Addiction is something that can take over a person’s life fast. People who have never been addicted to anything can try something for the first time and become hooked. It doesn’t matter if you are addicted to drugs, alcohol, sex, or shopping, addictions prove to be a disruptor to an individual’s sense of control and self respect. There are numerous resources you can turn to in order to overcome an addiction. If you have tried numerous times to turn away from doing something and failed, there is nothing better that you can do than getting help. There are counselors who specifically counsel people who are trapped in an addiction, and they can help you find the hope and the tools to overcoming your problem. The following are three online sources addiction counseling that can help you on the road to recovery.
For Immediate Help
When battling addiction, it is particularly important that you have support when you need it. Liveperson.com is a place where you can turn for immediate counseling with a professional. This resource allows people to contact a counselor for free in the initial stages, and you can pay when you are ready to pay. Liveperson.com works with numerous counselors with different expertise in different fields of counseling. It’s a great resource because you chat live with a counselor from the comfort of your own home. If you would prefer, you can also email a counselor with different challenges you are dealing with and get fast replies. Each session is only $25.00, which makes it an affordable alternative to in-person counseling.
Information and Reviews
TheFix.com is an excellent online resource for several reasons. TheFix.com offers dozens of informative articles on addiction from leading experts in the field of addiction. This site also has videos with counselors discussing different ways to overcome your addiction and to deal with the stress of your problem. In addition to being a goldmine useful information on everything a person deals with when grappling with addiction, TheFix.com also has reviews on dozens of rehab centers all across the country, and there is pertinent information on finding counselors and rehabilitation centers near where you live. There is a hotline number you can find on the front of the website that you can call to get information on any counselor or rehabilitation clinic in your State.
Contact Information, Ratings, and Reviews
If you want to keep things simple, there is a site you can go to that will give you all of the basics you need to find a local counselor. Healthgrades.com is an easy-to-use resource that will help you find the information you need quickly. This site has a list of states for you to choose from, and once you have selected your state, you can find an addiction counselor in your area. The information on different counselors includes contact information, a rating, and reviews that you can use to determine who to call. Any of these sites will help you become informed on your problem and get started on the road to recovery, but it’s up to you to use the resources to finally get help.
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Adrian Rochelle is a substance abuse counselor and guest author who contributed to the online Substance Abuse Counselor Resource Guide.