Substance Use Therapists in Highland Park, CA

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Lauren Walden
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Highland Park, CA 90042  (Online Only)
My experience has been in psychiatric inpatient, outpatient and hospital settings working with adolescents and adults struggling with disease process, mental health and trauma-related challenges, body image disturbances as well as substance use dependencies.
Hello! I take a warm and direct approach to therapy as we journey through examining your life. I believe that exploring our core beliefs, relationships, and inner drives can lead to deeper connections to life and to others. I believe you have strengths you haven’t yet recognized in yourself; I believe in your ability to feel grounded, more connected, at ease and whole.
My experience has been in psychiatric inpatient, outpatient and hospital settings working with adolescents and adults struggling with disease process, mental health and trauma-related challenges, body image disturbances as well as substance use dependencies.
Hello! I take a warm and direct approach to therapy as we journey through examining your life. I believe that exploring our core beliefs, relationships, and inner drives can lead to deeper connections to life and to others. I believe you have strengths you haven’t yet recognized in yourself; I believe in your ability to feel grounded, more connected, at ease and whole.
(626) 702-3842 View (626) 702-3842
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Monique Kennedy
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Highland Park, CA 90042  (Online Only)
Parenting hacks: Is it challenging to communicate with your teen about specific issues or topics, such as teen sex, academics, and substance use? These conversations can feel overwhelming for both parents and teens.
To achieve proper healing, it is essential to align the mental, spiritual, and physical aspects of oneself. As a healer, my approach is integrative and holistic. I employ various methods, but my ultimate aim is to guide individuals towards their awareness of self, enabling them to achieve self-realization and long-lasting change. I am compassionate, yet I also challenge my clients. I am trained in EMDR and have successfully helped clients clear symptoms of their traumatic experiences. I encourage my clients to put in the necessary effort to shift towards their highest potential.
Parenting hacks: Is it challenging to communicate with your teen about specific issues or topics, such as teen sex, academics, and substance use? These conversations can feel overwhelming for both parents and teens.
To achieve proper healing, it is essential to align the mental, spiritual, and physical aspects of oneself. As a healer, my approach is integrative and holistic. I employ various methods, but my ultimate aim is to guide individuals towards their awareness of self, enabling them to achieve self-realization and long-lasting change. I am compassionate, yet I also challenge my clients. I am trained in EMDR and have successfully helped clients clear symptoms of their traumatic experiences. I encourage my clients to put in the necessary effort to shift towards their highest potential.
(424) 301-7902 View (424) 301-7902
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David Ibrahim
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LAADC , E500RYT, EMDR, ISTDP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Highland Park, CA 90042
Are past traumatic experiences, being an adult child of a dysfunctional home, incest survival experiences, addiction issues, phobia, panic, anxiety, C-PTSD or depression affecting your success? Are distractions impacting your optimal performance abilities at work, in your intimate relationships, or in relationships with family members or with yourself? Are you surviving instead of thriving? I provide accelerated psychotherapy for individuals and couples who are challenged by performance loss and emotional unhappiness. Also offer Diagnosis evaluation for addiction, mood, personality, and adult Autism spectrum. HSP and Kink friendly.
Are past traumatic experiences, being an adult child of a dysfunctional home, incest survival experiences, addiction issues, phobia, panic, anxiety, C-PTSD or depression affecting your success? Are distractions impacting your optimal performance abilities at work, in your intimate relationships, or in relationships with family members or with yourself? Are you surviving instead of thriving? I provide accelerated psychotherapy for individuals and couples who are challenged by performance loss and emotional unhappiness. Also offer Diagnosis evaluation for addiction, mood, personality, and adult Autism spectrum. HSP and Kink friendly.
