Addiction Therapists in Phoenix, AZ

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Beverly Janowitz-Price
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, ICADC, CSAT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85014  (Online Only)
Although I've been a substance abuse counselor since 1977, I prefer to work with people already in recovery.
I have been a therapist since 1977, starting out working in the substance abuse field. I am also a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist. My website is www.beverlyjanowitzprice.com. I firmly believe that the majority of our issues began in childhood, some of which can be very subtle. I like to work with people on healing their underlying issues. I believe in using the therapy process to find our true selves and, ideally, achieve inner peace.
Although I've been a substance abuse counselor since 1977, I prefer to work with people already in recovery.
I have been a therapist since 1977, starting out working in the substance abuse field. I am also a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist. My website is www.beverlyjanowitzprice.com. I firmly believe that the majority of our issues began in childhood, some of which can be very subtle. I like to work with people on healing their underlying issues. I believe in using the therapy process to find our true selves and, ideally, achieve inner peace.
(480) 788-4951 View (480) 788-4951
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Valerie Fink Sierra
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MAHR, LISAC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85020
There is no cure for substance use disorders.
Yes currently accepting new clients.My intent as a therapist is to openly and safely address your unique needs,promoting your well being and personal growth to help maintian long term sobriety.Using evidence based therapies(CBT,DBT,ACT, motivational interviewing, and EMDR or ART for healing trauma)you will recieve individualized,compassionate care.Every recovery is "sui generis", like your fingerprint, individual and personal in it's own way.Through therapy you will learn to utilize your distinct strengths and qualities to naviagate challenges of living life substance free,helping you realize living happy and sober is possible.
There is no cure for substance use disorders.
Yes currently accepting new clients.My intent as a therapist is to openly and safely address your unique needs,promoting your well being and personal growth to help maintian long term sobriety.Using evidence based therapies(CBT,DBT,ACT, motivational interviewing, and EMDR or ART for healing trauma)you will recieve individualized,compassionate care.Every recovery is "sui generis", like your fingerprint, individual and personal in it's own way.Through therapy you will learn to utilize your distinct strengths and qualities to naviagate challenges of living life substance free,helping you realize living happy and sober is possible.
(623) 299-8955 View (623) 299-8955
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South Mountain Addiction Services LLC
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MA, LISAC, MAC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85048
South Mountain Addiction Services specializes in substance abuse addiction as well as intervention services for families.
I have been helping people overcome addiction issues for over 20 years. I have a unique perspective on the process, which allows for a safe, discreet and non-judgmental environment. I also have been providing families with comprehensive, professional and discreet intervention services since 2010. My goal is to provide not only the person suffering from alcohol or drug addiction a better life but also for the family to find peace in the process. I look forward to having the opportunity in assisting you or your loved ones in exploring a new chapter in life.
South Mountain Addiction Services specializes in substance abuse addiction as well as intervention services for families.
I have been helping people overcome addiction issues for over 20 years. I have a unique perspective on the process, which allows for a safe, discreet and non-judgmental environment. I also have been providing families with comprehensive, professional and discreet intervention services since 2010. My goal is to provide not only the person suffering from alcohol or drug addiction a better life but also for the family to find peace in the process. I look forward to having the opportunity in assisting you or your loved ones in exploring a new chapter in life.
(520) 210-5623 View (520) 210-5623
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Chris Kraemer
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MS, LISAC, CSAT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85027
I’ve had the honor of working at The Meadows, a world-renowned treatment center for healing trauma, addiction, depression and anxiety.
***NOW OFFERING ONLINE COUNSELING***Do you ever feel stuck? Stuck in your relationships or stuck in your thoughts. You feel like no matter what I’ll never be good enough. You feel alone, frustrated and not understood. Do you wish you had a “start over” button? You struggle with the “should” and “if only” this or that would have happened. Do you feel disconnected from the people that you care about? Have you started using substances or behaviors in unhealthy ways to cope with things that have just not gone according to plan? Do you ever think about the future and feel hopeless not hopeful.
I’ve had the honor of working at The Meadows, a world-renowned treatment center for healing trauma, addiction, depression and anxiety.
***NOW OFFERING ONLINE COUNSELING***Do you ever feel stuck? Stuck in your relationships or stuck in your thoughts. You feel like no matter what I’ll never be good enough. You feel alone, frustrated and not understood. Do you wish you had a “start over” button? You struggle with the “should” and “if only” this or that would have happened. Do you feel disconnected from the people that you care about? Have you started using substances or behaviors in unhealthy ways to cope with things that have just not gone according to plan? Do you ever think about the future and feel hopeless not hopeful.
(623) 748-0995 View (623) 748-0995
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InterventionASAP
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MA, ICAADAC, BRI-II, CIP, CAI
Verified Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85022
Our focus is helping people that care about someone struggling with an addiction that is resistant to facing and addressing their problem (denial that such a problem exists). Being trained in all models of a addiction intervention we blend approaches to provide the most effective results based on the unique aspects of your situation Through the intervention process, we work together to facilitate entry into treatment for a loved ones addiction. Our collaborative intervention process educating, coaching and empowering people that care by taking action in the form of a professionally led intervention. WE TRAVEL NATIONWIDE TO HELP FAMILIES
Our focus is helping people that care about someone struggling with an addiction that is resistant to facing and addressing their problem (denial that such a problem exists). Being trained in all models of a addiction intervention we blend approaches to provide the most effective results based on the unique aspects of your situation Through the intervention process, we work together to facilitate entry into treatment for a loved ones addiction. Our collaborative intervention process educating, coaching and empowering people that care by taking action in the form of a professionally led intervention. WE TRAVEL NATIONWIDE TO HELP FAMILIES
(602) 492-5341 View (602) 492-5341
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PSCS Wellness Center
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85013
He is dedicated to helping others over overcome their addiction issues and to live purposeful and fulfilling lives without the use of substances.
NOW Accepting new clients. Clint is a Master’s level intern under the supervision of Dr Kerry Ramella. He comes with a great deal of life experience and provides individual therapy for adults and older adolescent clients. His focus is treating substance abuse and addiction. He also treats depression, anxiety, job burn out and other life stressors. Client prides himself on being a client driven strength based therapists, utilizing Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused Therapy and Cognitive Behavior Therapy to help empower clients on their path to recovery and overall wellness.
He is dedicated to helping others over overcome their addiction issues and to live purposeful and fulfilling lives without the use of substances.
NOW Accepting new clients. Clint is a Master’s level intern under the supervision of Dr Kerry Ramella. He comes with a great deal of life experience and provides individual therapy for adults and older adolescent clients. His focus is treating substance abuse and addiction. He also treats depression, anxiety, job burn out and other life stressors. Client prides himself on being a client driven strength based therapists, utilizing Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused Therapy and Cognitive Behavior Therapy to help empower clients on their path to recovery and overall wellness.
(602) 247-8353 View (602) 247-8353
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Erik M Gagnon
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LISAC
Verified Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85015  (Online Only)
Hello! I’m Erik, a Licensed Independent Substance Abuse Counselor with 20+ years of experience treating not only substance use issues, but also a wide range of mental health concerns, such as depression and anxiety. I have spent the majority of my career treating adolescents, individual adults, and families for local non-profit organizations. I specialize in working with those who may be experiencing family and relational conflicts. I am a dad of two teenagers who have taught me much about the practical application of parenting and relationships!
Hello! I’m Erik, a Licensed Independent Substance Abuse Counselor with 20+ years of experience treating not only substance use issues, but also a wide range of mental health concerns, such as depression and anxiety. I have spent the majority of my career treating adolescents, individual adults, and families for local non-profit organizations. I specialize in working with those who may be experiencing family and relational conflicts. I am a dad of two teenagers who have taught me much about the practical application of parenting and relationships!
(602) 698-9486 View (602) 698-9486
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Dani Martz
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MS, LISAC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85020  (Online Only)
I’m a licensed therapist (LISAC) that focuses specifically on treating substance abuse.
Stress? Anxiety? Withdrawal symptoms? Cravings? “I want to stop the cycle. I do. I don’t know where to begin, what to say. There’s just so much to figure out…and it’s all too much. I’ll just take another drink, pick up one more time.” Or, you’re the family member, partner, or friend who’s trying to help someone they care about with their addiction but living on the other side of it. “I’m not sleeping anymore. I have my own racing thoughts, heart palpitations, anxiety. I’m consumed by their addiction and I don’t even use! I’ve taken them to pick up before. What am I doing? I need someone to help me sort this out.”
