Going through recovery for any addiction means not only detoxing, but also one or more types of therapy. Counseling and psychotherapy in Baltimore County, in particular, can be effective in order to begin the healing process.
Defining Counseling and Psychotherapy in Baltimore County
The mental component of addiction is just as important to address when treating addiction as the physical. Many who suffer from substance abuse problems can recover from their physical needs and cravings for the drug well before they are able to shake their mental desire for the drug. Drug and alcohol addictions are triggered as much by the body’s need for the drug as by the mind’s. Social situations such as being with friends who continue to use drugs can trigger cravings in a recovering addict. Environmental cues such as visiting a certain place where substance abuse took place are also strong drivers of cravings. Internal factors such as stress or depression are very strong triggers and can be difficult to overcome.
A recovering substance user is often overwhelmed by these mental cravings. This is where addiction counseling and psychotherapy play such a significant role in addiction treatment. Trained alcohol and drug counselors and therapists use a variety of techniques to teach patients how to recognize these mental cravings, the things that trigger them, and strategies for overcoming them. In the short term, the patient must overcome physical cravings, but in the long term, he or she will be dealing with the mental components of their addiction. Social and environmental stimuli can present themselves without warning, and may well trigger cravings. With addiction counseling and psychotherapy, a patient will be equipped with the skills to take control over mental cravings instead of being controlled by them.
To learn more about the value of counseling and psychotherapy in Baltimore County, contact The Bergand Group. We offer recovery programs for yourself or for others who are seeking education materials about addictions. The Bergand Group is Maryland’s leading addiction treatment and recovery center and offers support for those struggling with addiction and mental health issues, including direction for those who may be denying an addiction. We can help you to work through your addiction in a safe and healthy environment where everyone is committed to your care.
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About The Bergand Group:
At The Bergand Group in Baltimore and Harford County, Maryland, our therapists have more than twenty years of experience in the mental health and addiction fields. Our focus is on providing comprehensive mental health care and appropriate care for addictive disorders. We offer both alcohol rehab and drug rehabilitation. If you or someone you know is struggling with alcohol or substance addiction, there is help available. We also offer several other services, including family therapy and counseling. We can help. Contact us today.[/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]