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Finding Addiction Therapy


A number of therapy interventions are aimed at equipping addicts with relevant information on the origin of your addiction also provide counselling sessions geared towards suitable recovery program of choice. No one understands your drug or alcohol addiction, is a time tested truth the addicted knows. When the student is ready, the teacher will show up, Zen proverb says. Withdrawal from addiction starts with addict's readiness to seek professional assistance.

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Counsellors are an essential part of addiction treatment and their function and involvement in the therapy procedure is partly responsible to recovery.


Check-up log and your personal therapy scheme can be arranged by the therapist to enhance your recovery. You can enjoy full benefits from arrange of drug addiction treatment interventions that allow you to stay focused on recovery program with support and physicians prescribed medication.

What Does An Addiction Therapist Do

Counsellors collaborate with the patients in order to educate, support and hold the latter accountable for his past and future actions.


The therapist role is very essential in treating admitted and nonadmitted patients whether as a set or one-on-one form.

Group treatments are best handled by addiction counsellors through engagement of patients family members and other addicts in participation.

Discourse like the dangers of addiction, causes and effects are likely to be treated during the group meeting. The patient can start making meaningful post-treatment programs once these dysfunctions are recognized.


An addiction counsellor's function is to:

  • Provide patients who are under medical care with moral aid to facilitate their recovery.
  • Managed one-on-one therapy sessions to get to the base of the addiction.
  • The addict is tested for drug use from time to time.
  • Established a specific program for therapy based on your individual requirements.
  • Based on the care available to you a aftercare program will be created.

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Qualities Of A Good Dependency Counsellor

Any adviser creates a proper therapy plan for every patient as he is skilled in this area. Being a good listener and having a general behaviour of empathy are some qualities that your counsellor should have.

The counsellor should be able to build rapport with the patient in order to get full cooperation and trust of the patient.

Addicts are helped to open up to them through the good qualities and feelings of the counsellor as some of them are ex addicts too. This helps the counsellor to identify underlying issues which may be responsible for the addictive behaviour. These information are crucial in providing the best approach to managing and designing the recovery plan for the patient.


If there are psychological issues, he should be able to identify it and find a solution to it. The determination a of a therapist to ensure that addicts are helped to overcome their addiction permanently is the best attribute a counsellor must possess.


The Available Types Of Therapy

There is a range of therapies made as an addition to the usual addiction counselling sessions. Listed are some of the other therapeutically approaches:

  • Biofeedback And Neurofeedback
  • The muscle state, heartbeat and blood pressure are examined with technology used by the addiction counsellor on patients.
  • Patients are guided through this technology to control their thinking so as to overtake the mental pressure.
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • This allows the patient to be aware of his or her thoughts and actions that lead to certain behaviours.
  • A therapist can assist an abuser to discover stimulants that inspires addiction and also devise ways of treating it, this can be achieved using CBT.
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
  • One of the qualities that an addict needs is the courage and inner strength to cope with challenging conditions, this can be achieved if the addict is treated with DBT.
  • Boosting self-esteem, the patient's improved self-image also enhances communication and relationships around him/her.
  • Meditation, Hypnotherapy, Guided Imagery and Mindfulness
  • Focusing on specific addiction treatment identifies trigger points, to take control of stress reactions through deep relaxation techniques.
  • The secret behind this treatment program is to relax individual state of mind to identify drug craving behaviour patterns and treat addiction dependency from its root and not from the symptoms.
  • Holistic therapies
  • This treatment technique is designed to assist addicts to learn how to successfully manage their addiction apart from other techniques that are geared towards helping them.
  • It also provides patients, who don't find it easy to speak in usual therapy sessions, with a method to tell their deepest fears and problems in a non-threatening conduction.
  • Art therapy, yoga, and equine therapy are some of these treatment plans.

To help the patient regain total wellness, several other treatment measure are supplied by the clinical abuse intervention agencies so as to handle the entire situation.


Why Do I Need Counselling For Dependency

It can be attractive to consider that you don't need to go over the work and energy needed for addiction counselling.

Your recovery might be incomplete if you fail to absence completely from the major substance causing the addiction, even after spending time talking about the obvious persistence sting and distresses, to your therapist.