addiction therapy

Addiction Therapy

Addiction comes in many forms. Makin Wellness understands this and sees beyond the addiction to the person underneath. We offer online counseling to people suffering from addiction and the families who suffer with them. Support is the foundation for success and we are here for you! Our goal is to support you on your road to recovery.

Living with addiction

  • Do you find yourself drinking too much?
  • Do you engage in sex as a means to forget problems?
  • When faced with a negative situation, do you find yourself online shopping or hitting the mall and spending your entire paycheck?
  • Do you want to release addictive patterns in your life, but feel like it’s impossible?
  • Do you want to make changes and no matter how hard you try, you always go back to your vice?
  • Are your family and friends frustrated with you and ask you why you can’t just give up your habit?

Living with addiction can be emotionally and physically exhausting. Whether it’s drugs, alcohol, sex , gambling, shopping , eating or something else, it can take a  huge toll on your life and of the ones you love. Addiction can cause your life to start spinning out of control and have you only focus on the next time you get the rush.  You may feel like you have no control over your addiction and that it is impossible to get better. You may also be feeling guilt or shame and low self confidence.

Family Support

It can be easy to forget yourself when a loved one is in need. Support for families and friends is encouraged and available at Makin Wellness. Our highly trained counselors will help you maintain stability and happiness while navigating your loved one through recovery, with a private and individualized approach. For more information please feel free to visit Loving An Addict.

Addiction is becoming extremely common in our culture and in Pennsylvania

If you suffer from addiction , you are absolutely not alone. Addiction is a growing problem here and no one is immune from this. With our instant gratification society, everyone seems to want a quick fix or quick relief. This does not mean that you have to participate in addiction if you don’t want to.

There are so many factors that lead to addiction. At it’s crux, addiction occurs when you are feeling some way and want to feel different, usually either numb or better. But when you consistently go to one thing to feel better, especially when it is something that may not be the best, you begin to form habits which can lead to addictions.

Everyone has experienced some exposure to stimuli that can be called addictive. In reality, anyone can become addicted to anything . If you are experiencing an addiction that is overwhelming your life, addiction treatment with a mindfulness aspect can be of great assistance.

You are more than your addiction.

Even though you may have intrusive thoughts for one more drink or one more outfit, addiction does not have to take over your life. You do not have to listen to your addictive thoughts. This is where mindfulness can be beneficial since it helps you to identify your addictive thoughts and triggers. You will learn how to gain a new perspective on thinking and ignore the thoughts that no longer are serving you. You will learn new ways to respond to your old addictive triggers. When triggers do arise, you will have the tools and a plan in place to cope.

In session, you will learn mindfulness skills to make recovery and healing happen in your life. With your counselor, you will create a Wellness Recovery Action Plan so you will have concrete steps in place for yourself in case you end up in a risky or unsure situation.  You can learn new ways to manage the addictive thoughts, you don’t have to feel trapped by them. You can re frame negative, illogical thoughts into positive and practical ones, which can lead to effective and lasting recovery.

With the support and guidance of an experienced and warm therapist, you can learn to manage, mitigate and even overcome addiction. You can learn skills to help you in the moment when your triggers levels rise, as well as regular practices you can use on a daily basis to keep yourself “clean”. You can develop increased personal resilience and self-confidence. It is possible to live a life outside of the prison of addiction.

What You Should Know About Online Addiction Counseling

Historically, the addiction field has relied heavily on providing care through residential treatment programs (e.g., detox, rehab, inpatient) which is usually expensive and requires a 30-90 day stay at a facility. Additionally, intensive outpatient programs require clients to receive treatment by going to an office between 3-5 times a week. Traditional treatment facilities are often isolating, time-consuming, costly, shame-inducing, and abstinence is deemed the only way. These conventional models are outdated, as evidenced by numerous studies indicating high dropout rates and correspondingly low success rates. 

How does online addiction counseling work?

Unlike traditional addiction treatment, online addiction counseling works by providing 100% private and secure mental health services using the internet. This is done by using a computer, laptop, tablet, or phone — any device with access to the web. Online programs provide individuals with comfortable, convenient, affordable, and time-efficient addiction treatment options without going to a rehab facility. Learn more about how Makin Wellness approaches online addiction counseling. 

Although you know that you could benefit from help, you still may have questions or concerns about addiction counseling…

Sure, I might use too much, but everyone else has their vice too. How can I tell if I really have a problem?  

If friends or family members have made comments about how much you use or you are concerned, we encourage you to track your usage for a couple of days. Although the experience may be uncomfortable, it can provide you with valuable insight . If you have previously attempted to limit or control your usage unsuccessfully, that may also show you could have a problem.

Does addiction treatment mean I have to take medication?

Addiction treatment doesn’t mean you will need to take medication unless you are interested in seeing whether or not medication-assisted treatment could be helpful. If that’s the case, we might recommend you set up a meeting with an addiction psychiatrist to discuss the possibility. That said, there are many highly effective, non-medication approaches to treating addiction too. Either way, the choice is up to you and your Makin Wellness therapist.

Are you ready to get addiction out of your way and get back on a path toward progress and recovery?

Contact us today for a free phone consultation at (833)-274-HEAL to discuss your
specific needs and to answer any questions you have about online addiction counseling.