"The only step I have taken alone in my journey to sobriety was that first call I made to Alison Bulman. Thereafter I have had a constant and steady companion as I pulled my life together and committed to a life without alcohol. She has informed, coached, encouraged, comforted, pushed, and celebrated with me. She never once judged me. She has been an indispensable ally in this battle. No one should have to take up this fight alone.
If you commit yourself to working with her there is a good chance you will be where I am; looking back in time wondering why you didn’t do this sooner, confident in the tools you’ve acquired to live your life differently and better. The best advice I received was to get help to do this. The best decision I made was calling Alison Bulman." -BJ
If you can relate to any of these symptoms or behaviors, it may be time to consider addiction counseling.
More often than not, addictions start with experimental use. And for some, the use becomes more frequent. As time passes, you may feel the need to use more to get the desired high, and soon may need it despite wanting to stop or control it.
Problem symptoms and behaviors include, among others:
Feeling the need to drink or drug even though your rational mind says not to
Regretting what happens when you use
Over time, needing more to get the same effect
Friends, family or colleagues have commented on your use
Not meeting obligations and work responsibilities
Hiding your use, or feeling shame about it
Wanting to stop or control your use
Experiencing withdrawal symptoms when not using the substance
Failed attempts to quit or control it
You're sick and tired of being sick and tired.
How I Help
The biggest mistake people make when trying to stop or control their substance use, is trying to do it alone. With support, you can save yourself a lot of anxiety, stress, time, and frustration.
As a sober person myself, and former intensive outpatient counselor, I bring a unique blend of personal experience and expertise to clients trying to stop or control their drinking for the first time. I also especially enjoy working with those coming out of in-patient rehab or currently in outpatient treatment, and clients already achieving long-term recovery who want a happier sober life.
If you're already sober, I offer ways to meet your unique goals and get even more growth, meaning, and joy in your recovery.
I help those seeking help for the first time assess where they are on the spectrum of addiction, and how their using impacts different areas of their lives. I offer empowering harm reduction and abstinence tools and options for how to deal with it, depending on your goals.
Together, we strategize how to handle triggering events, people, and places to stay sober, and work to resolve underlying issues that can lead to substance abuse and relapse.
I believe there are many paths to successful recovery that will work with your desires, and ensure you can make the life changes you want.
Contact me today for a FREE consultation.
"You can't go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending."
"Don't be afraid to start over, it's a chance to build something better this time."