Substance use disorders are chronic illnesses, which is why they follow a continuum of care. This means that, depending on the severity of your addiction, you’ll require various levels of care. Like any chronic disease, there is currently no cure. As such, most people require long-term counseling and treatment to help them overcome this huge challenge. When you come to outpatient rehab, you learn to manage your symptoms and take control of your life.
Clients usually spend one or two hours a week in treatment and get a combination of group therapy, individual counseling, MAT and behavioral therapy that’s right for them.
Substance Use Counseling Program
In the past, people used to think that detox was the cure for addiction. The threshold for mental health issues was also far too high, with issues such as anxiety, depression and other mood disorders misunderstood by the masses.
Now, we realize that detox is only the beginning of treatment. Purging someone’s system of drugs or alcohol gets them ready to receive the care they need. However, it doesn’t alter the negative thoughts and beliefs that trick them into addiction. Substance abuse counseling helps the individual to understand themselves and become the architect of their own future.
Outpatient Mental Health Services
Medication is sometimes necessary to help someone gradually ease their body and mind off a substance. However, MAT alone is nowhere near as effective as a combination of different evidence-based approaches. At On Demand Counseling, we offer the following outpatient mental health treatment options:
- Group therapy: Group therapy is a highly effective form of addiction treatment because it gives you insight into other people’s perceptions. It also builds your confidence and gives you a chance to speak your truth.
- One-on-one counseling: One-on-one counseling is where you get to the root of the emotional reasons that cause you to seek solace in substances. You’ll work together with a qualified counselor to boost your confidence and gain a deeper understanding of yourself.
Behavioral therapy: Behavioral therapy is a way of applying what you learn about yourself to how you behave. Often, there are deep-rooted beliefs and views of the world that we form as young children that still have a surprising amount of influence over us. In these sessions, you examine your beliefs and learn how to amend the ones that no longer serve you.