Substance Use Therapists in Nepean, ON

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Wendy Nuttall
Registered Psychotherapist, BA, RP
Verified Verified
Nepean, ON K2E
Waitlist for new clients
If you are concerned with your teen's - or another loved one's - substance use, I provide education, early intervention or treatment for dependence.
If you've been struggling with your emotions, and have difficulty coping, I can help. Substance abuse, mood disorders, or BPD can impact your relationships and the way you view the world. I specialize in addiction, BPD, depression, emotion regulation problems. I have more than 25 years of experience with these, as well as anxiety and internet overuse. My approaches include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy and Motivational Interviewing. Together we can work toward your mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being.
If you are concerned with your teen's - or another loved one's - substance use, I provide education, early intervention or treatment for dependence.
If you've been struggling with your emotions, and have difficulty coping, I can help. Substance abuse, mood disorders, or BPD can impact your relationships and the way you view the world. I specialize in addiction, BPD, depression, emotion regulation problems. I have more than 25 years of experience with these, as well as anxiety and internet overuse. My approaches include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy and Motivational Interviewing. Together we can work toward your mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being.
(343) 306-4547 View (343) 306-4547
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Autumn Legue
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Nepean, ON K1A
I offer couples and individual counselling to youth (12+) and adults experiencing struggles with their mental health related to substance use, concurrent disorders, emotional regulation, stress, interpersonal challenges, anxiety, depression, and self-esteem/self-confidence. I will support you by working with you to tailor treatment that is reflective of your individual goals and needs. I am motivated to help clients reach their goals, increase personal insight, recognize their strengths and resilience to overcome their challenges, and to develop coping skills that will help facilitate positive change in their wellness journey,
I offer couples and individual counselling to youth (12+) and adults experiencing struggles with their mental health related to substance use, concurrent disorders, emotional regulation, stress, interpersonal challenges, anxiety, depression, and self-esteem/self-confidence. I will support you by working with you to tailor treatment that is reflective of your individual goals and needs. I am motivated to help clients reach their goals, increase personal insight, recognize their strengths and resilience to overcome their challenges, and to develop coping skills that will help facilitate positive change in their wellness journey,
(343) 800-0182 View (343) 800-0182
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Nick Delroy
Registered Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
Nepean, ON K2H  (Online Only)
Substance use, trauma and mental health issues can put a significant dent in someone's quality of life. From simply being uncomfortable with how much you are using, or how it is affecting your life, to wishing you could shut your brain or your memories off; to being suicidal or at risk of overdose. You don't need to do this alone. Talking to someone who has seen and helped others with these things can be immensely relieving. If your teenager is going through these problems, it is also relieving to know they are talking to someone about them. Trying to parent a teenager while they are going through this chaos can be challenging.
Substance use, trauma and mental health issues can put a significant dent in someone's quality of life. From simply being uncomfortable with how much you are using, or how it is affecting your life, to wishing you could shut your brain or your memories off; to being suicidal or at risk of overdose. You don't need to do this alone. Talking to someone who has seen and helped others with these things can be immensely relieving. If your teenager is going through these problems, it is also relieving to know they are talking to someone about them. Trying to parent a teenager while they are going through this chaos can be challenging.
(844) 812-8763 View (844) 812-8763
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Joanna Kapron
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Nepean, ON K2R  (Online Only)
Life is constantly changing and bringing new opportunities and challenges. Sometimes we can feel stuck, hopeless, and unsure of how to navigate change. I believe that authenticity and being true to our values is the way to having a meaningful life. I work with adults experiencing anger, anxiety, depression, grief, relationship difficulties, self-esteem, self-harm, stress, insomnia, and trauma. I also have experience working with individuals who have concerns about their substance use and their loved ones. My hope is that our work together will help you find a new way to relate to yourself, others and life in general.
Life is constantly changing and bringing new opportunities and challenges. Sometimes we can feel stuck, hopeless, and unsure of how to navigate change. I believe that authenticity and being true to our values is the way to having a meaningful life. I work with adults experiencing anger, anxiety, depression, grief, relationship difficulties, self-esteem, self-harm, stress, insomnia, and trauma. I also have experience working with individuals who have concerns about their substance use and their loved ones. My hope is that our work together will help you find a new way to relate to yourself, others and life in general.
(226) 887-8732 View (226) 887-8732
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Nereah Felix
Registered Psychotherapist, MA , RP(Qua)
Verified Verified
16 Endorsed
Nepean, ON K2G
Life can be tough and our inner struggles can become overwhelming. Navigating the depths of our own distress may be a daunting task. Luckily, we don't have to be alone. I provide therapy to adolescents, adults, seniors and couples from all backgrounds, in an environment that is open, safe and judgement-free. I have experience working with a range of issues: PTSD and trauma, depression/anxiety, self-esteem, substance use, relationship issues and more. Learn more about my approach to therapy, office locations, other FAQs through my website.
