Is your son or daughter an addict?

That is an extremely difficult question to answer. We have training and experience to help you assess this crucial issue in an objective way. If your child is struggling with drugs or alcohol, there is a fork in the road your family will face: should your child obtain treatment specifically for addiction or is it best to seek treatment for mental health issues that feed drug use? We can help you answer this crucial question and the way it’s answered will greatly influence the therapeutic environment we explore for your child.

With a doctorate in psychology and as an educator in "dual diagnosis” (co-occurring drug and alcohol issues) Dr. Erkis is an expert in clinical analysis. Paula has spent years in the therapeutic treatment field as a direct-care provider and has worked with many adolescents and young adults dealing with substance abuse and addiction. We both understand the intricacies of these types of decisions and will be able to walk you through the process step by step.