Opioid addiction treatment with Health Care Resource Centers (HCRC) includes substance use disorder counseling as an essential component of an individual’s treatment plan. Decades of research have shown that medication-assisted treatment, with methadone or buprenorphine, is most effective in conjunction with professional counseling and support.
HCRC counselors are trained, certified professionals experienced in the field of addiction who offer non-judgmental, compassionate support to patients throughout their recovery. Counseling is goal-oriented, driven by each patient’s objectives for both their recovery and their life outside of their disease. Not only is substance use disorder counseling an important part of the treatment plan, it is also a legal requirement of participation in many medication-assisted treatment programs.
Individual substance use disorder counseling is focused on identifying and addressing underlying issues and traumas that may have contributed to a patient’s drug use. The specific goals for individual counseling are different for each person, but typically include:
Group counseling is a very effective part of a comprehensive treatment program for those struggling with opiate addiction. Individuals often feel very alone when entering treatment, and group counseling offers a way for them to feel a sense of community and belonging. Additional benefits of group counseling include:
Family counseling offers patients the opportunity to invite family and loved ones to participate in their treatment through clinician-led counseling sessions. Addiction is a family disease that affects not only the person struggling with drug use, but also those who love and care about them. Trust is often broken, and from there, anger, sadness and despair afflict the family and make it difficult for those struggling with addiction to keep those relationships intact. Like individual and group counseling, the goals will be specific to each patient and family, but will focus on rebuilding healthy relationships.