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The Vital Role of Addiction Counseling
Understanding Prolonged Cravings in Opioid Recovery
Cravings for opioids may persist for months or even years following your last use, and their intensity poses a significant risk of relapse for anyone striving to overcome addiction. This underscores the critical importance of counseling in the treatment process. Addiction counseling serves as a valuable tool for identifying events, triggers, and social situations linked to past drug abuse, helping individuals effectively manage cravings and maintain their recovery.
Studies suggest that individuals undergoing medication-assisted treatment for opioid dependence or substance abuse alone have a 25% retention rate. However, when combined with addiction counseling, the chances of success significantly rise to 80%. Hence, drug counseling plays a crucial and integral role in the journey toward achieving a sober life.
Comprehensive Treatment Approach
Integral Role of Counseling in Addiction Recovery
The likelihood of overcoming addiction significantly increases when treatment combines medication (such as Suboxone) with drug counseling. Addiction involves not only a physical dimension but also emotions, behaviors, and environmental factors. This is where counseling plays a pivotal role, providing essential support for making lifestyle and behavioral changes to stay focused on addiction recovery.
- Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor (LICDC): Our team includes a Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor (LICDC) who helps identify triggers and coping mechanisms to enhance your chances of success.
- Diverse Counseling Services: Our services encompass educational sessions as well as individual and group counseling sessions.
- Seamless Integration: Importantly, counseling is seamlessly integrated into each doctor’s visit, ensuring consistent support throughout your recovery journey.
- Additional Counseling Opportunities: Patients also have the opportunity to attend additional counseling sessions at no extra cost.