Addiction Therapy in Laguna, California
Addiction is a when a person ingests a substance (alcohol, cocaine, nicotine, etc.) or engages in an activity (gambling, sex, shopping, etc.) that has become compulsive and which interferes with work, relationships, and/or health. Although addicts are often aware that their behavior is out of control and causing problems for themselves and others, the obsession to use overrides the awareness. At Harmony Heals, we believe that psychological dependency, as may be the case with food, gambling, sex, internet, work, exercise, etc. should also be counted as addiction.
Substance abuse and process addiction can lead to feelings of guilt, shame, hopelessness, despair, failure, rejection, anxiety and/or humiliation. The addict will use substances or vices as a way to escape the pain of feeling the negative emotions they are avoiding. Simply put, when a person is addicted to something they cannot control how they use it, and become dependent upon it to cope with daily life. Harmony Heals believes that in order to treat the addiction, the underlying core issues must be discovered, treated, and resolved. We offer many services and programs to assist you in your recovery such as: