Addiction is the repeated involvement with a substance or activity, despite the substantial harm it now
causes, because that involvement was (and may continue to be) pleasurable and/or valuable.
Addiction can take many forms including (but not limited to) alcohol, nicotine, shopping, gambling,
prescription medication, drugs, the internet. Whatever the substance/behavior, addiction is an attempt
to find relief from emotional, physical and psychic distress.
At IntrinPsych Woman, we work with a variety of approaches to the treatment of addiction including
- Moderation management
- Harm Reduction
- 12 Steps
- Dharma Punx
Whether the goal is moderation or abstinence, your therapist will offer practical approaches to assist you in
making meaningful changes with respect to your substance or behavior. As part of your therapy, you
will build relapse prevention tools, receive resources and education, and address the contributing
factors behind the addiction.