Addiction Therapists in Campbell, CA

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Hazzel Angulo
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
Campbell, CA 95008
Trauma, anxiety, and addiction can make you feel stuck. The most important step towards healing is to address the unresolved emotion inside you. Healing requires feelings. Acceptance slowly dissolves pain. When we function from the fear and scarring of our trauma, the cycles continue until we learn how to transmute that energy into love. I apply a Holistic approach that integrates physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual forms of well-being, addressing the “whole” self. Through a holistic framework tailored to your unique needs, the goal is to support you develop a deeper understanding of the self on all these levels.
Trauma, anxiety, and addiction can make you feel stuck. The most important step towards healing is to address the unresolved emotion inside you. Healing requires feelings. Acceptance slowly dissolves pain. When we function from the fear and scarring of our trauma, the cycles continue until we learn how to transmute that energy into love. I apply a Holistic approach that integrates physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual forms of well-being, addressing the “whole” self. Through a holistic framework tailored to your unique needs, the goal is to support you develop a deeper understanding of the self on all these levels.
(669) 260-7348 View (669) 260-7348
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Christine Rivlin
Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Campbell, CA 95008
I also specialize in working with individuals experiencing addiction issues, and eating disorders.
I work primarily with adults who are wanting to manage symptoms associated with depression, anxiety, and trauma. I will be with you on your path to discovery, recovery, and finding the person you would like to become. I approach therapy with a client-centered approach in order to create a safe, comfortable space for you to share and express yourself, and your vulnerabilities. We will explore healthy ways to process your trauma, regulate difficult emotions, and restore broken relationships. I believe the trust built between Client and Therapist is powerful, and necessary in order to help you through your healing journey.
I also specialize in working with individuals experiencing addiction issues, and eating disorders.
I work primarily with adults who are wanting to manage symptoms associated with depression, anxiety, and trauma. I will be with you on your path to discovery, recovery, and finding the person you would like to become. I approach therapy with a client-centered approach in order to create a safe, comfortable space for you to share and express yourself, and your vulnerabilities. We will explore healthy ways to process your trauma, regulate difficult emotions, and restore broken relationships. I believe the trust built between Client and Therapist is powerful, and necessary in order to help you through your healing journey.
(669) 201-4356 View (669) 201-4356
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Jeff M Geiger
Drug & Alcohol Counselor
Verified Verified
Campbell, CA 95008
With a deep-rooted personal understanding of addiction and drawing from my own journey in recovery I am able to bring a unique perspective to my work in the addiction field. I have over 17 years of experience as a Licensed addiction counselor and have worked in a variety of addiction treatment programs, including residential rehabilitation centers and outpatient clinics. I have worked as a counselor, Program Director and Clinical Supervisor and provided individual counseling sessions, group therapy and family therapy on an ongoing basis. My own lived experiences and extensive expertise in addiction treatment has given me a better
With a deep-rooted personal understanding of addiction and drawing from my own journey in recovery I am able to bring a unique perspective to my work in the addiction field. I have over 17 years of experience as a Licensed addiction counselor and have worked in a variety of addiction treatment programs, including residential rehabilitation centers and outpatient clinics. I have worked as a counselor, Program Director and Clinical Supervisor and provided individual counseling sessions, group therapy and family therapy on an ongoing basis. My own lived experiences and extensive expertise in addiction treatment has given me a better
(408) 790-1363 View (408) 790-1363
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Elizabeth Essner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Campbell, CA 95008
Are you overwhelmed by alcohol or drug use? Is it creating problems for you? I help people with substance use issues live better lives. I can help you address these problems and find a way out of the pain and despair. I provide you a safe environment, which is free from judgment. Whether you want to quit completely (abstinence) or cut down and control your drinking or using (harm reduction), I will support you in your journey. If you are already in recovery, I respect and support your efforts as you participate in therapy. I work with couples struggling around alcohol, addiction, and codependency issues in their relationship.
Are you overwhelmed by alcohol or drug use? Is it creating problems for you? I help people with substance use issues live better lives. I can help you address these problems and find a way out of the pain and despair. I provide you a safe environment, which is free from judgment. Whether you want to quit completely (abstinence) or cut down and control your drinking or using (harm reduction), I will support you in your journey. If you are already in recovery, I respect and support your efforts as you participate in therapy. I work with couples struggling around alcohol, addiction, and codependency issues in their relationship.
