Important Things You Need To Know and Understand About Addiction And Counselling Therapy

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When things you once enjoyed become haunting, it starts to interfere with your normal daily activities, and affects the way you behave, think, and speak. For this, you might be struggling with addiction. Here are a few things that you need to know and understand about addiction and counselling therapy. When things you once enjoyed become haunting, it starts to interfere with your normal daily activities, and affects the way you behave, think, and speak. For this, you might be struggling with addiction. Here are a few things that you need to know and understand about addiction and counselling therapy.

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Addiction does not only negatively affect the life of the addicted individual but also the lives of his or her family, friends, colleagues, and community. It can result in a strained relationship with loved ones, unemployment, misery, dysfunction or unproductivity, imprisonment, and even death. Different types of addiction There are two primary categories of addiction: the behavioral addiction and addiction to a substance.

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Behavioral addiction Individuals who have behavioral addiction keep on engaging in particular activity repeatedly or habitually even if it already harms them physically, mentally, socially, or emotionally. Common examples of behavioral addictions are impulsive stealing or kleptomania, uncontrollable gambling, seeking pain, shopping, cutting, playing online or video games, exercising, eating, surfing the internet or using computers or other electronic gadgets, viewing or taking pornographic videos or images, hoarding, working, spiritual obsession, and using social media, among others.

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Addiction to Substance Individuals who have an addiction to a substance are hooked on using or taking substances like heroin (and other types of opioids), tobacco, cocaine, marijuana or cannabis, hallucinogens, methamphetamine (and other types of amphetamines), prescription medications (like sleeping pills, hypnotics, tranquilizers, sedatives, and cough syrup), phencyclidine, and inhalants, among others.

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How to recover from addiction? How to recover from addiction? Recovering from addiction is a long and challenging process. And it gets more challenging if the addicted individual doesn't have someone he can trust and depend and/or someone who can help him get through the process. One of the primary keys to recovering from addiction is to have a strong support system and to work with a professional addiction counsellor in Ottawa.

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The entire process of recovering from addiction and regaining your self-worth starts with the toughest step and that is to acknowledge that you are an addict and to finally come up with a decision to change. There are various ways to get over addiction. But the most helpful way to totally get rid of it is through counselling therapy. Counselling is a type of talking therapy wherein the counsellor listens to you and helps you deal with your problems and emotional issues. Counselling services provide you with a safe, confidential, and neutral platform to voice out everything that you want to express even those things that are painful, confusing, and shameful without you feeling intimidated or judged.

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Through listening to you, the counsellor can help you identify the main reason or trigger of your addiction and solve the problem from its roots. The counsellor will also help you explore your feelings and thoughts in depth and help you realize what is really important to you. He or she can also guide you towards building a new, meaningful and addiction-free life. Recovery is not just a piece of cake or a relaxing spa. It takes a lot of effort, patience, motivation, understanding, time, enthusiasm, and support especially when dealing with relapse. However, with the guidance of a professional counsellor and with the love and support of your family and friends, added with faith and hope, the entire journey to recovery can be all worthwhile.

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Summary: One of the primary keys to recovering from addiction is to have a strong support system and to work with a professional addiction counsellor in Ottawa.

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