Addiction Counseling Services that Work

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Treatment in South Florida

At Portner Counseling Group, anyone struggling with addiction can learn to change unhealthy substance use patterns. Our specialized treatments help addicts detoxify in a safe environment, as well as guide them through the stages of the recovery process. Our customized treatment plans are designed for each individual addict struggling with drug or alcohol abuse issues. Specific treatment plans include the history and severity of substance abuse, physical and mental health, and an individual’s personal traits.

Diagnosing a Drug and Alcohol Abuse Problem

Portner Counseling Group counselors use a series of physical and behavioral criteria when diagnosing someone with an addiction. Common symptoms of drug and alcohol abuse include:

  • The inability to stop using drugs or alcohol
  • Failure to meet obligations at work or family commitments
  • Repeated withdrawal symptoms once drug or alcohol use stops
  • Physical acceptance to the effects of the drug on the body
  • Habitual use of the substance with the inability to quit

Anyone exhibiting these signs may suffer from addiction, which is why our addiction treatment specialists in South Florida offer a wide range of counseling and treatment services to guide recovery efforts. Drug and alcohol abuse can result in depression, and we are here to help you turn your life around. Our specialized treatment services for substance abuse disorders include:

Take the first step towards 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 substance abuse evaluation to determine a strategic plan of action for the quickest recovery option. We examine a person on a holistic level to effectively get a well-rounded picture of the level of need. We know it can be intimidating and scary, but we encourage anyone who is even slightly concerned about drug or alcohol abuse to reach out and start the process to a healthy and sober life.

Understanding Substance Abuse and Addiction

Addiction is a chronic disease that creates compulsive substance use despite the harmful consequences it comes with. It’s important to realize that even though the initial decision to consume drugs or alcohol is voluntary for most people, your brain changes over time in that it challenges a person’s ability to resist the intense urges to keep using. This can be extremely damaging to the physical and mental stability for anyone, however there are incredible treatment options to overcome this disease. Research indicates that combining addiction treatment medications with behavioral counseling is the proper way to a successful recovery.

Drug and alcohol addiction affects all aspects of someone’s life, and everyone close to that individual becomes involved. There are prevention methods that can be taken to avoid the path of addiction. We believe that education and outreach programs are crucial in helping the youth and general public understand the dangerous risks to this disease. Portner Counseling Group is here to help guide you every step of the way to ensure a successful recovery.

Contact us today to start your road to recovery!