Substance abuse refers to the harmful or unsafe use of or addiction to alcohol, drugs, and/or other mind-altering substances such as opioids that typically results in recurring negative consequences. These consequences can range from damaged relationships and poor job/academic performance to serious bodily injury as a result of drug withdrawal or legal issues.
There is no single direct cause of alcohol abuse. Many researchers and mental health professionals agree that substance abuse likely stems from a combination of hereditary, environmental, psychological, and social factors. For instance, the risk of alcoholism is generally higher in people who have family members with alcohol abuse or addiction issues, but not everyone may be affected by genetics.
Many people are triggered by circumstances or stressors stemming from work, school, relationships, culture, or their surroundings. Sometimes, other mental health conditions like depression or anxiety can contribute to substance abuse when an individual attempts to cope with difficult feelings and experiences through using drugs and/or alcohol.
At Louis-Laves Webb, LCSW, LPC-S & Associates, we’ve helped countless individuals overcome their struggles with addiction through our addiction counseling in Austin, TX. We take a psychiatric approach to addiction counseling, not just helping our patients overcome addiction, but the trauma and pain that lead them on this life path. Our goal is to permanently eliminate addiction from the lives of our patients, and that starts with solving the problem at its core. Choose Louis-Laves Webb, LCSW, LPC-S & Associates for addiction counseling in Austin, TX.
Drug or alcohol abuse can be hard to identify, even for the individual experiencing it first-hand. Sometimes close family and friends are also unaware that their loved one is struggling with substance abuse or alcoholism. If you’re concerned that you or someone you love may have a problem with addiction to drugs, alcohol, and other illicit substances, several common warning signs to look for include:
Substance abuse counseling in Austin, TX is helpful for those who are dealing with an addiction to drugs or alcohol. Identifying the stressors in life that cause the need for dependence on drugs is an important step toward working toward a cleaner life. While simply treating the addiction through a detox program is enough to stop the effects for some time, this can ultimately lead to relapse if these life events are not addressed. For substance abuse counseling in Austin, TX, trust Louis-Laves Webb, LCSW, LPC-S & Associates.
A drug and alcohol abuse therapist in Austin works alongside you to identify these specific moments that could have triggered the need to use drugs and alcohol. These can include sudden life stresses such as losing a job, losing a loved one, or entering a social network that encourages the use of illicit substances. Substance abuse counselors are able to work alongside you to implement addiction treatments and find the path and goals you wish to achieve.
Louis Laves-Webb, LCSW, LPC-S and Associates provide drug and alcohol counseling and treatment for those in the Austin area. We are qualified to conduct full drug and alcohol assessments while offering addiction counseling for those interested.
Our approach is collaborative and supportive, creating a safe, non-judgemental setting for you to reflect on your experiences while offering our insights. Our goal is to help you make the changes you desire in life and ultimately reach a better understanding of yourself. Together, we can examine any underlying issues and work to cope with them in a healthy, constructive way.
Through counseling for substance abuse and addiction, you can equip yourself with new tools for managing your challenges and caring for yourself. We’ll help you with alcohol addiction treatment in Austin.
Louis-Laves Webb, LCSW, LPC-S & Associates has two addiction counseling offices conveniently located in the city of Austin.
Our primary office is in downtown Austin, right next to the Museum District on the corner of 18th Street and Nueces Street. We’re located 5 minutes driving from Interstate 35 when you get off on E Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. going west. There are several parking garages and lots in the area, but we recommend the Guadalupe Garage or the 1601 Rio Grande Street Parking lot. Get directions to our Downtown Austin addiction counseling office via Google maps below.
Our North Austin office is located by the MoPac Expressway when you head west on Spicewood Springs Road. Enjoy free and easy on-site parking at our North Austin location. Our North Austin addiction counseling offices are located right next door to Spicewood Springs Plaza at 3818 Spicewood Springs Road in 3818 Business Plaza. Get directions to our North Austin addiction counseling office via Google maps below.