I’m a licensed therapist (LISAC) that focuses specifically on treating substance abuse.
Stress? Anxiety? Withdrawal symptoms? Cravings? “I want to stop the cycle. I do. I don’t know where to begin, what to say. There’s just so much to figure out…and it’s all too much. I’ll just take another drink, pick up one more time.” Or, you’re the family member, partner, or friend who’s trying to help someone they care about with their addiction but living on the other side of it. “I’m not sleeping anymore. I have my own racing thoughts, heart palpitations, anxiety. I’m consumed by their addiction and I don’t even use! I’ve taken them to pick up before. What am I doing? I need someone to help me sort this out.”
(602) 691-6788 View (602) 691-6788
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Kevin Dalton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85048
Waitlist for new clients
In therapy we learn to address problems we've been avoiding because they cause us pain or discomfort. For many, avoiding problems has become a problem in itself. You may experience issues with personal productivity, mood, traumatic memories, substance use, or social anxiety. These concerns can be distressing, but they are all manageable with the right skills. A great therapist, Carl Rogers, said “The curious paradox is that when I accept myself, just as I am, then I can change.” Therapy can help you learn skills to get this process of self-acceptance and positive change started.
In therapy we learn to address problems we've been avoiding because they cause us pain or discomfort. For many, avoiding problems has become a problem in itself. You may experience issues with personal productivity, mood, traumatic memories, substance use, or social anxiety. These concerns can be distressing, but they are all manageable with the right skills. A great therapist, Carl Rogers, said “The curious paradox is that when I accept myself, just as I am, then I can change.” Therapy can help you learn skills to get this process of self-acceptance and positive change started.
(480) 841-9101 View (480) 841-9101
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Mary Hunter
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85004  (Online Only)
I have over 15 years as a Licensed Professional Counselor specializing in mental health and behavioral addiction treatment. My focus is providing understanding and empathetic support to those seeking help. My goal is to empower individuals to overcome their challenges and attain real, lasting recovery through a personalized and holistic approach. I believe in extending compassion and respect to every individual, free from judgment or societal stigma. My focus is to create a secure and nurturing environment where individuals can delve into their underlying emotions, elevate self-awareness, and cultivate healthier coping strategies.
I have over 15 years as a Licensed Professional Counselor specializing in mental health and behavioral addiction treatment. My focus is providing understanding and empathetic support to those seeking help. My goal is to empower individuals to overcome their challenges and attain real, lasting recovery through a personalized and holistic approach. I believe in extending compassion and respect to every individual, free from judgment or societal stigma. My focus is to create a secure and nurturing environment where individuals can delve into their underlying emotions, elevate self-awareness, and cultivate healthier coping strategies.
(928) 427-7352 View (928) 427-7352
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Jacqueline R Armstrong
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85022  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with issues like stress, depression, anxiety, grief, military/life balance, relationships problems, addiction, parenting or family conflict? If so, then you have come to the right place. My ideal client is a person who is tired of feeling the way they do and is open and willing to take the steps they need to affect a positive change in their life, even if change feels a little scary at times. If you are looking for a therapist who will go above and beyond to help you find the resources you need then you need not look any further.
Are you struggling with issues like stress, depression, anxiety, grief, military/life balance, relationships problems, addiction, parenting or family conflict? If so, then you have come to the right place. My ideal client is a person who is tired of feeling the way they do and is open and willing to take the steps they need to affect a positive change in their life, even if change feels a little scary at times. If you are looking for a therapist who will go above and beyond to help you find the resources you need then you need not look any further.
(623) 400-2446 View (623) 400-2446
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Liza Loofbourrow
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85012
Congratulations on taking this step; I would be honored to help. I offer strengths-based, in-person therapy in the Phoenix area, and telehealth in California, using cognitive-behavioral techniques, inner-child work, EMDR and Exposure and Response Prevention. Specializations include Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, PTSD, addiction and recovery, and treating children and adolescents with anxiety. I am well-versed in 12-Step philosophy and love helping people thrive in their sobriety.
Congratulations on taking this step; I would be honored to help. I offer strengths-based, in-person therapy in the Phoenix area, and telehealth in California, using cognitive-behavioral techniques, inner-child work, EMDR and Exposure and Response Prevention. Specializations include Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, PTSD, addiction and recovery, and treating children and adolescents with anxiety. I am well-versed in 12-Step philosophy and love helping people thrive in their sobriety.
(520) 502-6324 View (520) 502-6324
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Christopher Card
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85012
Christopher Card is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP) who has 22 years of experience providing counseling and support services to families and individuals seeking help with depression, anxiety, addiction, grief, and other life transitions. Christopher is also a nationally Certified Sex Offender Treatment Professional (CSOTP). Christopher completed his Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Psychology at Ashford University and his Master of Social Work (MSW) at Arizona State University.
Christopher Card is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP) who has 22 years of experience providing counseling and support services to families and individuals seeking help with depression, anxiety, addiction, grief, and other life transitions. Christopher is also a nationally Certified Sex Offender Treatment Professional (CSOTP). Christopher completed his Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Psychology at Ashford University and his Master of Social Work (MSW) at Arizona State University.
(480) 613-4821 View (480) 613-4821
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Erin L Sebree
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LISAC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85016  (Online Only)
I have experience working with many issues such as depression, anxiety, relationship challenges, attachment based issues, traumatic experiences and post-traumatic stress, meaning of life issues, substance use disorders, emotional dysfunction, stress management, and self-esteem and self-worth issues.
I have experience working with many issues such as depression, anxiety, relationship challenges, attachment based issues, traumatic experiences and post-traumatic stress, meaning of life issues, substance use disorders, emotional dysfunction, stress management, and self-esteem and self-worth issues.
(602) 671-2291 View (602) 671-2291
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Phoenix Wellness Center
Licensed Professional Counselor, MC, LPC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85085
Quality: Phoenix Wellness Center is committed to providing quality counseling. Our counselors treat most mental health concerns using effective, evidence based treatments. Our counselors specialize in treating depression, anxiety, trauma, substance abuse, divorce, and adjustment concerns. Additionally, we treat individuals, families, couples, children and adults. We work collaboratively as a team to provide you and your family with comprehensive treatment.
Quality: Phoenix Wellness Center is committed to providing quality counseling. Our counselors treat most mental health concerns using effective, evidence based treatments. Our counselors specialize in treating depression, anxiety, trauma, substance abuse, divorce, and adjustment concerns. Additionally, we treat individuals, families, couples, children and adults. We work collaboratively as a team to provide you and your family with comprehensive treatment.
(480) 725-8586 View (480) 725-8586
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Amy Dawn Parker
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85044
I have specialized experience in the areas of substance use issues, trauma-informed care, and neuropsychology.
I’m here to accompany you on your journey toward healing and self-discovery. I view counseling as a vehicle where you are in the driver's seat, firmly in control of the steering wheel, brakes, and accelerator at all times. As your therapist, I step into the passenger seat, equipped with the tools and expertise to serve as your trusted GPS navigator. I'm here to help you navigate the twists and turns of your path, offering guidance, support, and perspective along the way and make sure your gas tank stays full. Just like a GPS, I provide insights into the route options available for reaching your desired destination for your life.
I have specialized experience in the areas of substance use issues, trauma-informed care, and neuropsychology.
I’m here to accompany you on your journey toward healing and self-discovery. I view counseling as a vehicle where you are in the driver's seat, firmly in control of the steering wheel, brakes, and accelerator at all times. As your therapist, I step into the passenger seat, equipped with the tools and expertise to serve as your trusted GPS navigator. I'm here to help you navigate the twists and turns of your path, offering guidance, support, and perspective along the way and make sure your gas tank stays full. Just like a GPS, I provide insights into the route options available for reaching your desired destination for your life.
(520) 201-2455 View (520) 201-2455
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Douglas E Brown
Counselor, MSAC, MSPC, LPC, LISAC
Verified Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85018
I specialize in Mental Health and Substance Abuse issues providing both individual and group therapy with extensive inpatient and outpatient psychiatric hospital and treatment center experience.
