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How Behavioral Therapy Benefits Addicts & Their Families

June 19, 2018

Addiction often has roots in dysfunctional relationships and communication within the family unit. Because of the complex network of relationships and interactions, family therapy is an important part of treatment. We know that often, substance abuse is the visible manifestation of a more complex, deeper cause and that is why Destination Hope specializes in family therapy as part of every therapeutic modality we offer. Not only does our family therapy program help the addict face the complexities in his life head-on, it also helps the families themselves: Families have the chance to work out their most complex issues with the…

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3 Myths about Your First Time in Substance Abuse Treatment

April 7, 2017

1. It’s the scariest thing you will ever go through. It’s actually not. If you can muster up the strength to finally get your life on track, the rest is easy. Once you come to drug and alcohol treatment you are already bettering yourself and have the courage to face it. It’s not going to be easy because some days are good and some days are bad. But it’s worth it at the end if you stick to the program and apply what you learn in treatment to the outside world. It can be scary at first when you have…

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The 12 Step Program: A Beginner’s Guide

September 22, 2016

Alcoholics Anonymous is one of the best-known organizations in the world and is the originator of the now-famous and widely used 12-step model of recovery. Alcoholics Anonymous groups and other 12-step fellowships can be found in virtually every corner of the U.S. and in scores of other countries. In many high-quality addiction treatment programs, participating in AA is an integral and essential part of recovery. The Twelve Steps: A Way of Life The Twelve Steps are a group of spiritual principles that act as a clear, actionable guide for a way of life free of addiction. Moving through the steps…

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You May Need Addiction Counseling If…

April 16, 2014

Addiction counseling may be the solution you’ve been contemplating. Find out the potential signs of addiction so you can reap the benefits of addiction counseling and turn your life around to a healthier and more productive path of recovery. Potential Signs That You May Need Rehab  Here are some of the potential signs that you may need addiction counseling for your relationship with substances and substance use. You hide or lie about how much or how often you use substances. You hide substances in regular places to always have them handy. Substance use has become the center focus of your…

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What Will I Talk About in Addiction Counseling?

February 11, 2014

Addiction counseling is largely made up of psychotherapy, which is a very effective method in treating substance abuse and addiction. Psychotherapy works to find the underlying causes of addiction in order to give you the best tools, answers and strength necessary to fight against addiction and work towards a stable life of recovery. In addiction counseling you may discuss topics such as home, family, your childhood, your fears and your goals. Psychotherapy in Addiction Counseling Psychotherapy is a regular occurrence in addiction counseling programs. Psychotherapy comes in several forms and may include one-on-one therapy sessions between you and your counselor,…

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Is Addiction Counseling a Good Career for Those in Recovery?

January 13, 2014

Addiction counseling can be a good career choice for some, but not necessarily all clients in recovery. Addiction counseling is a great way to give back and to help others who are going through similar circumstances, but the career is certainly a demanding one. It calls for specific requirements and personal characteristics to be successful in the high stress field. Addiction Counseling Addiction counseling can be a very fulfilling career, as these professionals help clients take back control over their lives for greater health and stability. Many clients in recovery find themselves wanting to pursue this career field as a…

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Recovering Addicts as Addiction Counselors

November 1, 2012

One of the wonderful aspects of the drug rehab and recovery industry is that many of the very best counselors were once addicts and remain in recovery to this day. Recovering addicts can offer a degree of empathy and understanding that is not only unmatched in those who have never experienced addiction but can also be very important in the counselor client relationship. After all, addiction counseling is primarily about trust and when a counselor and a client have a two way trusting relationship counseling becomes that much more effective. Addiction counselors who remain in recovery must of course separate…

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