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Title: Chicago Addiction Counseling, Rehab Chicago

Effective, Compassionate and Discreet Counseling
for Drug and Alcohol Addiction
Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • For professionals who have a lot of people
    relying on them, the impact of addiction can be
    widespread, hurting families, colleagues and
    professional reputations that have taken years to
    build. At Positive Sobriety Institute, we
    understand that it can be difficult for
    professionals to keep all of those balls in the
    air especially when coupled with addiction,
    mental health or behavioral health issues.

  • During addiction treatment at PSI, our
    experienced and multidisciplinary team considers
    you as an individual and the many roles you have
    as a professional, parent, partner or spouse. In
    addiction counseling, you will have the support
    of other adults and professionals who also know
    what its like to have many responsibilities in
    life and to face similar struggles.

  • Addiction counseling helps replace
    self-destructive behaviors with positive
    thoughts, feelings and emotions so individuals
    can regain control and develop healthy,
    productive lives.

  • The addiction counseling team at Positive
    Sobriety Institute works to achieve the following
  • Increase the individuals motivation for change.
    Teach how to break the addictive cycle and
    establish abstinence.
  • Teach the individual coping and problem solving
    skills required to maintain sobriety over the
    long-term. Teach how to cope with cravings and
    how to avoid triggers that can lead to relapse
    such as people, places and things.

  • Involve family members in the addiction recovery
    plan. Family members who are involved in the
    recovery process and who participate in treatment
    activities can greatly improve the success of
    treatment for the addicted individual.
  • Encourage participation in recovery support
    groups. 12-Step groups such as Alcoholics
    Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, and Cocaine
    Anonymous are extremely valuable support systems
    for recovering individuals.

Evidence-Based Addiction Counseling Methods
Group Therapy
  • Group therapy is an important, though often
    misunderstood, component of addiction treatment.
    Group therapys restorative effects emanate from
    the powerful social bonds that form through
    shared experience. Group therapy is a place to
    nurture healthy relationships, and to demonstrate
    respect, compassion and empathy for others. All
    are necessary for maintaining sobriety, and for
    embarking on a happy, healthy life with
    fulfilling relationships after treatment.

  • Learning that youre not alone in your struggles.
    Others have similar issues and problems.
  • Seeing the growth and learning from others who
    are at different stages in recovery.
  • Having the freedom to express feelings and
    receive caring and objective feedback from others.

  • Taking responsibility for ones choices and
    behavior, and demonstrating respect, compassion
    and empathy for others.
  • Having a safe place to take emotional risks by
    trusting others and showing vulnerability.

Specific Counseling Techniques Cognitive
Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Motivational
Interviewing (MI)
  • In both individual and group therapy, talking
    about issues and expressing thoughts, feelings
    and experiences is a key element of treatment.
    But addiction counseling isnt just a time to
    chat. Our team of board-certified psychiatrists,
    licensed counselors and therapists uses
    evidence-based, therapeutic approaches to guide
    discussion and encourage self-discovery.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for Addiction
  • CBT is a form of therapy utilized to treat a wide
    variety of mental and psychological disorders,
    including depression, anxiety disorders,
    addiction, chronic pain and eating disorders. CBT
    asserts that what we think about our lives and
    circumstances greatly influences our feelings and
    behavior. Negative or irrational beliefs lead to
    poor behavioral choices. CBT has been shown to
    help those with addictive disease more
    effectively recognize stressors, triggers and
    practice self-regulation and self-monitoring
  • Self-monitoring helps individuals tune in to
    feelings, behavioral patterns or situations
    associated with drug or alcohol use. Being aware
    of these triggers can help individuals plan
    changes to help avoid relapse.

Characteristics of CBT
  • In CBT, clients and practitioners form a
    therapeutic alliance and begin to identify and
    understand problems in terms of the relationship
    between thoughts, feelings and behavior.
  • In contrast to other forms of therapy which delve
    deeply into early life experience, previous
    trauma, and family dysfunction, CBT is here and
    now focused.
  • CBT involves identifying distorted or irrational
    thinking, defenses and unresolved wounds, and
    assists in reframing beliefs, and changing
    maladaptive and destructive behaviors.

Characteristics of CBT
  • CBT emphasizes putting newly learned ideas and
    behaviors into practice in the form of behavioral
    homework, such as trying new things.
  • CBT assists in identifying situations and
    environments that trigger the desire to use and
    how to employ adaptive coping strategies.
  • CBT helps with understanding biological and
    emotional cues and sensations of craving and
    self-defeating thoughts and behaviors

Motivational Interviewing (MI) for Addiction
  • Motivational interviewing strategically
    identifies what a patient values the most, and
    uses that as a catalyst for positive change.
    Motivational interviewing techniques were
    developed specifically for the treatment of
    substance use disorders. The technique involves
    using an empathic, nonjudgmental and supportive
    approach to explore a patients values, beliefs
    and personal goals. MI also examines any
    ambivalence, or reluctance, about the changes
    needed to live a sober life.

  • For example, many addicted persons are unaware or
    only partially aware of the impact of their
    disease on their loved ones. Motivational
    interviewing openly and honestly examines the
    issue, without judgment or harsh confrontation.
    When a patient fully understands that their drug
    use is causing shame and embarrassment for their
    children, the motivation to change increases and
    ambivalence about making those changes decreases.

  • Motivational Interviewing helps individuals
    discover their true motivation for change, and to
    make a personal commitment to invest in
    treatment. MI has been used successfully in
    addiction and eating disorder treatment, and has
    been shown to increase adherence to treatment.
  • Counselors ask open-ended questions, engage in
    reflective and empathetic listening, reframing,
    and encourage questions and dialogue.

  • MI helps patients see how their drug and alcohol
    use or other problematic behaviors interfere with
    their personal goals and values.
  • Instead of telling a patient how, or what to
    change, the MI approach builds internal
    motivation and elicits ideas from the individual
    as to why they need to change.
  • MI encourages self-efficacy and the power to
    choose a different way of life.

  • Our unique blend of ongoing, effective therapies
    in a private, comfortable setting, along with
    integration with the larger professional recovery
    community, provides an ideal environment for a
    lasting recovery.

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