Introduction to Addiction

Introduction to Addiction

I have dealt with addiction to: Alcohol, Drugs, (legal/illegal) Pornography, sexual, Gambling, or Overspending.

On this page you will find 3 short articles about addiction –  please scroll down and read the one(s) that apply to you:

* Why Is Addiction So Hard To Treat?

* To the Person Fighting Their Addiction

* To the Spouse or Parents of the Person Fighting Their Addiction

Why Is Addiction So Hard To Treat?

The problem with addiction is that it works so well for people (at least in the short run), which
makes treatment difficult. Gambling works for the gambler, drinking works for the
alcoholic, drugs work for the drug addict.

Sure we know better, but that truth is not apparent to the addict. Treatment is fighting
an up hill battle against a quick and easy way to deal with anxiety, depression and
isolation. If that weren’t a difficult enough challenge, hereditary and brain chemistry
also kick in, as well as social

To the Person Fighting Their Addiction

A Note to The Person Struggling with The Addiction

Do you really believe that:
*You will loose important people in your life if you don’t beat your addiction

* Unless you do beat your addiction you will face financial ruin?

If your answer is yes to these questions, then you are ready for us to work together.

However, having said that, if you are addicted, you need
more than will power. To “beat your addiction” you
need new strategies and tools. This strategy must
develop a practical plan to combat your addiction. The
plan must include new understandings and new
techniques as needed.

To the Spouse or Parents of the Person Fighting Their Addiction

Most of the referrals I get are triggered by spouses or parents of people who are struggling with their drinking and
addiction problems. The spouse’s and parents of the addicts I have worked with have strong mixed feelings; on
the one side, they are frightened for the addicts’ future and even their life and on the other side, they are
frustrated even angry at them Wives/husbands, girlfriends/boyfriends, or mothers/fathers of the addicts

I have counseled feel desperate and overwhelmed and don’t
know what to do for their loved one. This is unfortunately quite common and you shouldn’t feel that you need to go it alone or
suffer in silence. What is the next step?

The next step is to give me a call: (732)246-8484 and we can discuss the best way to get help.  Together we can things one step at time

Talk to you soon,

Dr.  Marty