He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When they are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us.
2 Corinthians 1:4
If you are concerned that your drug and alcohol use is becoming a problem, it may be time to speak with a drug counselor for a professional substance abuse evaluation.
How do I Find a Christian Drug Counselor in Florida?
It is important to find someone you feel comfortable opening up to. If you cannot connect with the professional you are seeing, you may have difficulty truly experiencing the benefits of your counseling sessions.
If you are searching for a Christian Drug Counselor in Florida, there are several questions you should ask yourself:
- Do I want a male or female addictions therapist?
Some people prefer a same sex therapist; others would rather work with someone of the opposite gender. For some it doesn’t make a difference.
- What do I hope to achieve through drug therapy?
Setting goals for therapy can make your time in drug counseling more efficient and effective. Also, by writing down what you would like to accomplish and sharing it with a therapist, it can help you determine if their methods and philosophy will work for you.
- Do I need someone who can prescribe medications?
If you have been diagnosed with a psychiatric illness, or suspect that you may have one, it is recommended that you see an addictions psychiatrist for a proper evaluation and diagnosis. Not all drug counselors can prescribe medication.
Christian drug counseling is particularly effective when it is paired with a Christian outpatient program. This way the client can experience not only the benefits of one-on-one therapy sessions, but also grow and learn from participating in clinical groups. Weekly individual therapy sessions are ideal for someone who has already completed a higher level of care or are not dealing with a full blown addiction. However, if your problem is more severe or if you require detox, you may need a higher level of care.
Recovering Souls is a free drug and alcohol treatment referral service. We can help you find the appropriate level of treatment. Whether you are looking for a Christian drug counselor or a detox, inpatient or intensive outpatient facility, we can provide you with the information you need to make an informed decision about the type and level of care you receive.
Call Recovering Souls today at 1-800-832-5250 to learn more about how we can find you the help you need.