Feelings of insecurities, worthlessness, and low self-esteem affect millions of people in the country today. Unfortunately, many individuals with little self-worth and a low opinion of themselves engage in destructive and unhealthy behaviors. When an individual has little confidence and self respect, they are more common to engage in promiscuous sexual activity, drug and alcohol abuse, and other forms of self-inflicted abuse such as bingeing and purging or cutting. While there are numerous underlying reasons why people choose to use drugs and alcohol, at Passages Malibu we see people with no self confidence and a low opinion of themselves to be one some the most common underlying causes of addiction.
Often times, individuals with a poor sense of self often feel as though their life is worthless, unstable, or that they have no control or do not even care to have any control. At Passages Malibu, a key part of our treatment program is working on client self-esteem. Our therapists help our clients realize that they are significant, morally sound, valuable people who deserve respect, attention and affection.
Drugs or alcohol may seem like an easy solution at first to numb the pain at first for people suffering from low self-esteem. However, throughout drug and alcohol abuse their problems still exist and in fact severely worsen. We believe that once an individual develops a strong sense of self and increases their confidence, they will no longer want or need to abuse alcohol. At Passages Malibu, our therapists are experienced in helping clients gain self-confidence and overcome their addictions.