What is Chemical Dependency Counseling?
Addiction is a medical condition that can drastically affect the life of the substance abuser and their loved ones. Without proper mediation, the life of the chemical dependent can spiral out of control. Chemical dependency counseling is used in the treatment of substance abuse including prescription medications, narcotics, alcohol, and other drugs.
Chemical Dependency Counselors help addicts recover using therapeutic techniques by finding the source or cause of dependency, interventions involving loved ones, providing educational materials and emotional support.
Counselors help break the pattern of addiction by tackling the underlying causes with experience to inspire lifestyle changes. Their job is to inspire self-advancement by establishing relationships with their clients that allow them to desire freedom from dependency.
Ways Chemical Dependency Counseling Can Help
- Provide emotional support
- Offer educational materials
- Client approved intervention with loved one
- Substance detoxification
- Therapy sessions
- Team collaboration
- Treatment facility referrals