Individualized Counseling with Substance Use Disorders

Individualized Counseling with Substance Use Disorders

Counseling is at the heart of helping men and women recover from substance use disorders. Navigating through a substance use disorder is difficult to do by one’s self. However, with the help of a trained substance use disorder counselor an individual can navigate out of a substance use problem by entering substance use disorder treatment.

The reality is everyone who enters substance use disorder treatment will need an individualized treatment plan developed that will focus on an individual’s unique needs during treatment. Substance use counselors are trained in how to develop treatment plans to provide an individualized treatment experience as well as provide individualized counseling during substance use disorder treatment.


Counseling is important for individuals who have been dealing with an alcohol use disorder or substance use disorder. There is therapeutic cooperation that takes place during treatment between the individual and the substance use disorder counselor that helps to guide an individual out of their addiction to substances. Counselors enhance the treatment experience while providing education and understanding of how addiction-related problems disrupt a person’s life.

By participating in individual therapy sessions and group therapy while in addiction treatment a person will identify problems, develop plans and work toward solutions during the counseling process to psychologically heal from their addiction-related problems.

The counseling relationship will involve the counselor helping an individual to mobilize resources to resolve his/her problems and on occasion help a person to modify attitudes and values that have become unproductive or self-defeating.

Re-gaining confidence and developing healthy esteem as well as developing motivation to recover is vital to overcoming a substance use disorder. Substance use disorder counselors help individuals with an addiction to navigate a variety of psychological disturbances that have been keeping a person from breaking free from their addiction.

Coming to terms with the reality that a person has developed a substance use disorder can be very emotional and having access to trained addiction counselors is an added and necessary benefit of substance use disorder treatment. Since there are hundreds of possible addiction-related problems and consequences that people have experienced while in their addiction, a substance use counselor will help a person go through the process of healing.

Individualized Treatment Plans

During substance use disorder treatment careful attention is made to creating an individualized treatment plan. Treatment Planning is the process by which the counselor and individual in treatment identify and rank addiction-related problems that need immediate resolution. The counselor will help the individual by establishing agreed-upon immediate and long-term goals and deciding upon a realistic treatment process to achieve these solutions.

In addition to designing a well-thought-out individualized treatment plan, a counselor will explain the assessment results in an understandable manner. All treatment plans identify the most important addiction-related problems that must be addressed as well as other problems that interfere with a person’s ability to remain clean and sober. Treatment plans are written out so that an individual can stay on task to complete each goal. During treatment as a person makes progress in their treatment the treatment plan will be modified and updated as needed during the treatment process.

Different Types of Counseling Offered During Treatment

Not everyone has the same problems or needs, and for this reason, careful attention is made to aligning a person’s needs with practical solutions during treatment. Certain types of counseling techniques are utilized for different types of problems. Some of the most common types of counseling offered are listed below. However, this is not an exhaustive list of counseling techniques. The counseling styles and techniques are evidence-based practices utilized by substance use disorder counselors.

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Motivational Interviewing (MI)
  • Facilitated 12-Step Therapy
  • Reality Therapy
  • Client-Centered Therapy
  • Behavioral Therapy
  • Systemic Counseling
  • Transactional Analysis
  • Rational Emotive Therapy (RET)
  • Strategic Family Therapy
  • Other Techniques as necessary

During treatment, a counselor will work with you one-on-one utilizing individual counseling to help a person to apply techniques to assist an individual in group and family counseling as well as facilitate group lectures to educate an individual on the dynamics of substance use disorders. Counseling is matched to the right counseling techniques that will produce the best results during treatment. Counselors help guide an individual through the process of understanding their substance use disorder, problems, and concerns with a focus on helping an individual to solve their problems.

It takes guidance and examining problems to navigate through a variety of psychological disturbances that are caused by addiction. In many cases healing psychological problems will help motivate a person to find solutions to other problems. There is a therapeutic benefit of counseling and healing one’s substance use disorders during substance use disorder treatment.

Do you need help with a substance use disorder?

Substance use disorder treatment is the single most effective way to help a person with addiction-related problems. Substance use disorder treatment programs are designed to medically stabilize individuals so that they can participate in physical healing and psychological healing while restoring social relationships that have been harmed by addiction. If you or a loved one is struggling with an addiction-related problem, then consider attending a substance use disorder treatment program.

How to Access Substance Use Disorder Treatment?

Summer Sky Treatment Center is available 24 hours a day 7-days a week to help an individual or family with addiction. The process of entering treatment begins with calling the Summer Sky Admissions Department at 1-888-857-8857. Our admissions specialist can discuss with you your situation and problems related to addictions and arrange for admission into one of our Texas Drug Rehabs that will meet your individual needs. The admissions department can discuss the variety of addiction treatment options available and once everything is explained and all questions are answered then an individual or family can begin to schedule an admission into one of the alcohol or drug rehab programs. Some of the treatment programs that Summer Sky offers are listed below.

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