Counseling and guidance (C&G) is the most important service provided during rehabilitation and in some cases may be the only substantial service needed.

A qualified counselor provides C&G throughout the rehabilitation process to:

  • promote a successful relationship between the consumer and counselor; and
  • help the consumer achieve his or her rehabilitation goal.

C&G is short-term and problem-centered. It is not therapy. Refer a consumer who needs intensive counseling to an appropriate resource.