How to Find Addiction Counseling or an Addiction Center

Learn how to find addiction counseling or an addiction center from Dr. Paul Hokemeyer in this Howcast video.

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The best way to find addiction counseling or an addiction center is to ask your friends and family, people who have experienced recovery in their lives before. That's the best place to start.

I'm a therapist at an organization called Caron Treatment Centers, which can be found at www.caron.org, and on the website there's a number of resources where people can find recovery support groups in their community. People can find therapists who provide addiction recovery services, and people can be referred to appropriate treatment centers.

The best place to find addiction counseling is outside of yourself. Typically I suggest people go online and look for recovery centers. For instance, the Caron Treatment Centers, which is the organization where I provide addiction services, is located throughout the country. We have facilities in Pennsylvania. We have a facility in Florida. We have a facility in Dallas, Texas and we have a support center in New York City.

So people can go online and look for recovery communities in their community, and you'll be surprised by the number and the variety of resources that are out there, and they're in your back yard.

Again, the nature of addictions is very isolating and we tend to think that we're very alone in this process, when the truth of the matter is that there are millions and millions of people out there who are recovering from addiction. You just need to get out of yourself and into the stream of recovery to find them.

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