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Our therapists are here to listen and offer guidance in difficult times without any judgment. We often see individuals and families effected by substance use or dependency related concerns. If you are not sure if you have a problem, then following information is relevant for you to read:

Here Are Some Signs That You Or A Loved One Might Be Struggling With Substance Use Or Dependence Issues:

A person who does not realize or might be questioning if they have addiction problem goes through a pre-contemplation phase of recovery. This is where an addiction specialist or counselor can meet with you to explore the symptoms, and assess before offering feedback and treatment options that might be ideal to your unique situation. Substance Abuse Counseling might be one of the options.

You Might Be Wondering About Some Common Therapy Methods Used For Substance Use Treatment & How Does It Work?

Every therapist has specific training or preferred method in Substance Abuse Counseling such as Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Dialectal Behavioral Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing, just to name some. Motivational Interviewing (MI) is based on the trans-theoretical model of recovery, while using this method intrinsic motivation is elicited from the client, to give his or her recovery efforts meaning and direction. This model values therapeutic relationship to a great extent, and encourages the client to examine on ambivalence to change. A MI therapist understands that readiness to change is not a trait but a fluctuating result of interpersonal interaction between therapist and the client.

Other methods are:

It Is Important To Evaluate, Who Can Benefit From Office-Based Substance Abuse Counseling Or Substance Abuse Treatment?

Individuals who are willing to visit a drug counselor or behavioral health counselor on a regular schedule and don’t need more restricted treatment such as Inpatient Rehabilitation or Detox. In substance use counseling a variety of issues may be treated for such as:

Alcohol, Tobacco, Cannabis, Cocaine, Amphetamine, Nitrites, poppers, Cocaine, Ecstasy, LSD, Magic mushrooms, Solvents (aerosols, gases and glues), Minor tranquillizers (not prescribed), Heroin, Crack cocaine, Synthetic Marijuana, Bath Salts, Fentanyl, Molly, N-BOMe, etc.

During Pre-Contemplation Phase Of Recovery People Often Question If Seeing A Counselor Or A Therapist Will Help Them. So, Here Are Some Benefits For Consulting With A Substance Use Specialist Or Behavioral Health Counselor?

Professional substance abuse or behavioral health counselor will complete a substance abuse assessment that will help determine severity of the addiction. Individuals who are interested in learning more about addiction will get to ask questions and better understand the extent of one’s alcohol or drug use. Determining the impact of these substances may be having in someone’s life and the lives of those around them is an important first step in recovery. Developing goals and appropriate treatment steps can encourage and support those who are struggling with addiction. A substance use counselor may gather information such as:

These are fairly simple questions that can help you and your counselor develop a treatment plan and set forth some goals. Research have shown addiction and behavioral health issues go hand-on-hand in majority of the cases. Drugs and alcohol is often abused to self-medicate or mask the underlying or unresolved issues. There are better ways of coping instead of use or dependency on substance. There is a hope, talking to a professional can help you resolve issues that are difficult to uncover on your own. If you are feeling alone, confidential and safe place like in therapy is for you. 

At Wake Counseling, we have the expertise and knowledge to assist individuals struggling with substance use or addiction.

New clients call or text at 919-647-4600 or email at to schedule an appointment.

Our Substance Use Specialist

Antoinette Burch

(919) 647-4600 ext. 707, CARY, HOLLY SPRINGS

Teen, Adults, Couples, Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Substance Use
Ramatu Samura

(919) 647-4600 ext. 714, CARY, RALEIGH

Teen, Adults, Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Substance Use, ADHD
Mya Hooks

(919) 647-4600 ext. 710, Online Only (Telehealth)

Teen, Adults, Couples, Anxiety, Depression, Substance Use
Mamie Smith

(919) 647-4600 ext. 708, HOLLY SPRINGS, CARY

Teen, Child, Couples, Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Substance Use, LGBTQ+
Ellen Kuehl

(919) 647-4600 ext. 703, HOLLY SPRINGS

Teen, Child, Adults, EMDR, Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Substance Use, ADHD
Echo Blum

(919) 647-4600 ext. 721, Holly Springs

Adults, EMDR, Couples, Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Substance Use
Carla Zegerman

(919) 647-4600 ext. 729, CARY, HOLLY SPRINGS

Teen, Adults, Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Substance Use, ADHD, Family
Dr. Lamont Barnett

(919) 647-4600 ext. 719, Raleigh, Wake Forest

Child, Adults, Couples, Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Substance Use
Angelyn Fanlo

(919) 647-4600 ext. 715, Raleigh

Teen, Adults, Anxiety, Depression, LGBTQ+, Grief & Adjustment Issues
Zena Fletcher

(919) 647-4600 ext. 739, RALEIGH, WAKE FOREST

Teen, Child, Couples, Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Divorce, Blended-Family
Emily Savage

CONTACT: (919) 647-4600 EXT 740

Teen, Adults, Couples, Anxiety, Depression, Substance Use, LGBTQ+

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