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11 Things your Therapist will Not Tell you About Addiction Treatment

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, one of the best treatments for any type of addiction is therapy or counseling. Although honesty and trusting your therapist is a large part of counseling, there are some things that your therapist will not tell you.

1. Therapy is Hard Work

Learning to live without the addiction is hard. Facing the cause of the addiction is hard. There is nothing easy about dealing with addiction. You have to work at therapy or it will not help you passed the things that you are going through.

2. You Might not Make Much Progress at First

Your progress is going to be very slow particularly if you are fighting it. Some people are in therapy for a few months while others are in therapy for years.

3. It Sometimes is not All About You

Therapy is sometimes about you and your problems but other times it is about your family, relationships, and how to fix them.

4. You will Probably Relapse

Therapist will Not Tell

Your story is likely not the worst your counselor has ever heard.

There is a good chance of relapse with any drug addiction treatment. Therapists will not tell you this because a positive outlook is extremely important. Most drug addicts relapse at least once before they are in complete recovery. Each addict and addiction is worse.

5. You Need Treatment More than You Think You do

Almost everyone walks into addiction therapy thinking that they do not really need it. The people, who do not believe they need it, usually need it the most. All addicts benefit from some type of therapy.

6. They have probably heard your Story Before

There is not much a seasoned therapist has not heard. Most drug addicts are similar in the patterns they complete before seeking treatment.

7. They have probably heard Worse Stories than Yours

A therapist hears hundreds of addiction stories. The chances of yours being the worst are slim. Even if yours is close to the worst chances are the therapist has heard it before.

8. They have probably heard Better Stories than Yours

You are also probably not the most positive story they have heard. Most therapists have heard success stories as well as failures.

9. They have heard all of the Lies you Tell Yourself

Everyone in some way lies to themselves. Most therapists are familiar with the excuses and lies that you tell yourself. They won’t tell you that you are lying to yourself, this is something that you need realize on your own.

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10. They have heard all of the Lies you Tell to Them

It is pointless to lie to your therapist. Most therapists have heard all of the lies that you tell. They are experts at seeing through them. It is not until you stop lying to your therapist that the counseling starts to work. They won’t tell you they know that you are lying.

11. They will not tell you Where to get Treatment

To find addiction treatment all you have to do is call 800-481-6320. We can help you find the right rehab center and therapist for you.

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