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Seeking Help With Dependency Therapy


There are multiple therapies available depending on the kind of addiction you are suffering from, you can as well get help on how to boost your wellness and maintain your drug free state. You don't need to be told how deadly this ailment can be if you are a victim of drug or alcohol abuse. When addict recognises that cannot control the addiction alone, looking for the help of a specialist addiction counsellor.

You need help locating a suitable treatment program for drug or alcohol addiction; 0800 246 1509 contact professional addiction counsellor for assistance today without fail.


Counsellors are an essential part of addiction treatment and their function and involvement in the therapy procedure is partly responsible to recovery.


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.

What Is The Role Of An Addiction Counsellor

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.


The benefits of counselling are indispensable in a rehabilitation program whether it is inpatient or outpatient.

In addition, addiction counsellors will administrate group therapy sessions that frequently include family members or other people in addiction treatment.

Discourse like the dangers of addiction, causes and effects are likely to be treated during the group meeting. The patient can start making meaningful post-treatment programs once these dysfunctions are recognized.


Counsellor's Responsibilities

  • 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.
  • The addict is tested for drug use from time to time.
  • Depending on your health requirements, advisers set therapy scheme for the purpose of your recovery.
  • Educate patients on post-rehab care and provide information about them.

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What Makes A Good Dependency Therapist

Any adviser creates a proper therapy plan for every patient as he is skilled in this area. A good listener and professional in dealing with the patient.

Having trust in each other is an important ingredient that will lead to the success of the program, and that is the objective of first discussion with the counsellor.

Addicts are helped to open up to them through the good qualities and feelings of the counsellor as some of them are ex addicts too. This will assist the counsellor recognize the fundamental problems that can be driving the habit-forming behaviour. In another development, the counsellor is able to pinpoint pitfalls that could derail full recovery progress


If there are psychological issues, he should be able to identify it and find a solution to it. Completely recovery is what any good advisor should be interested in, this is the most vital attribute of a good therapist.


Types Of Therapy Accessible

There is a range of therapies made as an addition to the usual addiction counselling sessions. Nature of facility determining type of treatment include:

  • Biofeedback And Neurofeedback
  • The muscle state, heartbeat and blood pressure are examined with technology used by the addiction counsellor on patients.
  • Patients are guided through this technology to control their thinking so as to overtake the mental pressure.
  • 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.
  • Using CBT, counsellors are able to identify trigger points that drive you to drug or alcohol abuse and substitute negative with positive healthy living reaction to life.
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
  • In rehabilitation centres, DBT is utilized to determine the psychosocial factors of the addiction and empower the patient to deal with stresses such as peer pressure.
  • 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
  • Understanding what causes addiction, coping with stressful situations, and the use of some methods to calm the body are what these healing programs are all about.
  • The secret behind this treatment program is to relax individual state of mind to identify drug craving behaviour patterns and treat addiction dependency from its root and not from the symptoms.
  • Holistic Therapies
  • This approach teaches patients self-examination in dealing with stress or triggers.
  • 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.

Well-known rehab centres offer supplemental therapies to patients in order to effectively manage their way to full recovery.


Why You Need Addiction Counselling

As a patient, you may not feel at ease in sharing your shame and other embarrassing thoughts and experiences to a stranger.

There is the tendency to suffer a relapse if you don't identify the force behind the addiction, although just a handful of people consider it worthwhile to take the steps to unravel the force behind engaging in a destructive habit.