Addiction Therapists in Daly City, CA

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Steven Nelson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Daly City, CA 94015
Hello, my name is Steven Nelson. I am always delighted to be able to help others find their own solutions with life's circumstances. There can always be a positive aspect to a struggle or an unfortunate situation. If you seek, you will find. At times we just need that support to help see it. “If you bring the body the mind will follow.” I specialize in various and multiple theoretical approaches to help with various addiction issues, grief, anxiety, depression, Trauma, and PTSD.
Hello, my name is Steven Nelson. I am always delighted to be able to help others find their own solutions with life's circumstances. There can always be a positive aspect to a struggle or an unfortunate situation. If you seek, you will find. At times we just need that support to help see it. “If you bring the body the mind will follow.” I specialize in various and multiple theoretical approaches to help with various addiction issues, grief, anxiety, depression, Trauma, and PTSD.
(657) 317-7434 View (657) 317-7434
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Tamara Tucker
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
Daly City, CA 94015
My style is direct, transparent and positive. All work is supported by solid psychodynamic theory. I am comfortable with challenges. Most of my clients come in to address relationship issues, career and life-stage transitions, depression and anxiety. However, I have considerable experience in areas of disordered eating, addiction, and (Complex)PTSD. I believe that in order for successful transformational work to occur, the therapeutic relationship is central. Therefore, I offer an initial free 20 minute meeting to test for the ineffable 'fit.' I am a private practice out-of-network provider. WEBSITE: tamaratuckermft.com
My style is direct, transparent and positive. All work is supported by solid psychodynamic theory. I am comfortable with challenges. Most of my clients come in to address relationship issues, career and life-stage transitions, depression and anxiety. However, I have considerable experience in areas of disordered eating, addiction, and (Complex)PTSD. I believe that in order for successful transformational work to occur, the therapeutic relationship is central. Therefore, I offer an initial free 20 minute meeting to test for the ineffable 'fit.' I am a private practice out-of-network provider. WEBSITE: tamaratuckermft.com
(415) 799-8896 View (415) 799-8896
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Lindsay Olshan
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, ATR
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Daly City, CA 94015
My experience includes treating symptoms such as addiction, depression, anxiety, PTSD, self-esteem and self-image issues as well as relationship issues.
My goal is to help people regain balance in their lives, deepen their understanding of self and achieve a level of awareness that alleviates helplessness and creates choice and ultimate change.
My experience includes treating symptoms such as addiction, depression, anxiety, PTSD, self-esteem and self-image issues as well as relationship issues.
My goal is to help people regain balance in their lives, deepen their understanding of self and achieve a level of awareness that alleviates helplessness and creates choice and ultimate change.
(310) 341-7992 View (310) 341-7992
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Michael Halyard
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, LPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Daly City, CA 94015
Some of my specialties include: relationships, intimacy, sexuality, behavioral addictions (compulsive gambling and sex), PnP addiction, chemical dependency, grief and loss, depression, anxiety, and OCD.
Whether you’re stuck in your life, or having trouble coping with problem relationships, addictions, anxiety, or depression, now is the perfect time to start therapy. Therapy can help you to improve your quality of life and learn to reconnect with yourself and the world. For more than 12 years I have been helping clients transcend their problems, gain insight, develop new coping strategies, and change unhealthy behavior patterns through empathy, warmth, and understanding. My many years of experience mean I can quickly help you zero in on the underlying causes of your unhappiness, while supporting you throughout the process.
Some of my specialties include: relationships, intimacy, sexuality, behavioral addictions (compulsive gambling and sex), PnP addiction, chemical dependency, grief and loss, depression, anxiety, and OCD.
Whether you’re stuck in your life, or having trouble coping with problem relationships, addictions, anxiety, or depression, now is the perfect time to start therapy. Therapy can help you to improve your quality of life and learn to reconnect with yourself and the world. For more than 12 years I have been helping clients transcend their problems, gain insight, develop new coping strategies, and change unhealthy behavior patterns through empathy, warmth, and understanding. My many years of experience mean I can quickly help you zero in on the underlying causes of your unhappiness, while supporting you throughout the process.
