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Addiction: When your life becomes unmanageable because of the substance, when it impedes relationships with others, and when you realize you cannot get through your days without it, seek an addictions counselor. ...Read more
Addiction is a primary, chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory, and related circuitry. Dysfunction in these circuits leads to characteristic biological, psychological, social and spiritual manifestations. This is reflected in an individual pathologically pursuing reward and/or relief by substance use and other behaviors. A person affected by addiction will be unable to consistently Abstain from use, will have Impaired Behavioral control, will have Craving or increased "hunger" for drugs or rewarding experiences, will have a Dysfunctional Emotional response, and will show diminished recognition of significant problems with their own ...Read more
When addiction counselor agencies have government funding, do they have inspectors who come in and check your records every once in a while?
The blue pages of: Your phone book lists agencies run by the government. There are state and federal laws about confidentiality. Clinics are supposed to be monitored by regulatory agencies. Ask the same questions you ask here if you go to one. They are largely motivated by good will and want to help. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Who should I see for my anxiety from extreme drug cravings?Addiction counselor? Therapist? Drug detox? Cbt? I can't get rid my substance abuse mindset.
Absolutely.: Good counselors know their limits. If they believe you have a problem either that is beyond their skills or that is apt to respond to medictioan with or without their continued treatment, they well may make a referral to a pscyhiatrist. Many psychiatrists work closely with counselors, one focusing on medication, the other on psychotherapy or other types of interventions. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
2 years: Most gc programs are pretty difficult to get in to because they are small. You will actually take medical school classes like physiology but also intensive genetics courses. You will train with other gcs during internships. It is a rewarding occupation. ...Read more
Call their offices: Simply call their offices to check on availability to accept new patients. Some also offer brief initial phone consultations before the appointment, to be sure that a good match is likely. A helpful resource to find potential psychologists/therapists & psychiatrists is http://www.Psychologytoday.Com/ friends or your physician may also know of reliable referral sources. ...Read more
Masters Degree: Genetic counselors go through 2 years of postgraduate studies to learn about genetic diseases and how to discuss them with affected patients and their families. They are very helpful and not very expensive. ...Read more
Don't know: This depends on your prescriber. The most effective treatment is medication and therapy. ...Read more
a shared decision: The decision to continue or discontinue therapy should be a shared decision between therapist and patient. It makes sense to continue so long as therapist and patient both agree it is beneficial, or likely to be beneficial . If there is disagreement, this is something patient and therapist need to discuss and resolve. ...Read more
At age 30?: If you're truly age 30, having a "school counselor" is not usual. In case this age is incorrect -- yes you should tell about your nightmares so you can receive help. If actually age 30, you can tell a psychologist or psychiatrist and receive help also. Nightmares can result from multiple causes, and it takes some discussion to clarify what's happening with you. Best wishes, . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: You should review it and if you are willing share it with other family members and get their imput to extend the pedigree. ...Read more
I'm starting school to be a counselor. Could this education also help me resolve my own anxiety issues?
I s it wise to choose a male counselor if I have had problems in the past with looking for father figures?
Good question: The most important factor is a good connection with the therapist, regardless of the therapist's gender. Please find a therapist that is well-trained and that you trust, work hard in therapy sessions and try to apply what you learn in therapy to the conflicts you're having. Hope this answer helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Want to overcome bpd without being on medication my whole life. Meds help a lot. What's the best way? Go off meds and see counselor?
BIPOLAR DISORDER: If rx had helped before then you must be cured or in remission. Avoid precipitating problems that can bring back the disorder. Try without rx and see the counselor only. Good luck ! ...Read more