The problem of addiction and excessive substance use can affect people from all walks of life. Therapists, psychologists, researchers and addiction experts are often at odds about the nature of addiction. Whether you believe it is genetic, trauma, poor coping skills or some combination, effective treatment is available for individuals and their families. Addiction counseling is a form of therapy designed to help an "addicted" individual recover from his/her problem, and adapt to a new life of abstinence or harm-reduction. Counseling and psychotherapy can be done in a rehabilitation center or in an outpatient program. Many choose to enter personal therapy to get to the root of their reliance on substances and addictive behaviors and find solutions. Healing from the inside out may be one way to look at this approach as its focus is less on stopping the behavior, or putting a bandaid on the wound, and more about identifying underlying causes and healing the traumas that have led to the poor coping.
Addiction experts have a broad knowledge of the challenges individuals face early in recovery and long-term when recovering from a substance abuse problem. Depending on the substance(s) or behavior, specialized treatment may use a multi-disciplinary approach and often requires the safety provided by a professionally-staffed rehabilitation facility. Inpatient detox and rehab gives the individual adequate time to clear the body of harmful substances while being medically monitored, and learn new behaviors and coping mechanismsRead More
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