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Are you struggling with addiction? You need a support system

Fighting addiction is an ongoing battle. It has its highs and lows, twists and turns, good days, and bad days, but ultimately, it can save your life. 

At OVC, we offer specialized therapy for individuals struggling with behavioral addiction and substance abuse to regain control over their lives. Our experienced therapists build personalized treatments and use evidence-based approaches, such as CBT and DBT, to help you develop new coping skills and strategies for managing triggers and cravings.

Our therapy is designed to help achieve long-lasting recovery, and our team provides support every step of the way. We work in tandem with 12 step programs or as a standalone model.

What are action addictions?

Actions addictions are a type of addiction that involves engaging in certain activities that become compulsive and disrupt a person’s daily life. These activities can include but are not exclusive to, gambling, gaming, shopping, sex, Porn, internet use, and more. Although actions addictions are unrelated to substance use, they can still lead to very similar negative consequences, such as impaired functioning, relationship problems, financial difficulties, and emotional damage.


What are the struggles recovering addicts face?

Recovering addicts often face various struggles, such as physical and psychological withdrawal symptoms, cravings and triggers, social isolation and stigma, financial and legal difficulties, and difficulty maintaining motivation and self-discipline. Also, they may struggle to rebuild relationships or find purpose and meaning without drugs or alcohol. More importantly, relapse is a common challenge in recovery, and recovering addicts must have ongoing support and treatment to stay sober.


How can OVC help?

For substance abuse recovery assistance our team will

  • Help you to achieve and maintain sobriety.
  • Help you to develop new coping skills against triggers and stressors.
  • Assist you in repairing relationships with family and friends.
  • Operate to improve your physical and mental health.
  • Address any co-occurring mental health issues nurturing the addiction.
  • Introduce you to new and healthy hobbies and activities that will give you a sense of purpose and value.
  • Provide a support network through peer support, groups, or other community resources.
  • Address the legal matters and risks related to substance abuse, including the financial aspect.
  • Guide you on how to set and achieve realistic goals for the future.


For behavioral addiction our team will help

  • Help you understand addiction’s “systematic action” and its negative effect on your life and those around you.
  • Recognize and address the emotional, psychological, and/or environmental elements that played a part in your path to addiction.
  • Alter your coping mechanisms against triggers, urges, and cravings.
  • Rebuild your self-esteem, self-worth, and self-efficacy.
  • Assist you in repairing relationships with family and friends.
  • Plan a personalized relapse prevention strategy to sustain long-term recovery.
  • Help you discover new interests and hobbies to bring your life purpose and fulfillment.
  • Address any co-occurring mental health issues nurturing the addiction.
  • Improve your communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Provide comprehensive therapy, addressing physical and emotional health and self-care practices.

How do i know if i have a action addiction?

  • Persistent and compulsive engagement in a particular behavior, even when it has negative consequences.
  • An inability to control or reduce the action, despite repeated attempts to do so.
  • The action becomes a priority over other important areas of life, such as work, relationships, or health.
  • Feelings of anxiety, depression, or irritability when attempting to reduce or stop the behavior.
  • Continuing the action despite knowing it’s harmful or causing problems.

Treatment modalities used

CBT: This type of therapy helps individuals identify and change negative thoughts, emotions, and actions associated with addiction. CBT can also help develop coping skills and relapse prevention strategies.

Motivational Interviewing (MI): This approach focuses on increasing an individual’s motivation to change their behavior by exploring and resolving ambivalence and enhancing their self-efficacy.

Mindfulness-Based Interventions: These techniques, such as meditation and yoga, help individuals develop a non-judgmental awareness of their thoughts, feelings, and bodily sensations, and reduce stress and emotional reactivity.

Family therapy: Family therapy involves family members in the treatment process to address family dynamics, communication issues, and to provide support for the individual in recovery.

Support Groups: Self-help support groups, such as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) or Gamblers Anonymous (GA), provide social support, accountability, and peer encouragement for individuals in recovery.

Pharmacotherapy: Medications may be used to manage withdrawal symptoms, reduce cravings, and stabilize mood for some behavioral addictions, such as gambling or internet addiction.

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