(323) 798-9774 View (323) 798-9774
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S C (Stacy-Colleen) Nameth
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, EMDR, SEP, RYT
Verified Verified
17 Endorsed
Highland Park, CA 90042
If you've become lost amongst obstacles on your journey, I'd like to help guide you to more happiness by offering suggestions, uncovering unwanted patterns, and leading you from the past to the present in order to heal and evolve, enhancing your happiness. Through changes in perceptions/attitudes and being willing to see situations with a new pair of glasses, you can reach your goals and evolve. My clients report that they enjoy my down-to-earth attitude and humor and my use of Somatic Experiencing, EMDR, TRM, meditation and yoga to treat mind-body symptoms. I work best with clients who are motivated to gain self-awareness and see patterns that are no longer serving them. I give homework between sessions in order to keep the continuity of healing working consistently. I feel very blessed to be working in a field that serves people who are finding their best selves and evolving into the people they want to be.
If you've become lost amongst obstacles on your journey, I'd like to help guide you to more happiness by offering suggestions, uncovering unwanted patterns, and leading you from the past to the present in order to heal and evolve, enhancing your happiness. Through changes in perceptions/attitudes and being willing to see situations with a new pair of glasses, you can reach your goals and evolve. My clients report that they enjoy my down-to-earth attitude and humor and my use of Somatic Experiencing, EMDR, TRM, meditation and yoga to treat mind-body symptoms. I work best with clients who are motivated to gain self-awareness and see patterns that are no longer serving them. I give homework between sessions in order to keep the continuity of healing working consistently. I feel very blessed to be working in a field that serves people who are finding their best selves and evolving into the people they want to be.
(323) 905-2256 View (323) 905-2256
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Jon Tatelman
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Highland Park, CA 90042
I am a strength-based therapist working in Northeast Los Angeles. I welcome collaborative conversations regarding the preferred lives those would like to inhabit, finding myself continually curious about the inherent resourcefulness of my clients. I enjoy helping artists to align with preferred intentions in creativity. Often the trickery of circulated messages around "success" can spell us into forgetting one's values in life. As adjunct faculty at Antioch University Los Angeles, I teach numerous courses including Narrative Therapy In Practice, Postmodern Approaches to Addiction, and Group Treatment.
I am a strength-based therapist working in Northeast Los Angeles. I welcome collaborative conversations regarding the preferred lives those would like to inhabit, finding myself continually curious about the inherent resourcefulness of my clients. I enjoy helping artists to align with preferred intentions in creativity. Often the trickery of circulated messages around "success" can spell us into forgetting one's values in life. As adjunct faculty at Antioch University Los Angeles, I teach numerous courses including Narrative Therapy In Practice, Postmodern Approaches to Addiction, and Group Treatment.
(818) 350-5155 View (818) 350-5155
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Jared Anderson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Highland Park, CA 90042  (Online Only)
I help creatives, public people, academics, designers, corporate, and tech professionals heal from trauma. You may excel in some areas yet suffer anxiety, depression (stuck/lost), and relationship pain. A past with abuse, neglect, emotional disconnect can result in both thriving and overactive survival instincts. I provide a warm judgment-free space, strict confidentiality, modern research-based techniques, and 25 years of mental health experience. I offer EMDR, IFS (internal family systems/parts work), Somatic Experiencing, & psychedelic ketamine work. I also specialize with ASD/neurodivergent (autism), DID/dissociation, & LGBTQ+.
I help creatives, public people, academics, designers, corporate, and tech professionals heal from trauma. You may excel in some areas yet suffer anxiety, depression (stuck/lost), and relationship pain. A past with abuse, neglect, emotional disconnect can result in both thriving and overactive survival instincts. I provide a warm judgment-free space, strict confidentiality, modern research-based techniques, and 25 years of mental health experience. I offer EMDR, IFS (internal family systems/parts work), Somatic Experiencing, & psychedelic ketamine work. I also specialize with ASD/neurodivergent (autism), DID/dissociation, & LGBTQ+.
