and drug addiction is a scourge in America, destroying
the lives of individuals –their families, academic
situations, careers, and relationships. Although addiction
is a medical illness with a genetic component, responsibility
for one's actions is the essential feature of alcohol
and substance abuse treatment.
Some people require residential treatment
for becoming substance free, but then a long-term recovery
follows. Dr. Nadler recommends Alcoholics Anonymous
or Narcotics Anonymous for the user and Al-Anon for
the family members.
Dr. Nadler helps in alcohol and substance
abuse treatment, by motivating the abuser to reclaim his/her
life by making a commitment to treatment – which may be
residential, attending community groups, eliminating drugs,
eliminating (preferable) or decreasing drinking, and working
on the problems of daily life.
He determines with the client the conditions that predispose
him/her to substance abuse. Then, relapse prevention strategies
are developed, on an individual basis, to cope with the at risk
conditions that will certainly arise again. The abuser learns
how to change maladaptive thought patterns and to learn coping
skills. Dr. Nadler helps people to “grow up” emotionally
as growth was stunted when the person was using substances.
The ultimate goal of working on substance abuse issues is to
find happiness while sober.
Call Dr. Nadler to set up a no cost telephone consultation to
discuss your alcohol
or substance abuse problem. He will explain how he can help
you to salvage your life and stay free of substances.