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Drug Counseling Orlando Fl

Drug Counseling Orlando Fl

Drug Counseling Orlando Fl and freedom from addiction. Kicking drug abuse is a huge accomplishment. For many with drug and alcohol addiction, the process of detox is just the beginning of the often times long struggle and battle to fight cravings and relapse. Drug Counseling Orlando Fl must be a part of recovery that is essential to getting treatment after detox. Just detox alone does nothing more than get the drug out of your system. It does nothing to change the addicts thinking. Methods such as CBT (Cognitive behavioral therapy), individual therapy and family counseling, are all important tools to help the addict stay clean and on the path to recovery. Therapy also helps with the underlying issues related to mental health (bipolar, depression, anxiety, trauma, etc).

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Why It is So Important

Drug addiction is much more than just the physical dependency of drugs. After detox when the physical dependency has subside the addiction is far from over. Addicts run a high risk of relapse especially in the first year. With so many triggers in the community and the fact that drugs have been the only way for the addict to deal with issues, it is next to impossible to think that you can just detox and then integrate back into a normal life.

Psychological and many social factors are overwhelming and powerful. The following are examples of what the addict early in recovery faces:

  • Stress, anxiety related to life stressors and attempts to return and integrate.
  • Increased legal problems due to use.
  • Broken family and relationships. Many have lost trust in the addict and it takes time to heal the broken bond.
  • People, places and things that the addict returns to once leaving inpatient or detox treatment.
  • Spending time with others you once used drugs with.
  • Going around the same places you visited when using.

These listed factors above create urges that are irresistible to early addicts in recovery. Counseling can help the addict to learn the much needed coping skills and get to the underlying issues that created the need or dependency on the drugs in the first place.

Several effective counseling approaches are utilized for addicts in therapy. One set approach is not necessarily better than the other. It is a unique collaborative relationship between the addict and the therapist. Together a plan is laid out and a commitment from the addict must be made in order for recovery to work. Therapy is tailored to each individual and is not a one stop shop with a quick fix.

Drug Counseling Orlando Fl

The Truth About Treatment

According to a survey that was conducted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration, 2009, showed that only a small 11.2 percent out of a total of 23.5m suffering with substance abuse addiction and dependency received the treatment needed at inpatient facilities. These would be places such as inpatient (Partial hospitalization Programs).

This is and alarming number and very concerning. Why are these addicts not getting the one on one treatment they need and gaining the much needed awareness related to both the underlying mental health issues and the skills to equip them for recovery back in the real world?

I have been the clinical director of many of these inpatient substance abuse centers and unfortunately I can only say that there are only a small handful of really effective ones that invest fully in the addict. Treatment is big money for owners and with high numbers in the facility that means plenty of insurance companies pay a lot of money. The downfall are the following:

  • You feel like a number and not a client.
  • Little to no individual and family therapy is conducted.
  • Groups are lead by non qualified behavioral health techs and not licensed therapist.
  • The decision to keep you in therapy is not made on a clinical basis but on a financial one instead. Studies show us that the longer a client stays in treatment, the more success they have staying sober.

Drug Counseling Orlando Fl

Individual Counseling Benefits

  • Privacy and confidentiality.
  • You receive the time you need one on one with a therapist aimed to help you.
  • Therapy sessions are aimed and focused for your specific needs. It is not a cookie cutter approach.
  • You are able do deeper with issues and will see progress much faster.
  • Individual therapy unlike group allows you to not have to listen to others who may be in relapse mode sitting in group all day long. Your here to work on yourself and not listen to others complain.
  • There is the flexibility and the convenience of scheduling therapy sessions that will fit your schedule. This can be done by providing face to face, in office session, phone counseling, online counseling or sometimes home visits.

Individual counseling is highly effective. Once you have left detox or inpatient treatment it is vital that you start the deeper work of therapy to address the real reasons why you used drugs and alcohol to numb out.

Drug Counseling Orlando Fl
Drug Counseling Orlando Fl
  • Privacy and confidentiality.
  • You receive the time you need one on one with a therapist aimed to help you.
  • Therapy sessions are aimed and focused for your specific needs. It is not a cookie cutter approach.
  • You are able do deeper with issues and will see progress much faster.
  • Individual therapy unlike group allows you to not have to listen to others who may be in relapse mode sitting in group all day long. Your here to work on yourself and not listen to others complain.
  • There is the flexibility and the convenience of scheduling therapy sessions that will fit your schedule. This can be done by providing face to face, in office session, phone counseling, online counseling or sometimes home visits.

Individual counseling is highly effective. Once you have left detox or inpatient treatment it is vital that you start the deeper work of therapy to address the real reasons why you used drugs and alcohol to numb out.

Drug Counseling Orlando Fl

Couples and Family Therapy

Drug addiction does not just affect the individual. It affects directly those we are close to. Our children, spouse, parents, siblings and so on. I truly believe that in order for recovery to work there must be the involvement of the family. While conducting individual therapy the family must heal as well. Addiction is a “family disease”. Programs such as Alanon are a great support for those affected by the addict in their life. Marriage counseling, broken communication, honesty and trust as well as working with the children are all components of getting the life of the addict and all of those affected on the right path.

Seek the help you need today. Understand more about my approach. Reach out and call now for a free 30 minute phone session. See if I am the right fit for you. Let’s work together to place you on the road to lasting change. Live the life you were meant to live.

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