(415) 800-1688 View (415) 800-1688
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Louis Morello
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Daly City, CA 94015
As a psychologist I evaluate and treat individuals who seek help for depression, anxiety, life dissatisfaction (from relationships and work stress), relational trauma (e.g. childhood abuse and emotional neglect) and addiction/compulsive behaviors that may co-occur with depression, anxiety or trauma/PTSD. Of note, you do not have to be in crisis to be in therapy; I often work with individuals who are interested in personal growth, long-term recovery issues, regaining meaning and passion after loss and sometimes stopping distressing interpersonal patterns. Treatment is generally trauma-informed and phase-oriented, integrating body-mind interventions and neurobiology. Please visit my website for details,
As a psychologist I evaluate and treat individuals who seek help for depression, anxiety, life dissatisfaction (from relationships and work stress), relational trauma (e.g. childhood abuse and emotional neglect) and addiction/compulsive behaviors that may co-occur with depression, anxiety or trauma/PTSD. Of note, you do not have to be in crisis to be in therapy; I often work with individuals who are interested in personal growth, long-term recovery issues, regaining meaning and passion after loss and sometimes stopping distressing interpersonal patterns. Treatment is generally trauma-informed and phase-oriented, integrating body-mind interventions and neurobiology. Please visit my website for details,
(650) 918-5330 View (650) 918-5330
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Victoria Zurkan
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Daly City, CA 94015  (Online Only)
I specialize in addiction and compulsive behaviors.
I've been licensed since 2006. Much like a process of sharing, therapist and client together learn to pay close attention to aspects of yourself that you may be unable to touch on your own. I look for patterns in either behavior or thoughts. Also, while examining past family dynamics and reaching unconscious behavior, I link that information to how it affects our current lives. My background includes extensive addiction work in inpatient, outpatient and detox units. Currently I am doing telemedicine with couples, individuals and I run CBT and DBT addiction groups.
I specialize in addiction and compulsive behaviors.
I've been licensed since 2006. Much like a process of sharing, therapist and client together learn to pay close attention to aspects of yourself that you may be unable to touch on your own. I look for patterns in either behavior or thoughts. Also, while examining past family dynamics and reaching unconscious behavior, I link that information to how it affects our current lives. My background includes extensive addiction work in inpatient, outpatient and detox units. Currently I am doing telemedicine with couples, individuals and I run CBT and DBT addiction groups.
(628) 214-2234 View (628) 214-2234
Ray Simnegar
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Daly City, CA 94015
Couples therapy, addiction treatment and divorce mediation.
I have been offering psychotherapy to individuals, couples and families for the past 27 years. I would particularly like to work with couples, whether it is in the very beginning of the relationship to check for compatibility, during the relationship to deal with problems that arise, or working on amicable separation. I offer conflict resolution to individual, couples and families. I am also trained in divorce mediation to work on uncontested divorce where we can create a win/win situation for both parties. All the work can be done in a few sessions and this could save you legal fees that can run into tens of thousands of dollars.
Couples therapy, addiction treatment and divorce mediation.
I have been offering psychotherapy to individuals, couples and families for the past 27 years. I would particularly like to work with couples, whether it is in the very beginning of the relationship to check for compatibility, during the relationship to deal with problems that arise, or working on amicable separation. I offer conflict resolution to individual, couples and families. I am also trained in divorce mediation to work on uncontested divorce where we can create a win/win situation for both parties. All the work can be done in a few sessions and this could save you legal fees that can run into tens of thousands of dollars.
(415) 658-9929 View (415) 658-9929
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Christine Corrigan
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Daly City, CA 94014
As a clinical psychologist I specialize in treating anxiety and depression in the context of trauma, work stress, relationship problems and family conflict. I help people deal with issues including grief and loss, substance abuse, domestic violence, and childhood trauma. My approach is to seek immediate reduction in symptoms while carefully addressing long-term, underlying problems.
As a clinical psychologist I specialize in treating anxiety and depression in the context of trauma, work stress, relationship problems and family conflict. I help people deal with issues including grief and loss, substance abuse, domestic violence, and childhood trauma. My approach is to seek immediate reduction in symptoms while carefully addressing long-term, underlying problems.
