Substance Abuse

The Truth About Substance Abuse

If you or your spouse has an issue with drugs or alcohol please know that you are not alone and that there is help and hope.

Many people use alcohol or drugs when facing the stress of family life, job loss, depression, trauma or grief. Sometimes what was once an unhealthy habit becomes unmanageable.

When Drugs Or Alcohol Become A Problem

I am family law attorney Annette Baker. In my years of helping couples through difficult issues, I have seen that major life issues, such as divorce, can exacerbate a bad habit or “turn on” a genetic predisposition for substance abuse. It is not as uncommon as some may think. The good news is that there is a solution that works.

My approach to resolving substance abuse issues emphasizes transcendence. Instead of shaming and blaming, I have found that recognizing we all come, in some way, from a place of brokenness is a more effective mindset. When we move toward wholeness and repair and step in the direction of self-care, it is beneficial to everyone involved, especially children.

The secret is not to go it alone. There are experienced and compassionate counselors and other professionals who become available through mediation.

You Owe It To Yourself

Acknowledging the problem and then finding out what in your environment or history triggered you or your spouse’s addiction is the first step to getting well. There are counselors, programs and effective, proven  help available. You and your family are worth it.

Take The First Step

The help you and your family need is just a phone call or email away. As an experienced family law attorney who has dealt with families struggling in the midst of addiction, I know the options available. I can help you move forward. Call me, attorney Annette Baker at Baker Law located in the Beverly Cummings Center. Call 978-922-2888 or email me. I am here to help. It is going to work out, and you are going to be okay.