Counseling for drug and alcohol use

Are you questioning whether your drug or alcohol use has become a problem?
Have you been trying to cut back?
Are your loved ones getting concerned?

      You don’t have to have a severe drug or alcohol problem to notice an unhealthy pattern. Maybe you’ve noticed yourself drinking when you’re stressed, bored, or upset. Or, you may be drinking more than you used to. Maybe your loved ones have started to comment on your use or have asked you to cut back.

Or, maybe your substance use has started to effect you at work or legally.

You may have tried to cut back on alcohol or drug use on your own but struggled to follow through.

You don’t have to do it alone.  Our substance abuse counselors can help.

We take a nonjudgmental, empowering approach to substance abuse treatment. We can work with you exclusively or in conjunction with community programs such as AA, NA, or ALANON.

What are the signs of unhealthy substance use?

Feeling like you have to use regularly
Urges or cravings to drink or use drugs
Needing to use more and more to get the same effect
Unsuccessful attempts to quit or cut back
Driving or taking risks when you’ve been using
Family, relationship, or work problems
Drinking in secret
Serious hangovers or withdrawal

“I’m not sure if my substance use is really a problem.”

It’s very common to question whether or not your drug or alcohol use is a problem. Maybe others have expressed concerns but you aren’t really sure if it’s serious. That’s ok. We take a nonjudgmental approach to helping you sort it all out. Our substance abuse counselors can help you take a closer look at your drug or alcohol use and decide if you would like to make some changes.

Drug and alcohol recovery is possible.

Substance abuse counseling at Virginia Beach Counseling and Wellness can help you take the next step toward a happier, healthier life.

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Substance abuse counselors:

Phyllis Pierce, LCSW
Jill Parramore, Resident in Counseling

Call today to find out more about how we can help.

To schedule an appointment, you may call 757-453-2144 ext. 1 or email our intake scheduler below:

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