What’s Addiction Counseling Really Like?

If you or someone you love is struggling with addiction, it can feel scary to take the first step toward recovery. Getting into a high-quality addiction counseling program can give you the tools you need to move toward successful, long-lasting recovery. If you’ve never been in therapy before, you may feel apprehensive about sharing your feelings with a stranger. That’s normal! While there’s no reason to feel shy or embarrassed, therapists understand that most people feel apprehensive about sharing their problems. At Promises Behavioral Health, our addiction therapy programs set you up with the tools you need to live a happy, healthy life.

Individual Addiction Counseling

man with head down at individual addiction counselingIn individual addiction counseling, you’ll meet regularly with a therapist. It’s important that you feel comfortable with your therapist, and it may take a few tries to find a therapist who is a good fit for your needs. It’s important that you find someone who you feel comfortable with. You and your therapist will develop treatment goals you’ll work on during your time together during the individual therapy program. Additionally, you’ll share as much of your life as you feel comfortable with when you talk to your therapist. You’ll have the opportunity to explore the circumstances and/or trauma that led you to your addiction. Together, you’ll identify triggers and come up with plans of action for handling them in your day to day life. Your therapist will be there to help you with stressors that pop up during your recovery to ensure that you stay on track.

Group Addiction Counseling

Group counseling is an important part of an addiction counseling program. Addiction can lead to many side effects and negative emotions. In particular, addiction can feel isolating, and you may feel that you’re the only one with your specific set of problems. As you’ll learn in group counseling, this usually isn’t the case. Group counseling allows you to feel a sense of community, realizing that you’re not alone in your struggles. Our group therapy program is facilitated by a trained therapist who helps participants form helpful connections with one another’s stories. In group therapy, it’s up to you to choose how much you’d like to share. You never need to speak if you feel uncomfortable, and it’s normal for it to take some time until you feel ready to open up to the group fully.

Family Therapy

Many people who struggle with addiction have complicated family issues that have contributed to their substance abuse problems. For this reason, we provide Family therapy programs that are a helpful tool to break up dysfunctional family patterns. Often, family members believe they’re helping someone who is struggling with addiction by giving ultimatums, enabling negative behavior, or doling out heavy doses of tough love. However, this tactic may not always be helpful. In family therapy, trained experts who specialize in addiction are able to educate family members on how they can actually support their loved one who is struggling with substance abuse. If there is a history of trauma in the family, a family therapist can help you and your family work through issues in a safe, healthy, constructive environment.

Ready To Change Your Life? Learn More About Our Addiction Counseling Program

At Promises Behavioral Health, our addiction counseling programs are here to help you get your life back. With this in mind, we treat a number of different substance abuse and mental health issues, including:

No matter what your treatment needs, trained counselors are here to help you come out on the other side of your addiction. No matter how tough life may seem right now, there is a way out, and we’re here to help. If you’re ready to take the first step toward changing your life, it’s time to call us at 844.875.5609. There’s no pressure. Contact us for more information about what we have to offer and deciding if Promises Behavioral Health addiction counseling is what you need to get your life back on track.