You can’t blame your problems on someone else, even if it’s true
“It is not what others do to us that is the problem. The real issue is what we do to ourselves because of them. People suffer with addiction from a deep loss of self, often feeling that they have separated from themselves. They must heal this loss of self, return to their authentic self, to heal the addiction.” —Dr. Hope. Watch for these silent signs your teen is abusing drugs.
What’s the underlying issue?
“Though there is a biological and psychological component with most addictions, much of the healing is looking at the underlining issues contributing to engaging in the behavior—most addictions are byproducts of other issues. Seeking counseling services which will work to investigate these issues, rather than focusing solely on the addiction, will have longer lasting positive results.” —Kent Provost, PhD, licensed therapist and addiction specialist in the College of Counseling, Psychology & Social Sciences at Argosy University in Chicago. Addiction or not, here are more signs you should consider therapy.