(408) 549-9732 View (408) 549-9732
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Felicia Hermle
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CADC-II
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Campbell, CA 95008  (Online Only)
You’re looking for a safe space to process and talk about addiction or substance use issues as well as the high demands you face everyday. You’re a stressed out high achiever trying to get sober or maintain sobriety and find mental balance. You’re feeling insecure about whether or not you're going to be able to stay sober. Maybe you've been sober for a while and you're already plugged into a 12 step or other sober community but you need a little "outside help" for your mental wellness..
You’re looking for a safe space to process and talk about addiction or substance use issues as well as the high demands you face everyday. You’re a stressed out high achiever trying to get sober or maintain sobriety and find mental balance. You’re feeling insecure about whether or not you're going to be able to stay sober. Maybe you've been sober for a while and you're already plugged into a 12 step or other sober community but you need a little "outside help" for your mental wellness..
(408) 662-1269 View (408) 662-1269
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John Mark Kane
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Campbell, CA 95008
One guy said to me, I've been on depression medication for 15 years, why am I still depressed? Because your treating symptoms. Whether you are dealing with anxiety, depression, addiction, ADHD, bipolar disorder, OCD, trauma, etc. you see your condition in terms of symptoms. If you want to get better we have to talk about the underlying problems, where it comes from. Mental health problems are rooted in the dysfunction in our relationships or the lack of relational intelligence. Anxious, addicted, depressed people isolate because moving towards relationship has become so painful. Call me, I want to help you have a satisfied life!
One guy said to me, I've been on depression medication for 15 years, why am I still depressed? Because your treating symptoms. Whether you are dealing with anxiety, depression, addiction, ADHD, bipolar disorder, OCD, trauma, etc. you see your condition in terms of symptoms. If you want to get better we have to talk about the underlying problems, where it comes from. Mental health problems are rooted in the dysfunction in our relationships or the lack of relational intelligence. Anxious, addicted, depressed people isolate because moving towards relationship has become so painful. Call me, I want to help you have a satisfied life!
(408) 692-6921 View (408) 692-6921
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Nick Stavrides
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, CADC I
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Campbell, CA 95008
I help those struggling with alcohol and substance abuse addiction by providing critical insight and tools rooted in science, psychology and spirituality. I work with adult men and women of all ages who are looking to establish or maintain sobriety. My method is to use a tailored approach based on individual needs and to treat each person with compassion and understanding. I am a Taoist meditation practitioner with heart-math certification and believe there exists a strong link between the body, mind, and spirit. Harnessing the power within each can pave the way for healing.
I help those struggling with alcohol and substance abuse addiction by providing critical insight and tools rooted in science, psychology and spirituality. I work with adult men and women of all ages who are looking to establish or maintain sobriety. My method is to use a tailored approach based on individual needs and to treat each person with compassion and understanding. I am a Taoist meditation practitioner with heart-math certification and believe there exists a strong link between the body, mind, and spirit. Harnessing the power within each can pave the way for healing.
(831) 292-5519 View (831) 292-5519
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Lara Windett Alkoraishi
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, MFT, LPCC, CAS, CEDS-S
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Campbell, CA 95008
I work with clients learning to heal from different types of addiction as well as their family members who are struggling to set limits and cope with the losses that substance abuse and eating disorders can cause.
Are you looking for meaning and a different way to manage life? I enjoy working with people who are seeking to overcome past trauma, loss, recovery from alcohol and other drugs as well as eating disorders, anxiety and depression. I have completed additional training and am a Certified Addiction Specialist (CAS) as well as a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist (CEDS).
I work with clients learning to heal from different types of addiction as well as their family members who are struggling to set limits and cope with the losses that substance abuse and eating disorders can cause.
Are you looking for meaning and a different way to manage life? I enjoy working with people who are seeking to overcome past trauma, loss, recovery from alcohol and other drugs as well as eating disorders, anxiety and depression. I have completed additional training and am a Certified Addiction Specialist (CAS) as well as a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist (CEDS).
(408) 214-8133 View (408) 214-8133
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Melissa E Miller
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Campbell, CA 95008  (Online Only)
EMDR therapy is a speedy and effective way to relieve your emotional distress from traumatic events, fears, phobias and anxiety, and to treat your substance abuse problems, eating disorders, and chronic pain.
Are you a worried parent of a teenager who's headed for trouble, or is already there? I'll help you get your kid back on track. Are you suffering the aftereffects of trauma (nightmares, flashbacks, intrusive thoughts, feeling disconnected from yourself and loved ones)? We'll find a way to heal your pain and make you whole again. Had enough of the bipolar roller-coaster? Want to break free of alcohol, substances, and other addictions, including eating disorders? Let's develop a plan for your recovery, so you have your life back.
EMDR therapy is a speedy and effective way to relieve your emotional distress from traumatic events, fears, phobias and anxiety, and to treat your substance abuse problems, eating disorders, and chronic pain.
Are you a worried parent of a teenager who's headed for trouble, or is already there? I'll help you get your kid back on track. Are you suffering the aftereffects of trauma (nightmares, flashbacks, intrusive thoughts, feeling disconnected from yourself and loved ones)? We'll find a way to heal your pain and make you whole again. Had enough of the bipolar roller-coaster? Want to break free of alcohol, substances, and other addictions, including eating disorders? Let's develop a plan for your recovery, so you have your life back.
(408) 676-9909 View (408) 676-9909
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Anthony Medaro
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BCD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Campbell, CA 95008
The most common issues that people seek help with include: feelings of sadness or depression, excessive worry, fear or anxiety, drug and alcohol abuse, codependency, enhancing and fine tuning one’s recovery program, relationship issues, grief and loss of a loved one, surviving trauma, life change or transition decisions, cyber addiction, dealing with other’s substance abuse, social anxiety and conflict at work.
The most common issues that people seek help with include: feelings of sadness or depression, excessive worry, fear or anxiety, drug and alcohol abuse, codependency, enhancing and fine tuning one’s recovery program, relationship issues, grief and loss of a loved one, surviving trauma, life change or transition decisions, cyber addiction, dealing with other’s substance abuse, social anxiety and conflict at work.
(408) 762-5993 View (408) 762-5993
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Gail Jones
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Campbell, CA 95008  (Online Only)
Welcome to my psychotherapy practice, where I believe in the transformative power of therapy. I have several openings for Telehealth sessions at $150 (for individual). With a personalized and empathetic approach, I provide a safe space for you to explore your thoughts, behavioral choices, emotions, and challenges. My goal is to guide you towards self-discovery, resilience, and lasting positive change. I specialize in addiction recovery, relationship challenges, young adult coaching and parental support. I am dedicated to supporting you on your journey to mental and emotional well-being. ALL are Welcome here. LGBTQ+
Welcome to my psychotherapy practice, where I believe in the transformative power of therapy. I have several openings for Telehealth sessions at $150 (for individual). With a personalized and empathetic approach, I provide a safe space for you to explore your thoughts, behavioral choices, emotions, and challenges. My goal is to guide you towards self-discovery, resilience, and lasting positive change. I specialize in addiction recovery, relationship challenges, young adult coaching and parental support. I am dedicated to supporting you on your journey to mental and emotional well-being. ALL are Welcome here. LGBTQ+
(669) 200-0519 View (669) 200-0519
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Tiffany Hanzal
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Campbell, CA 95008
I have experience with clients experiencing symptoms and challenges with Anxiety, Depression, Addiction, those with a history of mental health disorders including Bi-Polar Disorders, PTSD, and those recovering from a recent crisis and/or traumatic event.
My name is Tiffany Hanzal and I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist practicing in California. I have over ten years of clinical experience in various diverse areas including working with those with needs in Crisis, Trauma, Grief, Anxiety, Depression, addiction, and Dual-Diagnosis, life stress, and Post- Traumatic Stress. My approach to therapy is client centered. My approach to providing therapy is to ensure that an integrative approach is used to allow for flexibility and to respond directly to each clients needs and goals.
I have experience with clients experiencing symptoms and challenges with Anxiety, Depression, Addiction, those with a history of mental health disorders including Bi-Polar Disorders, PTSD, and those recovering from a recent crisis and/or traumatic event.
My name is Tiffany Hanzal and I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist practicing in California. I have over ten years of clinical experience in various diverse areas including working with those with needs in Crisis, Trauma, Grief, Anxiety, Depression, addiction, and Dual-Diagnosis, life stress, and Post- Traumatic Stress. My approach to therapy is client centered. My approach to providing therapy is to ensure that an integrative approach is used to allow for flexibility and to respond directly to each clients needs and goals.
