Substance Abuse Counsellor

Substance Abuse Counsellor

A substance abuse counsellor provides mental care and advice to those in need. It involves qualified therapists who provide guidance and support to improve your emotional well-being.

Many people are battling drug addiction, so we will look at what substance abuse counselling is, what makes drug and substance abuse prevalent today, and the various methods that counsellors have to help people get on the road to recovery.

Substance abuse counselling – What is it?

Substance abuse counselling, also called drug addiction counselling, helps us provide support and the required assistance if you have drug or alcohol problems.

Our substance abuse counsellors are equipped with various skills to handle drug abuse issues effectively. One of them is having excellent interpersonal skills. Other skills include Integrity, critical thinking, adaptability and good communication skills.

Who is this counselling for?

So who needs drug addiction counselling? We tailor our drug addiction counselling to match anyone struggling to let go of a drug. This may be alcohol or other hard drugs. If you can’t go a few days without using it, you’re dependent on it, then it’s an addiction. If you can relate to these words, then this counselling is for you.

If you are experiencing drug addiction, you are most likely unable to control the impulse to use and might also be experiencing withdrawal symptoms in the absence of the drug.

These drug addictions stem from various sources. These include;

  • Family history
  • Peer pressure
  • Stress, among others.

Drug addiction can bring about negative repercussions in the long run; This may include;

  • Medical- Liver, heart, and respiratory problems may all be an effect of drug addiction
  • Depression/Stress
  • Cognitive Impairment
  • Premature death
  • Failure to meet your family, societal, work, or school obligations

Drug addiction counselling often entails teaching behavioural change. We do this using a combination of methods. These include;

  • Meeting with you to identify where the addiction stems from.
  • Teaching you alternative coping mechanisms
  • Using support groups
  • You can work with a substance abuse counsellor to develop treatment plans and goals.

What can you expect in our sessions?

Here at Mentality counselling, we focus on five pillars that make up a healthy human. These are:

Mental– Thoughts will affect how we view ourselves, everyone else, and the world around us. When we can pay attention to our mental health, we can examine our thinking and behavioural patterns: This consequently helps us have healthier interactions with everyone, including ourselves..

Exercise – Exercise correlates with the moods we feel. Exercise is an excellent outlet for excess energy and emotions. By adding manageable exercise to your life, you can develop a healthy relationship with resistance. Exercise also helps with mental training, and it can be a very productive coping mechanism.

Sleep – Sleep helps in recovery while also integrating thoughts, emotions, and daily experiences. It is essential to leading a healthy life.

Nutrition – Having deficient or excess nutrients can lead to mental health problems. When you improve your nutrition and diet, you can reduce the medication you might require for the same effect.

Spirituality– This pillar has the potential to colour your life. It entails connecting with the world around you- nature, God, and loved ones. This pillar can include your community, families, loved ones, prayer, religious practice, meditation, reflection, charity, and understanding your purpose in the world.

Through these pillars, you will learn healthy strategies for coping with life and identify the steps you can take to make improvements.

At Mentality Counselling, we will help you identify the obstacles hindering you from realizing your potential and living your best life.

Our sessions entail identifying actionable steps you can take to make adjustments to your behavioural patterns to break cycles and help you move in the direction you want to grow.

We then tie those steps to one of the pillars of health we have discussed; we pair it with a specific exercise and focus on breaking a bad habit and creating a healthy one.

Take the first step today!

Today, you can take a bold step if you deal with drug addiction, porn addiction, video game addiction, or internet and social media addiction.

Book a 15-minute call with us to get started. We will introduce ourselves, and we can address any questions or concerns you may have about substance abuse counselling.