Addictions effect the individual suffering from the addiction and their loved ones alike. Having an addiction or a loved one with an addiction can be devastating to relationships, health, and even cause great legal problems. It is difficult and stressful for loved ones to approach the subject when wanting to help the person suffering.
There are different levels of addictions from problem level mild to severe. It is also very common, that in addition to substance problems, people may have co-occurring mental health problems to cope with at the same time making the situation more complicated. Beginning the treatment process is a common barrier due to denial and confusion. Also, please keep in mind that many people who suffer from an addiction go in and out of treatment several times before finding a new lifestyle and beginning to heal.
Although 12 step programs are very effective, not everyone benefits in the same way from group therapy and/or 12 step programs. In some cases, The 12 step program coupled with one on one or family psychotherapy is most effective.
When you begin therapy services at the ATCF Institute you can expect that despite the complexities of the addiction it has been our experience, through treating countless individuals and families with this problem, that people, with the help of counseling are able to find their way to abstinence and to rebuild their lives. At the ATCF Institute, you will be treated as a whole person, fully respected and be truly heard. There is no judgement here.