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What will we talk about in addiction medicine counseling sessions?

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What will we talk about in counseling sessions?

There’s a lot to talk about during your treatment at Fast MD. Like you, we wish for your complete recovery so you can move on to the things in life that bring you balance, health, and happiness. To get there, we start with a Psychosocial Assessment. Going forward we will begin by discussing the following topics:

  • The Biology of Addiction & Recovery
  • Orientation to Medication-Assisted  Treatment (MAT)
  • Early Recovery
  • Triggers, Thoughts, Cravings, Use
  • External Triggers
  • Internal Triggers
  • Your Body Chemistry in Addiction
  • Common Challenges in Early Recovery

As you progress, you and your counselor will talk specifically about how you can better manage things like:

  • Addictive Behavior
  • Relapse Prevention & Stabilization
  • Boredom
  • Avoiding Relapse Drift
  • Work & Recovery
  • Guilt & Shame
  • Staying Busy
  • Motivation for Recovery
  • Total Abstinence
  • Relapse Prevention
  • Be Smart, Not Strong
  • Managing Life, Managing Money
  • Relapse Justification
  • Dangerous Emotions
  • Recognizing Stress
  • Acceptance
  • Spirituality
  • Living a Less Stressful Life
  • Taking Care of Yourself – Emotional Triggers
  • Repairing Relationships
  • Making New Friends
  • One Day at a Time
  • Holidays & Recovery
  • Recreational Activities

If you choose, you can also participate in the optional Family/Conjoint Sessions where you will cover topics like:

  • The Helping Checklists | Beginning Stage Helping Checklist
  • Drugs, Alcohol & Sex
  • Recovery Checklist
  • Drug & Alcohol Dreams During Recovery
  • Patient Status Review
  • The Wall Checklist
  • Emotions & Recover

Is treatment confidential?

Absolutely. Participation in this program and treatment records maintained by this program are protected by Federal law and regulations. We are not permitted to say to a person outside the program that you attend this program or disclose any information identifying you as someone receiving addiction treatment services, unless:

1. You consent in writing

2. The disclosure is allowed by a court order

3. The disclosure is made to medical personnel in a medical emergency or to qualified personnel assisting with your treatment services

4. An audit or evaluation is conducted by government agencies that fund or regulate a program

You should know: Federal law and regulations do not protect any information about a crime committed by a patient either at the program or against any person who works for the program or about any threat to commit such a crime. Federal laws and regulations also do not protect any information about suspected child abuse or neglect from being reported under State law to appropriate state or local authorities.

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