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What is drug addiction counselling?

All too often, casual drug use can turn into an addiction. If you, or someone you know is abusing drugs or stuck in a cycle of drug addiction, it is important to seek help. Here, drug rehab experts, Port of Call outlines the process of counselling a drug user and discusses the importance of drug counselling at various types of rehab, including private rehab.

counselling a drug user

Counselling a drug user

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is commonplace in counselling and therapy sessions. This type of treatment allows individuals to open up about their thoughts and feelings, which can sometimes unearth the source of addiction and cravings. By counselling a drug addict, the aim is to turn negative thoughts or feelings into healthier ones.

Your first step when finding counselling for a drug addict should be to contact Port of Call. We understand the need for a drug user who needs counselling, to find a therapist who suits the needs of the individual. Mainly it is important to understand if the user wishes to attend individual, group or family therapy. Our helpful advisors will talk you through the process of finding counselling.

Seeking counselling for a drug user can be difficult. A sensitive subject to broach, the act of attending counselling requires an individual to admit they have a problem. If you are finding it difficult to broach the subject with a close friend or family member, Port of Call can help you.

Benefits of drug counselling

Counselling is known to be one of the most effective means of recovery. The two main forms of counselling include talking and behavioural therapies, carried out in either individual or group therapy sessions. Counselling a drug addict focuses on teaching individuals’ ways of coping with their cravings and handling any underlying problems in a controllable manner, without drug use.

The importance of drug counselling is not to be underestimated. Often, individuals who use drugs suffer from side effects, which can sometimes include anxiety and depression. Help in overcoming these coexisting problems is an important benefit of drug counselling.

Contact Port of Call

For help in finding the right counselling for a drug user, contact Port of Call today on 0800 002 9010.  Our addiction treatment specialists are here to help you navigate the full range of treatment options, ensuring we can always offer the right help at the right time.

About the author: Alex Molyneux

Alex is our admissions team leader. Over the last 5 years he has spoken with more than 10,000 people via our helpline and has organised over 1,000 detox and rehabilitation placements.

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