Lapde has worked in drug and alcohol counseling for over many years. She is experienced in assessing, evaluating, and treating people struggling with chemical dependency and addictions. In addition to her private practice, she works at a community agency where she runs intensive outpatient dual-diagnosis group for adolescents, outpatient groups for adults, communicates with probation officers and lawyers regarding legal issues, and completes full-criteria drug and alcohol assessments. Random drug urine tests can be conducted if needed.
Whether you are a mild, moderate, or severe abuser, therapy can help. If some of the following items apply to you, schedule a drug and alcohol assessment right away.
- Taking the substance in larger amounts or for longer than you mean to
- Wanting to cut down or stop using the substance but unsuccessful to control it
- Spending a lot of time getting, using, or recovering from use of the substance
- Cravings and urges to use the substance
- Not managing to do what you should at work, home or school due to your substance use
- Continuing to use substances, even when it causes problems in your relationships
- Giving up important social, occupational, or recreational activities because of your substance use
- Using substances again and again, even when it puts you in danger
- Continuing to use substances, even when you know you have a physical or psychological problem that could have been caused or worsened by the substance
- Needing more of the substance to get the effect you want (tolerance)
- Development of withdrawal symptoms, which can be relieved by taking more of the substance
You don’t have to suffer alone. There is help if you need it.
“It works if you work it so work it, you’re worth it.” –AA