Addiction Counseling and continuing care is a chance to begin the rebuilding process and research has shown that it is crucial to long-term success. In the safe, encouraging environment of counseling sessions and support groups, the recovering addict can develop:
- Techniques to cope with or avoid situations with high relapse potential, whether they be social events or time spent alone.
- Reliable methods of dealing with bad moods or depression that might drive someone to use alcohol or drugs.
- Skills to rebuild healthy interpersonal relationships.
- A broader understanding of various aspects of addiction such as substance abuse, dependence, nutrition, and the psychological, psychosocial and physical symptoms of addiction.
- Bonds within the sober community by attending meetings and workshops.