Alcohol/other substance use concerns
A talk about addictions by one of our clinicians, Dr. Margaret Peterson:
Being Smart Around Substances: Addiction, Harm Reduction, and Living Life to the Fullest. Public lecture at Windows on the World (lecture series sponsored by the Office of the Provost), Eastern University. April 13, 2018.
The use of alcohol or other psychoactive substances can be problematic in varying ways and to varying degrees. If you are concerned about your own or a partner’s substance use, your feelings may be mixed, complicated, and intense, ranging from anger and fear to confusion, defiance, helplessness, and guilt. At PCT, we believe that positive change is possible. We are committed to coming alongside you and your partner and exploring the effect that substance use is having in each of your lives and what may motivate you or your loved one to change. We recognize that there are many paths to recovery, and will work with you to identify what changes are important to you personally, to monitor your progress, and to readjust strategies and goals as needed. Most of all, at PCT we promote hope and empowerment. You can do this; we will help.