Drug Addiction Counseling

Drug Addiction Counseling

What’s the Point of Drug Addiction Counseling?

Drug counseling is an essential part of recovery. The goal is to uncover the triggers that led to drug addiction and help an addict avoid or cope with them in the future. Drug addiction counseling can be one on one with a drug counselor or it can take place in a group setting.

What’s Discussed in Drug Addiction Counseling?

  1. An addiction counselor may ask if you’ve suffered from any traumatic experience. This can include rape, an abusive relationship or anything that’s been a source of lingering emotional pain.  Since the result could have been self-medication with drugs or alcohol, this issue must be recognized and addressed for successful recovery.  Addressing these issues also helps prevent relapse in the future.
  2. Do you have a medical condition you struggle to cope with? If you have a medical condition that’s a source of physical pain, it may have lead to addiction. If you make your counselor aware of what you’re dealing with, alternative strategies can be established. This can provide both an immediate and long-term addiction solutions.
  3. Has you addiction affected your family? Your family members can contribute to your addiction and may also be affected by it. Ensure that this is mentioned during counseling as they may be asked to be involved in part of the process to improve their well-being as well as yours.
  4. How do you feel when you stop using? When you stop using drugs, there are additional physical and emotional things you’ll experience. In drug counseling, you’ll have someone to talk about what you experience and this is an ongoing part of the process.

Finding Addiction Counseling

Addiction counseling is an essential component of drug recovery and is therefore offered at most reputable rehab facilities, whether treatment is on an inpatient or outpatient basis. If you’re uncertain about their focus on drug addiction counseling, this is something that you can discuss with an intake counselor to determine exactly what their stance is. In some cases, drug addiction counseling will be covered by private insurance under the mental health category.

Give us a call to further discuss drug addiction counseling. We can help you to explore your options and find an environment that you’re comfortable receiving treatment in.