Help for Addictions

Shame, guilt, interpersonal problems, and negative life consequences can all be motivators to seek addiction counseling. When we decide to seek help for our addictive behaviors, we are usually tired of the repetitive cycle that does not contribute positively to our lives but, instead, depletes us of what we have worked to build. Some people identify with the idea that addiction works to fill a ‘void.’ This void, however, can feel never-ending, meaning it can never really be satisfied by addictive behaviors.

Examples of Addictive Behaviors

  • Gambling
  • Sex
  • Pornography
  • Internet
  • Shopping
  • Video games
  • Plastic surgery
  • Risky behaviors (activities that cause a spike in adrenaline and have negative consequences)
  • Binge eating / food
  • Using alcohol, recreational and / or prescription medications

How Can Addiction Counseling Help?

​In addiction counseling, you will create a personal meaning of addiction and track the many factors that led to your belief that a particular substance, food, or activity will make you whole. Professionals at Terra Counseling Center Miami will explore attachments to caregivers, attachments to the particular addiction, and the self-soothing function that can make it such a delicate subject to address and such a difficult behavior pattern to stop. Through working with your therapist, you will hopefully find support in the manner that you need it, at a pace that works for you.

*Addiction definition: the fact or condition of being addicted to a particular substance, thing, or activity.

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