Liberty Intervention offers more than intervention services. Our counsellors are specially trained in addictions counselling and are equipped to provide needed information and guidance to help with the next steps.
Most addicts find it difficult to detox on their own due to how physically, mentally, and emotionally challenging it may be.
While there is a tendency to believe that an addict will stop using immediately because they complied during the intervention, this is not always the case.
Alcohol and drug use leads to chemical changes in the brain, making it difficult to quit without substance abuse addiction counselling or treatment.
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN ADDICTIONS COUNSELLING?
The first step in any substance abuse treatment plan is to rid the addict's system of any substances or drugs. How we do this is based on the individual client and their needs. In some cases, outpatient services provide adequate support while others need more intensive inpatient services; some will need medication to help ease the transition and others will not. There is no one size fits all answer and our approach is individualized to each client's needs. However, when detox support includes working with interventionists and addiction counsellors, this step will likely be more successful.
MENTAL HEALTH TREATMENT
Anyone going through an addiction treatment plan should have a mental health assessment. It is critical to know what issues may have led to drug use or the harmful behaviours that may be the result of mental health concerns that are now in existence or have manifested due to the addiction.
THERAPY AND COUNSELLING
Support is crucial to anyone going through an addiction treatment program. Family support is typically not enough since clients may find it difficult to be truthful and safe with their family due to past behaviours and reactions. The fear of disappointing their loved ones may cause struggles in the addict's success. Liberty Intervention counsellors are trained to speak to individuals allowing them to open up without the client feeling judgment or condemnation.
Just like family support is accentuated with addiction counselling, addiction counselling is supported with a healthy influence. When an addict is at home amongst family and friends, it is paramount for quality sobriety that one's support system encourages clean living and healthy behaviours. If they are in an environment that is discouraging or they find their supporters are simply too busy to spend time with them doing positive activities, an addict may reach out to "old friends" and end up in similar addictive patterns as before.
An addict will likely need medical services at some point during addiction counselling. This usually comes in the form of addressing their mental health concerns and treating physical challenges. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is not just about stopping the addiction. It's about regaining overall health through nutrition, spiritual connection, purpose and rejoining back to their communities.
An addict is like everyone else, they want to feel valued and have meaning in their lives. Feelings of inferiority or uselessness can lead to a relapse. This is why getting back to work is imperative for successful recovery. Liberty Intervention professionals work carefully with the individual to ensure not too much stress is placed on them and they can successfully rejoin society as a productive member.
If an addict needs help returning back to school or to develop job skills, our counsellors work with the individual to ensure educational resources are acquired to better their life. It can be difficult for an addict to immediately re-establish themselves in society, but with professional help, a transition to a fulfilling career and healthy life can happen.