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Addiction Counseling: Why it is Beneficial

Counseling helps people talk through their feelings so they can begin to deal with all the underlying problems that have been building up over the years. 

That is why addiction counseling is so imperative during, and even after, the recovery process. One reason that counseling is so beneficial for people who are recovering from an addiction is because it teaches them how to handle their problems on their own. Counseling teaches them that they have the strength to deal with hard times without relying on a drug. 

There are a couple different types of counseling that are found beneficial for people who are recovering from addiction. Individual counseling is tailored around the needs of the client. The other type of counseling is group counseling. An article on webmd.com informs that group counseling is found to be more beneficial than individual counseling because you have the support of a group.

Click here to read the full article at webmd.com, and to learn more about the benefits of addiction counseling.


Chris Massman is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Agoura Hills, CA. She graduated Phillips Graduate Institute with a Master of Arts in Psychology in 2014 and received her Chemical Dependency Specialty in 2014. Today, she practices Congnitive-behavioral therapy to help individuals, couples, and families identify and overcome a variety of unique challenges.