When a person decides not deal with life challenges and continues to ignore them, then the substance abuse increases and lead to problems at work, home, school, and in relationships, leaving you feeling isolated, helpless, or ashamed. Until you find alternative, healthier methods for overcoming these problems, your drug use will continue.

The line between use and abuse get blurred very easily. We can argue that casual, recreational use of some substances is not harmful. However, when the uses of any substance cause harm to you, an individual, family member(s), or friends, then no matter what quantity is being used, you cause people to feel hurt and/or cause physical harm. Similarly, if you use drugs to fill a void in your life, you're more at risk of crossing the line from casual use to drug abuse, addiction and arrest or prison. To maintain healthy balance in your life, you need to have positive experiences that don't include falsely altering your mood.
New Hope Community Service Center (NHCSC) is licensed by OASA since 1991 for Level I and II outpatient services. Our certified counselors help our client understand that illegal drugs are not the only substances that can be abused, but also legal substances such as alcohol, over-the-counter medications, prescription drugs, inhalants, solvents, coffee and cigarettes, are all harmful when used to excess.

Here at NHCSC we help you understand yourself, how to cope with the issues you are avoiding, and to regain control of your life. Learn to cope with life on life terms without having to use any substances to help you through or to avoid the complexities that are your life. Our programs are designed to encourage positive moral support, gain self-confidence, interact with people in your similar situation, understand how substances affect you mentally and physically, the effect they have on you and people around you. We will show you that people care about you, you're not alone, you can feel good, be productive, by just being you!

People experiment with drugs to alter their state of mind in order to feel calm, alleviate anxiety, stressed, shyness, to energize you if you feel depressed, or make you more confident in social situation. What most individuals fail to realize is they are not working out their own feelings and instead are finding way to avoid the issue that bothers them. We all need to understand, accept, and believe in who we are, not what others expect us to be or what we think others expect us to be.

Something to Think About . . .

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