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The Role of Addiction Counselors

There is no such thing as trying to handle our addiction.

A person struggling with addiction is not in a role to objectively look at their addiction; much less have the rationale to advocate on their own behalf.

So, where do they start getting help if they have an addiction?

The first step of getting addiction treatment is finding a treatment center that employs a properly credentialed addiction advisor and a readily available phone number.

Make sure you have the addiction advisor phone number saved and ready to use.

Resurgence goes the extra mile to ensure you have the best quality of care and make someone available 24/7 when you are ready to make that call to get help.

What is an Addiction Counselor?

Understanding what role an addiction counselor plays regarding your treatment will help you to feel more confident about interacting with them. It is human nature to feel hesitant in making yourself vulnerable to anyone, much less a therapist or counselor. Addictive behavior often includes a sense of need to keep things hidden. When it comes to sitting down and opening up to someone about your addiction, it can be difficult to do so initially.

Exploring the cause of what made you begin to use drugs is typically a starting point for a counselor. There will be things that a counselor will ask, and as you probe negative feelings. The goal is to help you to become aware of those feelings. Addiction counseling is done on an individual basis as well as in a group setting. If you always have an addiction advisor’s phone number ready to use, it can help you with your recovery.

Credentialing Ladder of a California Addiction Counselor

In the State of California, an addiction counselor must have formal education, a degree, licensure, and certification. The different titles (credentials) an addiction counselor has reflects their level of practice.

Some states and treatment centers refer to addiction counselors as “therapists.”

Credentials (Scope of Practice: Low to High):

CADC – I (Certified Alcohol Drug Counselor I)

Degree: Associates

Licensure: Non-Licensed

CADC – II (Certified Alcohol Drug Counselor II)

Degree: Bachelors

Licensure: Non-Licensed

CADC – III (Certified Alcohol Drug Counselor III)

Degree: Bachelors

Licensure: Non-Licensed

LAADC (Licensed Advanced Alcohol Drug Counselor)

Degree: Masters/Postgraduate

Licensure: Licensed

LAADC-S (Licensed Advanced Alcohol Drug Counselor Supervisor)

Degree: Masters/Postgraduate

Licensure: Licensed

The Role of an Addiction Counselor

So, what do addiction counselors do at Resurgence?

First and foremost, when you arrive at our center, you will have a team of people working in unison to tailor a treatment plan according to your needs. You may meet with one or several addiction counselors during your treatment. Regardless of who you meet with, we have one goal in mind: to get you better. They will also provide you with an addiction advisor phone number.

Resurgence Behavioral Health’s Addiction Counselors:

  • Will meet with you to assess where you are in your addiction to drugs or alcohol. They will ask you questions surrounding your addictive behavior to gain insight into what caused you to begin using.
  • Will go over your medical history to assess any health or medical conditions and how they relate to or impact your addiction.
  • Working closely with medical professionals here, your addiction counselor and the medical team develop a treatment plan for you. We will go over every detail during treatment ahead of time to give you peace of mind about what to expect.
  • Your addiction counselor helps you build skills and coping mechanisms through individual sessions and in a group setting.
  • Sometimes we will meet with your family to guide them to be a support system for you.
  • When you are nearing the end of your treatment, your addiction counselor helps you reestablish your life. That may include help finding a job or career advice.
  • Aftercare is going to be something your counselor goes over with you at the end of your treatment.

You will likely depend on your addiction counselor during your treatment here, and it is no surprise that our counselors and residents develop a relationship based on trust and reliance. For you, the resident, your time with your addiction counselor becomes a sacred time of healing and a place to open up safely.

What You Can Expect During Treatment

The unknown can cause you anxiety and stress. When you add in the symptoms and side effects you are experiencing from your addiction, coming to a treatment center can be frightening. Resurgence actively promotes complete transparency, so you know what you can expect while in treatment here. There will not be any surprises. It is important to us that we make your stay here a positive and comfortable experience.

If you have made that call to us or are about to, we applaud you on your desire to get better. We are not in the business of forcing change on you because, ultimately, you must be motivated enough to change. The power that comes in healing comes from within you.

It is not something we do. We provide you with the necessary tools to get sober and stay sober. Your addiction counselor’s role in your treatment extends past listening to you or helping you with life skills. Your counselor helps you to see your addiction objectively.

When you can do this, your whole attitude towards abusing drugs or alcohol changes, having that “light bulb” moment is one of the most liberating things you as an addict will ever experience. It is that eye-opening experience that we will celebrate with you.

You may complete treatment and be days, weeks, or years down the road as sober and find that a weak moment or a trigger may cause you to relapse. If this happens to you, understand that you are human, and relapsing does not mean you have failed.

It merely indicates you had a weak moment, and rather than going back to using, you need to get back into treatment immediately. We will do everything we can to help you avoid relapse, but we want you to know that the possibility of it happening is something every person in recovery faces for a lifetime.

Getting Treatment

Now that you understand what an addiction counselor is, you can comfortably expect that they will become someone that will help you to help yourself. Wherever you are in your journey of addiction, we encourage you to call and get into treatment. The longer you wait, the worse your addiction grows, and the closer you get to overdose or death. We are confident that you can reach deep down within yourself to pick the phone up and get help.

If you are wondering, “Where do I find drug counseling in my area?” – We have the solution. It is right here at Resurgence Behavioral Health.

When you arrive at Resurgence, you will meet with your addiction counselor and the other team members to get the ball rolling for getting you better. We strive to make every resident comfortable by offering different accommodation levels (standard, executive, or luxury.) You can also select faith-based treatment or holistic. If there is something that will help you feel more comfortable during your stay, please let us know.

Our evidence-based therapies include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing and learning skills and strategies for coping and trigger-related situations. Residents with addiction will undergo detox, which can be done medically to keep you comfortable. Once detox has been completed, you go on to partial hospitalization as you work your way back into everyday life. The next step is the outpatient program, where you will attend scheduled therapy visits. If your job, childcare, or school conflicts with your scheduled visits, you can participate in our intensive outpatient therapy.

Payment and Insurance

We accept most PPO insurances.

If you do not see your insurance in our listing below, give us a call.

Payment options include private pay and payment plans.

Online payments are accepted through our secure online payment service.

We look forward to helping you get better.

Make that call to your addiction advisor phone number today.

Addiction Treatment that
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Individualized treatment programs delivered in a comfortable, relaxed setting promote healing in your recovery journey.

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