Addictions impact all facets of a person's life—relationships, work, health, and mental and emotional wellbeing.  The addiction becomes the focus, with all other areas of a person's life taking a back seat.  When a person attempts to stop using the substance or engaging in the behavior, they experience physical or emotional reactions—this is called “withdrawal”.

Sometimes a person's use of a substance or engagement in an activity may not meet the criteria for addiction, yet nonetheless can cause considerable difficulties in a person's life.  This level of use/engagement is referred to a “problem behavior”.  

To overcome an addiction or problem behavior a person has to:

If you'd like help recovering from an addiction(s), call me at 703-532-2424.