It is estimated that patients taking medication for opioid dependence or substance abuse have a 25% rate of retention, and with one-to-one counseling one’s chances of success increase to 80%. Therefore, counseling plays a vital role and an integral part of your process of regaining a sober life.
Cravings for opioids can occur months and even years after your last use. The intensity of craving can force any individual trying to kick a habit at risk for relapse. That’s one reason why counseling is a paramount part of the addiction treatment. Counseling can help you recognize events, triggers, or social situations that associated with your past drug use. The likelihood of success is significantly increased when treatment includes medication combined with counseling. Opioid dependence is not just a physical condition it includes emotions, behaviors, and even surrounding settings, that associated in the past with drug use, are all part of the addiction, and that’s where counseling can help. Addiction Counseling can help you begin to make changes in your lifestyle, your behavior and keep you focus on your addiction treatment goal.
ALL PATIENTS OF A.R.C. CLINIC ARE REQUIRED TO PARTICIPATE IN COUNSELING
How counseling works:
- To aid in your success a Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor (LICDC) identifies triggers and coping mechanisms
- Services provided range from education, individual, group, couples, family, and codependency counseling.
- We require a 24 HOUR notice prior to you scheduled appointment for CANCELLATION. If this requirement is NOT met, patient will be expected to pay for the appointment in FULL.
- As stated in treatment contract, counseling is required at the minimum of ONCE PER WEEK.