(650) 547-8508 View (650) 547-8508
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Dylan Jay Brody
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Campbell, CA 95011
I am excited about working with those who are in recovery from addiction, working with couples dealing with conflict, working to improve couples' sex lives, helping clients explore the inner world of the psyche, and helping people to bring forth incredible curiosity, compassion, and love into their lives.
Welcome. If you’re reading this, it probably means you are looking for something different. If you are looking for individual therapy, I believe I can be of best support to those who have already begun their healing work and are ready to dive deeper. This might involve utilizing current high-tech approaches like Internal Family Systems (IFS) or Somatic Therapy (e.g. Hakomi), as well as mindfulness and present-moment focused therapy, or possibly delving deeper into your psychological history. However, I am confident, ready, and willing to meet people wherever they are at on their journey. Additionally, I enjoy working with couples.
I am excited about working with those who are in recovery from addiction, working with couples dealing with conflict, working to improve couples' sex lives, helping clients explore the inner world of the psyche, and helping people to bring forth incredible curiosity, compassion, and love into their lives.
Welcome. If you’re reading this, it probably means you are looking for something different. If you are looking for individual therapy, I believe I can be of best support to those who have already begun their healing work and are ready to dive deeper. This might involve utilizing current high-tech approaches like Internal Family Systems (IFS) or Somatic Therapy (e.g. Hakomi), as well as mindfulness and present-moment focused therapy, or possibly delving deeper into your psychological history. However, I am confident, ready, and willing to meet people wherever they are at on their journey. Additionally, I enjoy working with couples.
(831) 603-4211 View (831) 603-4211
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Stephanie M Dorsey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Campbell, CA 95008  (Online Only)
I have experience working with individuals who struggle with depression and anxiety, grief and loss, trauma, narcissistic abuse, substance abuse and addiction, life and relationship problems, hoarding and OCD.
It’s hard right now, that’s why you are here reading through profiles looking for someone who might be able to help. I know it can be overwhelming, I’ve been there too. I want to partner with you to help you through whatever you are facing. I believe that every person is unique and as such deserves a unique approach in treatment. I will listen with compassion and empathy to help guide you towards your desired outcomes. I don't have all the answers but together we can find solutions.
I have experience working with individuals who struggle with depression and anxiety, grief and loss, trauma, narcissistic abuse, substance abuse and addiction, life and relationship problems, hoarding and OCD.
It’s hard right now, that’s why you are here reading through profiles looking for someone who might be able to help. I know it can be overwhelming, I’ve been there too. I want to partner with you to help you through whatever you are facing. I believe that every person is unique and as such deserves a unique approach in treatment. I will listen with compassion and empathy to help guide you towards your desired outcomes. I don't have all the answers but together we can find solutions.
(209) 219-3818 View (209) 219-3818
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Lynn Lipari, LMFT, LPCC
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, LPCC
Verified Verified
Campbell, CA 95008
My areas of focus include substance abuse, addictions, co-dependency, domestic violence, trauma, mood disorders, relationship issues, anger management, adjustment issues, and parenting.
Life can be challenging and sometimes we need support to navigate our way. Whether you are stuck in a pattern that is no longer working for you, facing a new challenge, or wanting to improve the quality of your life and relationships, I offer a supportive, yet direct approach to therapy.
My areas of focus include substance abuse, addictions, co-dependency, domestic violence, trauma, mood disorders, relationship issues, anger management, adjustment issues, and parenting.
Life can be challenging and sometimes we need support to navigate our way. Whether you are stuck in a pattern that is no longer working for you, facing a new challenge, or wanting to improve the quality of your life and relationships, I offer a supportive, yet direct approach to therapy.
(408) 351-2926 View (408) 351-2926
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Melissa Satram
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Campbell, CA 95008
Do you ever struggle with feeling like you’re not enough? Do you feel like you have to prove yourself? Do you feel stuck and triggered by childhood trauma? The symptoms of trauma include anxiety, depression, high conflict relationships, occupational impairment, addiction, and much more. I believe therapy can help you develop a more self-awareness and actionable plan to alleviate these symptoms. I specialized in working with people who are willing to explore past, present, and future challenges and to find tools for personal growth.
