Counseling and behavioral therapy is a key component of providing a “whole-patient” treatment approach. At Lanier Treatment Center, we provide counseling services to those struggling with all types of addiction or trauma.
Counseling provides a safe environment for patients to heal and receive the support they need to move forward with their lives.
You are not alone. At Lanier Treatment Center, we're here to help you find the tools to overcome your battle with addiction.
At Lanier Treatment Center, we offer comprehensive counseling services. In addition to the counseling services within the MAT program, Lanier Treatment Center’s certified counselors offer individual counseling for all substance use disorders. Many of the counselors specialize in trauma and work with the individual suffering from substance use disorder and/or with their family members and loved ones.
Counseling and MAT
For those receiving counseling for opioid use disorder, research shows that combining medication assisted treatment and therapy can successfully treat substance abuse disorders.Under federal law, MAT patients must receive counseling, which could include different forms of behavioral therapy. These services are required along with medical, vocational, educational, and other assessment and treatment services.
Patients in medication assisted treatment programs benefit from counseling. The opportunity to talk with a professional one-on-one or in a group with others in treatment helps clients identify goals and promote change in their lives. Counseling helps people learn about the disease of addiction, why it occurs and what tools are needed to overcome the problems associated with the disease. Through group counseling, patients have the opportunity to connect with others in the program and build new relationships in their sobriety.
Counseling provides endless and long-lasting benefits to our patients, including:
- Encouragement, motivation and support
- Increased ability to stick to treatment
- Sustainable coping skills
- Prevention of relapse
- Making new friends who are clean
- Setting goals and solving problems
- Improved communication
- Improved self-esteem
- Promotion of behavior change
- Achieving optimal mental health
Family and Friends are Important
Recovery is hard to go through alone. The support of family and friends is an important part of the journey. People who receive love and encouragement from family are more likely to enter treatment and stick with it.
Some ways family and friends can provide support include: offering rides to treatment, a safe place to live or help finding a job.
It is also important to be supportive by helping the person avoid or overcome setbacks.
Family and friends should seek their own counseling and support. Counseling is a safe place to learn more about the person's situation, how to help, and how to manage the problems their loved one's addiction has caused them. Support groups are another great place for family and friends to connect with others facing similar challenges.
Contact us to learn more about counseling for family and friends.