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What to Expect in a Rehab Addict Therapy Session?
Therapy differs from person to person. There are many reasons for this. Firstly, what works for you may not work for someone else. Secondly, different drugs and co-occurring disorders require different treatments.
The first step will be for an addiction psychiatrist to sit down with the patient and to go into a discussion. The specialist will ask a series of questions and will let the patient talk openly about their problems, their history and more.
This will help the rehab addiction psychiatrist to determine just what the issue is and to create a treatment plan that is likely to be effective, as well as one that can minimize the amount of discomfort that the patient feels. Recovery is never quick, it’s never easy and it’s never comfortable. However, we know that the less discomfort the patient feels, the more likely they are to succeed.
This is the ultimate goal of all rehab addiction psychiatrists. They can’t quite make it a painless process. But they can use their knowledge, their experience and their powers as qualified addiction psychiatrists to make it easier and more comfortable.
Do I Need Drug Rehab?
If you are asking this question then there is a good chance that you need therapy. Addicts often fail to see the problems that they have. They don’t see they are addicted and they have issues because they don’t want to see it. After all, admitting that they have a problem means that they need to do something about it. If that’s the case, then there will be some very uncomfortable times ahead.
So, they avoid the truth because they want to avoid those uncomfortable times. They want to avoid the sickness of withdrawals and the struggles that come with stopping use of a drug. Recovery is not easy, it’s not quick. There is no short-cut and it’s something that everyone struggles with and no one enjoys. That’s the truth of the situation.
But it’s also true that if you continue to use and avoid the truth, your health will continue to suffer. The sooner you understand what needs to be done, the sooner you can do it and the sooner you can begin to lead the life you always wanted to lead and be the person you always wanted to be.
Is Therapy Confidential?
If you work with a professional then your appointments will always be confidential. They understand how important it is to create a relaxed environment in which patients can open up, and they understand that this is only possible if they know that their words will never leave the room.
So, they will guarantee that whatever you tell them will never be spoken to another soul. Of course, in our experience, it’s always best for an addict to talk to their loved ones. They need that support network, because without it they don’t have anyone to turn to. With that network they can get help when they are feeling down, when the cravings strike and when they are worried that they will relapse.
So, if you are avoiding telling your loved ones then we advise against it. In our experience, and as any addiction psychiatrist will tell you, you have a much higher chance of success if you have that network.