Addiction is a chronic disease, which means you need to maintain recovery instead of seeing rehab as a cure for a substance use disorder. During drug and alcohol counseling, you and your case manager will discuss the next steps to help you feel secure about what happens along each step of the way and make positive steps towards your goals.
Mental Health Counseling
There has been discussion about whether alcohol and drug addiction occurs as a result of mental health disorders, or vice versa. The simple answer is — both. Psychological issues such as depression, anxiety, phobias and eating disorders often occur at the same time as substance use disorders. Substances profoundly affect the brain, causing imbalances in vital neurotransmitters that affect mood regulation, motivation and behavior, among other things.