Addictions Counseling in Wichita, KS
Addiction is a progressive disease that is defined as a primary, chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory and related circuitry. It is characterized by the inability to control behavior, it creates a dysfunctional emotional response and it affects a patient’s ability to abstain from the substance or behavior consistently.
Addiction can come in the form of substances such as nicotine, drugs and alcohol or in an activity such as gambling, shopping and spending. Process addiction and behavioral addiction have many dimensions causing disarray in many aspects of life. Treatment incorporates many components to address psychological dependence as well as physical dependence.
Helping a patient stop addiction is not enough. Addiction treatment also helps patients maintain a lifestyle free from addiction, and achieve productive functioning in the family, at work and in society.
Addiction is a disease which alters the structure and function of the brain. The brain circuitry may take months or years to recover after a patient has recovered.
Recovery from addiction is a long-term process. Here at ACFC we have a team of experienced addictions counselors who are committed to their patients every step of the way. We will help match you to the counselor on our staff best suited to start your journey to recovery. We accept most major insurance providers. Check our Insurance page to see if your provider is accepted.
If you would like to seek addictions counseling with an ACFC counselor – fill out our contact form below, chat with us during business hours or call us at 316-945-5200 to get the process started. We look forward to meeting with you.