Individual Substance Abuse Counseling
Substance abuse treatment and recovery is best complimented with individualized therapy. At Rego Park Counseling, each substance abuse therapist provides custom-tailored, therapeutic treatment and therapy because everyone’s recovery process is different. We strive to deliver a continuum of care based on your individual needs.
If you are looking for help to prevent relapse, improve coping skills, overcome cravings and triggers, or even just maintain your recovery, please call us at (718) 459-2558 today to schedule a substance abuse counseling session. Our licensed counselors are non-judgmental and compassionate therapists who are here to help you explore solutions that work for you.
We also provide services for families, groups, the LGBTQ+ community, couples, seniors, those with a dual diagnosis, people with anger control issues, individuals seeking remote telehealth services, and people seeking alternatives to incarceration.
Rego Park Counseling provides individualized Substance Abuse Therapy to help you or your loved ones to overcome substance dependence. We offer therapeutic treatments that are custom-tailored to suit your own recovery needs and goals. Find out what substance abuse is and what its negative effects are. Discover how our compassionate, non-judgmental Substance Abuse Therapists can guide you on the road to freedom and recovery. There are several crucial reasons that highlight the vital need for Substance Abuse Counseling.
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Individual Substance Abuse Therapy
High Rates of Substance Dependence
The widespread problem of illicit substance dependence in the country is proof that many people can benefit from Substance Abuse Therapy. 19.3 million people in the U.S. who are 18 years old and above had a substance use disorder (SUD) as of 2019, according to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) report. Among this number, 7.4 million persons are using illicit drugs, 14.1 million are dependent on alcohol, and 2.2 million are dependent on both alcohol and drugs. Based on Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) statistics, approximately 11.7% people 12 years old and older have used illicit drugs in a span of one month in 2018. Around 2% of this group have tried using psychotherapeutic drugs in a nonmedical way within a one month period in 2018.
Negative Impact on Mental Health
The harmful effects of substance dependence on an individual’s mental health also shows that the services of Substance Abuse Therapists are advantageous. They could even be potentially life-saving. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) 2019 presentation reveals that 9.5 million persons who are 18 years old and above are struggling with both substance use disorder (SUD) and mental health issues. These people fall under the category of dual diagnosis. A dual diagnosis refers to a patient who has been clinically diagnosed with both SUD and mental health disorders, based on the definition by DualDiagnosis.org. These two types of disorders are highly related to one another. Some users start abusing substances as a coping mechanism for mental illness. However, drug use can actually aggravate mental health conditions instead of improving them. Recovery is particularly tough for individuals who are trying to overcome both challenges on their own.
Adverse Effects on Physical Health
The life-threatening repercussions of drug use is a major reason why Substance Abuse Therapy is crucial to the physical well-being of a person. According to National Institute on Drug Abuse, drug use may potentially have a broad range of short-term and long-term effects. The actual effects that an individual will experience may vary based on the type of substance used, the amount consumed, and the frequency of use. Common short-term effects range from minor symptoms like appetite loss and insomnia to more serious issues like unstable blood pressure, stroke, and heart attack. Possible long-term effects include lung disease, cancer, heart disease, and hepatitis. Otherwise, substance abuse may even lead to overdose and death.
Social Stigma of Substance Addiction
The societal judgment typically experienced by individuals who are recovering from substance abuse is another reason why Substance Abuse Counseling is important. People who are trying to overcome substance dependence may meet resistance from judgmental people in their immediate circle and beyond. They may feel discouraged by the loss of trust among their family members and friends. They may also find it difficult to function and integrate in their local community because others might feel hesitant to grant them job opportunities or to give them a second chance at personal relationships. Substance Abuse Therapists can help individuals to heal from societal trauma and to deal with it in a constructive way.
Essential Ways That We Help You Recover From Addiction
Rego Park Counseling can promote your healing and recovery from substance dependence through several aspects of our Substance Abuse Therapy.
Medically Supervised Detoxification
Medically supervised detoxification is helpful in the recovery process, but it is not essential for everybody. We can analyze if you need this type of detox based on your current condition. Our Substance Abuse Therapists can refer you to detox facilities if necessary. Medically supervised detox can safely flush out drugs and alcohol from your system. It enables you to gradually wean your body from these substances. Drug or alcohol withdrawal symptoms are signs that you may require detox. It refers to a group of physical, emotional, and mental symptoms that you may experience once you minimize or stop your drug intake. Substance withdrawal may potentially be dangerous to your well-being if it remains unmanaged. We may recommend that you undergo detox in certain facilities if you are currently undergoing withdrawal.
