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Our Staff often use the National Institute on Drug Abuse as a go-to resource to study addiction treatment.

- Addiction and Counseling
- Addiction and Infectious Diseases
- Addiction and Co-Occurring Disorders
- Multiple Needs of Addicts and Alcoholics in Early Recovery
- Treatment Plan Specifics
- Adequate Treatment Period
- Drug Replacement Therapy
- Relapse During Treatment
- Long-Term Addiction Recovery
- Medical Detox
- No Single Treatment Works For All Addicts
- Treatment Must Be Readily Available
- Voluntary Addiction Treatment Is Not A Requirement For Success

"Counseling (individual and/or group) and other behavioral therapies are critical components of effective treatment for addiction."

In therapy, patients address issues of motivation, build skills to resist drug use, replace drug-using activities with constructive and rewarding nondrug-using activities, and improve problem-solving abilities. Behavioral therapy also facilitates interpersonal relationships and the individual's ability to function in the family and community and the workplace.

There is therapeutic value in groups of addicts helping one another remain abstinent, to be sure. Some recovering people never require anything more than meetings and steps to remain happy, joyous and free.

Many newly sober persons mistake what happens in a 12-Step meeting for "therapy". Please understand that 12-Steppers are not therapists; they are recovering people who have found a particular road to abstinence through taking those 12 Steps and learning to apply principles out in the world beyond meetings.

Psychotherapy (whether the setting is individual or group) is run by an educated, credentialed individual who may or may not be a recovering person.

A Sober Coach will not turn a client away from any resource which might be useful to that client.

At Sober Champion, we maintain that resource brokering must a major component of our service. A skilled, caring, guiding hand to help the newly sober person locate and establish relationships with optimum providers will bear fruit in the months and years after we have departed.

There are many recovering people who, quite simply, never will receive ultimate therapeutic value in a group setting. This doesn't mean there is "something wrong" with such people; it's only a simple truth about their personality types.

Individual and/or group couneling provides a safe harbor for the addict to disclose and explore areas he does not feel safe disclosing in a group of well-wishing but untrained recovering addicts and alcoholics.




NIDA Notes Sober Coaching Articles Sober Companion Articles Addiction Recovery Articles
- NIDA: Heroin
- NIDA: Amphetamines
- NIDA: Alcohol
- NIDA: Prescription Drugs
- NIDA: Cocaine
- NIDA: Club Drugs
- NIDA: Inhalants
- NIDA: Bath Salts (Synthetic Cathinones)
- NIDA: Salvia
- NIDA: Steroid (Anabolic)
- What A Sober Coach Is NOT
- Sober Coach: Assigning The Right One
- Sober Coach: Self-Injury / Self=Harm
- Sober Coach: And The Intervention
- Sober Coach: After Leaving Treatment
- Sober Coach: Medical Benefits
- Sober Coach: On The Set With Us
- Sober Coach: Alernative Sentencing
- Sober Coach: Doctors & Dentists
- Sober Coach: Executive Drug Intervention
- Sober Escort: Get There Safely!
- Sober Companion: Can You Help Me?
- Sober Companion: Crisi Intervention
- Sober Companion: Fiduciary Management
- Sober Companion: A Sober Brain
- Sober Companion: Home After Rehab
- Sober Companion: For The Family
- Sober Companion: The Public Perception
- Sober Companion: Gambling Issues
- Sober Companion: Community Service
- Sober Companion: What We Are Not
- I Hate 12-Step Meetings!
- Kicked Out Of Rehab?
- Alarming Data About Addiction
- Are You Really An Addict?
- Harm Reduction or Damage Control?
- The Danger Of Dogma
- Drug & Alcohol Treatment Options
- The Family After An Intervention
- Family Interventions With A Sober Coach
- Drug Court: Is It For You?


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