(415) 494-7027 View (415) 494-7027
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Michael Korson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Daly City, CA 94015
My clients come to therapy because there is something that prevents them from feeling satisfied and achieving their potential. It may be depression or anxiety. It may be some addiction (to alcohol or drugs, food, sex or internet). It may be that their relationships are stuck or they lack satisfying relationships. It may be that they are searching for a better sense of who they truly are. While my focus is to find the right approach for each client to bring about the changes they seek, with all clients I strive to create a safe and supportive relationship.
My clients come to therapy because there is something that prevents them from feeling satisfied and achieving their potential. It may be depression or anxiety. It may be some addiction (to alcohol or drugs, food, sex or internet). It may be that their relationships are stuck or they lack satisfying relationships. It may be that they are searching for a better sense of who they truly are. While my focus is to find the right approach for each client to bring about the changes they seek, with all clients I strive to create a safe and supportive relationship.
(650) 924-9597 View (650) 924-9597
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Joseph Campi
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Daly City, CA 94017
I specialize in anxiety/depression, body self image and eating disorders, men's issues and substance /recovery.
Psychotherapy offers emotional and psychological space for change. It is an opportunity to decode what is not working and with therapeutic guidance provide clients with a scaffolding to try out new thinking and ways of feeling. I see psychotherapy as a kind of lab, where clients safely get to try new approaches out, notice what works and what is most effective. My work is about helping clients; whether a problem to be solved, a desired behavioral change, or finding meaning during a life challenging experience. I encourage individuals to contact me and explore that change. I am here to help.
I specialize in anxiety/depression, body self image and eating disorders, men's issues and substance /recovery.
Psychotherapy offers emotional and psychological space for change. It is an opportunity to decode what is not working and with therapeutic guidance provide clients with a scaffolding to try out new thinking and ways of feeling. I see psychotherapy as a kind of lab, where clients safely get to try new approaches out, notice what works and what is most effective. My work is about helping clients; whether a problem to be solved, a desired behavioral change, or finding meaning during a life challenging experience. I encourage individuals to contact me and explore that change. I am here to help.
(415) 610-7772 View (415) 610-7772
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Meryl Leavitt
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT
Verified Verified
Daly City, CA 94015
My passion and specialization is working with children and their families, which I have experience with in both school and private practice settings. Do you have children who are bullied at school or are the bully? Do you have children who are failing their classes or seem uncharacteristically anxious or depressed? Are you going through a separation with your partner and wonder how it is affecting your children? If you are, I can help. Other prevelent issues in my work with both adults and children include: grief and loss, substance abuse, anger management, family reunification, divorce, and romantic relationships.
My passion and specialization is working with children and their families, which I have experience with in both school and private practice settings. Do you have children who are bullied at school or are the bully? Do you have children who are failing their classes or seem uncharacteristically anxious or depressed? Are you going through a separation with your partner and wonder how it is affecting your children? If you are, I can help. Other prevelent issues in my work with both adults and children include: grief and loss, substance abuse, anger management, family reunification, divorce, and romantic relationships.
(415) 868-5901 View (415) 868-5901
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Prof. Monica Watts Franciosa
Pre-Licensed Professional, NCC AP , DSc, MAMF, CBGT, NLP
Verified Verified
Daly City, CA 94015
Why my practice is different than all other services? The Integrative and Alternative Wellness coaching for Mental Hygiene &Substance Abuse providing support as a peer guide to remedies & shared experience to naturally help life challenges. Our Consultants who are experts in psychology will contact you (See the profiles website) We deal with all kinds of mental hygiene problems like fears, disappointment, depression, sadness, guilt, breakups, financial problems, divorce, anger, stress, anxiety, inferiority complex, self-confidence issues, poor self-image, lack of motivation, loneliness and any other problem you could imagine.
Why my practice is different than all other services? The Integrative and Alternative Wellness coaching for Mental Hygiene &Substance Abuse providing support as a peer guide to remedies & shared experience to naturally help life challenges. Our Consultants who are experts in psychology will contact you (See the profiles website) We deal with all kinds of mental hygiene problems like fears, disappointment, depression, sadness, guilt, breakups, financial problems, divorce, anger, stress, anxiety, inferiority complex, self-confidence issues, poor self-image, lack of motivation, loneliness and any other problem you could imagine.
