Counseling and psychotherapy are helpful for those suffering from a drug or alcohol addiction, as those who abuse drugs and alcohol typically have more going on than what meets the eye. Due to the stigma of drug and alcohol abuse, many people don’t take into consideration why people abuse drugs and alcohol in the first place. Even addicts are often in denial about why they started abusing drugs and alcohol. This is where counseling and psychotherapy come in. Counseling and psychotherapy give an addict the ability to explore their habits in a safe and helpful environment. By looking at their habits and getting to the root of their existence, counseling and psychotherapy give addicts the opportunity to understand their behaviors.
Counseling and Psychotherapy
Counseling and psychotherapy are two fundamental aspects of addiction treatment. All facets of the addiction need to be treated in order for someone with a substance addiction to recover. Counseling and psychotherapy give addicts the chance to see their addiction as more than just their desire to use. Exploring all components of their addiction, counseling and psychotherapy shine a light on the addict’s life as a whole – discussing their childhood, relationships with family members, etc.
The mental component of addiction is just as important to address when treating an addiction. Often it is the mental component of addiction that drives users to relapse. When an addict goes to counseling and psychotherapy, their chances of relapse lessen. Many who suffer from substance abuse problems can recover from their physical needs and cravings for the drug long before they are able to rid themselves of the mental desire for the drug. Learning about their triggers in counseling and psychotherapy, addicts are given power over certain situations that would normally cause relapse. Social situations, such as being with friends who continue to use drugs, and environmental cues, such as visiting a certain place where substance abuse took place, can trigger cravings in a recovering addict.
Counseling and Psychotherapy in Baltimore
A recovering addict is often overwhelmed by these mental cravings and unless they are seeking treatment, such as counseling and psychotherapy, their chances for relapse are heightened. Counseling and psychotherapy professionals offer recovering addicts various tools to assist during their recovery. The Bergand Group is Baltimore’s leading addiction recovery center. We offer counseling and psychotherapy to all individuals, especially those who are experiencing a drug or alcohol addiction. Our therapists have more than twenty years of experience in the mental health and addiction fields and our focus is on providing comprehensive mental health care and appropriate care for addictive disorders. If you or someone you know is suffering from an addiction and you want more information on counseling and psychotherapy in Baltimore, visit The Bergand Group today.
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About The Bergand Group:
At The Bergand Group in Baltimore, MD 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 rehabilitation 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.