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There are various steps you can take to gain victory over your dependence on drugs and form a plan to maintain sobriety. You don't need to be told how deadly this ailment can be if you are a victim of drug or alcohol abuse. When the student is ready, the teacher will show up, Zen proverb says. Withdrawal from addiction starts with addict's readiness to seek professional assistance.

Get in touch with us on 0800 246 1509 for the necessary assistance to assist you to get the right rehab centre where you can receive useful professional advice.


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


Addiction counsellors can assist you during the therapy process and develop a personalized program for recovery and aftercare. If you live in the rehab centre, you will have access to a good number of programs that are designed to allow you overcome your addiction successfully.

Functions Of A Counsellor

Counsellors collaborate with the patients in order to educate, support and hold the latter accountable for his past and future actions.


Both inpatient and outpatient therapy programs depend densely on the use of addiction counselling, which appear in individual or group plans.

Hold sessions with the help of the patient's family or friends to support recovery.

Group therapy can cause dialogues about family dynamics and how undesirable relationships can develop or feed into habit-forming manners. The patient can start making meaningful post-treatment programs once these dysfunctions are recognized.


Counsellor's Responsibilities

  • Educates and supports the patient throughout the 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.
  • Based on the care available to you a aftercare program will be created.

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Qualities Of A Model Addiction Counsellor

Skilled in developing the most suitable recovery roadmap for the patient. A good counsellor listens to the patient with understanding to determine cause and action.

The counsellor should be able to build rapport with the patient in order to get full cooperation and trust of the patient.

Having established an environment of trust and understanding, it makes easier for the patient to openly discuss anything about his situation. This helps the counsellor to identify underlying issues which may be responsible for the addictive behaviour. The patient's problem might persist, that's why this technique is very helpful in discovering the primary issues.


Additionally, a great therapist will be capable to identify and treat each co-occurring psychological health conditions. The determination a of a therapist to ensure that addicts are helped to overcome their addiction permanently is the best attribute a counsellor must possess.


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)
  • This allows the patient to be aware of his or her thoughts and actions that lead to certain behaviours.
  • 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)
  • One of the qualities that an addict needs is the courage and inner strength to cope with challenging conditions, this can be achieved if the addict is treated with DBT.
  • 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
  • These therapeutic approaches focus on conscious and subconscious manipulation and change often involving relaxation mastery.
  • The central concept of this kind of treatment is to get an individual into a calm condition to better comprehend what could be the reason for this drug-seeking and using attitudes.
  • Holistic Therapies
  • Additionally to the traditional therapy ways, holistic therapy support patients use introspection and understand coping skills.
  • This therapy also enables patients to freely manifest their undisclosed thoughts and feel at ease while sharing them.
  • Art therapy, yoga and equine therapy are some types of treatment measures that can be utilized in drug abuse cases.

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.

Your recovery might be incomplete if you fail to absence completely from the major substance causing the addiction, even after spending time talking about the obvious persistence sting and distresses, to your therapist.