Facing up to your addiction and dealing with the physical symptoms is only the start of the rehabilitation process. The majority of drug addictions involve an initial phase of detoxification, but this is only the beginning of your recovery journey. Whilst this detox stage is designed to remove all traces of drugs from your body, what happens when this phase of treatment is complete? The importance of drug counselling and the benefits it brings to recovery cannot be underestimated. Having that crucial engagement with a drugs counsellor, giving you, or a loved one, time to talk through personal triggers, issues and feelings can be hugely beneficial and can really make a difference to maintaining your recovery in the outside world.
Helping a loved one to overcome their addiction to alcohol or drugs can be frustrating, lonely and exhausting, but support for the family is widely available and encouraged. Port of Call explains how to help an addict by helping yourself.
When addiction is the subject, conversation can be extremely helpful. Counselling for addiction works to help you, a loved one, friend or colleague talk through current issues, halving the problem and helping towards the end goal of becoming addiction free. Here, Port of call looks at the effectiveness of alcohol counselling services.
Dennis, 57, from Oxford decided to turn to Port of Call and receive addiction counselling and therapy sessions in order to achieve an addiction free life. Dennis’ drinking problem stemmed from the death of his wife, but now he is turning over a new leaf, living a life free from alcohol.
All too often, casual drug use can turn into an addiction. If you, or someone you know is abusing drugs or stuck in a cycle of drug addiction, it is important to seek help. Here, Port of Call outlines the process of counselling a drug user and discusses the importance of drug counselling.
Facing up to having drug issues and being able to talk about it with other people, can be a tough challenge for anyone with an addiction. But accepting the truth and being able to share it can be one of the first major steps you can take towards recovery. The benefits of drug counseling cannot be underestimated as part of the recovery process. Talking to other people in a supportive, shared environment gives you the chance to talk through shared issues with a group of peers and/or professionals who will not only be able to offer advice and support but also know what you’ve been going living from their own personal perspective.
In most clinics, including private rehab, most drug addictions involve a phase of detoxification at the start of the rehabilitation process. But this is only the beginning of the recovery journey. Whilst this stage of detox is designed to remove all traces of drugs from your body, what happens when this phase of the treatment is completed? The importance of drug counselling and the benefits it brings to your recovery cannot be underestimated.
Time to Talk Day is aiming to to get the nation talking about mental health this Thursday 4 February 2016. Mental health problems affect one in four people every year and they’re twice as likely to be heavy or problem drinkers. Here, Port of Call explains the mental health effects of alcohol.
“My identity was my addictions,” wrote Lauren Stahl, founder of American accountability and empowerment website SPARKITE, on the Huffington Post blog recently. If that’s a sentiment that sounds familiar to you, whether during past or present experiences with addictions, then the good news is that it needn’t always be that way.
Karen, 54, formerly of Splott, decided to look for drug rehab in Cardiff she turned to Port of Call for help. This is her story of how she overcame her addictions to cannabis and Lorazepam at a women’s only addiction treatment centre.