Referral Service: The San Francisco Chapter of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists

Addiction Therapy

Active addictions spread through a life like a spilled toxin, eating away at all that is treasured and loved: relationships, family, jobs, health, housing, reputation, trust, until all that is left is a deep pit of despair.  Establishing sobriety through working a program and doing psychotherapy is the lifeline, the path that makes a return of all that is beautiful and good about life possible again.  Using drugs, alcohol, sex and food are ways of coping with what feel like intolerable emotions, a way to mute them, to block them out.  While this initially feels helpful the addiction itself causes more pain and the downward spiral thus begins.  In early recovery these emotions can come flooding back and feel overwhelming, a dangerous spot as addictions are powerful and the urge to drown these feelings out again can pull one into a relapse.  Working with a psychotherapist can not only help manage these emotions during this critical phase but also turn this into an opportunity to go deeply and work out these underlying issues for good.  People suffering from addictions are often survivors of emotional, physical and sexual abuse from childhood.  A therapist is an expert in helping people recover from these issues as a sponsor is an expert at recovering from active addiction and working with both is a perfect formula for success. 

Referral Service: The San Francisco Chapter of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
   
Referral Service: The San Francisco Chapter of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
Referral Service: The San Francisco Chapter of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists Referral Service: The San Francisco Chapter of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists Referral Service: The San Francisco Chapter of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists