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Counseling and Resource Center

When Someone You Know...

...May be Struggling with Substance Use

It takes courage and strength to face up to any type of addiction, whether it’s alcohol, drugs, nicotine, gambling, the internet, or self-injury. But no matter how bad the addiction or how powerless you feel, there is hope and help available. Don’t give up, even if you’ve tried and failed before. You don’t have to wait until you hit rock bottom; you can make a change at any time.

Recovery is a process, and there’s bound to be some bumps in the road. But you can overcome your addiction by learning how to cope in ways that are constructive rather than destructive to yourself and others

What May Help

The first steps in recovery are recognizing that there is a problem and admitting that help is necessary. Treatment might involve detoxification, medical and/or nutritional screening, and behavior modification.

  • Make an appointment at the Counseling and Resource Center to meet with a professional counselor, who can provide a screening, listen, offer feedback, and provide referrals to treatment resources.
  • Make an appointment with your physician.
  • Call Washington Recovery Help Line for support, information, and referral: 1.866.789.1511.
  • Consider a self-directed 12-Step program, like Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous
  • If someone you care about is struggling with addiction, you may consider a family support group such as Al-Anon Groups for your own support.