(213) 372-0180 View (213) 372-0180
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Margaret (Meg) J. Bezucha
Marriage & Family Therapist, MEd, LMFT
Verified Verified
13 Endorsed
Highland Park, CA 90042
Are you concerned about a child or adolescent that is struggling? Are they shutting down and sad? Worried or mad? Are they having trouble functioning at school or with friends? How about at home and with their family? Has something in their life changed? Maybe they need a little more support at this particular time... Therapy can help. I work with individuals of all ages, couples, and families.
Are you concerned about a child or adolescent that is struggling? Are they shutting down and sad? Worried or mad? Are they having trouble functioning at school or with friends? How about at home and with their family? Has something in their life changed? Maybe they need a little more support at this particular time... Therapy can help. I work with individuals of all ages, couples, and families.
(213) 481-5178 View (213) 481-5178
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Eagle Rock Therapy, Progressive & Affirming
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Highland Park, CA 90042  (Online Only)
Now accepting new clients. Do you work around daily feelings of depression and anxiety? Have you self-diagnosed your symptoms and tried your best to do all the things that are suppose to help? If so, therapy is your next step. Getting someone on your team, like a therapist, to help you sort and solve what is happening inside can make a significant difference. If you've never had therapy before your in for a treat. It's all about YOU for an hour every week. Your thoughts, your feelings and your needs will be held in a kind and gentle atmosphere, allowing you to relax and open to new healing possibilities.
Now accepting new clients. Do you work around daily feelings of depression and anxiety? Have you self-diagnosed your symptoms and tried your best to do all the things that are suppose to help? If so, therapy is your next step. Getting someone on your team, like a therapist, to help you sort and solve what is happening inside can make a significant difference. If you've never had therapy before your in for a treat. It's all about YOU for an hour every week. Your thoughts, your feelings and your needs will be held in a kind and gentle atmosphere, allowing you to relax and open to new healing possibilities.
(323) 629-4269 View (323) 629-4269
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Miranda Kent
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Highland Park, CA 90042
Are you struggling with anxiety or sadness related to painful relational patterns? Do you feel that you are constantly striving for "better" and "more" in most aspects of your life, but often feel unworthy or not enough? Do you find that people pleasing depletes you and leaves you feeling burnt out? Many of these patterns are examples of relational coping styles that we adopted in early childhood as a way of dealing with our family systems. These coping skills were helpful when we were children, but usually become frustrating stuck points in adulthood.
Are you struggling with anxiety or sadness related to painful relational patterns? Do you feel that you are constantly striving for "better" and "more" in most aspects of your life, but often feel unworthy or not enough? Do you find that people pleasing depletes you and leaves you feeling burnt out? Many of these patterns are examples of relational coping styles that we adopted in early childhood as a way of dealing with our family systems. These coping skills were helpful when we were children, but usually become frustrating stuck points in adulthood.
(323) 677-4852 View (323) 677-4852
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Mark Santarelli
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Highland Park, CA 90042
Feeling on the outside? isolated? lonely? longing for connections? looking for a relationship? maybe a place to talk about your unrealized passion in life? Let's create a work space, a therapy laboratory! Go on an inner journey; a journey to discover; an emotional archeological excavation! Lets listen to the deeper part of you, the unconscious, explore your dreams. Lets find the child part. Challenge yourself! Then take your show on the road! Try out your changes on the world. Your creative potential is waiting to be realized!
Feeling on the outside? isolated? lonely? longing for connections? looking for a relationship? maybe a place to talk about your unrealized passion in life? Let's create a work space, a therapy laboratory! Go on an inner journey; a journey to discover; an emotional archeological excavation! Lets listen to the deeper part of you, the unconscious, explore your dreams. Lets find the child part. Challenge yourself! Then take your show on the road! Try out your changes on the world. Your creative potential is waiting to be realized!
