Substance Abuse

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Overcoming Addiction with Professional Support

Addiction to substances such as alcohol, illegal, and legal drugs mostly common today being prescription pain medications, can be a difficult cycle to break, but we want you to know, it is very possible.  We have counselors and life-coaches who have defeated the battle with addictions in their lifetime and are here for you.  With the right treatments, programs, and professional help, you too can overcome this mental health condition and live a life free from the chains of addiction.

Understanding Substance Abuse Treatment Programs

Substance abuse treatment programs typically follow a structured series of steps to help individuals overcome addiction to achieve sobriety. The specific details of these steps may vary from one program to another, but the general principles are consistent. Here are the common steps in an alcohol treatment program:

  1. Assessment and Evaluation:
    • The first step is a comprehensive assessment to determine the extent of the individual’s alcohol use, any co-occurring mental health issues, and other factors that may impact treatment.
    • This assessment helps treatment providers create a personalized treatment plan.
  2. Detoxification (Detox):
    • For individuals with severe alcohol dependence, medical detox may be necessary to safely manage withdrawal symptoms.
    • Detox can take place in an inpatient facility or under the supervision of a healthcare professional.
  3. Inpatient or Outpatient Treatment:
    • Individuals may enter either an inpatient (residential) or outpatient treatment program based on the severity of their alcohol use and other individual factors.
    • Inpatient treatment involves living at a treatment facility, receiving 24/7 care, and participating in therapy and counseling.
    • Outpatient treatment allows individuals to continue living at home while attending therapy sessions and group meetings.
  4. Individual Counseling:
    • One-on-one counseling sessions with a licensed therapist or counselor are a core component of alcohol treatment programs.
    • These sessions help individuals explore the root causes of their addiction and develop coping strategies.
  5. Group Therapy:
    • Group therapy sessions provide an opportunity for individuals to connect with others who are experiencing similar challenges.
    • Sharing experiences, providing support, and learning from peers are essential aspects of group therapy.
  6. Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT):
    • Some individuals may benefit from medications prescribed by a healthcare provider to manage cravings and reduce the risk of relapse.
    • Medications such as disulfiram, naltrexone, or acamprosate can be used in conjunction with counseling.
  7. Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT):
    • CBT is a common therapeutic approach that helps individuals recognize and change negative thought patterns and behaviors related to alcohol use.
    • It equips individuals with healthier coping strategies.
  8. Family Therapy:
    • Family therapy involves family members in the recovery process, helping to improve communication, address family dynamics, and provide support.
    • It can be crucial for a client’s long-term recovery.
  9. Relapse Prevention:
    • Clients learn how to identify triggers, high-risk situations, and develop a plan to prevent relapse.
    • Coping strategies, stress management, and problem-solving skills are emphasized.
  10. Aftercare and Continuing Support:
    • The treatment program will help clients develop an aftercare plan, which may include ongoing therapy, support group participation, and other resources.
    • Continuing support is essential to maintain long-term sobriety.
  11. Evaluation and Adjustments:
    • Treatment progress is regularly evaluated, and the treatment plan may be adjusted based on the individual’s needs and progress.
    • Recovery is an ongoing process, and adjustments are made as necessary.
  12. Recovery Maintenance:
    • Maintaining recovery requires ongoing commitment and effort. It involves building a support network and making healthy lifestyle choices.

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Substance abuse coaching techniques can be effective in helping individuals overcome addiction and maintain their recovery. Coaches use a variety of strategies to support their clients in achieving and maintaining sobriety. Here are some common substance abuse coaching techniques:

  1. Motivational Interviewing 
  2. Goal Setting
  3. Cognitive-Behavioral Techniques
  4. Mindfulness and Stress Reduction
  5. Education and Psychoeducation
  6. Monitoring and Accountability
  7. Positive Reinforcement
  8. Life Skills Development
  9. Holistic Approaches
  10. Family Involvement
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It’s important to note that substance abuse coaching should be provided by trained and certified professionals who understand the complexities of addiction and recovery. The techniques used should be tailored to the individual’s specific needs and circumstances. 

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Our Role in Your Substance Abuse Recovery

At Frinz Care, we can help you in many of these areas of recovery. We are not an in-treatment program, which may be recommended for some clients.  We can provide counseling and life coaching support and we do have team members who are in recovery from addictions that support others looking to go through a recover process.  The first step is to admit that you have a problem and seek help. We can provide counseling and coaching support to help you through the steps to return to sobriety and get back on track.

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Family Support

We provide family counseling for members suffering from codependency and other behavioral effects of living with a family member’s addiction.  We have group therapy sessions for family members and those in recovery to share experiences and support one another with the help of a trained professional.

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Virtual, Flexible and Convenient Counseling Services to Meet Your Needs

At Frinz Care, we are dedicated to nurturing minds, fostering resilience, and transforming lives. We are focused on helping people like you from experiencing a long life of emotional and physical trauma resulting from mental health conditions and traumatic experiences.  We provide you with high-quality care you can trust through collaborative and empathetic mental health counseling. We also have flexible appointment hours; you can connect with us from the comfort of your home or anywhere you choose.  We look forward to helping you to experience a healthier and happier life.

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