Counseling

An Important Tool In The Treatment Process

 

Addiction is a complex condition, a brain disease that is manifested by compulsive substance use despite harmful consequence.  Through counseling and  other behavior health modifications it has been known that the brain can  actually change physically.  By changing our environment, starting a  new job, new hobbies and friends, all can alter our brain in some way.   It is possible to undo some of the changes that occurred while  addicted.  Therapy will recondition the brain closer to pre-addiction  status.  This will better prepare the patient for a time when they may  no longer require medication.


Medication alone can reduce cravings and withdrawal, but recovering  from an addictive disorder requires a rewiring of the brain and  medication alone is not enough.  Attention to eliminating things in life  that cause stress or depression will help minimize the chance of  relapse.  Disassociating with friends who are in active addiction can be  difficult but very necessary,  An experienced counselor/therapist will  be able to teach other techniques that will further help undo some of  the brain changes and conditioned learning that occurred while becoming  addicted.

Counseling/therapy helps the patient rebuild relationships, repair  finances, assume family responsibilities, decrease stress, anxiety and  depression, and helps the patient make other meaningful changes in their  lives that will allow them to achieve and maintain addiction remission.

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Theresa Cloyd, LAC

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