Let's face it:  drug counseling or alcohol treatment isn't the first thing you think of when you think of life in South Florida.  But if you are stuck in a pattern of harmful use of any substance for mood-altering purposes then you know the feeling of being trapped.  In addition to being physically addictive, some drugs can also be psychologically addictive.  And while drugs and alcohol may kill the physical and emotional pain of an addict's life, they also destroy one's perception of life.  Eventually drugs and alcohol make the addict or alcoholic numb to their entire lives.  Maesk Counseling's substance abuse psychotherapy program provides a path of recovery and healing.

As an expert drug counselor with years of experience in Fort Lauderdale treating substance abuse disorders in treatment centers as well as in an outpatient setting, I am well prepared to guide you out of the darkness that drugs and alcohol can bring.  My approach is tailored to your individual needs, and will never be judgmental.  As the old saying goes, "you are a sick person trying to get well, not a bad person trying to get good."  I can help you.

And if you are wondering - just wondering - if you may have a problem with drugs or alcohol, then ask yourself these questions:

  1. Have you ever felt you should cut down on your drinking and/or drugging?

  2. Have people annoyed you by criticizing your drinking and/or drugging?

  3. Have you ever felt bad or guilty about your drinking and/or drugging?

  4. Have you ever had a drink first thing in the morning to steady your nerves or to get rid of a hangover?

One “yes” answer suggests a possible alcohol and/or drug problem. More than one “yes” answer means it is highly likely that a problem exists.  If that is the case, don't delay...contact Maesk Counseling for a comprehensive assessment.  You can get better and live a happy, fulfilled and sober life.

If you are young, or the concerned parent of a teen who you suspect may have a problem with drugs and/or alcohol, know that I also have extensive experience in counseling teens and young adults who are using alcohol, drugs, tobacco or other substances in ways that are harmful to their health.  More information can be found under the "TEENS AND FAMILIES" tab.