By Ashley Miller, M.Ed, LMHC, CAP
Chances are, if you think you have a problem with alcohol or drugs (prescription or recreational), you probably do. Honestly answer these questions to help assess your situation:
1. Have you felt you ought to cut down on your use?
2. Have people annoyed you by criticizine your use?
3. Have you felt bad or guilty about your use?
4. Have you ever used first thing in the morning to steady your nerves or to get rid of a hangover?
If you answered “yes” to two or more of the above questions, it suggests you have a substance use problem. More important than the number of “yes” responses is how you feel and how your behavior affects your life.
Many people do not get the help they need since their feelings of worry, hopelessness, fear, guilt, and shame prevent them from reaching out to professionals who can help them. Facing up to the fact that you might have a problem takes courage Deciding to take control and get some help is a really brave move, and if you do feel you have a problem, getting help can be the best thing ever. The easiest and quickest way to get help is to talk to someone about it. The sooner you talk to someone about what you’re going through, the sooner things will start to feel a bit better. Fortunately, getting the help you need is as simple as making a confidential phone call to an addiction professional who can offer support and insight into your individual needs.
Recovery from addiction is possible. At Origins of Hope we specialize in creating a women centered treatment program that focuses on the individual. Through our holistic approach, we help heal the entire person, mentally, physically, and spiritually. Our interdisciplinary staff works closely with each patient to help overcome addiction and inspire hope.
Women are unique in so many ways and treatment is no different. Our treatment program is women centered and focuses on the distinct needs of women in addiction recovery. The atmosphere at Origins of Hope, characterized by support, acceptance, and hope, is the foundation that provides our client’s the ability to work through challenges productively. We recognize the special traits that women possess and encourage strategies and skills that highlight those traits and strengthen healing. Since women frequently become dependent on substances to seek relief from painful emotions, we teach women ways to calm oneself through self-soothing techniques and sharing with others to replace destructive ways of coping.
Our comprehensive approach addresses the physical, psychological, emotional, spiritual, and sociopolitical aspects of addiction. We provide specialized treatment services and offer an array of resources to help with specific issues experienced by women including child care, parenting, domestic violence, housing, etc., to help women overcome barriers that may prevent them from engaging in treatment.
Ashley Miller, a Certified Addictions Professional, is the Clinical Director of Origins of Hope, a premier treatment program for women. Utilizing holistic & evidence-based methods, OOH aids women in developing the skills necessary to overcome addiction and establish a solid foundation in recovery.
Origins of Hope
5511 Congress Ave Suite 125
Atlantis, Fl 33462
Do You Have a Problem with Alcohol or Drugs?
By Ashley Miller, M.Ed, LMHC, CAP