How a Therapist Can Support Your Goals and Recovery

A Therapist Can Aid In Your Personal Growth

Having a proper support network post-treatment is crucial to your success in long-term recovery from drugs and alcohol. Addiction therapists are professionals in their respective field and can help you work through your struggles and provide assistance in how to achieve your long-term goals. Not only can a therapist help you create a relapse prevention plan to aid in your sobriety, but they can also help you better manage a mental health disorder if there is one present.

Therapists are your mentors and can assist and guide you toward obtaining your personal goals once you have completed your addiction treatment program. Therapists are truly a valuable asset to your long-term recovery from addiction and they will continue to motivate and encourage you to reach your short-term and long-term aspirations.

Helping Your Personal Objectives

When you have made a full recovery from addiction, you will more than likely want a plan of action that will help you achieve your intentions. Without having aspirations and hope for a positive and productive future, recovering addicts can easily fall victim to their addiction. Therapists work to help you be the best version of you while not trying to change you as a person. Everyone is unique for a reason and everyone has the capability to achieve their life goals. Therapists are here to help you get to a fulfilled point of your life while also helping teach you how to maintain it.

A therapist can support you in your recovery in countless ways. Some of the ways in which they work to help you reach your goals are:

  • Providing Non-Stop Support

Having support and motivating from an individual who is non-judgmental and will encourage you throughout your journey is essential to a successful recovery.

  • Assist You in Coping

Overcoming addiction is not easy and you will have temptations and cravings. Learning how to cope with help you in avoiding triggers and saying ‘no’ to influential situations. Therapists will assist you in learning how to cope with stressful scenarios that you may find yourself in.

  • Identify Problems

Oftentimes, individuals meet with their therapist for an underlying issue that they cannot explain. Through working with a therapist, the problem and be identifying and brought to the forefront so that it can be properly treated.

  • Assist in Constructing Social Skills

When you are new to sobriety, you may feel anxious when it comes to making new friends and being social may not come as naturally as it did when you were leveraging the effects of substances.

  • Boost Self-Image

When you are hard on yourself or bringing yourself down, therapists will work to help boost your self-image. Increased confidence levels have proven to help in lessening your chances of relapse.

Getting Help

If you or someone you know is struggling, speaking with a therapist can help them narrow down exactly what it is that they are trying to overcome so that they can have mental clarity. Once individuals understand how to cope with their struggles through the help of a therapist, they are better able to reach their goals. There is a promising life after addiction and a professional therapist can help you throughout every stage of recovery.

Sources:

https://alcoholtreatment.niaaa.nih.gov/how-to-find-alcohol-treatment/how-to-search-what-to-ask/search-for-addiction-therapists

https://www.samhsa.gov/medication-assisted-treatment/treatment

If you or a loved one needs help with abuse and/or treatment, please call the WhiteSands Treatment at (877) 855-3470. Our addiction specialists can assess your recovery needs and help you get the addiction treatment that provides the best chance for your long-term recovery.

About the Author

is a proud alumni member of WhiteSands Treatment. After living a life of chaos, destruction and constant let downs, Mark was able to make a complete turnaround that sparked a new way of life. He is serious about his recovery along with helping others. At WhiteSands Treatment, we offer support to you in your homes or when you are out living in your daily lives.