How a Substance Abuse Counselor Can Help

Counselors and therapists of any kind help individuals, couples and families deal with emotional, mental and social issues going on in their lives. Everyone has these problems, and no one is free from stress, sadness, frustration or anger. However, what substance use counselors do is a bit more nuanced.

These individuals are trained to deal with those who have addictions. In fact, many counselors in the field of addiction have been addicts themselves in the past. Having walked in your shoes, they truly understand what you’re going through.

Many people think that addiction is a moral issue, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. Addiction is a disease, and counselors of addiction treat this disease.

What Does Professional Drug Treatment Actually Do?

Because those going through addiction can have serious mental health issues, substance use counselors may end up working one on one to dig through these problems in addition to the addiction itself. This is called dual diagnosis treatment.

For example, when someone who is addicted to heroin also has clinical depression, the counselor will help that individual with both of these issues. But addiction counselors do more than just that. They also help patients in the following ways:

  • Offer support when times are tough
  • Help patients notice denial
  • Stand by patients as they dig through their past of addiction
  • Help patients notice patterns in their lives that may have led to addiction
  • Promote the benefits of sobriety with patients
  • Help patients get back on their feet after relapse

Pinnacle Peak Recovery Can Help With Your Addiction

Pinnacle Peak Recovery in Scottsdale, Arizona is ready to help you with your substance use struggles. We offer both medically monitored detox and inpatient treatment programs, and we only employ the best substance use counselors.

Our treatment programs cater to the individual. We even have track plans that are specifically designed for women and those that are specifically designed for men.

Within all of our treatment programs, we offer a number of social resources, programs in coping skills, dual diagnosis, family therapy, nutritional counseling and physical fitness programs. To help offer a holistic approach to recovery, we have surf therapy, equine therapy, music therapy, yoga, meditation and mindfulness practices and much more.

When you’re ready to begin a program, you can talk with our addiction counselors to pick a track plan that’s right for you. We even have relapse prevention programs and aftercare when you finish your treatment plan with us.

Get started today by calling Pinnacle Peak Recovery at 866-377-4761. We’re committed to helping you kick your substance use habits once and for all. Freedom from addiction is possible, but it starts with you taking that first step.

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