Inpatient Drug Rehab Counseling

group counseling sessionIn any drug rehabilitation program, whether it’s an inpatient rehab program or an outpatient rehab program, the core component of treatment is counseling.

While the initial phases of the treatment process may include a period of detox by which the patient will effectively overcome physical components of the addiction, the next steps and the foundation for recovery will be largely based on counseling that addresses the source of the addiction, the behavioral problems associated with the addiction and how to correct these issues.

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 How does Counseling Help?

During inpatient drug rehabilitation, counseling helps to provide patients with a safe place where they can discuss their addiction, their lifestyle, their concerns and their goals in an open door environment. During counseling, the substance abuse counselor or therapist will effectively help to retain the individual into changing his or her thought processes and making better decisions about they actions that they take, especially when a craving to abuse drugs arises.

Drug rehab counseling sessions provide users with a foundation for understanding their addiction, understanding their desire to use and what causes it and also understanding how to avoid relapse. The individual is able to incorporate all of this new knowledge into his or her regular everyday life to grow stronger and more prepared to avoid relapse and say “NO” to drug use in the future.

 What Types of Drug Counseling are there?

Various methods of counseling can be used in the treatment of drug addiction. In an inpatient drug rehabilitation center, there are three primary methods of counseling which develop a foundation for the recovery success of each patient involved. They are:

  • Individual counseling – this is a one-on-one patient to counselor session that generally lasts about an hour. These sessions are provided to allow the patient to touch base on private matters associated with his or her addiction, background or other scenarios in an effort to get to the root of the addiction problem. The counselor will work with the patient to come up with ways that he or she can avoid the situations that trigger them to use or learn how to cope with triggers without giving in to the desire to use drugs or alcohol.
  • Group counseling – this is a group process that, although taken part with other members of a group, still provides patients with a safe atmosphere to discuss openly about their addiction. During group counseling in drug rehab, each patient is encouraged to share experiences and to provide support for other members of the group. This is a group bonding method that helps patients to work effectively with their peers to devise ways of staying sober and on track.
  • Family counseling – not all inpatient drug rehabilitation programs will offer family counseling but the most effective programs do understand that the healing of the family is very important in addition to helping the addict him or herself to heal. Family counseling may include therapeutic sessions including talk therapy, games for younger children and other interactive ways to help the entire family heal and rebuild post addiction.

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