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Addiction Counseling at Caron

Counseling is an integral part of addressing and treating drug and alcohol abuse and behavioral health issues. At Caron, addiction counseling builds a strong foundation for life in recovery.

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years old

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Caron Treatment Centers accepts patients aged 13 years or older. For more information on services available to those 12 and under, please learn more about Caron's Student Assistance Program.
Counseling That Meets Every Patient’s Needs

Addiction counseling is a cornerstone of clinical work at Caron. We create and integrate various forms of counseling within treatment to help patients recover from even the most severe drug and alcohol problems.

During rehabilitation, patients have the opportunity to participate in individual therapeutic counseling sessions, group counseling, family counseling and specialty treatment groups. While our patients may share the disease of addiction, their varied co-occurring disorders, backgrounds, cultures, family dynamics and belief systems necessitate personalized behavioral health and substance addiction counseling. For this reason, each patient receives individual counseling that focuses on his or her unique needs. Caron’s multi-disciplinary treatment team of qualified addiction counselors and specialists considers each patient's background and special conditions when developing and recommending counseling treatment plans.

All groups are run by highly credentialed addiction counseling specialists who infuse the recovery process with positive learning opportunities. Through various types of counseling, each patient identifies and explores personal issues in a safe, respectful, and understanding environment. This structure helps patients build strong foundations for lasting change and recovery.

Learn more about how Caron’s individual treatment plans can help your or your loved one recover from addiction. 

Individual Counseling

What to Expect from Individual Addiction Counseling

During rehabilitation at Caron, you (or your loved one) will have many individual counseling sessions. These one-on-one meetings with your addiction counselor take place in a safe, respectful, healing atmosphere designed to guide you toward healthy lifestyle changes. Our addiction counselors use tested and proven therapeutic practices to address your unique needs and life circumstances.

During sessions, patients and their counselors seek to identify and heal the root causes of drug and alcohol addiction--which often stem from issues unrelated to the drug problem itself. Counseling also simultaneously addresses co-occurring disorders or addiction interactions, because Caron believes that the key to permanent recovery is whole-person healing. As patients progress through addiction counseling, they examine negative feelings, explore the histories of substance abuse, and learn to adopt new patterns of behavior.

Patients also complete assignments independently. Assignments complement therapy work and provide opportunities for patients to reflect. Addiction counselors are always available to answer questions that arise from lectures or reading materials.

Parallel to individual counseling, through case consultation and treatment plan updates, a patient's multi-disciplinary team continually manages problems related to addiction and addresses potential relapse triggers, utilizing evidence-based treatment practices to ensure treatment goals are being met and progress is being made by the patient
Group Counseling

What to Expect from Group Addiction Counseling

At Caron, we’ve found that people recover best in a community of others who share common experiences. For this reason, the majority of our addiction treatment programs are gender and age-specific. This results in groups of men, women, boys, or girls who are at roughly the same place in their lives, giving them shared experiences upon which they form close bonds.

Why is group addiction counseling an important part of rehab?

Group counseling for alcohol and drug addiction presents valuable opportunities to learn from peers. At Caron, groups of men, women, boys, and girls who share many life circumstances form close bonds as they rehabilitate from drug and alcohol problems.

During group counseling, patients discuss their experiences, problem-solve, lend support and empathy, and encourage one another on the path to recovery. Helping each other in this way fosters growth and healing for all. In fact, many patients find that advice from a peer—someone who’s been there—is much more meaningful than advice from anyone else.

Also, going through counseling provides important perspectives. Examining addiction in a group setting lends fresh perspectives and helps patients understand their drug and alcohol problems in new ways. Most notably,  group addiction counseling sessions help patients recognize and own the ways in which substance abuse has affected their lives and the lives of those around them. Sessions also allow patients to prepare for possible blocks to recovery, identify signs of relapse, and develop coping techniques to help them through treatment and ongoing recovery.

Perhaps the most fundamentally important element of group addiction counseling is the sense of community it fosters: It helps patients understand that, no matter how difficult the road to recovery might be, they aren’t traveling it alone.

Group Counseling for Behavioral Health

In addition to group addiction counseling, Caron provides many specialty treatment groups that focus on topics like adoption, anger management, body image and eating disorders, grief and loss, trauma, and much more.

Specialty Treatment Groups

Our ability to create, integrate, and sustain specialty treatment groups is part of what makes Caron different from many alcohol and drug rehab centers. Specialty treatment groups for addicts allay parent and referral concerns while preparing patients for ongoing care after treatment.

How we recommend specialty treatment groups.

Through regular case consultations and treatment plan updates, we continually address each patient's substance abuse problems and confounding issues with proven therapeutic practices. When appropriate, addiction counselors, medical professionals, spiritual care staff, psychologists, and psychiatrists recommend that patients participate in various specialty counseling groups as they progress through the rehabilitation process.

Specialty groups focus on such topics as:

  • Addiction Interaction Disorder
  • Adoption
  • Anger management/resolution
  • Body image and eating disorders
  • Grief and loss
  • Life skills
  • LGBT and gender identifies
  • Parenting
  • Relapse
  • Spirituality
  • Trauma

Specialty counseling groups are facilitated by highly credentialed staff, which includes addiction counselors, psychologists, doctorate-level education professionals, nutritionists, and senior-level clinical professionals with certifications in:

  • CSAT (Certified Sexual Addiction Therapy)
  • CMAT (Certified Multiple Addiction Therapy)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy)
  • DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy)