Substance Abuse Counselor

Substance abuse counselorSubstance abuse is a very serious problem, not only in the United States but all around the world. Just about anywhere you go in the world, you can find people whose lives have been ruined by drugs and alcohol. Thankfully, in the United States, there is very good infrastructure available to deal with such addictions. Unfortunately, not everyone takes advantage of it. For those who are interested in treating their addiction to drugs and/or alcohol, a good place to begin treatment is in a substance abuse counselor’s office.

Don’t worry, if you have never had to use a drug counselor and thus, don’t know where to begin to even look for one, we can help. We can provide you with a listing of addiction counselor referrals. You can use this list to contact the counselors or rehab centers in your area. Give them a call and set up a time to visit. After talking to each one, pick one that you like and then start treatment.

Types of Substance Abuse Counselors

Substance abuse counselors treat all sorts of addictions, including those to illegal drugs, prescription drugs and alcohol.

 

  • Illegal Drugs. When many people think of drug rehab, they think of treatment for illegal drugs, such as heroin, cocaine, meth or crack. Individuals who are addicted to any illegal drugs could benefit a great deal from working with a substance abuse counselor. The first step would be detoxification so the drug can be expelled from the body. After that has occurred, the addict will be ready for the psychological portion of the rehab process. This generally takes much longer to successfully deal with non-physical addiction issues.
  • Prescription Drugs. In recent years, prescription drug abuse has become more of a problem. In fact, it is considered by some people to be an epidemic. Far too many people are addicted to prescription medications. Oftentimes, this addiction starts out innocently enough. A person has been prescribed medication for a legitimate ailment and then becomes dependent on it; however, this isn’t always the case. Sometimes, people who take prescription drugs for fun develop an addiction to them.
  • Alcohol Abuse. Alcohol abuse is a serious and widespread problem. Long-time abusers are in danger of physically losing their battle. Alcohol, when abused long enough, can cause devastation and death.

If you are addicted to any substance, don’t delay treatment. You can get on the road to recovery with the help of a substance abuse counselor. A dependency on illegal drugs, prescription drugs and even alcohol can end very badly so don’t let yourself go down that road any longer. If need help finding a substance abuse counselor, contact us today at our toll-free number.