(323) 405-7983 View (323) 405-7983
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Myriam Savage, PhD., SoCal Drama Therapy Center
PhD, MA, RDT, BCT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Highland Park, CA 90042  (Online Only)
I am a narrative-trained drama therapist who is person-centered in approach. I facilitate individuals, families, and groups in corporate or educational settings. We will work together to re-author problem saturated life narratives as you explore expressive therapies in sessions as a means toward an embodied, cognitive, safe, creative experience. Restoring the whole person is the goal. My expertise has been on self-identity, foster care, adoption, rehab, adolescence, anxiety, trauma, multiculturalism & social skills. Talk, discovery, and recovery through rapport from a drama therapy and a positive psychology foundation nurture you.
I am a narrative-trained drama therapist who is person-centered in approach. I facilitate individuals, families, and groups in corporate or educational settings. We will work together to re-author problem saturated life narratives as you explore expressive therapies in sessions as a means toward an embodied, cognitive, safe, creative experience. Restoring the whole person is the goal. My expertise has been on self-identity, foster care, adoption, rehab, adolescence, anxiety, trauma, multiculturalism & social skills. Talk, discovery, and recovery through rapport from a drama therapy and a positive psychology foundation nurture you.
(323) 924-3217 View (323) 924-3217
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Eve Lorraine Sturges
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Highland Park, CA 90042
Waitlist for new clients
Whether your struggle is deeply rooted or a temporary challenge, my role as a therapist is to create a safe space for exploring solutions and finding peace. It is possible to create a life you love with the life you have; let me help you. I also have personal and professional experience with the NPE (non-parent expected, or non paternal event) experience and am extremely comfortable, confident, and empathetic while treating those who have had shocking DNA discoveries. EMAIL IS BEST WAY TO INITIATE COMMUNICATION WITH ME! I am not taking on couples/marriage counseling at this time.
Whether your struggle is deeply rooted or a temporary challenge, my role as a therapist is to create a safe space for exploring solutions and finding peace. It is possible to create a life you love with the life you have; let me help you. I also have personal and professional experience with the NPE (non-parent expected, or non paternal event) experience and am extremely comfortable, confident, and empathetic while treating those who have had shocking DNA discoveries. EMAIL IS BEST WAY TO INITIATE COMMUNICATION WITH ME! I am not taking on couples/marriage counseling at this time.
(213) 693-3918 View (213) 693-3918
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Tina Marie Del Rosario
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Highland Park, CA 90042
Do you feel like you aren't operating at your full potential? Do you experience thoughts and feelings that interfere with your life balance? Although there are many reasons one seeks therapy, it is often our desire to feel connection, contentment and happiness. We all have unique stories that have shaped us. I would like to work with you to discover all that has led you to your current situation. To guide and assist you in a journey that will allow you to operate from a place of acceptance, compassion, and understanding for self and others.
Do you feel like you aren't operating at your full potential? Do you experience thoughts and feelings that interfere with your life balance? Although there are many reasons one seeks therapy, it is often our desire to feel connection, contentment and happiness. We all have unique stories that have shaped us. I would like to work with you to discover all that has led you to your current situation. To guide and assist you in a journey that will allow you to operate from a place of acceptance, compassion, and understanding for self and others.
(323) 772-5604 View (323) 772-5604
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Dan Fink
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Highland Park, CA 90042
My two specialties are working with therapists and organizational leaders. I love helping therapists get past imposter syndrome to integrate their personal values and unique perspective into their counseling modality. Therapists need support also! Let’s clarify your change theory, figure out what clients are a best fit for you, and build your confidence as a therapist. Working with organizational leaders is very important work for me. Executives and other organizational leaders are isolated, stressed out, and overwhelmed. Let’s find balance between your personal and professional lives.
My two specialties are working with therapists and organizational leaders. I love helping therapists get past imposter syndrome to integrate their personal values and unique perspective into their counseling modality. Therapists need support also! Let’s clarify your change theory, figure out what clients are a best fit for you, and build your confidence as a therapist. Working with organizational leaders is very important work for me. Executives and other organizational leaders are isolated, stressed out, and overwhelmed. Let’s find balance between your personal and professional lives.
