Early signs of an alcohol problem have certain behavioral characteristics. Alcohol addictions counseling can help, but sooner or later, one must begin by looking at one’s drinking patterns. Heavy alcohol consumption on a regular basis or frequent intoxication is certainly consistent with problem drinking. A high risk for future physical or mental health damage is something that must be considered. Is the drinker at risk of automobile accidents, arrests or poor job performance? Are his or her relationships on shaky ground? Is there the evidence of other social problems? This counselor provides alcohol addictions counseling in Scottsdale. The following should help.
The three categories are use, abuse and dependency. When we cross over that magical line of demarcation from abuse to dependency, something biochemical happens to our brain. A switch is symbolically switched and poof, no more moderate drinking is possible. We lose each and every battle to control our use. Once we start, we cannot stop. This is called alcoholism. Alcohol addictions counseling can be crucial. Our brain has changed…and for good. According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition, the symptoms of alcohol dependence include:
Chemical dependency is one way people attempt to maintain balance or homeostasis. When we don’t have the appropriate skills to cope with stress and anxiety, we use the skills we do have. In limited amounts, alcohol is a central nervous system stimulant. Beyond a drink or two, it becomes a nervous system depressant. All in all, it’s not worth it. Learn appropriate coping skills. Alcohol addictions counseling by a professional is the very best way to learn these coping skills. Good luck.
DJ Diebold, CAC, LISAC – 11485
Board Certified, State Licensed
Behavioral Health Therapist
It literally took an Act of God to get me to counseling. I was really scared and didn’t really trust that any counselor could help. I’m so glad I made myself seek help. It’s made a world of difference.- Charlie F.
I’ve thought about calling you almost every month I’ve picked up a chip. I haven’t had a drink since the night before I first came to see you…I remember sitting there with nothing but defeat and telling you I had no faith that it would be different “this time.” You told me it already was– that it was written all over my face…I hope you are well and thank you again for the boost and redirect you gave me.- D.M.
I had an issue with painkillers (opiates). What started as a lower back injury from working out turned into an addiction to vicodin and percocet..I’m proud to say, after months of counseling with DJ I am clean and sober and love my life again… If you need help with addiction, or are scared to talk with your family and friends, I strongly suggest you contact Diebold Behavioral Counseling. DJ Rocks!!!- Beth K.
Finally after seeing multiple counselors and at the end of my rope, I met someone who was able to get through to me. After a lifetime of off and on alcohol abuse and multiple DUIs, DJ helped me get my life back, emotionally, spiritually and physically as well as my personal and professional life and relationships. In my opinion, DJ is a true lifesaver!- Patrick P.