Do you ever struggle with feeling like you’re not enough? Do you feel like you have to prove yourself? Do you feel stuck and triggered by childhood trauma? The symptoms of trauma include anxiety, depression, high conflict relationships, occupational impairment, addiction, and much more. I believe therapy can help you develop a more self-awareness and actionable plan to alleviate these symptoms. I specialized in working with people who are willing to explore past, present, and future challenges and to find tools for personal growth.
(669) 200-2247 View (669) 200-2247
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Susan Hamlin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MS, LCSW
Verified Verified
Campbell, CA 95008  (Online Only)
A seasoned psychotherapist with tremendous respect for the complicated difficulty people face when deciding to contact a psychotherapist. Coming to the point of seeking help, is a critical moment that has often been building for a over period and the person making the phone call has already tried in many ways to solve a problem that has become overwhelming. My approach in treatment is accessible, direct and thoughtful. Trained as a psychoanalyst and an addictions specialist, I treat individuals, couples. Areas of particular interest and expertise are issues are issues related to addiction and adult transitions.
A seasoned psychotherapist with tremendous respect for the complicated difficulty people face when deciding to contact a psychotherapist. Coming to the point of seeking help, is a critical moment that has often been building for a over period and the person making the phone call has already tried in many ways to solve a problem that has become overwhelming. My approach in treatment is accessible, direct and thoughtful. Trained as a psychoanalyst and an addictions specialist, I treat individuals, couples. Areas of particular interest and expertise are issues are issues related to addiction and adult transitions.
(408) 759-5423 x650281 View (408) 759-5423 x650281
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Julie D. Raia #41143 Honor The Journey Counseling
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CADC ll
Verified Verified
Campbell, CA 95008
If you are struggling with addiction or substance use, I am a CADC ll (Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor) in the U.
In the field over twenty five years, I offer an empathetic and compassionate approach. Life can test us from time to time and we all need some support. My passion is working with adolescents, adults, couples, children of divorce and those looking to adopt. I can, also, support you through a life transition which can bring up lots of confusing emotions, including depression and anxiety.
If you are struggling with addiction or substance use, I am a CADC ll (Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor) in the U.
In the field over twenty five years, I offer an empathetic and compassionate approach. Life can test us from time to time and we all need some support. My passion is working with adolescents, adults, couples, children of divorce and those looking to adopt. I can, also, support you through a life transition which can bring up lots of confusing emotions, including depression and anxiety.
(408) 805-3637 View (408) 805-3637
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Magda Wroblewska
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Campbell, CA 95008
My primary areas of expertise are issues of trauma (early or recent), grief and loss, sexual abuse, substance abuse, divorce and blended family issues.
It's not easy to look for a therapist. I talk to many nervous people who question if counseling and therapy work. They usually leave my office relaxed, sometimes laughing, most importantly hopeful. My job is to first of all provide a safe space for your self-exploration. I am endlessly fascinated by the growth that happens when people feel safe and not judged. I invite you to be your "uncensored self" because only when we accept who we are; are we open to change.
My primary areas of expertise are issues of trauma (early or recent), grief and loss, sexual abuse, substance abuse, divorce and blended family issues.
It's not easy to look for a therapist. I talk to many nervous people who question if counseling and therapy work. They usually leave my office relaxed, sometimes laughing, most importantly hopeful. My job is to first of all provide a safe space for your self-exploration. I am endlessly fascinated by the growth that happens when people feel safe and not judged. I invite you to be your "uncensored self" because only when we accept who we are; are we open to change.
(408) 335-3513 View (408) 335-3513
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Mary Jordan
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, EMDR
Verified Verified
Campbell, CA 95008
Do you find yourself shut down or suppress your feelings? Do you struggle in relationships due to your trauma? Are you unsure of where you belong? I work with people of all identities to process unresolved feelings due to trauma. I strive to provide you a safe and non-judgmental space, in order for you to develop coping mechanisms for trauma symptoms (anxiety, depression, addiction, etc.) and to explore aspects of yourself. I can help you let go of past HURTS and develop tools to find RELIEF.
Do you find yourself shut down or suppress your feelings? Do you struggle in relationships due to your trauma? Are you unsure of where you belong? I work with people of all identities to process unresolved feelings due to trauma. I strive to provide you a safe and non-judgmental space, in order for you to develop coping mechanisms for trauma symptoms (anxiety, depression, addiction, etc.) and to explore aspects of yourself. I can help you let go of past HURTS and develop tools to find RELIEF.
(669) 260-7136 View (669) 260-7136
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.