Drug Addiction

Drug Counseling

Are you looking for drug counseling for yourself or someone you care about? This should not be a challenge for there is every possible type of help available at your fingertips. Another valid question is, is it drug counseling that you should seek or drug rehab? There is a big difference between the two and making the right choice is crucial to the recovery of the individual in need.

Drug counseling is usually only beneficial if the individual has quite a bit of sober, clean time already established.  Anyone with little or no clean time will very rarely benefit much from it.  If they require a detox. period and most people will, they will definitely gain much more from some sort of treatment facility.  In a rehab facility, they will not only detox safely and as comfortably as possible, they have more time to acquire a little clean time. The longer the sobriety period, the more solid one becomes. Time and distance can make or break the person, so to speak. When sobriety is very short term, often times the individual will usually not have enough stability and will fall, sooner or later, back into the same old destructive pattern.

Opting for a treatment center, one will usually have some huge wins from the amount of clean time he/she has. The longer the sobriety, the better one feels and the stronger one becomes. One of the most prominent drawbacks to drug counseling is that it usually is done on an outpatient basis; the individual will meet with a counselor once or twice a week and go back to their normal routine. Therein lies the problem, with any kind of addiction, there needs to be a lengthy break from one’s normal routine. This allows the individual to become clear minded and build the strength he will, undoubtedly, need to resist the urge to use again.  Most often, one fails because, though his body is thought to be rid of the drug, it is not. In fact, the fat cells store residuals of the drug for many, many years to come. When one becomes stressed or physically active, such as exercise or sex, the drug is released into the bloodstream, restimulating the individual to use again. The drug tells the person’s brain, he needs that drug in order to feel good again. One is helpless, about 95% of the time, and fails and returns to using. They find they can not stop and end up, ultimately, in a much worse cycle of addiction, than ever before.

When seeking drug counseling, first make sure the individual in need is strong enough and has enough clean time in his favor. It is almost always better to seek the help of an inpatient center.