(707) 470-7371 View (707) 470-7371
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JoAnna Ly
Counselor, LPC, MSCP, RYT-200, PAP, EQUINE
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Daly City, CA 94014
Welcome to a transformative space where healing is a collaborative journey. I specialize in guiding individuals who are motivated to explore the interconnected realms of their mind, body, and spirit. Ideal clients for me are those navigating challenges such as trauma, PTSD, chronic pain, addiction, and a desire for personal growth. In this therapeutic relationship, we delve beyond surface-level symptoms, embracing a holistic approach. Our shared goal is to identify deep-rooted narratives, enhance coping skills, and build upon existing strengths. If you are seeking a path to healing and value harm reduction principles, welcome home.
Welcome to a transformative space where healing is a collaborative journey. I specialize in guiding individuals who are motivated to explore the interconnected realms of their mind, body, and spirit. Ideal clients for me are those navigating challenges such as trauma, PTSD, chronic pain, addiction, and a desire for personal growth. In this therapeutic relationship, we delve beyond surface-level symptoms, embracing a holistic approach. Our shared goal is to identify deep-rooted narratives, enhance coping skills, and build upon existing strengths. If you are seeking a path to healing and value harm reduction principles, welcome home.
(551) 313-9394 View (551) 313-9394
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Sheri Akins
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Daly City, CA 94014
I am pleased to introduce myself as Sheri Akins, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) with a distinguished career spanning over 15 years in the field. I am renowned for my Client Centered approach to therapy, which has proven to be highly effective in addressing various challenges faced by individuals and families. I possess a wealth of experience in addressing a diverse range of adult and childhood obstacles, with a particular emphasis on assessing an individual's willingness to change. My professional background is deeply rooted in assisting adults struggling with depression, anxiety, and addiction challenges.
I am pleased to introduce myself as Sheri Akins, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) with a distinguished career spanning over 15 years in the field. I am renowned for my Client Centered approach to therapy, which has proven to be highly effective in addressing various challenges faced by individuals and families. I possess a wealth of experience in addressing a diverse range of adult and childhood obstacles, with a particular emphasis on assessing an individual's willingness to change. My professional background is deeply rooted in assisting adults struggling with depression, anxiety, and addiction challenges.
(951) 904-4069 View (951) 904-4069
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Tara Leilani Metcalf-Gonzales
Marriage & Family Therapist, RDT, LMFT
Verified Verified
Daly City, CA 94013
I am an empathetic creative arts mental health counselor, with experience in high need areas working with children, adolescents, adults, and elders. I utilize a trauma-informed flexible model in individual, couple/relationship, and family sessions. Although I am completely comfortable with a "talk only" approach to therapy, I also value and gently offer options from exercises in theatre, dance. mindfulness practices, and diverse ability-informed movement. My primary experience has been working with adults and families with anxiety, depression, substance-use disorders, and challenges related to life transitions.
I am an empathetic creative arts mental health counselor, with experience in high need areas working with children, adolescents, adults, and elders. I utilize a trauma-informed flexible model in individual, couple/relationship, and family sessions. Although I am completely comfortable with a "talk only" approach to therapy, I also value and gently offer options from exercises in theatre, dance. mindfulness practices, and diverse ability-informed movement. My primary experience has been working with adults and families with anxiety, depression, substance-use disorders, and challenges related to life transitions.
(650) 398-1061 View (650) 398-1061
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Desiree Williams-Trinidad
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Daly City, CA 94014
My name is Desiree Trinidad and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LSCW) based in Los Angeles, California working with clients statewide via telehealth. I work with women recovering from substance abuse disorder, anxiety, depression, stress, and divorce recovery using Integrative/Holistic Therapy. In my experience, my approach has been effective with individuals and families who find themselves facing challenging life transitions often bringing on anxiety, depression, stress, and substance abuse disorder.
My name is Desiree Trinidad and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LSCW) based in Los Angeles, California working with clients statewide via telehealth. I work with women recovering from substance abuse disorder, anxiety, depression, stress, and divorce recovery using Integrative/Holistic Therapy. In my experience, my approach has been effective with individuals and families who find themselves facing challenging life transitions often bringing on anxiety, depression, stress, and substance abuse disorder.
