Addiction counseling plays a big part in your sobriety. This therapy helps you know what causes your drug abuse so you can also prevent relapse. You gain coping skills to get you through hard times of stress, too. Therapies you need include behavioral therapies, but you also need a right mix of those with holistic, adventure and experiential methods.

Causes and Effects of Drug Abuse

young man taking part in addiction counselingYour root causes of drug abuse come from your biology and environment. A family history of alcohol or drugs etches into your genetics. This genetic tie makes you more likely to take risks, such as abusing drugs. Other factors in your addiction include stress, early exposure to substances and trauma.

When you fall into drug abuse, you suffer both physical and mental side effects. These include cravings, withdrawal symptoms, stress, depression, and anxiety. To overcome your addiction, you need your mental health treated as much as your physical health. Addiction counseling addresses all areas of your life tied to your drug or alcohol abuse.

The Path to Lasting Sobriety

The path to a sober life starts in detox. You cannot gain sobriety without first going through withdrawal. In a licensed and accredited detox program, you get through withdrawal with support, medical care, and comforts. These comforts include a healthy diet and medicine for your worst side effects.

After detox, you enter rehab treatment. In rehab, you gain addiction counseling and a broad mix of addiction therapy services to break free of your drug’s hold on your life. At Morningside Recovery in Orange County, California, this addiction counseling includes:

Dual diagnosis treatment helps you heal your drug abuse roots of mental illness. If you suffer depression, anxiety, trauma, PTSD, bipolar disorder or other mental illness, you must gain this help for lasting sobriety. Without it, your untreated mental illness causes your drug or alcohol abuse to relapse.

Holistic, Experiential, and Adventure Addiction Counseling

Holistic therapies focus on your overall wellness of mind, body, and spirit. Some of these addiction counseling sessions include yoga, acupuncture, sweat lodge therapy, drum circle therapy, Tai Chi and art therapy.

Evidence-based therapies help you change your thoughts and behaviors for better self-esteem, wellness, and pleasure. These therapies include DBT and CBT. Evidence-based therapies help you grow strong against cravings, triggers, and temptations. It also helps you know your addiction and heal mental illness.

Experiential and adventure therapies allow you to immerse in your treatment fully. You enjoy new experiences and activities, expanding your horizons while challenging yourself. These therapies teach you about your behaviors, addiction, patterns, and capabilities.

Experiential therapies of Morningside Recovery include beach meditation, hiking, whale watching and snowboarding. Adventure therapies include whitewater rafting, ocean kayaking, desert camping and ziplining.

Complete, Accredited Rehab in Orange County at Morningside Recovery

Your Orange County rehab treatment at Morningside Recovery offers all of the programs and services you need for strong sobriety. Programs of Morningside Recovery include:

  • Medically supervised detox
  • LGBTQ+ friendly rehab
  • Residential and IOP rehab programs
  • Aftercare
  • Pet-friendly environment
  • Treatment for adults age 18+

At Morningside Recovery you start your new life in detox where you become sober for the first time since your addiction began. In your rehab treatment, you undergo all of the therapies you need to resist cravings, triggers, stress, and temptations. You learn about yourself, addiction, relationships, communication and benefits of staying clean for your lifetime. You set goals for your future and start reaching those right away.

End your addiction to drugs or alcohol today. You deserve a better life, one waiting for you at Morningside Recovery in Orange County. Call Morningside Recovery now at 855-631-2135 to begin with addiction counseling.