Prescription painkillers are powerful narcotics that can be used to help individuals who suffer from injuries and chronic pain. The power of these medications has also made them commonly abused drugs, causing states like Ohio to crack down on their abuse. One unexpected side effect of this crackdown in Ohio has been a rise in the abuse of heroin. Health officials in towns such as Newark, OH, are working to educate residents on the dangers of these and other drugs to help prevent abuse.
Using Therapy in Drug Treatment
Treating someone who has a substance abuse problem is usually a process that involves several steps. Counseling, either in a one-on-one or group setting, is often one of the main steps in this process. One type of therapy that can be used to help substance abusers is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Individuals learn to recognize circumstances that might lead them to abuse drugs or alcohol, how to avoid these situations, and how to deal with problems and stress. There are two major components of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy:
- Functional analysis. The counselor works with the individual to shed light into why they were engaging in substance abuse. This includes exploring feelings, situations and thought patterns.
- Skills training. The individual learns better, healthier ways to deal with problems. Unlearning old habits and developing new ones are large parts of this step.
Starting Over Without Substance Abuse
To help someone you love in Newark to start a new life without drugs or alcohol, call us at the phone number listed above today. Learn more about treatment options and ways to help your loved one begin the healing process.