Addiction Therapists in Mississauga, ON

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Nida Yousuf
Psychologist, MSEd, CPsych
Verified Verified
Mississauga, ON L5N  (Online Only)
Nida is a psychologist in Ontario providing psychological services to adults. Nida received her Masters in Counseling Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania, where she was blessed to gain influence from Aaron Beck, the founder of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy. Nida has been working front-line in the clinical field for 12 years with the last 8 years of extensive experience working with adult and adolescent clients helping them deal with anxiety, complex trauma, addiction, depression, and postpartum depression, family/relationship issues and more. Nida offers services in English, Hindi, Urdu and Punjabi.
Nida is a psychologist in Ontario providing psychological services to adults. Nida received her Masters in Counseling Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania, where she was blessed to gain influence from Aaron Beck, the founder of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy. Nida has been working front-line in the clinical field for 12 years with the last 8 years of extensive experience working with adult and adolescent clients helping them deal with anxiety, complex trauma, addiction, depression, and postpartum depression, family/relationship issues and more. Nida offers services in English, Hindi, Urdu and Punjabi.
(289) 207-5022 View (289) 207-5022
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Danielle Chippie
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L5B
Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, substance abuse, anger management, self-esteem or relationship issues? Are you experiencing difficulties in your relationship/dating, family role, school, job, health or some other area of your life? Do you sometimes think to yourself "my child's behaviour is out of control?" My practice services individuals, children, youth and families. Taking the first step can be difficult, we understand. If you or a loved is struggling with emotional, psychological, mental health and/or behavioural challenges, the team at Support & Growth can help. There's immediate support available.
Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, substance abuse, anger management, self-esteem or relationship issues? Are you experiencing difficulties in your relationship/dating, family role, school, job, health or some other area of your life? Do you sometimes think to yourself "my child's behaviour is out of control?" My practice services individuals, children, youth and families. Taking the first step can be difficult, we understand. If you or a loved is struggling with emotional, psychological, mental health and/or behavioural challenges, the team at Support & Growth can help. There's immediate support available.
(289) 512-2394 View (289) 512-2394
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Fernando Perez
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L5N  (Online Only)
Throughout the years I have accumulated a vast experience in the field of psychotherapy and have the ability to work in Spanish, French and English. As a therapist I work with individuals, couples and families. I treat each individual case as unique and according to how it affects the individual(s). I strongly believe that each individual possesses the strength to work and change his/her life. I have experience in the following areas:-Addiction, -Depression, -Anger management -Anxiety -Children and adolescents -Marital issues, -Depression, -Family, -Grief, -Life transitions, -Self-esteem
Throughout the years I have accumulated a vast experience in the field of psychotherapy and have the ability to work in Spanish, French and English. As a therapist I work with individuals, couples and families. I treat each individual case as unique and according to how it affects the individual(s). I strongly believe that each individual possesses the strength to work and change his/her life. I have experience in the following areas:-Addiction, -Depression, -Anger management -Anxiety -Children and adolescents -Marital issues, -Depression, -Family, -Grief, -Life transitions, -Self-esteem
(905) 824-8013 View (905) 824-8013
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Lindsay Civiero Peer Support Specialist
CCPSS
Verified Verified
Mississauga, ON L5A
If you are are going through a tough time or difficult life circumstance and can’t find the right person to talk to - someone with “Lived Experience” in mental health, addiction and trauma could make a world of difference. I discovered the power of Peer Support having lived through some of those not-so-nice experiences myself. It was a healing like no other: It saved my life and put me on a path towards growth & self-discovery. I spent 10+ years participating in peer groups, various therapy modalities, and pursued ongoing education in the field. I combine these experiences to deliver a unique type of therapy and valuable resources.
If you are are going through a tough time or difficult life circumstance and can’t find the right person to talk to - someone with “Lived Experience” in mental health, addiction and trauma could make a world of difference. I discovered the power of Peer Support having lived through some of those not-so-nice experiences myself. It was a healing like no other: It saved my life and put me on a path towards growth & self-discovery. I spent 10+ years participating in peer groups, various therapy modalities, and pursued ongoing education in the field. I combine these experiences to deliver a unique type of therapy and valuable resources.
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Stacy Yong
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L5N
Psychotherapists of Ont (CRPO) with 20+ years experience, I help clients through anxiety, depression, anger, emotions, relationship difficulties, behavioural issues, self-esteem, grief/loss, stress, trauma/PTSD, life transitions and addiction issues.
Welcome To Your Next Chapter! We help heal root issues to truly transform you to THrive in life! Our focus is your mental and emotional wellness by identifying current patterns, and past experiences. I work from a place of hope and believe that everyone has potential to improve their life, regardless of challenges encountered.  I have extensive individual, couple, family and group therapy experience and use your existing strengths to help develop healthy coping and healthy relationships. Together we can identify your goals to help you move forward in life, step by step, for deep healing and growth. It's Time to Reclaim Your Life!
Psychotherapists of Ont (CRPO) with 20+ years experience, I help clients through anxiety, depression, anger, emotions, relationship difficulties, behavioural issues, self-esteem, grief/loss, stress, trauma/PTSD, life transitions and addiction issues.
Welcome To Your Next Chapter! We help heal root issues to truly transform you to THrive in life! Our focus is your mental and emotional wellness by identifying current patterns, and past experiences. I work from a place of hope and believe that everyone has potential to improve their life, regardless of challenges encountered.  I have extensive individual, couple, family and group therapy experience and use your existing strengths to help develop healthy coping and healthy relationships. Together we can identify your goals to help you move forward in life, step by step, for deep healing and growth. It's Time to Reclaim Your Life!
(647) 556-6286 View (647) 556-6286
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BeWell Mississauga Health Centre
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L5J
Nishith has been working as a counsellor over the past 6 years. Nishith has worked with diverse populations experiencing mental health difficulties such as substance abuse, concurrent disorders, anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, and mood disorders. Nishith operates through a client-centred approach, with a commitment to practice through an anti-oppression and non-judgmental framework. In practice, Nishith utilizes evidence-based practices whilst working collaboratively with clients to achieve their therapeutic goals.
Nishith has been working as a counsellor over the past 6 years. Nishith has worked with diverse populations experiencing mental health difficulties such as substance abuse, concurrent disorders, anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, and mood disorders. Nishith operates through a client-centred approach, with a commitment to practice through an anti-oppression and non-judgmental framework. In practice, Nishith utilizes evidence-based practices whilst working collaboratively with clients to achieve their therapeutic goals.
(289) 271-1982 View (289) 271-1982
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BeWell Mississauga Health Centre
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Mississauga, ON L5J
Pershad specializes in the clinical areas of mood and anxiety, trauma, stress, sleep, addiction, ADD, and relationship issues.
Dr. Pershad is an experienced Psychologist with a demonstrated history of working in both private and public health care spheres. Skilled in Clinical Practice, Supervision, Clinical Management, Consultation, and Program-Development. Dr. Pershad has an extensive background in professional settings that include: Private Individual and Group Practice, Corporate Mental Health Care Organizations, and Addiction Treatment.
Pershad specializes in the clinical areas of mood and anxiety, trauma, stress, sleep, addiction, ADD, and relationship issues.
Dr. Pershad is an experienced Psychologist with a demonstrated history of working in both private and public health care spheres. Skilled in Clinical Practice, Supervision, Clinical Management, Consultation, and Program-Development. Dr. Pershad has an extensive background in professional settings that include: Private Individual and Group Practice, Corporate Mental Health Care Organizations, and Addiction Treatment.
(289) 804-6115 View (289) 804-6115
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Dominic Wozniak
Registered Psychotherapist, MA
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L4X  (Online Only)
Whether you are struggling with addiction, stress, chronic pain, or depression, I can help. My holistic approach takes into account your life as a whole. I believe in long-term recovery, so I aim to treat and heal root causes rather than symptoms alone. I also help to create sustainable and supportive structures in your life that you can lean on during hard times.
Whether you are struggling with addiction, stress, chronic pain, or depression, I can help. My holistic approach takes into account your life as a whole. I believe in long-term recovery, so I aim to treat and heal root causes rather than symptoms alone. I also help to create sustainable and supportive structures in your life that you can lean on during hard times.
(289) 277-5724 View (289) 277-5724
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Lucia Borrelli
Registered Social Worker, RSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L5J
I specialize in substance use, mental health, disordered eating, self-esteem and body image related concerns.
Are you looking to understand yourself better? Is your inner critic making you feel small and worthless every day? Do you want to change a pattern of behaviour that is keeping you stuck? Do you want to feel more confident and sure of your needs? Now more than ever, people are feeling anxious, overwhelmed and uncertain about how to navigate their lives, careers and relationships. I believe that my role as a therapist is to be a non-judgmental mirror to support in challenging that inner critic. Let's work together so you can build a life that brings you joy and strengthens your relationships.
I specialize in substance use, mental health, disordered eating, self-esteem and body image related concerns.
Are you looking to understand yourself better? Is your inner critic making you feel small and worthless every day? Do you want to change a pattern of behaviour that is keeping you stuck? Do you want to feel more confident and sure of your needs? Now more than ever, people are feeling anxious, overwhelmed and uncertain about how to navigate their lives, careers and relationships. I believe that my role as a therapist is to be a non-judgmental mirror to support in challenging that inner critic. Let's work together so you can build a life that brings you joy and strengthens your relationships.
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Marlee Harendorf-Gold
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, CSAT, CPTT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L5C
I am an experienced social worker who specializes in the field of mental health and addiction.
Are you someone who feels that your anxiety, depression or emotions are too overwhelming and painful? Are you someone who uses drugs or alcohol as a way to cope with and escape your pain? Are you someone who feels trapped in the dark cycle of addiction and mental health issues? Then you are not alone. Many people find themselves caught in the vicious cycle of trying to live with their emotional and mental health struggles, while turning to substances seeking relief only to find it for a fleeting moment followed by more pain. Reaching out for help is a hard first step towards healing, finding freedom from pain and breaking isolation.
I am an experienced social worker who specializes in the field of mental health and addiction.
Are you someone who feels that your anxiety, depression or emotions are too overwhelming and painful? Are you someone who uses drugs or alcohol as a way to cope with and escape your pain? Are you someone who feels trapped in the dark cycle of addiction and mental health issues? Then you are not alone. Many people find themselves caught in the vicious cycle of trying to live with their emotional and mental health struggles, while turning to substances seeking relief only to find it for a fleeting moment followed by more pain. Reaching out for help is a hard first step towards healing, finding freedom from pain and breaking isolation.
(289) 514-1840 View (289) 514-1840
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Mental Health Support
CSW, CPRP
Verified Verified
Mississauga, ON L5B
I counsel and support individuals, couples and families who feel stuck in life or who have mental health or marriage issues. Anxiety, depression, addiction and family issues are my main focus. My training in social work, addictions, family therapy and personal experience enables me to help families support each other. Mental health issues have been part of my life and our families. We know from experience what helps us recover.
I counsel and support individuals, couples and families who feel stuck in life or who have mental health or marriage issues. Anxiety, depression, addiction and family issues are my main focus. My training in social work, addictions, family therapy and personal experience enables me to help families support each other. Mental health issues have been part of my life and our families. We know from experience what helps us recover.
(226) 286-8468 View (226) 286-8468
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First Step Men's Therapy
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MDiv
Verified Verified
Mississauga, ON L5B  (Online Only)
Our specializations include: grief, addiction, ADHD, alcohol use, depression, anxiety, couples counselling, career counselling, anger management, men's issues, depression, sexual addiction, infidelity, trauma and PTSD, life transitions, and self-esteem.
Men that come to see me usually stuck, feeling paralyzed, stressed, anxious, depressed or directionless. You may question whether you are a good son, father, or partner. Perhaps you are struggling with depression, anxiety, addiction, grief, trauma, or just feeling disconnected from yourself and with others. Reaching out to a qualified therapist means taking the "first step". Many men try to solve their challenges on their own, with limited or short-term success. Often, these challenges can get more challenging and problematic. Take the first step today! No waitlist - Click the "website" to book a free 20-minute consultation today!
Our specializations include: grief, addiction, ADHD, alcohol use, depression, anxiety, couples counselling, career counselling, anger management, men's issues, depression, sexual addiction, infidelity, trauma and PTSD, life transitions, and self-esteem.
Men that come to see me usually stuck, feeling paralyzed, stressed, anxious, depressed or directionless. You may question whether you are a good son, father, or partner. Perhaps you are struggling with depression, anxiety, addiction, grief, trauma, or just feeling disconnected from yourself and with others. Reaching out to a qualified therapist means taking the "first step". Many men try to solve their challenges on their own, with limited or short-term success. Often, these challenges can get more challenging and problematic. Take the first step today! No waitlist - Click the "website" to book a free 20-minute consultation today!
(289) 312-4660 View (289) 312-4660
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The Thoughts
Drug & Alcohol Counsellor, ACWD
Verified Verified
Mississauga, ON L5S
The Thoughts is an outpatient rehab services where help is provided through counselling and therapy to those who need help to manage their addictions (substance / behaviour) and anger issues. The Thoughts helps its clients of all age groups to identify their triggers and develop coping skills to manage their addictions (substance / behaviour) and anger.
The Thoughts is an outpatient rehab services where help is provided through counselling and therapy to those who need help to manage their addictions (substance / behaviour) and anger issues. The Thoughts helps its clients of all age groups to identify their triggers and develop coping skills to manage their addictions (substance / behaviour) and anger.
(647) 930-1467 View (647) 930-1467
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Empowerment Counselling Services
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MA, CCAC, BTh, OPC
Verified Verified
Mississauga, ON L5C
Do you struggle with low self-esteem, anxiety, depression, addiction or relationship issues? Do you find yourself facing personal issues that are too challenging, discouraging or difficult to deal with alone? There is help! One of the greatest needs for human being, is to be in relationship with others. When there is a breakdown in your relationship you becomes disheartened and discouraged, darkness seems to overshadow your soul. There is help, let's talk! We believe that everyone can live their best life by balancing spirit, soul and body. At Empowerment Counselling Services, our endeavour is to help you on your personal journey to wholeness.
Do you struggle with low self-esteem, anxiety, depression, addiction or relationship issues? Do you find yourself facing personal issues that are too challenging, discouraging or difficult to deal with alone? There is help! One of the greatest needs for human being, is to be in relationship with others. When there is a breakdown in your relationship you becomes disheartened and discouraged, darkness seems to overshadow your soul. There is help, let's talk! We believe that everyone can live their best life by balancing spirit, soul and body. At Empowerment Counselling Services, our endeavour is to help you on your personal journey to wholeness.
(289) 275-9070 View (289) 275-9070
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The Recovery Concierge
CCAC, ICADC, IBCP
Verified Verified
Mississauga, ON L4W
Are you overcome with guilt about your addiction and behaviours? Maybe you find yourself saying that it was the last time...only to find yourself relapsing. Choosing the right specialist is essential to your recovery. As an internationally certified addiction counsellor and holistic health practitioner, I have helped hundreds of individuals and families treat addiction and heal unhealthy patterns. Using evidence-based therapeutic methods, I’ll work with you to create a recovery path that fits your lifestyle and goals. Recovery means something different to everyone. I don’t believe in a one-size-fits-all approach.
Are you overcome with guilt about your addiction and behaviours? Maybe you find yourself saying that it was the last time...only to find yourself relapsing. Choosing the right specialist is essential to your recovery. As an internationally certified addiction counsellor and holistic health practitioner, I have helped hundreds of individuals and families treat addiction and heal unhealthy patterns. Using evidence-based therapeutic methods, I’ll work with you to create a recovery path that fits your lifestyle and goals. Recovery means something different to everyone. I don’t believe in a one-size-fits-all approach.
(647) 493-1853 View (647) 493-1853
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Jodi Rouah, Counselling & Co.
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
19 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L4W
One of my specialties includes working with families where one or more individuals is substance involved.
Welcome and thank you for visiting my profile. My hope is that through our work together you feel empowered to understand, strengthen and repair your relationship with self and other, even when it doesn't seem possible. I work from a collaborative and client centered stance; facilitating individuals, couples and families towards a greater understanding of their emotional responses and needs. As we become aware of ourselves and our needs, we have a better sense of where to make change. My specialties include Maternal Mental Health (pregnancy/postpartum), Substance Use & Addiction, relationship struggles and Hold Me Tight Workshops.
One of my specialties includes working with families where one or more individuals is substance involved.
Welcome and thank you for visiting my profile. My hope is that through our work together you feel empowered to understand, strengthen and repair your relationship with self and other, even when it doesn't seem possible. I work from a collaborative and client centered stance; facilitating individuals, couples and families towards a greater understanding of their emotional responses and needs. As we become aware of ourselves and our needs, we have a better sense of where to make change. My specialties include Maternal Mental Health (pregnancy/postpartum), Substance Use & Addiction, relationship struggles and Hold Me Tight Workshops.
(289) 272-6222 View (289) 272-6222
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Malaka Hakim
Registered Psychotherapist, MD, MA, RP, TITC-CT
Verified Verified
Mississauga, ON L4T
Malaka Hakim has a Doctorate in Medicine and a Master's of Arts in Counselling Psychology. She is an active member of the CRPO and a certified Clinical Traumatologist. Malaka helps clients with their stress, anxiety, depression, substance-use, anger management, behavioral issues, ADHD, ASD, along with other mental health disorders. She also works with a multitude of different approaches, including client -centered, ACT, Trauma-Focused CBT, DBT, MI, EFT, and strength based therapy. Malaka’s authentic personality, paired with a genuine respect for others allows her to work with clients that encounter varying degrees of challenges.
Malaka Hakim has a Doctorate in Medicine and a Master's of Arts in Counselling Psychology. She is an active member of the CRPO and a certified Clinical Traumatologist. Malaka helps clients with their stress, anxiety, depression, substance-use, anger management, behavioral issues, ADHD, ASD, along with other mental health disorders. She also works with a multitude of different approaches, including client -centered, ACT, Trauma-Focused CBT, DBT, MI, EFT, and strength based therapy. Malaka’s authentic personality, paired with a genuine respect for others allows her to work with clients that encounter varying degrees of challenges.
(437) 224-1329 View (437) 224-1329
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Iryna Gavrysh
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP, CSAT
Verified Verified
Mississauga, ON L5B  (Online Only)
I am experienced in the area of managing anxiety and difficult emotions, attachment/ relationship issues, compulsivity and sexual addiction.
Are you struggling with a sense of overwhelm, anxiety and inner pain? Have your old ways of coping with these emotions created problems for you or your loved ones? The nature of being human is moving through the ups and downs of life to the best of our ability. Sometimes we long for support during these difficult times and our internal resources become depleted. Wherever you may be on your journey, congratulations on considering how therapy can enhance your life. Getting to the bottom of what gets in the way of happiness can be tremendously rewarding.
I am experienced in the area of managing anxiety and difficult emotions, attachment/ relationship issues, compulsivity and sexual addiction.
Are you struggling with a sense of overwhelm, anxiety and inner pain? Have your old ways of coping with these emotions created problems for you or your loved ones? The nature of being human is moving through the ups and downs of life to the best of our ability. Sometimes we long for support during these difficult times and our internal resources become depleted. Wherever you may be on your journey, congratulations on considering how therapy can enhance your life. Getting to the bottom of what gets in the way of happiness can be tremendously rewarding.
(289) 302-7154 View (289) 302-7154
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Dana Kaake
Registered Psychotherapist, BA, MA
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L5B
Relationships are hard. Both with ourselves and with the people we love the most. I can help you with these issues to develop a healthy relationship with yourself (working through trauma, addiction, anxiety, etc), and others (developing boundaries, self-respect, and assertiveness). I don’t just offer a listening ear, but I provide consistent, authentic, and transparent feedback so that you know who you are in the world and develop a consciousness to thrive past your limitations
Relationships are hard. Both with ourselves and with the people we love the most. I can help you with these issues to develop a healthy relationship with yourself (working through trauma, addiction, anxiety, etc), and others (developing boundaries, self-respect, and assertiveness). I don’t just offer a listening ear, but I provide consistent, authentic, and transparent feedback so that you know who you are in the world and develop a consciousness to thrive past your limitations
(437) 747-1865 View (437) 747-1865
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GTA Psychotherapy
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, RSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L4Z
Hello, and Welcome to our page! Our practice specializes in Addiction, Anxiety, Stabilizing emotions, Depression, Sexual and Physical Abuse, Family/Relationships problems, and self-esteem. Not only can we assist you by giving you tools that you can use to cope with your day-to-day mental health struggles, but we can help you find the root of the cause. We are a team of Psychotherapists and Social Workers combined we have over 25+years of experience working with clients that have challenges with their past trauma that comes up and their overall mental health that is affecting their quality of life.
Hello, and Welcome to our page! Our practice specializes in Addiction, Anxiety, Stabilizing emotions, Depression, Sexual and Physical Abuse, Family/Relationships problems, and self-esteem. Not only can we assist you by giving you tools that you can use to cope with your day-to-day mental health struggles, but we can help you find the root of the cause. We are a team of Psychotherapists and Social Workers combined we have over 25+years of experience working with clients that have challenges with their past trauma that comes up and their overall mental health that is affecting their quality of life.
(289) 217-3608 View (289) 217-3608

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Addiction Counsellors

What is the best therapy for addiction?

Addiction treatment will be tailored to the individual. People seeking help for addiction—whether with a psychotherapist, in an outpatient clinic, or in a residential program—should expect to engage in multiple types of treatments, sometimes including medication. For anyone recovering from addiction, avoiding situations in which one has typically used a substance is essential, as is the support of close connections. Since substance use disorders tend to co-occur with underlying mental health conditions such as anxiety or depression, those must also be addressed as part of any recovery plan.

How long does therapy for addiction take?

There is no set timeline for recovery from addiction. Patients and their families should expect the work to last several months, if not longer. Residential treatment programs may be based on a stay of 30, 60, or 90 days, with continuing work after release, but only about 1 percent of people are treated in such facilities. Ceasing use is just the first step; therapy to help maintain abstinence and effect behavior change must follow. The process of recovery, neuroscience has shown, involves brain cells recovering the capacity to respond to natural sources of reward and restore control over the impulse to use. Another definition of recovery is restoring voluntary control over one’s substance use and retaking all of one’s previous responsibilities.

How effective is drug addiction treatment?

Substance use disorders are treatable and remission is achievable for many who seek recovery; by some estimates, more than three-quarters of people who become addicted to alcohol or drugs recover. But that success rarely occurs quickly or on a set timeline; relapse is not only common, but many therapists and clinicians view it as a normal part of the process—not always a sign that a person has returned to addiction, but a signal that their treatment should be adjusted to help them regain control. Overall, research suggests, five years after the end of substance use, one’s risk of relapse is no greater than that of others who had not faced addiction. Other experts believe that complete abstinence is not the only measure of recovery, and that, through effective treatment, many people can learn to control their use.

How can you get addiction treatment for someone?

The most important factor in recovery from addiction is widely understood to be an individual’s commitment to change. For that reason,“interventions” in which friends and family gather to urge or force someone to begin immediate treatment often backfire; even when such efforts do lead someone to begin treatment, they may be less likely to stay than those who are self-driven. Still, family members can play an important role in supporting an individual who seeks help and can take part in family therapy as one element of a loved one’s treatment.