Help for drug problems using Psychotherapy, Hypnotherapy & Cognitive Therapy at 1066 Therapy
covering Battle, East Sussex, Hastings, Bexhill, Rye, Heathfield, Hailsham, Eastbourne, Crowborough, Brighton, Tunbridge Wells, Tonbridge, Ashford and Kent.
I am often asked for help by people with drug problems. This may be problems with using coke use, or pot smoking. It might be problems with prescription painkillers for instance. I have helped a variety of clients with all sorts of drug problems, past or present, at my practice just outside of Battle, East Sussex. Sometimes drug problems are their main reason for wanting help and sometimes it is part of a range of issues.
The drug isn’t the problem
Whatever the drug problem, I hope it is helpful to know that the drug itself is NOT the problem. At least, it didn’t start out that way. It becomes a problem when we come to (psychologically*) depend on it though. Perhaps we can’t relax properly without it. Or we want to feel better able to cope with stress. Maybe it helps us to feel less anxious in social situations. Perhaps it helps to numb/escape some uncomfortable feelings (for instance). However, the real problems – the causes – underlie the drug problems. (* see note below)
Causes of drug problems
Unresolved feelings from negative past experiences are the most common cause. These usually come from early life. The events are often long-forgotten by the time we develop a drug problem. As a result of having these emotional conflicts, we feel ‘compelled’ to use drugs to make ourselves feel better somehow. This will only ever have a temporary effect though. The ‘compulsions’ tend to be subconscious (i.e. operating outside of conscious awareness). This tend to make it more difficult in many ways for people who have drug problems.
However, it is possible to resolve even subconscious causes using appropriate therapy.
How can I help?
I offer different approaches for this (and every problem) and the choice of which one (or more) to take depends on the individual and their circumstances. We usually make the decision together during the initial consultation.
Please browse my site for information on the various therapies / approaches that I practise.
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Call me now on 07722783490 or 01424 772392 to book your free 30 minute initial consultation.