Alcohol and drug addiction counselling is one of the most effective means of dealing with the underlying issues that drive addiction.
While many addiction recovery services and community groups exist for free in the format of anonymous groups and government-sponsored treatments and initiatives. Professional addiction counsellors provide the one on one treatment and psychological guidance that enables a faster and more manageable treatment of personal addiction issues.
Professional addiction counselling often comes at a cost per hour in a treatment routine that involves daily / weekly or monthly “sessions” with the professional counsellor to establish the causes and underlying causes of the addiction.
Substance use issues including alcohol is treated as a secondary symptom in professional addiction counselling and the primary driver of the addiction while regarded as a “disease” and medically diagnosed as such, can in most cases be bundled into the following categories of psychological treatment.
- Unresolved Trauma still affecting the functionality
- Dysfunctional coping systems
- An untrue belief system about self
- Chemical imbalances
Once the driver is identified addiction counsellors are able to unpack the treatment routine and modal required to help people deal with their personality disorder.
Very often addictions isolate addicts from friends and family and cause a broad variety of social disparities that further need to be addressed in more group orientated activities. 12 Step models do very well to enable community/family/society re-connections and help maintain the recovery based lifestyle and attitude adjustments required to maintain sobriety on a long term basis or in the absence of professional addiction counselling support.