If you are struggling with low self esteem, anxiety or depression, substance abuse or addiction and unable to cope with everyday life issues, I have the skills and experience to help you learn and grow exponentially. My clients are those who struggle in relationships, find themselves isolating, have trouble at work, legal issues, gambling, codependency, and even with life in general. You may benefit from learning how to communicate more effectively, being more authentic and genuine, building a solid support system, doing things you enjoy again and learning how to ask for help. Take a step and find your HAPPINESS!
I specialize in Mental Health and Substance Abuse issues providing both individual and group therapy with extensive inpatient and outpatient psychiatric hospital and treatment center experience.
If you are struggling with low self esteem, anxiety or depression, substance abuse or addiction and unable to cope with everyday life issues, I have the skills and experience to help you learn and grow exponentially. My clients are those who struggle in relationships, find themselves isolating, have trouble at work, legal issues, gambling, codependency, and even with life in general. You may benefit from learning how to communicate more effectively, being more authentic and genuine, building a solid support system, doing things you enjoy again and learning how to ask for help. Take a step and find your HAPPINESS!
(602) 598-5994 View (602) 598-5994
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Kelli York
Counselor, MA, LAC
Verified Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85028
I have worked with individuals who suffer from addiction, depression, anxiety, marital issues and parenting challenges.
Are you struggling in life and not sure which way to turn? I am a Licensed Associate Counselor who has 25 years of marriage, parenting and leadership experience. I am focused on helping adolescents and adults as well as couples in Individual, Couples, and Family Therapy. It is my life's passion to help people transform their lives through an understanding of early experiences and relationships with others. I am trained in Emotionally Focused Therapy which is the most effective, researched based Couples and Family therapy available. I am someone who connects with people easily with insight and compassion.
I have worked with individuals who suffer from addiction, depression, anxiety, marital issues and parenting challenges.
Are you struggling in life and not sure which way to turn? I am a Licensed Associate Counselor who has 25 years of marriage, parenting and leadership experience. I am focused on helping adolescents and adults as well as couples in Individual, Couples, and Family Therapy. It is my life's passion to help people transform their lives through an understanding of early experiences and relationships with others. I am trained in Emotionally Focused Therapy which is the most effective, researched based Couples and Family therapy available. I am someone who connects with people easily with insight and compassion.
(602) 638-1592 View (602) 638-1592
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Donn R. Yeager
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MS, LISAC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85021  (Online Only)
Donn Yeager is a Substance Abuse Counselor that has been in the industry since 2012. His experience includes having been a Residential Therapist at Calvary Addiction Recovery Center, later was the Clinical Director at Recovery in the Pines in Prescott, AZ and currently working at St. Luke's Behavioral Health Hospital. Donn has a passion for serving others and finds satisfaction in finding individuals troubled with addiction become productive citizens that further leads to the family's healing.
Donn Yeager is a Substance Abuse Counselor that has been in the industry since 2012. His experience includes having been a Residential Therapist at Calvary Addiction Recovery Center, later was the Clinical Director at Recovery in the Pines in Prescott, AZ and currently working at St. Luke's Behavioral Health Hospital. Donn has a passion for serving others and finds satisfaction in finding individuals troubled with addiction become productive citizens that further leads to the family's healing.
(602) 600-0102 View (602) 600-0102
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Birches Health
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Are you worried about your gambling and unsure of where to turn for help? Birches Health is a gambling addiction specialist. Our providers have over 30 years in the field providing high quality problem gambling care individuals struggling with addiction and their loved ones. Our Clinical Director was awarded the first contract by the state of Arizona to work with problem gamblers, and to this day we remain contracted with the state to work with gamblers and affected persons across Arizona and the US.
Are you worried about your gambling and unsure of where to turn for help? Birches Health is a gambling addiction specialist. Our providers have over 30 years in the field providing high quality problem gambling care individuals struggling with addiction and their loved ones. Our Clinical Director was awarded the first contract by the state of Arizona to work with problem gamblers, and to this day we remain contracted with the state to work with gamblers and affected persons across Arizona and the US.
(928) 767-7501 View (928) 767-7501
Addiction Therapists

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.