No one desires to be an addict. As it is often said, there are no weak people but simply weak moments in people’s lives that make us vulnerable. Substance dependency is just one coping mechanism that a person adopts to deal with such vulnerabilities.
KC (not his real name) started on alcohol to overcome betrayal and hurt in his relationships. He did not even realize when the use started turning into abuse. KC often reached for alcohol more than he had planned, and when he tried multiple times to quit, withdrawal symptoms like headaches, nausea and fatigue affected him.
KC lost control of his alcohol intake, easily turning aggressive and which greatly worsened his performance at work.
We explored various therapies and approaches, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), value-based approaches, as well as shared reading resources that helped KC overcome his dependency in order to lead a meaningful life.
If you are suffering from addictions of any form, or if someone you care about is struggling with these challenges, do not hesitate to reach out and contact our trusted and professional team at BlankSlate Counselling for assistance with dealing with addictions.