
Sexual Addiction
Food Addiction
Work Addiction

When it comes to addiction, there are many signs you can look for. Some signs of addiction include:

  • Sudden changes in behavior
  • Lack of motivation
  • Agitation
  • Irritability
  • Money Issues
  • Frequent lying
  • Lack of self-control
  • Emotional instability
  • Relationshihps deteriorating
  • Missing school/work
  • Neglecting responsibilities
  • Appetite changes
  • Secrecy
  • Memory loss
  • Hyperactivity 
  • Shaking or sweating
  • Sleeping difficulties
  • Physical health issues
  • Staggering, stumbling, and/or slurring words
  • Poor hygiene
  • Swelling of the face or hands
  • Isolating from family and friends
  • Breath and body smell 
  • Lack of interest in other things
  • Other mental health issues
  • Excessive Talking

Make Real Change and Create A Higher Quality of Life Through Addiction Counseling at Fort Wellness Counseling in Fort Worth, Texas

It is essential to have a strong support system and seek addiction counseling for those struggling with a chemical or behavioral addiction. Without treatment, addictions worsen over time, leading to severe consequences and interfering with your daily life. Without support, you are more susceptible to relapse. Our addiction counselors in Fort Worth are here to help.