Addiction Counseling Services that Work

Diagnosing a Drug Abuse Problem

Portner Counseling Group counselors use a series of physical and behavioral criteria when diagnosing someone with an addiction. It’s important to identify the symptoms and signs of drug abuse early on, so an intervention can take place before the addiction takes over.

Common physical symptoms and signs of drug abuse are:

  • Changes in appearance
  • Bloodshot of glazed eyes
  • Dilated pupils
  • Weight changes
  • Bruises
  • Infections
  • Entrance sites on the body

Common behavioral symptoms and signs of drug abuse are:

  • Dramatic changes in habits
  • Neglecting responsibilities
  • Changes in attitude
  • Changes in personality
  • Changes in friends/social network
  • Financial problems
  • Depression
  • Lethargy
  • Inability to focus
  • Inability to form coherent thoughts


Anyone exhibiting these signs above may suffer from a drug addiction. Our addiction treatment specialists in South Florida offer a wide range of counseling and treatment services to guide recovery efforts. Drug abuse can seriously take over, and alcohol and drug counseling in Fort Lauderdale at Portner Counseling can help you turn your life around.

Our specialized treatment services for drug abuse disorders include:


Take the first step towards drug addiction treatment with our experienced outpatient counseling services designed to tackle any substance abuse issue. We pride ourselves in creating a non-judgmental and supportive environment that enables honest communication regarding your addiction problem. We conduct a two-hour, in-depth drug abuse evaluation to determine a strategic plan of action for the quickest recovery option. We examine each patient on a holistic level to effectively identify the necessary treatments. Our specialists understand that the thought of being in recovery can be intimidating and scary, but we encourage anyone who is even slightly concerned about drug addiction and drug abuse to reach out and start the process to a healthy and sober life.

It’s never too late to turn your life around. For alcohol and drug counseling in Fort Lauderdale, contact Portner Counseling today. Start on your road to recovery today.