Admitting that you are struggling with an addiction is a difficult thing to face. (If you have not taken the Addiction Test might find this helpful). In fact because the consequences of admitting it can be so frightening many people rationalize their behavior away until they hit rock bottom - that is circumstances that get so bad they are forced to deal with their addiction. I am suggesting that you don't need to hit rock bottom. Give me (or someone else) a call, since the consequences of hitting rock bottom are usually so terrible -error on the side of caution. The worst that could happen is you'll waste some time and discover that you didn't need help. And if it turns out you have a problem, well then lets deal with it so you don't have to hit bottom.
It is a myth that everyone has to hit bottom before seeking help. Some can see that rock bottom before they hit it and stop before they get there. (At this point "your addiction" might be saying to you that you can solve the problem yourself. Well, tying to solve the problem yourself (one more time) just doesn't work - otherwise it would have worked the last time. Write me, I have a list of failed reasons, solutions and excuses that I have collected from those struggling with addiction over the years if you need more rationalizations. "I am not as bad as others." or "I can really stop if I wanted to.").
My name is David Kaufman and I am passionate and excited about my work as an Narrative & Solution Focused Therapist, addictions counsellor and CSAT (Certified Sexual Addictions Therapist) Candidate. I love helping people on their journey of recovery! Even if it is only to direct you to the right resources in your community. Whether you are struggling with addiction, depression or relationship issues.
You have come this far. Take the next step and get help.
Looking forward to hearing from you.
Narrative & Solution Focused Therapist
Cert. Addiction Studies and Counseling
CSAT (Certified Sexual Addiction Therapist) Candidate