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Counseling and Addiction

A recent article was published on WebMD in regards to the importance of Counseling while undergoing addiction treatment. Woodlake adheres to these treatments as well and practices all of the treatments mentioned in this article. Here is an excerpt from the article followed by a list of treatments listed in the article and offered at Woodlake.

“Counseling is an essential part of drug abuse treatment for many people. Cognitive behavioral therapy, family counseling, and other therapy approaches can help people recovering from opioid addiction stay clean. Psychotherapy can also treat the other mental health conditions that often contribute to prescription drug abuse.

Opioid addiction is more than a physical dependence on drugs. Even after detox, when physical dependence is cured, addicts are at high risk for relapse. Psychological and social factors are often powerful stimuli for prescription drug abuse relapse:

  • Stress, especially sudden life stresses
  • Cues in the environment, like visiting a neighborhood
  • Social networks, like spending time with friends who continue to use drugs

These factors can create ongoing, nearly irresistible urges to use drugs. Prescription drug abuse counseling helps addicts escape craving and learn to cope with life, without using drugs.”

Individual and Group Therapy

Outpatient and Residential Treatment

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Contingency Management Therapy

Motivational Interviewing

Couples and Family Therapy

Maintenance Therapy

As always, If you or anyone you know is struggling to beat addiction, please do not hesitate to call. Woodlake is committed to our patients gaining sobriety and maintaining their sobriety in order to live a healthy, happy life.


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