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A patient should feel comfortable and confidant talking with their therapist about their educational background, focus of studies and writings, and accreditation and certification status. While some excellent counselors may have undergone a short period of study to reach their educational goals, others will have advanced degrees and specialties of study that line up with various addiction treatment methods.
Both inpatient and outpatient alcohol and drug recovery programs require astute, sensitive, and well-trained professionals who can care about and manage the recovery of the addict.

When looking for a recovery therapy program that will suit a particular lifestyle, seek out treatment centers that are staffed by therapists who have great credentials.  Throughout the course of a recovery program at a treatment center, whether inpatient or outpatient recovery, the patient will interact with multiple professionals.  From the therapist who focuses on individual sessions of psychotherapy, and doctors who monitor the medical well-being of the patient and prescribe medications to aid recovery, to treatment professionals who specialize in teaching skills programs, every person that reacts with a recovering patient has special and unique qualifications.  They chose to work hard to help others.  The quality of the program overall and the rate of success depends upon staff that is dedicated to making life better for addicts and their families.

The therapist who specializes in recovery may have studied in a degree program that wasn’t recovery-focused, but could have interned or spent years working in a program to gain experience.  Licensure in some states is tied to education, and may require continuing education.  Most states require counselors to be certified via the National Board for Certified Counselors.  A patient should feel comfortable and confidant talking with their therapist about their educational background, focus of studies and writings, and accreditation and certification status.   While some excellent counselors may have undergone a short period of study to reach their educational goals, others will have advanced degrees and specialties of study that line up with various addiction treatment methods.  Regardless of the level of formal education a counselor has, the patient’s level of comfort with their primary counselor or therapist will play a large role in the success or failure of treatment.  Make sure the patient is comfortable with the background of the therapist, and then measure the relationship in insights gained, stress relieved, and a sense of personal connection.

Over many years of experience, therapists and treatment professionals will have gained aptitudes for particular types of therapy.  While there are many paths that lead to recovery, it’s likely that there is only one path that is best for a particular individual. Even if it feels uncomfortable to think about, when focusing hard on someone’s health, always advocate for the best care.  Honest reflection and dedication to growth will assure the best perspective to choose an experienced and thoughtful treatment program.

 

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