Counseling or therapy is an important part of the recovery process. This step focuses on the reasons behind the addiction, helping the individual learn constructive ways of dealing with those issues without using substances. When counseling is not incorporated into the recovery process, the odds of a relapse are much higher. Counseling is a highly personalized process that can be tailored to the specific recovery needs of each person, making it an important step in moving out of substance addiction and into a healthy, productive life of sobriety.
Types of Counseling
There are many different types of counseling techniques that may be employed during the recovery process:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
This type of therapy helps individuals recognize and correct behaviors by learning specific skills to stop substance abuse and deal with issues in a healthier manner.
Motivational Interviewing and Incentives
This therapy incents individuals to change by focusing on their desire to do so. A plan for change is developed and coping strategies are presented to help the person stay on track during the recovery process.
Involves other members of the family in the counseling session, for the purpose of addressing familial dynamics that might have contributed to the substance abuse.
This therapy helps individuals understand group dynamics more effectively, so they are equipped to make better choices and develop problem-solving skills for a healthier social lifestyle.
Centered on group counseling sessions, this traditional treatment approach matches up those in recovery with “sponsors” that have already been in through the recovery process. These programs also include regular group sessions where members receive support and affirmation for their recovery efforts.
At West Coast Recovery Centers, our focus is on individual counseling sessions that allow us to pinpoint the specific recovery needs of each of our patients. We can then tailor the treatment process to those needs, ensuring the best odds for successful, long-term sobriety. To learn more about the counseling options available at West Coast Recovery Centers, contact a member of our staff today at 855-927-2687.