Treating Addition

Addiction is a condition where a person uses substances (drugs, alcohol, nicotine) or engages in an activity (gambling, shopping, eating, sex) that can be pleasurable, but with continued use becomes compulsive and will interfere with everyday responsibilities (work, relationships, health). Often times, people are unaware that their behavior is causing so many problems. Addiction often involves cycles of relapse and remission. Addiction is progressive and can lead to serious problems, even death.

Symptoms include:

  • inability to consistently abstain
  • impairment in behavioral control
  • cravings
  • diminished recognition of significant problems with one’s behaviors and interpersonal
  • relationships
  • dysfunctional emotional response

David’s approach to treating addiction is multi-faceted. Cognitive behavioral therapy and behavior modification is a large part of learning how to manage withdrawl symptoms and triggers. It may be necessary for David to collaborate with other professionals who are providing medical services, or medication to the patient. Addiction is a complex issue, and treatment takes time and dedication. David is committed to utilizing the most up to date treatment modalities, including motivational interviewing and family therapy.

For more information and a free consultation, call (602) 575-4030 or email David at david@lifeworksaz.com.