Addiction Counseling Services that Work

Eating Disorder and Addiction Treatment

eating disorderIf you are suffering from an eating disorder, there are treatment options for you to become healthy again. Those struggling with an eating disorder should seek professional help immediately. Our addiction counseling at Portner Counseling Group will provide comfort and support during the treatment process. Eating disorders are serious health conditions that can be both physically and emotionally destructive. Early diagnosis and intervention of an eating disorder can significantly enhance recovery efforts. An eating disorder can produce chronic, debilitating, and life-threatening conditions for anyone who does not properly treat this disease.

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The Benefits of Family Counseling

Family Counseling at PortnerA drug and alcohol addiction can be very painful for the individual suffering as well as the loved ones surrounding that person. A lot of strain can be placed on the family dynamic and it’s so important for the whole family to heal together during this time. Addiction treatment can include various therapy methods and often times, family counseling is offered to strengthen relationships and help the addicted individual overcome the challenges associated with a drug and alcohol addiction. Portner Counseling Group shares with you the benefits of family counseling and how this therapy approach allows for a successful recovery.

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Common Signs and Behaviors Associated with Relapse

Watching a loved one struggle with addiction is incredibly heartbreaking, whether it’s a child, a spouse, a family member, or a friend. Having a close relationship with an addict can send you on a seemingly never-ending emotional rollercoaster, but the decision to get addiction counseling can be the dawn of a new day.

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5 Tips for Staying Sober Over the Holidays

With non-stop parties, gatherings, and other holiday festivities, Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day brings many situations that could be difficult for those new to sobriety. There’s no reason to miss the holiday fun just because you’re new to sobriety. Use Portner Counseling Group’s 5 easy tips for staying sober at holiday parties to ensure you’re sticking to your commitment to yourself!

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Take the First Step Towards Drug Treatment

getting addiction treatment

Whether you’re questioning your own relationship with alcohol or drugs or concerned about a loved one, the idea of talking to a professional can be intimidating. Although the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependency estimates that over 23 million Americans struggle with addiction, it is a disease that carries such a negative stigma in our society that we often opt to suffer in silence.

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Coral Springs Teen Task Force for Healthy Choices

Portner Counseling Group has been actively involved in the Coral Springs Teen Task Force for Healthy Choices.  The task forces primary mission is to unite the community through empowering teens to make positive choices and unleash their full potential.  Currently the task force is constantly developing or supporting local projects and events that will help fulfill our mission.  PCG is working on a psycho-educational presentation for parents titled “Parenting your child through drug and alcohol use” and will be making it available through the task force to parents in the Coral Springs area.  More information will be posted as it becomes available as to locations, date and times of upcoming presentations.

The next task force meeting is tentatively scheduled for 8/15/11 and PCG will be there supporting it.  All are welcome, especially teenagers in the Coral Springs area who want to get involved.

Best Regards,

Casey Portner M.Ed, CAP

Transitioning From Middle to High School

Hello all!  PCG is excited to announce:

I have recently been asked to present at Coral Glades High School Freshman Orientation titled “Survial 101.”  The presentation will be focused on the adolescent developmental milestone of transitioning  from middle to high school.  I will be making the presentation available on my website for download and print, after the presentation on August 11th, 2011.  Please stay tuned for more information.

Best Regards,

Casey Portner M.Ed, CAP

Portner Counseling Group Opens April 2011

Title: Portner Counseling Group Open House

Location:

 Portner Counseling Group
1800 North Federal Highway, Suite 206
Pompano Beach, FL, 33062

Description: Come and visit my Private Practice and learn about the counseling services I provide for adolescents, young adults, and adults.

Start Time: 6:00PM
End Time: 7:00PM
Date: 04-20-11