Addiction Therapy For a Better You
If this Is You Try Addiction Therapy It Works
One reason is you need to recognize that you defiantly can’t recover alone. If we could there would be no need for therapists. Once we decide to reach out help is available to us.
Another reason would be if you were anything like me in the beginning I honestly did not know which foot I was supposed to start walking with when I got out of bed do I take a step with the left or the right foot. Do you think that’s a good enough reason for addiction therapy? Maybe not quite the case but you get the general idea.
All I knew was that I was sick and tired of using and needed help with my addiction in the worst possible way. Once we start to become willing to work on ourselves we open the door to recover. One thing we need to be is patient with ourselves and that takes practice. It’s like everything need to be relearned.
Thirteen Suggestions for Finding the Right Therapist
* I would suggest that you find a therapist who specializes in addiction. Find a therapist who you feel comfortable with. If you do not feel comfortable, you probably will not be willing to open up about personal issues.
* I would suggest you find a therapist who does not act or come across as too “professional”. One that is informal and casual will make you feel more comfortable.
* Look for a therapist who treats you as an equal and does not treat you as though you are sick and unstable. You already probably feel less than as it is why add to it.
* Look for therapist who will listen to your points of view and does not feel their way is the only way to recover.
* Find one that willing to spend time dealing with emotional issues that may be causing you to use.
* I would get one that does not force you to talk about things you don’t feel like talking about.
* Find a therapist who will encourage you. As addicts we generally suffer from low self esteem so encouragement is necessary.
* You may want to find one that will call you on your B. S. when you are intentionally avoiding issues.
* I would not want a therapist that talks about their problems either. I mean who is the one paying for the session and needs the help.
* Look for one who will be available for crisis on emergency basis because you never know when something threatening your well being will come up.
* Find an addictions therapist that will help you to find new ways in which to cope with your problems.
* The most important thing to me is to find one who will encourage and support you in your recovery.
Therapists must adhere to a code of ethics established by the NASW that will not let them share any information whether verbal or written without your consent. Therefore what is said there stays there!
I have stated in other posts how important therapy was for me and I will say it again. Therapy allowed me to start to see the real me and start to make some changes. I think basically what I knew about living you could put in a nutshell.
I had to change a lot because the only thing I could do well was use and I really did not do that to well either. I always ended up in jail or O. D.
If you want to change your life I would strongly suggest going to addiction therapy.
Keep in mind that any addict or alcohol can stop using drugs or drinking, lose the desire to use them, and find a new way to live.