Coming to terms with accepting a possible addiction disorder can be deeply confusing. There is such a wide range of approaches and services for treatment on offer it can often feel overwhelming for those seeking help.
When seeking help there are several different stages of engagement. Some may just be exploring their opinions to figure out if their drug and alcohol use or behavior is a disorder or just problematic, others may have been in and out of treatment already.
Both require different help in seeking change. There is also a wide variety of different motivations for individuals coming to terms with an addiction For some clients drug and alcohol addiction counseling is a last resort. Reaching out for help at ‘rock bottom’ after all their own, unsupported, attempts to stop have failed. Feelings of hopelessness, suicidal thoughts, fear and anxiety are commonplace at this stage and require careful navigation. Others may have arrived on the back of an intervention by others: family, friends or partners.
For some it is the consequences of crime, loss of money or the end of a relationship that has prompted them to seek help.
Regardless of their stage or motivation; those seeking help face huge life changing decisions. Resistance can come in many forms all of which can be very difficult for the individual and may cloud their hopes and desire to achieve recovery. It is my goal to provide a window into recovery and to guide clients through and past these obstacles.
Having my support will:
- Help you to understand the source, progression and relapse triggers of your addictive behaviors
- Collaboratively identify the right treatment plan you wish to engage with
- Prepare you for drug rehab and detox services
- Support you through the detox and recovery stages
- Support you through difficult moments, challenges and dynamics that arise during early recovery stages
- Review care plans, set new goals and explore individual needs in counselling sessions
- Encourage you to build individual recovery capital and create an aftercare plan to maintain your long-term recovery