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Common Questions

How can Addiction Counseling help me?

A number of benefits are available from participating in Addiction Counseling. Our counselors can provide support, problem-solving skills, and enhanced coping strategies for issues that increase our addictive behaviors such as: depression, anxiety, relationship troubles, unresolved childhood issues, grief, stress management, and even body image issues. Many people also find that addiction counselors can be a tremendous asset to managing personal growth, interpersonal relationships, family concerns, marriage issues, and the hassles of life in recovery. Our Addiction specialists will provide a fresh perspective on a difficult problem and help point you in the direction of a solution. The benefits you obtain from addiction counseling depend on how well you use the process and put into practice what you learn. Some of the benefits available from Addiction Counseling include:

  • Comprehensive Outpatient Treatment Counseling:
  • A Medically Managed Outpatient Withdrawal process and Treatment.
  • Individual, family, and group therapy services.
  • Flexible group therapy sessions- am/pm groups are available.
  • Medication management by our Medical Director.
  • A treatment plan that is specific to each client with measurable goals.
  • A pain recovery program that will assist to reduce pain levels and increase function in our clients without relying on opioids.
  • Attaining a better understanding of yourself, your goals and values
  • Developing skills for improving your relationships
  • Finding resolution to the issues or concerns that led you to seek therapy
  • Learning new ways to cope with stress and anxiety
  • Managing anger, grief, depression, and other emotional pressures without relying on illicit substances
  • Improving communications and listening skills in sobriety
  • Changing old behavior patterns and developing new more positive pro-social behaviors
  • Discovering new ways to solve problems in your family or marriage rather that use
  • Improving your self-esteem and boosting self-confidence while living life in sobriety


Do I really need therapy?  I can usually handle my problems. 

Everyone goes through challenging situations in life, and while you may have successfully navigated through other difficulties you've faced, there's nothing wrong with seeking out extra support when you need it. In fact, Addiction Counseling is for people who have enough self-awareness to realize they need a helping hand, and that is something to be admired. You are taking responsibility by accepting where you're at in life and making a commitment to change the situation by seeking counseling for your disease. Addiction Counseling provides long-lasting benefits and support, giving you the tools you need to avoid triggers, re-direct damaging patterns, and overcome whatever challenges you face. 


Why do people go to Addiction Counseling and how do I know if it is right for me?

People have many different motivations for coming to Counseling.   Some may have lost everything due to their addiction or have not handled stressful circumstances well.  Some people need assistance managing a range of other issues without using illicit substances such as: low self-esteem, depression, anxiety, addictions, relationship problems, and spiritual conflicts.  Counseling will help individuals develop a grasp on life and can help provide some much needed encouragement and help with skills to get them through this period in your life.  Others may be at a point where they are ready to learn more about themselves or want to be more effective with their sobriety in life.   In short, people seeking Addiction Counseling are ready to meet the challenges in their lives and ready to make positive changes in their lives. 

 

What is Addiction Counseling like?

Because each person has different issues and goals for therapy, therapy will be different depending on the individual.  In general, you can expect to discuss the current events happening in your life, your personal history relevant to your issue, and report progress (or any new insights gained) from the previous therapy session.  Depending on your specific needs, Addiction Counseling can be short-term, or longer-term, to deal with more difficult patterns or your desire for more personal development.  Either way, it is most common to schedule regular sessions with your therapist (usually weekly).

It is important to understand that you will get more results from counseling if you actively participate in the process.  

We are a team of licensed professionals who have a passion to provide the best care and treatment tools for our clients.  The treatment of substance use disorder or addiction is our specialty. A New Generation Life Recovery Center is founded on best practice and each of our providers has extensive experience.  The best part about our Center is that we have set up a structured treatment program that provides effective results.

 

What about medication and counseling?  

It is well established that the long-term solution to addiction and emotional problems and the pain they cause cannot be solved solely by medication.  Instead of just treating the symptom, our 3 month Suboxone Outpatient Program addresses the cause of your opioid distress and the behavioral patterns that allows an individual to continue to use Opioid’s.  You can best achieve sustainable growth and a greater sense of well-being with this integrative approach to wellness.  Working with our medical doctor and our expert staff we can determine what's best for you, and in some cases a combination of medication and therapy is the right course of action in overcoming your addiction to Opioid’s. 

 

Does what we talk about in Counseling remain confidential?

Confidentiality is one of the most important components between a client and psychotherapist. Successful therapy requires a high degree of trust with highly sensitive subject matter that is usually not discussed anywhere but the counselor’s office.   Every therapist/counselor should provide a written copy of their confidential disclosure agreement, and you can expect that what you discuss in session will not be shared with anyone.  This is called “Informed Consent”.  Sometimes, however, you may want your therapist to share information or give an update to someone on your healthcare team (your Physician, Naturopath, Attorney), but by law your therapist cannot release this information without obtaining your written permission.

However, state law and professional ethics require therapists to maintain confidentiality except for the following situations:

* Suspected past or present abuse or neglect of children, adults, and elders to the authorities, including Child Protection and law enforcement, based on information provided by the client or collateral sources.

* If the therapist has reason to suspect the client is seriously in danger of harming him/herself or has threaten to harm another person.

 

Still on the fence if our staff of addiction experts can help?  Then ask yourself or your loved ones any of the following question on how do you know we can help? 

Below are a few questions to begin the making the best choice for your life:

  • Are you taking a substance in larger amounts or over a longer period then intended?
  • Do you have a persistent desire or unsuccessful efforts to cut down or control use?
  • A great deal of time is spent in activities necessary to obtain substance, use, or recover from use?
  • Is your continued use hindering your from fulfilling major responsibilities at work, school, or home?
  • Do you resort to using to cope and handle stressors or problems?

If you can relate to one or more of these questions, please contact us for more detailed information and schedule an appointment.