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Addiction Counseling

Our licensed counselors get to the root causes and the psychology of addiction.
Often times, behavioral patterns exist that reinforce addictive behaviors.
Addicts typically have patterns of self-abuse and self-neglect that need to be addressed in the recovery process. If these issues are not addressed, the addiction will simply morph into some other manifestation of neglect and self-abuse and perpetuate the pattern. By bridging the addict into healthy patterns, including healthy mental and physical routines, we can diminish the tendency to self-deprecate and assist in building a lasting sense of self-esteem.

People who have become addicted to drugs or alcohol often have many underlying problems that they are unable to handle; therefore they feel the need to escape. Addiction counseling is just one aspect, although a critical one, of the addiction treatment process as the problems beneath the surface need to be healed.

Addiction counseling helps address the underlying psychology of addiction.

Simply addressing the physical addiction usually will not help the addict since the underlying pain would be unresolved and may coerce the person to want to escape again. Social and psychological factors are usually potent stimuli for alcohol, drug or prescription medication relapse.

Addiction is best treated with a combined process of medical treatment and counseling. Drug abuse counseling assists addicts in escaping their cravings and learning how to be happy in life without drugs or alcohol. We have licensed therapists who provide counseling on addictions and other matters.

Types of counseling for addiction may include psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral therapy, group dynamic therapy, family counseling, spiritual coaching and certainly empathetic understanding. Addiction counseling is often a part of what one needs to successfully overcome addiction. Help is waiting. Our advisors are standing by. Call today.

Quoted from www.webmd.com:

“Counseling is an essential part of drug abuse treatment for many people. Cognitive behavioral therapy, family counseling, and other therapy approaches can help people recovering from opioid addiction stay clean. Psychotherapy can also treat the other mental health conditions that often contribute to prescription drug abuse.”

The Bottom line:

If you are addicted to drugs, prescription medications or alcohol, it is because you are trying to self-medicate your underlying problems. Addiction is simply a sign of underlying problems waiting to be resolved, and in order to address addiction the unresolved issues must begin to be treated. One of the many methods we use to help heal these deep-rooted causes of self medication is through addiction counseling.

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