Regardless of how long you've been struggling with your addiction to drugs or alcohol, it's important to recognize the fact that getting to the root cause of your addiction is vital for your successful recovery. So many people fail to realize this, and they end up relapsing over and over again.
Individual counseling sessions can make such a difference because they truly help you understand the reasons behind your addiction. This is why counseling should be a key component of any addiction treatment program.
The National Institute on Drug Abuse describes an addictions counselor as someone who addresses the symptoms of addiction and focuses on behavioral change. Counselors also search for the root cause of addictions so that once they are discovered, they can receive the proper type of treatment. The goal is to achieve abstinence from drugs or alcohol, and reaching that goal may take some time, but with active participation on the part of the client, it can be achieved.
Everyone who attends outpatient services at Ashwood Recovery is assigned a counselor. During outpatient treatment, sessions are held once every week, and this gives clients the time they need to develop trust with their counselor and learn more about their own addictions. There are some clients who even choose to continue to receive counseling after their treatment has been concluded.
Counselors are matched with the clients based on their ability to meet their individual needs. Counselors are also frequently asked to hold family sessions as a way to provide further support to clients, and they can even help those who need support because of personal issues they're dealing with.
There are a lot of great benefits that go along with choosing to work with an addictions counselor during your recovery. You'll find that:
It's possible that you've been trying to abstain from your substance of choice for quite some time. Each time you attempt to stop, you end up going back to using again. This can become a vicious cycle that's almost impossible to interrupt. However, when you choose individual counseling sessions, you have a much better chance.
At Ashwood Recovery, individual counseling sessions are provided to all of our clients in addiction treatment. To learn more, please contact us.