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Finding Your Way with the Help of a Substance Abuse Counselor

If you are suffering from a substance abuse problem, alcoholism or an drug addiction there is no need to go at it alone. There are many caring individuals that want to help you, some of which have been in your shoes at one point in time, they are substance abuse counselors. Their goal is to help you and others in similar situations to overcome their substance abuse problems and start living a happy, healthy and fulfilling sober life.

What is a Substance Abuse Counselor?

A substance abuse counselor is a person who help people who have problems related to alcohol and other drugs. They do not only counsel addicts but those who are afraid they might become addicts too. Many substance abuse counselors are former addicts themselves, however not all are. Many patients prefer to seek treatment from someone who has been where they are and made it out successfully. Substance abuse counselors are not only there to help the addict themselves but to help their friends and family because alcoholism or drug addiction affects their lives as well.

Substance abuse counselors are typically supervised by doctors, psychologists, or social workers. The do not offer psycho therapy or prescribed medications to the addict. The do however help them with practical problems like finding housing or a job. Substance abuse counselors provide both individual and group counseling sessions to help the addicts talk about, understand, and cope with their problems.

How Can a Substance Abuse Counselor Can Help Me?

Substance abuse is a problem that will not go away on its own. If you are an addict or fear you may become an addict a substance abuse counselor can help guide you through recovery and teach you the tools needed to maintain your sobriety. In both one-on-one and group sessions with a substance abuse counselor you will be able to get to the root cause of your addiction and talk about it. You will complete your sessions with an understanding of your addiction and possess the key tools that are needed for you to maintain your sobriety.

Your substance abuse counselor will be able to relate to where you are in life and help you to find peace and understanding within your recovery. You will have the help you need in all areas of your life as your substance abuse counselor will help to make sure you are set up with housing, work and are going to meetings on a regular basis to maintain your sobriety. Having been where you are at one point in time they will be able to share with you the key tools that worked for them in recovery in hopes of helping you to stay sober.

Starting Your Recovery

Whether you enter into a halfway house, rehabilitation center, hospital or outpatient program you will have a substance abuse counselor there to support you and encourage you in the healthy choices you are making in your life now. You will be able to work through the initial stages of recovery up to moving back home. You will find the support you need within your substance abuse counselor.

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Sharon from Ohio

Getting my life back in order was probably the most important thing in the world to me at that point. I was down and feeling hopeless. Thank god there are people who care.

Alex from Florida

I guess when you have a problem you don’t want to admit it. After pretty much destroying everything around me and getting to the point where I was homeless – enough was enough. Thanks to the support and the community that lifted me up I am not over 2 years sober.

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Finding Your Way with the Help of a Substance Abuse Counselor


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