Personal and group counseling are a critical complement to medication for patients seeking lasting recovery from addiction. Almost all Turning Point "counselors" are actually licensed therapists, helping the patient see his or her way out of addiction and back to a healthier, more productive, drug free life. All of the dangers of continued drug abuse-including the risk of death by overdose-are explored and explained. And the effective alternatives to the hopeless feeling that comes with addiction are supplied and encouraged. All of the patient's questions are answered. All of their personal problems they wish to share will be seriously addressed and helpful advice provided. In short, addicts who once believed there was no way out of the grip of heroin are given confidence-restoring ways to take back their lives.