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There are various steps you can take to gain victory over your dependence on drugs and form a plan to maintain sobriety. The devastating impact of dependence on alcohol or a drug is not lost on the victims. 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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Professional counselling and therapy which form part of the ongoing therapy program includes doctor's prescription drugs to speed up recovery process.


A counsellor establishes a therapeutic alliance with the patient to help him achieve the ultimate goal of sobriety. There are many kind of treatment available whilst in care that will offer a range of advantages and let you continue your sobriety while in recovery.

How Does An Dependency Therapist Help

With the assistance of an addiction counsellor, you can start to set up what truly led you to turn to opiates or alcohol, recognize potential triggers and build a durable program to keep up your sobriety.


Inpatient and outpatient therapy programs depend on individual and group counselling information to prescribe the right treatment.

The counsellor will engage your loved ones or other addicts in the recovery plan by discussing with all of you as a group.

Group sessions are venues where both the patient and the family or loved ones are educated about contributing factors to addiction. The patient is expected to begin with other future arrangements that are linked with the check-up plan, once the main health problem has been discovered.


The functions of addiction advisers;

  • Provide patients who are under medical care with moral aid to facilitate their recovery.
  • Conducting personal sessions to educate the patient on how the addiction happened and what to do to recover.
  • Periodic drug testing.
  • To develop a specific treatment plan for individual needs of users.
  • Based on the care available to you a aftercare program will be created.

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Qualities Of An Effective Dependency Counsellor

An addiction counsellor is prepared to create a particular program for every patient. In addition to having a good relationship with people, he must be ready to give a listening ear.

One of the significant and most important aspect of the meeting between the advisor and patient, is the first stage, this should be the best time for the adviser to establish a good relationship with the victim.

The atmosphere becomes more conducive for the patient to open up once the adviser is being sentimental and emotional; in fact, most of these advisers were once addicts. The degree of openness allows the counsellor to learn the contributing factors of the addiction and other latent issues. Getting to the root of the problem is very important to the success of the program.


The counsellor identifies other underlying emotional or mental issues and treats them to avert complications. Effective counsellors give full commitment and support for the recovery of the patient.


Types Of Therapy Accessible

When advising addicts alone is not sufficient, other healing programs are available to support whatever advice is given to the addict. Relying on the therapy centre, these may contain:

  • Neurofeedback Therapy
  • How fast the heart beats, the pressure of the blood, and the amount of pressure on the muscles are focused on by using modern technology to see how the brain functions.
  • Being able to have a level of control over brain activities allows the patient to have a level of control to influence of the physical impacts.
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Addiction disrupts natural brain utility, distorts focus on productive thoughts and that is where CBT comes in handy to rewrite your brain functions to make informed choices.
  • 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)
  • DBT is used to take care of individuals with two-fold diagnosis and one of the fundamental goals is to assist patients in gaining determination and coping competences to deal with circumstances in healthy methods.
  • People with anorexia or Borderline Personality Disorder do have low self-esteem, a situation that can be reversed by using DBT.
  • Meditation Hypnotherapy Guided Imagery and Mindfulness
  • Focusing on specific addiction treatment identifies trigger points, to take control of stress reactions through deep relaxation techniques.
  • Keeping the patient calm to know the exact root of the addiction problem is the main purpose of this treatment method.
  • Holistic therapies
  • Additionally to the traditional therapy ways, holistic therapy support patients use introspection and understand coping skills.
  • The hidden problems and feelings of the patients are disclosed through this means unlike the traditional treatment method that somewhat make it hard for them to disclose their hidden problems.
  • Art therapy, yoga, and equine therapy are some of these treatment plans.

Cornerstone addiction therapy involves a range of treatments methods to identify suitable alternative approach to achieve the overall goal of giving the patient a sense of direction to lasting recovery practices.


Is Addiction Counselling Necessary For Me

You may not think that you do not need dedicate yourself to addiction counselling.

However, with trust on the counsellor and the commitment to getting well are things that you need to do to enable the treatment program to work for your full recovery.