Located in Williamsburg, Virginia Dr. Brown provides counseling services by a licensed therapist (individual and group) to aid in addiction treatment at his practice, Addiction Recovery of Virginia.
Addiction Recovery Counseling can be different for every person who enters a recovery program. While medications like Suboxone and Vivitrol are an important part of becoming drug-free, these medications do not work on their own. The patient must, first and foremost, be fully committed to the recovery process. Being fully committed means agreeing to a counseling program in addition to the medication.
If a patient is ever to have a full recovery that lasts for the long term, they need to have a true understanding of the factors that contributed to their addiction in the first place. This is something that will be revealed during the counseling process. Once patients can recognize their personal weaknesses and triggers, they will be able to assume control over the substance that formerly ruled their lives.
Both individual and group counseling can be extremely helpful for people recovery from opioid addiction and alcohol addiction. Individual counseling may be the first type of counseling for many opioid or alcohol dependent patients. During the counseling, personal problems and emotional issues can be worked on in a calm and welcoming environment. Once the patient begins to gain confidence and feels more sure of themselves, they may also find group counseling to be extremely beneficial. In group counseling, other people with the same type of issue will all come together in a non-judgmental and welcoming group. Being surrounded by people who are truly understanding of what the patient is going through can be enormously helpful. A trained counselor will lead all group counseling groups, providing gentle guidance and support to the group as a whole. Group counseling is the ideal place for sharing experiences and gaining support from others who can genuinely relate to opioid dependency issues.
“I was immediately treated with dignity and respect by the staff & Dr. Brown. For the first time I felt like there was truly a place that cared about my situation”
“Suboxone has changed my life, it has brought me hope and stability to what was once chaos and uncertainty.”
“Dr. Brown and his staff are so caring and compassionate… I feel like “Janet”, not just another patient...This program has SAVED MY LIFE!”
"I feel confident that I will never become dependent on opiates again. The program assisted me with getting on track for good, I believe."
"I have been clean and sober since April 2014. That is a great accomplishment of mine... I live every day to the fullest thanks to the Addiction Recovery center."
"I prayed and didn’t give up and made one more call and found The Addiction Recovery Center. When I received a call back that same day, I was so happy talking to Gloria."