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Drug Addiction Counseling Orlando

Drug Addiction Counseling Orlando

Drug Addiction Counseling Orlando

Drug addiction counseling Orlando and where to turn to for help. Addiction is a serious matter and one that should not be placed on the back burner. Many family and loved ones have a hard time admitting to themselves that they are faced with a member of their family who is addicted to drugs. Instead of blaming yourself and not wanting to admit it, getting help for yourself and for the addict is the most important thing you can do. We are in the business of saving lives.

Addiction, and/or dependence on a substance is one if not the most complex and difficult areas of the mental health field. There is so much controversy around the topic. How does one get addicted? Is it really a disease or just a choice? What approach must be taken when dealing with addiction?

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Therapy does help those to overcome addiction

Therapists and counselors specializing in addiction are able to get in quickly and speak their language. I know that most when coming into therapy do not want to be there. A parent or loved one has either given them an ultimatum or forced them in there. What ever the reason, it is my job to earn their trust and speak directly to them.

Together with the client we set short term and very reachable goals. This might include asking them to check in daily with me at a certain time, attend daily a support group such as AA or NA or group therapy.

When and if sobriety is achieved then the individual starts to gain the emotional maturity and mental health comes into play. We literally through our drug addiction have forgotten how to “do life”. Much of the process is to teach the client that we use drugs and alcohol as a way to numb out from fears, anxiety, depression, etc. It may not be aware to the client why they started using. Addiction starts from use to dependency then to full blown addiction.

Together we go in and start to uncover the story the addict is making up in his or her head. The story that is telling them that drug use is the only alternative to coping in life. Building back relationships with family and loved ones that has been damaged is also part of the process.

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Some may have severe addiction and need inpatient treatment. Others combine outpatient therapy along with individual and family counseling. Either way techniques such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and motivational interviewing are helpful methods when addressing the addict. Person-centered counseling focuses on helping the client to rely on inspiration and recreating passion in their life.

Many are afraid to get honest in therapy. Maybe they have legal problems they are facing. Privacy is still maintained just like any other person seeking help in counseling.

Drug Addiction Counseling Orlando
Drug Addiction Counseling Orlando

Some may have severe addiction and need inpatient treatment. Others combine outpatient therapy along with individual and family counseling. Either way techniques such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and motivational interviewing are helpful methods when addressing the addict. Person-centered counseling focuses on helping the client to rely on inspiration and recreating passion in their life.

Many are afraid to get honest in therapy. Maybe they have legal problems they are facing. Privacy is still maintained just like any other person seeking help in counseling.

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Reclaim Your Life

Living the life of an addict is torture. For all of those close to the addict it affects them greatly. It is hard for parents and spouses to not want to rush in and enable or fix the problem. This only leads to manipulation and pain caused often by the addict. They can use your kindness for their own gain. The addict is not the real person you know them to be. It changes them into someone who is completely different. Overnight you no longer recognize them. The lies, stealing, manipulation and deceit are just a few of the ways that addiction rears it’s ugly head,

Drug addiction counseling Orlando is imperative for the addict and family if recovery is ever going to happen. Don’t be afraid to love the person enough to call them out and set strong boundaries. Enabling only helps to extend the addiction. Seek help today and start the journey to a life drug free. Your worth it.