Chemical Dependency2019-08-01T17:22:47+00:00

Christian Counseling for Chemical Dependency

Are you a regular drug user who has tried to stop, but can’t give up the habit? Do you drink alcohol even though it makes you anxious or depressed? Has substance abuse isolated you from your loved ones? Chemical addiction is a complex physical and psychological condition in which a person cannot control his or her use of potentially harmful substances. This is a serious, sometimes fatal, condition that alters brain chemistry, and requires both medical and psychological intervention.

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Are you a regular drug user who has tried to stop, but can’t give up the habit? Do you drink alcohol even though it makes you anxious or depressed? Has substance abuse isolated you from your loved ones? Chemical addiction is a complex physical and psychological condition in which a person cannot control his or her use of potentially harmful substances. This is a serious, sometimes fatal, condition that alters brain chemistry, and requires both medical and psychological intervention.

The term ‘chemical dependency’ normally refers to drug addiction and alcoholism. Some of the most common drug addictions include stimulants (for example, cocaine and amphetamines) and opiates (such as heroin, morphine, and methadone). Though there are fewer stigmas associated with alcohol abuse, serious alcoholic dependency can be just as lethal as drug addiction. Persons who abuse and depend on drugs and/or alcohol are using these substances to self-medicate for deeper problems. Overcoming the physical addiction begins with addressing the underlying psychological issues which led to developing the dependency.

Breaking the cycle of chemical dependency can be extremely difficult, but recovering from your addiction will change your life and restore you to health and freedom. Counseling is an integral part of addiction recovery because it helps to get at the underlying issues that led to dependency in the first place. In the safe, productive space of a counseling room, you can explore the deeper issues which drove you to substance abuse, and a professional counselor can help you discern the emotional, psychological, spiritual, and biological factors of your addiction.

It is no secret that addiction has a profound effect on relationships. Shame, paranoia, and depression can all be consequences of chemical abuse, and these can drive an addict to isolate themselves from others. It is also not uncommon for addicts to form codependent relationships with others. In relationships where one person suffers from chemical dependency, the codependent partner can easily become the addict’s enabler.