Drug Addiction

Drug Addiction 2016-02-06T10:29:12+00:00

Help For You

Have drugs taken over your life? Like alcohol, drug addiction is a chronic, often relapsing disease of the mind and is usually associated with some type of substance abuse ranging from illegal to prescription drugs. You may have started using drugs for fun, or a way to escape or avoid certain feelings but found that you continue to use the substance regardless of the harmful results, consequences, or effects that the object of the addiction has had on you or on others in your life. Although the initial decision to take drugs is usually voluntary, over time the changes in the brain may have an effect on your self-control and reduce your ability to make sound decisions. Often times, the addictive actions take priority over everything else in life before you even realize what is happening.

If you are struggling with addiction of any kind, please get help today. Rebecca Ginder is specially trained in the treatment of addiction and dedicated to helping people overcome the cycle of addictive behavior. You too can lead a happy and fulfilling life free from drugs.

Help For Someone You Love

The affects of drug addiction can be devastating for everyone whose lives are touched by the addict. Drug use consumes the addict’s existence. The damage caused by addiction reverberates throughout the social, family and professional areas of the addict’s life, with devastating consequences. If left untreated, the destructive effects eventually damage every aspect of the addict’s life causing a deep sense of hopelessness. Sometimes, the loss of supportive relationships is the final blow that pushes an addict to seek help. Other times, the addict attempts to cope by falling deeper into addiction leaving them feeling isolated, helpless, or ashamed.

If you are concerned about a friend or family member’s drug use, it’s important to know that help is available. Learning about the nature of drug abuse and addiction—how it develops, what it looks like, and why it can have such a powerful hold—will give you a better understanding of how to best deal with the problem. Treatment can be effective if the drug abuser acknowledges the problem and commits to treatment counseling. For more information on how you can help and better understand addiction, call Rebecca Ginder today.

Rebecca Ginder - Delray Beach Addiction Counselor