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What You Must Know About the Counselors at Drug Rehab Centers

Drug Rehab Centers counselors are there to help you, not judge you.

Drug Rehab Centers counselors are there to help you, not judge you.

When you enter drug rehab you will spend a lot of time with your drug counselor so it’s important that you understand who they are and how they can help you. If you don’t feel comfortable with your drug counselor than you won’t be able to get the most out of your treatment and therefore it’s very important to your successful completion of drug rehab that you know your counselor and you feel comfortable talking with them.

You Counselor is Your Guide

Great drug rehab counselors will not force you into working a certain avenue or thought for recovery but they will guide you along the way. You drug counselor is your guide not your director. They have certain methods of treatment and ideas that could help you but they should only guide you in the right direction and then allow you to make decisions on how you will use the guidance that is provided. If your drug counselor forces their program onto you or forces the treatment methodologies on you then you should probably seek another counselor.

Your Counselor is Your Friend

At times, you might feel like your drug counselor is being to hard on you or too tough but in all actuality, good drug counselors are friendly and nice but when they need to be tough they are. Good drug counselors cannot be overtaken or pushed over to do what you want but they are there for you to confide in and to work with through the recovery process. If you think that your counselor is being too tough, consider what they are being tough about and look at their point of view, you’ll likely realize that they are just guiding you in the right direction again to prevent you from relapsing.

Your Counselor Should Know Your Situation

The best drug counselors are skilled at treating the people that they work with, meaning that your drug counselor should be knowledgeable in treating men if you are a man, women if you are a woman, teens if your are a teen, etc. Men and women respond differently to treatment and require different counseling modalities in order to successfully overcome addiction and therefore they must be treated by a counselor who understands them individually. Teens respond differently than adult so teens require treatment from counselors who are educated in treating teen addiction.

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Are Free Inpatient Rehab Centers Too Good to Be True?

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Free inpatient rehab centers actually do exist. Though these facilities are not as common as paid inpatient facilities, they can be found and patients in need are able to receive 24-hour care in a controlled environment which can significantly help their chances of making a successful recovery from addiction. How Many Facilities are Free? According….

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Are Addiction Treatment Programs Worth Their Cost

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When deciding on whether to go to an addiction treatment program, cost is definitely a factor. Most addiction treatment programs are relatively expensive, and only the individual in treatment can decide if a specific addiction treatment program is worth the cost. In order to decide whether addiction programs are worth their cost, a person should….

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Helping a Loved One Get Into Drug Rehab

Drug rehab can save your loved ones life!

Are you the friend or family member of a known addict? Did you know that sometimes it’s the friends and family members that actually help save the life of the addict by making the call and helping them get into drug rehab to get help for their addiction? It’s not just the addict who can….

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Ohio Tech Stepping in to Fight Opioid Addiction

The opioid addiction crisis is serious in the state of Ohio, and more groups are stepping in to try and make a difference. Among these is the technology industry of the state, which is holding a Technology Challenge for both scientists and laymen to try and figure out new ways to help people with opioid….

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The Difference Between Inpatient and Outpatient Rehab Centers

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According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, drug abuse and addiction have many dimensions, and they disrupt many aspects of an individual’s life. Because of this treatment is not simple. Effective treatment programs have to incorporate many components, which are each directed to a particular aspect of the illness and its consequences. Addiction treatment….

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The Dangers of Stress & When to Seek Help

Nowadays, most everyone experiences stress in their daily life in one form or another. Be it work, relationships or finances, today’s fast-paced world makes occasional, and even extended periods of stress impossible to avoid. Overall, stress can be a good thing when dealt with in healthy ways; however, prolonged or chronic stressors can compromise a….

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5 Signs Inpatient Drug Rehab is Right for You

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Addiction affects different people in different ways, though certain signs of addiction should not be taken lightly. Long-time addicts well know how hard it can be to manage or control drug-using behaviors, with many opting to just give in to addiction’s hold. Likewise, people who’ve gone in and out of drug treatment on multiple occasions….

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Life After Drug Rehab: Paying the Bill

Drug rehab can come with a price but don’t let that stop you from the recovery you deserve!

Long after you have finished getting treatment for a drug addiction there’s a chance that you will still be paying the bill. The cost of addiction runs far deeper than just the cost of going into treatment. There are other bills that accrue such as the need to pay back the people you love, the need….

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