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Definition - What does Alcohol Counseling mean?
What is Alcohol Counseling?
Alcohol Counseling is a setting where a specifically trained Counselor establishes connection with you, in order to provide specialized insight and help with addictive behavior. Usually, an Alcohol Counselor is equally trained to identify drug abuse, as it is also an extremely addictive behavioral pattern. Substance abuse, behavioral dissorder, alcoholism, and chemical dissorder are among the top of very distructive behavors and affect greatly the person's ability to lead a full, complete, and successful life. An Alcohol Counselor has the ability to treat clients in either a one on one setting or within a group. One of the ways you process your recovery is through a personal development plan with unique treatmest taylored for you, which provide the greatest options for your successful recovery as you begin to learn how to cope with your addictive behavior. Your Alcohol Counselor's primary goal is to seek out your specific triggers that cause you to continue returning to your particular addictive behavior, that way you are able to identify and eliminate those triggers from your daily routine. They will take detailed notes, allowing for clarity and appropriate questions, as well as offer direction in moving forward specifically taylored to your personal needs. Your Counselor is trained to identify your unique attitude behaviors in order to successfully help you overcome your addiction. With periodic assesments, you will be able to see your progress and adjust what needs to be for even greater success. Oftentimes, you can attend drug education workshops and community outreach programs to assist you in gaining the information you personally need to decide which facility, staff, and process works best for your particular needs.
Usually, Alcohol Counselors work within a stratigicly structured plan that is overseen by their employer, and a variety of settings. These programs are often implemented by facility managers and chiefs of staff, usually housed within the walls of a hospitals, prisons, halfway houses, or specific treatment facility where they are employed. While working within the private sector is readily available, many Alcohol Counselors are employed by the government through health departments and welfare agencies. The majority of drug and alcohol counselors have either a bachelors or masters degree. More often than not, it is requierd that a licensed counselor have a masters degree in either social work or psychology. Many States require that they have been either licensed or certified, unless working within the private sector which is less strick on certification. Certification usually envolves completing an education program, along with hundred of hours of supervised work. Due to this rigorous process, certification can take years before successful completion. Licensure is awarded by States to Alcohol Counselors who have successfully completed advanced degrees, such as a Bachelors or Masters degree.