Social detoxification is a viable alternative treatment for you if you do not need medically supervised detoxification. This method does not require the use of medical intervention. Instead, it entails the constant, meticulous monitoring of your detox process in an in-patient setting. It involves a combination of Substance Abuse Counseling, therapy, and support to treat or reduce your drug withdrawal symptoms. Social detox is suitable for you if your therapist considers your withdrawal journey as manageable. It is appropriate for you only if you have minor withdrawal symptoms, not life-threatening ones. In these cases, Rego Park Counseling can refer you to an in-patient program that you can join before you begin your out-patient recovery journey with us.
Clinical Therapy: Individual Substance Abuse Counseling
Rego Park Counseling makes it possible for you to achieve recovery through clinical therapy. After all, individualized therapy is the ideal complement to substance abuse treatment. We specialize in clinical therapy that features personalized treatments which match your own recovery process. These are the advantages of participating in clinical therapy with Rego Park Counseling:
Certified Substance Abuse Counselors
Our licensed counselors have gained important credentials which make them qualified to practice their profession. These are the common requirements for substance abuse, behavioral disorder, and mental health counselors, based on BLS information:
- In general, counselors are required to earn a bachelor’s degree. Nevertheless, the specific educational requirements for each position may vary.
- Substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors are required to pass a state-issued exam.
Most certified substance abuse counselors have a master’s degree in social work, public health, or other therapy-related study. After acquiring a graduate degree, ongoing education allows them to continue certifications with additional credentials. While it is not an official requirement, it is a plus if counselors have also successfully overcome a substance dependence in the past. It will equip them to relate to patients who are undergoing the same process, known as peer counseling.
Effective Talk Therapy
Talk therapy facilitated by our Substance Abuse Therapists can provide valuable guidance as you seek freedom from substance dependence. These are the various ways that behavioral therapy and counseling can help you make progress in the healing process, according to the Drug Facts by the National Institute of Drug Abuse:
- It trains you to identify, avoid, and deal with situations in which you are at-risk of using drugs.
- It teaches you to recognize drug abuse patterns and to pinpoint major influences that affect these patterns.
- It encourages you to improve your attitude and behavior towards drug use and life in general.
- It motivates you to avoid using drugs through positive reinforcement techniques.
- It can educate you about the background, causes, and symptoms of substance use disorder (SUD).
- It can highlight the importance of proper nutrition and physical exercise as part of your overall recovery.
- Our Substance Abuse Therapists can expertly guide the conversation flow during your counseling sessions to maximize your mutual insights.
Our Mission and Philosophy
The mission of Rego Park Counseling is to help recovering patients discover the treatment they need so they can live happy, fulfilled lives. Our philosophy leads us to consider substance dependence as a chronic illness, not a moral weakness. Our Substance Abuse Therapists use evidence-based therapy methods in our outpatient programs to address the symptoms of alcoholism and substance dependence. We also incorporate the principles of the 12 step recovery program to promote progressive healing inside and out.
Start Recovery with Individual Substance Abuse Counseling
Outpatient Substance Abuse Treatment is an effective, patient-friendly option for you and your loved ones, especially in comparison to other options like incarceration. Healing starts and ends with you. Take the first step to overcoming substance dependence by seeking treatment from Rego Park Counseling. Call us at (718) 459-2558 today to schedule a Substance Abuse Counseling session and to begin your journey to recovery.
Types of Therapy Offered
Rego Park Counseling offers different types of therapy that are appropriate for various types of people and settings. Find out which kinds of therapy are recommended for you.
Individual therapy enables you and your counselor to develop individualized treatment plans that are based on his or her professional assessment. Our personalized programs are fine-tuned to your specific recovery needs and goals as a patient. We recommend individual therapy for everyone since healing must begin with oneself.
Family therapy can improve the dynamics among the various family members of your family. It can also facilitate the gradual mending of relationships that may have been broken or damaged because of substance dependence. We recommend family therapy for you if your family are interested in supporting you throughout the process and you feel mutually inclined.
Group therapy makes it possible for a group of people who are connected for personal or professional reasons to encourage and guide each other during the recovery period. We recommend group therapy for you if you feel more confident about tackling your recovery challenge with the aid of a support group. Finally, a diverse combination of all forms of therapy may serve you best.