I specialize in problems related to addiction – a catch-all word encompassing problematic habits of substance or process use.
Most addictions fill a need in someone’s life. But if addictions were non-toxic, we would call them something else; hobby, coping skill, or interest. Our minds are biologically programmed to seek pleasure and avoid pain, but choosing short-term pleasure which ultimately causes longer-term pain is not a desirable behavior. Poor choices can be harmful or fatal to yourself and others. The good news is that everyone is capable of making better choices.