(562) 554-5192 View (562) 554-5192
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Charles Alarie
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Daly City, CA 94014
Hello! I am Charlie Alarie, and I am a Marriage and Family Therapist who is passionate about helping people rediscover the peace and joy inherent in the world around them with grace, humor, and kindness. I specialize in working with anxiety disorders, panic disorders, and post-traumatic stress. Additionally, I have many years of experience working with folks struggling with Bipolar disorders, Schizophrenia Spectrum disorders, addiction, and family members supporting those struggling with severe and persistent mental health challenges.
Hello! I am Charlie Alarie, and I am a Marriage and Family Therapist who is passionate about helping people rediscover the peace and joy inherent in the world around them with grace, humor, and kindness. I specialize in working with anxiety disorders, panic disorders, and post-traumatic stress. Additionally, I have many years of experience working with folks struggling with Bipolar disorders, Schizophrenia Spectrum disorders, addiction, and family members supporting those struggling with severe and persistent mental health challenges.
(323) 336-8195 View (323) 336-8195
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Jeffrey Ly | Porn Addiction Relationship
LPHA, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
Daly City, CA 94014  (Online Only)
Pornography addiction can have a significant impact on your life and relationships but there is hope for recovery. I’m not just a mental health professional, I’ve been “you” for many years. I understand firsthand the personal and relational struggles that come with uncontrollable pornography use. The endless stream of attractive women a few clicks away on Pornhub, Onlyfan or Social Media used to reduce stress and boredom is hard to stop even when it’s destroying your life and relationships.
Pornography addiction can have a significant impact on your life and relationships but there is hope for recovery. I’m not just a mental health professional, I’ve been “you” for many years. I understand firsthand the personal and relational struggles that come with uncontrollable pornography use. The endless stream of attractive women a few clicks away on Pornhub, Onlyfan or Social Media used to reduce stress and boredom is hard to stop even when it’s destroying your life and relationships.
(415) 942-5839 View (415) 942-5839
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Louise Lurner
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Daly City, CA 94015
Hi there, I'm Lou! As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), I am dedicated to providing compassionate, client-centered care. My therapeutic approach is integrated, drawing from a variety of modalities to best meet the unique needs of each individual, couple, or family I work with. I believe in the power of therapy to not only explore and understand one's own experiences but also identify practical, effective solutions to life's challenges. I am comfortable working with all populations and disorders; however, I specialize in treating anxiety disorders, depression, substance abuse, and co-occurring disorders.
Hi there, I'm Lou! As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), I am dedicated to providing compassionate, client-centered care. My therapeutic approach is integrated, drawing from a variety of modalities to best meet the unique needs of each individual, couple, or family I work with. I believe in the power of therapy to not only explore and understand one's own experiences but also identify practical, effective solutions to life's challenges. I am comfortable working with all populations and disorders; however, I specialize in treating anxiety disorders, depression, substance abuse, and co-occurring disorders.
(831) 618-0784 View (831) 618-0784
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Diana Methfessel
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Daly City, CA 94015
I am able to counsel in areas of anxiety/stress; depression/grief, work challenges; parent-child conflict; transitions in life; alcohol/substance recovery support for someone struggling and support for family members; LGBTQ+ exploration, and family support.
My name is Diana Methfessel, a Licensed Marriage Family (LMFT) based in Walnut Creek and working with clients statewide via telehealth. I work with individuals, adolescents, and couples, specializing in anxiety, stress, depression, and life-stage transitions. Of the thirty-six years as a clinician, I find Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectic Behavioral Therapy, and Mindful Based Therapy beneficial. For trauma-based concerns, I use Cognitive Processing Therapy, The Flash Technique, and psychodynamic methods.
I am able to counsel in areas of anxiety/stress; depression/grief, work challenges; parent-child conflict; transitions in life; alcohol/substance recovery support for someone struggling and support for family members; LGBTQ+ exploration, and family support.
My name is Diana Methfessel, a Licensed Marriage Family (LMFT) based in Walnut Creek and working with clients statewide via telehealth. I work with individuals, adolescents, and couples, specializing in anxiety, stress, depression, and life-stage transitions. Of the thirty-six years as a clinician, I find Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectic Behavioral Therapy, and Mindful Based Therapy beneficial. For trauma-based concerns, I use Cognitive Processing Therapy, The Flash Technique, and psychodynamic methods.
(951) 363-1146 View (951) 363-1146

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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.