Alcohol and Drug Counseling

Alcohol and Drug Counseling is provided for those struggling with abuse or addictions. 

What is recovery?

We all have our own thought and ideas of RECOVERY. There are many different philosophies on how to find abstinence or balance within our addiction.

What will it take for you to not just find RECOVERY but to OWN YOUR RECOVERY?

In its definition of recovery, released in 2011, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) describes recovery as “a process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live a self-directed life, and strive to reach their full potential.” In an accompanying list of guiding principles, it notes that abstinence remains the safest approach for those with substance use disorders, but emphasizes that “recovery occurs via many pathways.”

• Abstinence

- Abstaining is the most traditional treatment method surrounding addiction. Involving complete avoidance of any and all substances.

• “SMART” Recovery teaches member tools they need to practically handle addiction problems without a commitment to a higher power, but more so with a commitment to ourselves.

- Four Main Principles

1) Creating and sustaining motivation

2) Managing urges to use

3) Controlling thoughts, emotion, and actions

4) Living a well-rounded life

• Moderation Management (MM)

- Self - Management * Balance * Moderation * Personal Responsibility

- Encourages you to focus on your substance abuse pattern.

• Harm Reduction, Abstinence, and Moderation Support (HAMS)

- The philosophy is to pay attention to our emotions before, during, and after using substances. The focus is to assist with making good decisions about their goals.

Eventually we may learn through this experience what will help us to define our OWN RECOVERY and what to do with it.

What are you motivated to do? “Where there is a will there is a way.”

In a self-empowering approach the discussion about these factors might extend over many sessions. For us the default position is abstinence, because it is generally easier and for most clients less risky. However, many clients have already decided what they want to do.

Navigating through the community system can be very challenging and time consuming. We may lose hope and begin to use again because of the struggles within the system.

We are here to be the gatekeeper to linkages to detox, inpatient and outpatient settings programs, meetings, support groups, online chats, etc.

Our goal is to help other’s think through the decision carefully and to assist those who are seeking meaningful ways to abstain from substances, utilizing practical means to reach their RECOVERY.

Cost for Alcohol and Drug Counseling

Sliding Scale $50-100 per hr