10 Frequently Asked Questions About Addiction by Addicts

Frequently Asked Questions about Addiction by Addicts

1. How do I know if my behavior is a problem? My experience is that when I ask that question, I already know the answer. Have you tried to curb your use or behavior without success? Have other people who love you made comments about your behavior that have angered you? Do you ever feel guilty for things you have done that have caused pain to others? Have you ever used any substance or acted out immediately upon awakening? If you answered yes to 2 or more of these questions, you may have a problem and would be wise to call me for further evaluation.

2. If I have a problem, do I have to go to treatment? The term treatment has many different meanings. Upon doing an assessment, we will identify what the problem is, explore the options to get you the help you need and together make a decision to start the process moving.

3. Where do I go to get assessed and learn more about treatment options? You have found the place right here. You call me and start your journey toward a happy and fulfilling life addiction free. I am a modern and independent South Florida Sober Rabbi with an MSW Degree and 23+ years of sobriety providing Sober Coaching and Addiction/Spiritual Counseling focusing on education, energizing, affirming, motivating, healing, spiritual guidance and personalized life cycle events. If you, a family member or friend are suffering, call me at 954-755-3764 or email me at mitch@rabbimitch.com to get the help you deserve. You may visit me at www.addictioncounselingwithrabbimitch.com to learn more about me and the services I provide. I can help you!

4. What happens once I start treatment? Regardless of the type of treatment you decide is right for you, there are some things that will occur universally: begin exploring how your addiction has affected your life; develop a personal treatment plan for you; identify other services you may need and connect you to them – medical, legal, residential, nutritional, etc; start learning healthy life skills and daily behaviors using them; set and achieve daily goals; participate in daily counseling sessions; engage family in a supportive plan for your success; help you learn what to do when the urge to act out occurs and develop a plan for what to do when treatment is over.

5. How much does treatment cost? There is a very wide range of costs depending upon the scope of treatment indicated. This will be discussed more fully following the assessment.

6. How long does treatment last? Treatment lasts as long as it takes for you to successfully achieve your goals and feel ready to step out on your own and live addiction free. This usually ranges from a few weeks to several months or longer.

7. Where do I go if I need help with withdrawal? A full medical assessment will be done to determine what your medical needs are and what needs to be done for you to be stable.

8. I have been in rehab before and continually relapse. Why bother again? Relapse is a part of the disease of addiction whether it is a substance, gambling, sex, food or any other addiction. It is my experience that despite the feeling you may have as having failed, you have not. This is a critical component of treatment. For some, permanent abstinence occurs the first time; for others it occurs the tenth time. The important thing is to never lose hope and keep coming back. Changes in treatment methods can make a difference. Do not give up!!!

9. I am only 18 and I can never use or act out ever again? That is a death sentence. Treatment is designed to help you begin to live in the day, not the week, month or year. I will help you begin to see that your power is choosing not to use or act out one minute at a time. I am sober nearly 24 years and I often say that I can use whenever I choose to. I have chosen not to, one day at a time. You will have the opportunity to have that choice as well.

10. What is the next step for me? If you are ready to have a happy, fulfilling, purpose driven life, free of chemicals, gambling, obesity, pornography and unhappiness, call me today to start your journey to healing and joy.

 

I am a modern and independent South Florida Sober Rabbi with an MSW Degree and 23+ years of sobriety providing Sober Coaching and Addiction/Spiritual Counseling focusing on energizing, affirming, motivating, healing, spiritual guidance and personalized life cycle events.

If you, a family member or friend are suffering, call me at 954-755-3764 or email me at mitch@rabbimitch.com to get the help you deserve. I can and will help you!! Pick up the phone right now and call for your Complimentary Consultation.

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