So, You Think You May Have an

Addiction Problem?



  1. Are you feeling

  2. - feel scared? depressed? confused?

  3. - sick and tired of feeling sick and tired?


  4. Do you

  5. - do things you regret?

  6. - find it difficult to control impulses?

  7. - have trouble stopping once you start?

  8. - have trouble remembering what happened the night before?

  9. - avoid the subject when others bring it up?

  10. - think your addiction is your friend?

  11.   (it isn’t.  It’s trying to kill you)

IF YOU SUSPECT ADDICTION MAY BE THE CAUSE, IT PROBABLY IS.


TAKE HEART 


OTHERS HAVE CHOSEN TO GIVE UP THEIR HABIT AND SO CAN YOU.


You and perhaps the people around you, think it is a matter of will power, and, if you can’t stop, you must be a weak person.  Nothing could be further from the truth.  By the time an addiction takes hold, it’s out of your hands because the pleasure center in your brain has begun to override the cognitive reasoning.  That’s what makes an addiction so powerful.  So powerful, in fact, that it may take something more than your will power to overcome it.  It may take a village; others who have been there, an addiction specialist, a certain structure and the closest thing to commitment that your demon addiction will allow.


  1. Seek Help


  2. -Commit to doing something about it. Take just one step forward.

  3. -Let those of us who have made this our life’s work guide you.

  4. -Don’t believe there is nothing you can do, or that you’ve done everything.  It isn’t true. You may be required to stop doing what you’ve been doing but there is support to help you do that.

  5. -Don’t believe “it’s not that bad”.  If you got to this site, it is that bad.  Don’t wait until it’s too late.

  6. -Find out why people keep praising the twelve-step programs.

  7. -Make that one step forward a call to Barbara Nelson.

  8. Together we will develop an effective action plan for you.


CONSULTATION | ASSESSMENT | FIT for FAMILIES |  REHAB REFERRALS RELAPSE PREVENTION | RELATIONSHIP COUNSELING


Barbara E. Nelson MA, LMFT, BRI

Marriage and Family Therapist

Family Intervention Specialist




  415-332-4194

Don’t try to do it alone and don’t wait.  Your dependency is progressive.  Get help now.

Addiction Counseling for Marin County