Tory Brock, LIMHP
Addiction affects the same part of the brain that controls emotional regulation, decision making, rational thoughts and impulsivity. This is why many times the behaviors surrounding addiction are negative. They are often compulsive and uncontrollable behaviors that have resulted from the drug/alcohol use and how that use has changed the way the brain works.
My approach to addiction is about connection, not punitive. When a person feels heard and understood they are more able to focus on the hard work of recovery. I help individuals understand what addiction is and how it affects themselves and their families. I take a practical approach to developing a recovery and relapse prevention plan that will work for them.
I offer individual outpatient treatment for substance abuse issues as well as family sessions to learn how to best support the whole family in recovery.