Prescription drug use or any other addiction is hard to move past because of so many factors. Detox is just the start, but managing cravings and avoiding relapse is part of recovery. Therapy is also a key component of its drug abuse addiction therapy because it taps into root causes. It focuses on family issues, individual issues, and support a person’s journey of healing so they feel less alone.
Why Counseling Helps
Detox is only the beginning of the journey. Even after detox, the body can still get hooked. A high risk of relapse may occur. Certain psychological and social factors can be powerful triggers. Consider some of the following:
- Life’s stressors
- Environmental cues
- Social networks
Counseling works to treat prescription drug abuse from the inside out. With medication, group therapy, and other types of support, a person can find their way much easier to a space of healing with the right individual plan in place.
How it Works
Group therapy can work in a different way than individual therapy. People are more challenged and supported by friends who are going through rehab. When talking about group therapy, it also involves things like twelve-step programs, peer support groups, and other support groups. Individual therapy can help when people have mental health issues like bipolar disorder, depression, and any issues that require support separate from addiction.
Types of Treatment
Counseling varies depending on the treatment program. Residential therapy puts people in a place where they are not out in the environment where they got addicted. They learn new habits or skills for sober living. This may work short term, but it depends on the person. Outpatient programs can be helpful following residential programs because they support a person where they live, in their environment, and help them navigate the challenges with support where they are.
Addiction takes over a person’s life. Successful treatment relies on strong relationships with family and friends. Counseling methods that include spouses and another family can be of great help, as well. Family can be a powerful force for people. Finding the right therapeutic support, whether it is a dual diagnosis, inpatient, outpatient, group, or individual, the goal is all the same. Focus on recovery, work on dealing with underlying issues and stay as clean and sober every day as possible and working to get stronger with the help of loved ones.
A Step in the Right Direction provides quality care for clients seeking support for addiction recovery. We teach people how to live a sober life through programs, therapeutic support, and evidence-based therapies. For more information on sober living programs for men and women as well as recovery programs, call (877) 377-3702