Living with a loved one with an addiction is not easy especially when your loved one is in denial about the severity of their alcohol or substance use. At Ayre Counseling, we understand how difficult it is to acknowledge that your loved one may need help or has relapsed and requires a higher level of care yet again.
Dr. Ayre is a leading expert in addiction treatment and has helped even the most chronic of alcohol abusers achieve successful treatment outcomes.
Substance abuse treatment at Ayre Counseling is unique and highly individualized. Ayre Counseling specializes in ‘Addiction Psychotherapy’, a branch of psychotherapy that deals with the underlying causes of alcohol and substance abuse. Conventional treatment facilities tend to focus directly on problematic drinking or drug use. While these methods are often effective in changing the client’s behavior in the short term, as many as 87% of clients who receive this kind of care return to problematic substance use within 12 months. At Ayre Counseling, we combine strategies aimed at immediate improvements, with Addiction Psychotherapy techniques that deal with the psychological reasons that drive you or your loved one to problematic substance abuse. When these issues are properly addressed, the chance of relapsing is markedly reduced.
In addition, Ayre Counseling can provide Medication-Assisted Treatment for substance abuse in-house, including Suboxone, Vivitrol, and Antabuse. In most facilities, substance-abuse treatment is uncoordinated. You can be screened by a professional from one organization, who will refer you to another for counseling and a third one to prescribe medication. At Ayre Counseling, we have the facilities and staff to provide coordinated treatment under one roof, ensuring that your care is as integrated and effective as possible.
Here are a few ways you can directly help your loved one with an addiction:
1: Educate yourself about alcohol use disorder National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
2: Commit to not giving up on your loved one and let them know that you care. Al-Anon Support Group for Family Members of Alcoholics
3: Have an open and honest conversation with your loved one about treatment options. Ayre Counseling – Specialists in Alcohol and Substance Abuse
This link, Alcohol Use Assessment can tell you if you have the symptoms of alcohol use disorder.
The presence of at least 2 of these symptoms indicates an Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD).
The severity of the AUD is defined as:
Mild: The presence of 2 to 3 symptoms
Moderate: The presence of 4 to 5 symptoms
Severe: The presence of 6 or more symptoms
In the past year, have you or your loved one:
1: Had times when you ended up drinking more, or longer, than you intended?
2: More than once wanted to cut down or stop drinking, or tried to, but couldn’t?
3: A great deal of time is spent in activities necessary to obtain alcohol, use alcohol, or recover from its effects.
4: Spent a lot of time drinking? Or being sick or getting over other aftereffects?
5: Found that drinking—or being sick from drinking—often interfered with taking care of your home or family? Or caused job troubles? Or school problems?
6: Continued to drink even though it was causing trouble with your family or friends?
7: Given up or cut back on activities that were important or interesting to you, or gave you pleasure, in order to drink?
8: More than once gotten into situations while or after drinking that increased your chances of getting hurt (such as driving, swimming, using machinery, walking in a dangerous area, or having unsafe sex)?
9: Continued to drink even though it was making you feel depressed or anxious or adding to another health problem? Or after having had a memory blackout?
10: Had to drink much more than you once did to get the effect you want? Or found that your usual number of drinks had much less effect than before?
11: Found that when the effects of alcohol were wearing off, you had withdrawal symptoms, such as trouble sleeping, shakiness, restlessness, nausea, sweating, a racing heart, or a seizure? Or sensed things that were not there?
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Ayre Counseling in Morristown New Jersey can help your loved achieve recovery and support you as you navigate assisting your loved one with an active addiction. Call for a consultation today, or just fill out the contact form and press Send.Please share this post!