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Substance Abuse Counseling Centers in Norton MA, Dover & Salem NH

Learn about the importance of addiction counseling. Request an appointment online or call (508) 285-8550 to see a doctor at your nearest location in New England.

Substance Abuse Counseling Centers in Norton MA, Dover & Salem NH

Importance of Counseling

The primary goal of addiction counseling is to help the client achieve and maintain abstinence from addictive chemicals and behaviors. The secondary goal is to help the client recover from the damage the addiction has done to the client’s life. Participation in a self-help program is considered an extremely valuable aid to recovery. It helps recovering individuals develop a social support network outside of their treatment program, teaches the skills needed to recover, and helps clients take responsibility for their own recovery. In addition to encouraging clients to attend self-help groups at least three times a week and to locate a sponsor, our counseling program educates clients about the 12-step program and incorporates many of its concepts into the content of counseling.

Counseling goals include: 

  • Breaking through denial, staying away from negative people, places, and things
  • Taking a personal inventory; working on character defects; and spirituality in recovery are among the concepts addressed within the content of the counseling sessions.

Addiction Recovery Therapy

Our trained, para-professionals are available over the phone to provide support and guidance. They triage every call and each patient to a suitable professional Suboxone® provider. Our on-site psychiatrists and psychotherapist are available to address patient needs seven days a week, whether over the phone, in individual therapy sessions, or in family sessions on patient request. Relapse prevention means being available when patients need us most, and patient recovery is our highest priority.