Life can be tough and our inner struggles can become overwhelming. Navigating the depths of our own distress may be a daunting task. Luckily, we don't have to be alone. I provide therapy to adolescents, adults, seniors and couples from all backgrounds, in an environment that is open, safe and judgement-free. I have experience working with a range of issues: PTSD and trauma, depression/anxiety, self-esteem, substance use, relationship issues and more. Learn more about my approach to therapy, office locations, other FAQs through my website.
(343) 308-1173 View (343) 308-1173
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Anita Kaiser
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Nepean, ON K2H
Sometimes you feel like you're drowning when life's big waves come at you. Ready to feel better? With 30+ years of experience in a variety of settings, I offer counselling and psychotherapy to individuals seeking compassionate, knowledgeable support for anxiety, depression, stress, grief, alcohol/drug concerns, relationship issues, communication, compassion fatigue, life transitions, personal growth and more. We will work together to use your strengths and resources to cope with the issues that concern you.
Sometimes you feel like you're drowning when life's big waves come at you. Ready to feel better? With 30+ years of experience in a variety of settings, I offer counselling and psychotherapy to individuals seeking compassionate, knowledgeable support for anxiety, depression, stress, grief, alcohol/drug concerns, relationship issues, communication, compassion fatigue, life transitions, personal growth and more. We will work together to use your strengths and resources to cope with the issues that concern you.
(855) 463-3605 View (855) 463-3605
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Kyle Kearnan
Registered Psychotherapist, MEd, RP
Verified Verified
Nepean, ON K2J
I appreciate that the hardest part of this journey is finding “your person.” Someone that you can trust will show up and be there for you . A person that makes you feel safe, heard, and accepted unconditionally. No matter what you are going through. To make starting as comfortable as possible, I provide a non-judgmental space for you to come in and be as open (and authentic) as you need to be. Completely free to express and uncover all your unconscious thoughts, feelings, and experiences. Allowing you to move past the deep layers of your trauma, fear, and pain. To a place where you can explore the deepest parts of who you truly are.
I appreciate that the hardest part of this journey is finding “your person.” Someone that you can trust will show up and be there for you . A person that makes you feel safe, heard, and accepted unconditionally. No matter what you are going through. To make starting as comfortable as possible, I provide a non-judgmental space for you to come in and be as open (and authentic) as you need to be. Completely free to express and uncover all your unconscious thoughts, feelings, and experiences. Allowing you to move past the deep layers of your trauma, fear, and pain. To a place where you can explore the deepest parts of who you truly are.
(343) 304-5686 View (343) 304-5686
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Matthias Barter
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Nepean, ON K2J  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with your mental health, anxiety, anger or stress? Are you feeling overwhelmed? Do you feel like you’re barely getting by? Whether you’re feeling the pressure from something big in your life or a hundred small things, the result is often the same: losing hope, a lack of energy, and the feeling that you will never overcome this feeling of being stuck… But I’m here to tell you that you can! I draw from numerous psychotherapy approaches in my work, but my goal will always be to find the approach that works best for you.
Are you struggling with your mental health, anxiety, anger or stress? Are you feeling overwhelmed? Do you feel like you’re barely getting by? Whether you’re feeling the pressure from something big in your life or a hundred small things, the result is often the same: losing hope, a lack of energy, and the feeling that you will never overcome this feeling of being stuck… But I’m here to tell you that you can! I draw from numerous psychotherapy approaches in my work, but my goal will always be to find the approach that works best for you.
(343) 338-3159 View (343) 338-3159
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Victoria Elaine Howarth
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Nepean, ON K2G
How is fear impacting your life? From problems that make you feel paralyzed, to uncomfortable feelings that are difficult to identify, trying to figure it out on your own can be confusing and scary. These feelings can hinder your enjoyment of daily life and future plans. By learning to understand how ADHD, anxiety, or trauma is affecting you, you can begin to see your life in a new way. I offer a nonjudgmental therapeutic lens where you can feel safe to explore your patterns and past. I created Dune Psychotherapy to be a collaborative practice, where we work together to move towards an authentic version of yourself.
How is fear impacting your life? From problems that make you feel paralyzed, to uncomfortable feelings that are difficult to identify, trying to figure it out on your own can be confusing and scary. These feelings can hinder your enjoyment of daily life and future plans. By learning to understand how ADHD, anxiety, or trauma is affecting you, you can begin to see your life in a new way. I offer a nonjudgmental therapeutic lens where you can feel safe to explore your patterns and past. I created Dune Psychotherapy to be a collaborative practice, where we work together to move towards an authentic version of yourself.
(343) 305-1081 View (343) 305-1081
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Lorraine Jaksic
Marriage & Family Therapist, RP, RMFT
Verified Verified
Nepean, ON K2G
I work with individuals, couples and families of all cultural/spiritual backgrounds. I use an eclectic treatment approach to address anxiety, depression, anger, communication issues and relationship recovery, addictions, work/life balance, self-esteem, post-traumatic stress, career and many other issues. I believe that active listening is at the heart of effective therapy, and I work to help my clients find their own hidden strengths, empowering them to effectively resolve their issues. My personal life mission is to assist my clients in identifying solutions to the problems that prevent them from enjoying their lives to the fullest extent possible.
I work with individuals, couples and families of all cultural/spiritual backgrounds. I use an eclectic treatment approach to address anxiety, depression, anger, communication issues and relationship recovery, addictions, work/life balance, self-esteem, post-traumatic stress, career and many other issues. I believe that active listening is at the heart of effective therapy, and I work to help my clients find their own hidden strengths, empowering them to effectively resolve their issues. My personal life mission is to assist my clients in identifying solutions to the problems that prevent them from enjoying their lives to the fullest extent possible.
(613) 727-4455 View (613) 727-4455
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Tara MacGillivray
Registered Psychotherapist, BA, MACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Nepean, ON K2H
For over 17 years, I have been working with individuals and families, walking beside them through challenging times and helping them to make positive changes in their lives. I enjoy helping people who have experienced all sorts of life challenges including but not limited to anxiety, depression, self-esteem, trauma, relationships, separation/divorce, parenting, grief, and intimate partner violence. My work experience has provided me with a strong foundation for working with both children and adults. I help to empower my clients, building upon their already-existing strengths and helping them to heal their wounds.
For over 17 years, I have been working with individuals and families, walking beside them through challenging times and helping them to make positive changes in their lives. I enjoy helping people who have experienced all sorts of life challenges including but not limited to anxiety, depression, self-esteem, trauma, relationships, separation/divorce, parenting, grief, and intimate partner violence. My work experience has provided me with a strong foundation for working with both children and adults. I help to empower my clients, building upon their already-existing strengths and helping them to heal their wounds.
(343) 341-8019 View (343) 341-8019
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Khrystyna Yevstakhevych
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA, BA
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Nepean, ON K2H
Therapy for Trauma, Emotion Regulation, Life Transitions & Perfectionism. You’re here because life feels challenging, and you are looking to work collaboratively with someone who can help you process life's challenges. Whether you're grappling with the aftermath of past trauma, finding it difficult to regulate your emotions, or navigating difficult life transitions, such as becoming a parent or immigrating to a new country, I want you to know that you're not alone. I'm here to accompany you on your journey, and to share the feelings of hurt, fear and uncertainty you’ve been experiencing.
Therapy for Trauma, Emotion Regulation, Life Transitions & Perfectionism. You’re here because life feels challenging, and you are looking to work collaboratively with someone who can help you process life's challenges. Whether you're grappling with the aftermath of past trauma, finding it difficult to regulate your emotions, or navigating difficult life transitions, such as becoming a parent or immigrating to a new country, I want you to know that you're not alone. I'm here to accompany you on your journey, and to share the feelings of hurt, fear and uncertainty you’ve been experiencing.
(343) 453-5970 View (343) 453-5970
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Expressions Counselling
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP, Art The
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Nepean, ON K2B
My goal in therapy is to guide you on your journey to achieving overall wellness, allowing you to live to your fullest potential. I offer a compassionate, non judgemental and supportive atmosphere that supports utilizing your inner strengths to achieve your goals. I enjoy working with all age groups from 3 to 103!
My goal in therapy is to guide you on your journey to achieving overall wellness, allowing you to live to your fullest potential. I offer a compassionate, non judgemental and supportive atmosphere that supports utilizing your inner strengths to achieve your goals. I enjoy working with all age groups from 3 to 103!
(855) 463-0611 View (855) 463-0611
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Abigail Whitney
Registered Psychotherapist, MA:I, MA:Coun, CCC, RP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Nepean, ON K2E
You are struggling with feelings of stress, overwhelmedness, and stuck-ness that might be new—or you’ve had them as long as you can remember. You might be feeling low, unmotivated, and having a hard time getting back to your ‘usual self'. Your life, career, or relationships just aren't going the way you'd like them to, and you want to create more helpful patterns and experiences. These and other issues (grief, parenting and pregnancy/postpartum) are all things people I see are experiencing and wanting to change. I am fluent in ASL and understand the unique issues clients who are Deaf or hard-of-hearing face.
You are struggling with feelings of stress, overwhelmedness, and stuck-ness that might be new—or you’ve had them as long as you can remember. You might be feeling low, unmotivated, and having a hard time getting back to your ‘usual self'. Your life, career, or relationships just aren't going the way you'd like them to, and you want to create more helpful patterns and experiences. These and other issues (grief, parenting and pregnancy/postpartum) are all things people I see are experiencing and wanting to change. I am fluent in ASL and understand the unique issues clients who are Deaf or hard-of-hearing face.
(613) 707-5065 View (613) 707-5065
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Kanata Psychology and Counselling Centre
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Nepean, ON K2C
We provide evidence-based treatments for a variety of psychological problems including anxiety, depression, relationship problems, personality disorders, trauma, and issues related to identity and self-esteem. We help couples improve communication, and resolve conflicts to build a more secure bond. We treat teens experiencing anxiety, depression, self-injury, and other mental health problems. We provide treatment for children experiencing anxiety, depression, oppositional and defiant behaviour, ADHD, attachment difficulties, & school avoidance. We help those struggling with substance and alcohol problems.
We provide evidence-based treatments for a variety of psychological problems including anxiety, depression, relationship problems, personality disorders, trauma, and issues related to identity and self-esteem. We help couples improve communication, and resolve conflicts to build a more secure bond. We treat teens experiencing anxiety, depression, self-injury, and other mental health problems. We provide treatment for children experiencing anxiety, depression, oppositional and defiant behaviour, ADHD, attachment difficulties, & school avoidance. We help those struggling with substance and alcohol problems.
(613) 435-2729 View (613) 435-2729
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Shontelle Prokipcak
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW, CCAC, CCS-AC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Nepean, ON K2G
I have been providing collaborative mental health and addiction services for youth, adolescents and adults in the Ottawa Region for the past 18 years. I work closely with individuals and families to identify the best treatment plans to meet their unique needs. Some techniques I use include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Collaborative Problem Solving, Mindfulness Integrated CBT, Trauma Practice and Addiction Issues. I use an assertive care approach which can provide some support between sessions, as needed, for clients to meet their goals with non-life-threatening mental health challenges. Many clients have found this very helpful.
I have been providing collaborative mental health and addiction services for youth, adolescents and adults in the Ottawa Region for the past 18 years. I work closely with individuals and families to identify the best treatment plans to meet their unique needs. Some techniques I use include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Collaborative Problem Solving, Mindfulness Integrated CBT, Trauma Practice and Addiction Issues. I use an assertive care approach which can provide some support between sessions, as needed, for clients to meet their goals with non-life-threatening mental health challenges. Many clients have found this very helpful.
(343) 312-6483 View (343) 312-6483
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Rory Batchilder
Registered Psychotherapist, BSc, MEd, CCC, RP
Verified Verified
Nepean, ON K2J  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Private practice 20 yrs. Instructed at Counsellor Training Institute (CTI) for two years. Postgraduate Diploma in Couples Therapy in addition to Master's Degree. Your story will emerge . . . your goals and passions. Depression, anxiety, conflict, anger, addictions, self-esteem, spiritual searching, communication, relationship and intimacy issues. Familiar with complementary healing; mindfulness, inner-child, ego-states, positive psychology, visualization & meditation. Certified by: College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario ( 002563) & CCPA ( 8192). Fully Insured.
Private practice 20 yrs. Instructed at Counsellor Training Institute (CTI) for two years. Postgraduate Diploma in Couples Therapy in addition to Master's Degree. Your story will emerge . . . your goals and passions. Depression, anxiety, conflict, anger, addictions, self-esteem, spiritual searching, communication, relationship and intimacy issues. Familiar with complementary healing; mindfulness, inner-child, ego-states, positive psychology, visualization & meditation. Certified by: College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario ( 002563) & CCPA ( 8192). Fully Insured.
(613) 777-0637 View (613) 777-0637
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Richard Merrill Haney Ph.D.
PhD, MEd, BA
Verified Verified
Nepean, ON K2H
I provide warm, heart-connected and empathetic counselling, coaching, mediation and hypnotherapy services to individuals, couples and families. I concentrate on "wholistic" healing and empowerment rather than on being clinical and "helping". Basically, I form what I call a "Healing Partnership" with the people who come for my services. I tend to be quite eclectic and bring a wide range of skills, techniques, modalities and wisdom to each counselling interaction. Please contact me to enhance your life and to make the most of each moment. My favourite slogan is: "Listening well is the most eloquent sign of caring."
I provide warm, heart-connected and empathetic counselling, coaching, mediation and hypnotherapy services to individuals, couples and families. I concentrate on "wholistic" healing and empowerment rather than on being clinical and "helping". Basically, I form what I call a "Healing Partnership" with the people who come for my services. I tend to be quite eclectic and bring a wide range of skills, techniques, modalities and wisdom to each counselling interaction. Please contact me to enhance your life and to make the most of each moment. My favourite slogan is: "Listening well is the most eloquent sign of caring."
(613) 909-4399 View (613) 909-4399
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Conny Barry
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MEd, (MA), CCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Nepean, ON K2G  (Online Only)
There is no need for prolonged emotional suffering. I'm available to help you work through your issues and pursue a positive outcome. We will uncover and discover more about yourself, and your relationships with others. We will investigate the factors and patterns that affect your emotional life, and look at the choices available to you to bring about change and growth.
There is no need for prolonged emotional suffering. I'm available to help you work through your issues and pursue a positive outcome. We will uncover and discover more about yourself, and your relationships with others. We will investigate the factors and patterns that affect your emotional life, and look at the choices available to you to bring about change and growth.
(855) 240-5412 View (855) 240-5412
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Marc James Whitehouse
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Nepean, ON K2J  (Online Only)
Accepting New Clients for Virtual Sessions. Specialized working with Men, Professionals, Entrepreneurs and Executives. Have you been struggling to feel fulfilled? Are you feeling emotionally exhausted? Are you feeling flat? Is it exceedingly hard to accomplish almost anything? Has it started to impact your relationship and family life? Do you think you would benefit from a space to prioritize and develop new foundational skills to reignite your passion for work, family and life. My approach specializes in improving emotional communication, reflecting deeper on your goals and purpose, and strategizing ways to perform at a high level.
Accepting New Clients for Virtual Sessions. Specialized working with Men, Professionals, Entrepreneurs and Executives. Have you been struggling to feel fulfilled? Are you feeling emotionally exhausted? Are you feeling flat? Is it exceedingly hard to accomplish almost anything? Has it started to impact your relationship and family life? Do you think you would benefit from a space to prioritize and develop new foundational skills to reignite your passion for work, family and life. My approach specializes in improving emotional communication, reflecting deeper on your goals and purpose, and strategizing ways to perform at a high level.
(647) 931-9495 View (647) 931-9495

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Substance Use Counsellors

How do substance and drug recovery or rehabilitation programs work?

In inpatient programs, individuals live in a facility with other clients in recovery; in outpatient programs, individuals reside at home. These facilities are staffed with healthcare professionals including physicians, nurses, psychologists, counsellors, and psychotherapists. Staff often also includes people who have recovered themselves, serving as mentors and guides. These programs may use abstinence, harm reduction, detoxification, psychotherapy, and other methods.

How do 12-step programs combined with psychotherapy work?

Members of 12-step programs help each other reach abstinence and work to maintain it. These programs promote complete change in the individual’s emotional, mental, physical, and even spiritual perspectives. Some programs require that new members attend 90 meetings in 90 days. Many people do attend these programs in conjunction with their work in psychotherapy; the combination of therapy along with 12-step can be extremely effective.

How does harm reduction combined with psychotherapy work?

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, harm reduction prevents death, injury, disease, overdose, and substance misuse. People who choose harm reduction for substance use reduce the amount of drugs they consume. It is not abstinence-based like a 12-step program, but combining harm reduction with psychotherapy proves to be effective for many people.

Are there specific medications for substance and drug use?

There are medications approved to treat substance use disorder—such as buprenorphine, methadone, naltrexone, and acamprosate. These medications do help people cope with substance use as well as avoid the problem of relapse. Naltrexone can help reduce cravings, methadone is an opioid medication used to treat severe pain, and acamprosate may help ease symptoms like poor sleep and anxious feelings.