Families and Addiction

Substance Abuse and Addiction

Services are also offered for the families  of those in active addiction and recovery. Many neglect the fact that the user is not the only person trapped by the substance of choice. When the addicted struggle, they family struggles. When the addicted are in recovery, the family is in recovery.



Substance Abuse and Addiction are Different

That's right. One can abuse a substance without that abuse qualifying as addictive. Although the terms are often use interchangeably they are distinct from pone another. Some treatment will be similar depending on the individuals presentation however the goals and outcomes of counseling and therapy may look very different. Contact Rayvene for more information.

Rayvene Whatley LPC, MAC, NCC, ACS | 4015 S. Cobb Dr. Suite 100, Smyrna, GA 30080  | 404.940.1582 | rwhatley@simplicitpsychotherapy.com

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Addiction is not a choice...

and substance abuse doesn't need to be an option. 

Some struggle with substances and some don't. It's a simple reality. I've worked with people long enough to know the difference. I also know that we can overcome our struggles and Be Our Best Selves.  You CAN overcome any obstacle through understanding yourself and changing your thinking. 

The evidence-based practice of Motivational Interviewing  is used to guide you towards understanding the role of substances in your life. How have they benefited you?  How have they harmed you? What consequences