Substance abuse counseling

Substance abuse and dependence are chronic problems.  Understanding the early warning signs and intervening during a period of recreational abuse is effective in preventing a progression into full dependence.

Counseling for substance abuse involves combining education with cognitive behavioral therapy.  A thorough substance abuse assessment is also used to help screen for likely triggers and relapse points.  Aspen therapists who specialize in this area work with clients to build effective relapse prevention strategies and increase social supports.