(310) 361-5655 View (310) 361-5655
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East Side Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified Verified
Highland Park, CA 90042
We understand that it is difficult to find a therapist you can actually connect to - someone who is both effective and human. That is why our therapists strive for this balance, providing authentic and effective therapy. We work collaboratively with people to detail their future hopes and honor the histories that inform their current experiences and relationships. Our goal is to not only effectively reduce symptoms, but also to facilitate the creation of a strong relationship with yourself and your inner world. Therapy can be a transformative experience when it is co-created and tailored to each individual, couple, or family.
We understand that it is difficult to find a therapist you can actually connect to - someone who is both effective and human. That is why our therapists strive for this balance, providing authentic and effective therapy. We work collaboratively with people to detail their future hopes and honor the histories that inform their current experiences and relationships. Our goal is to not only effectively reduce symptoms, but also to facilitate the creation of a strong relationship with yourself and your inner world. Therapy can be a transformative experience when it is co-created and tailored to each individual, couple, or family.
(818) 960-6008 View (818) 960-6008
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Miguel Garza
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Highland Park, CA 90042  (Online Only)
If you want to chat and get something off your mind or put it ease, I'm here to support you. Maybe you're looking to become more confident and loving of yourself or you feel stuck and want to move forward but just can't seem to find a way to do it. I enjoy helping others learn more about themselves and how the world around us can really have a significant impact on mental health. Identity and attachment issues, addictions, past traumas, significant life transitions, and general anxiety and depression can be really overwhelming and it isn't always something you can do on your own. I work primarily with individuals 11-65 years old.
If you want to chat and get something off your mind or put it ease, I'm here to support you. Maybe you're looking to become more confident and loving of yourself or you feel stuck and want to move forward but just can't seem to find a way to do it. I enjoy helping others learn more about themselves and how the world around us can really have a significant impact on mental health. Identity and attachment issues, addictions, past traumas, significant life transitions, and general anxiety and depression can be really overwhelming and it isn't always something you can do on your own. I work primarily with individuals 11-65 years old.
(949) 267-6996 View (949) 267-6996
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Norma Covarrubias
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Highland Park, CA 90042  (Online Only)
Welcome! As life get busy, sometimes we need a space that is outside of our family, friends, and community. Fresh perspectives and helpful strategies can create positive and different outcomes with life’s struggles. As a trauma informed, first-generation therapist, I am honored to be a part of your self-discovery journey. The main objective is to provide my clients with support as they work through their intergenerational trauma. By doing so, clients are empowered to develop resilience and coping strategies that will promote healing. Talk therapy can be that outlet you need to release and heal. Today is the day to create change!
Welcome! As life get busy, sometimes we need a space that is outside of our family, friends, and community. Fresh perspectives and helpful strategies can create positive and different outcomes with life’s struggles. As a trauma informed, first-generation therapist, I am honored to be a part of your self-discovery journey. The main objective is to provide my clients with support as they work through their intergenerational trauma. By doing so, clients are empowered to develop resilience and coping strategies that will promote healing. Talk therapy can be that outlet you need to release and heal. Today is the day to create change!
(626) 238-0342 View (626) 238-0342
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LA Somatic Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
11 Endorsed
Highland Park, CA 90042
Hello! I’m Kate, a collaborative, relational, trauma-informed, and LGBTQ+ affirmative therapist. For 10+ years now, I’ve aimed to provide a safe, empowering space where we can slow down & untangle all the messiness of being a human. My hope is always for my clients come away with a greater sense of knowing themselves, more personal agency, & confidence that they can navigate the inevitable challenges of their future. I strive to embody a lens that is feminist, anti-racist & anti-oppressive in this work. My training includes Hakomi Mindful Somatic Therapy, Attachment-Focused EMDR & Emotionally-Focused Couples Therapy.
Hello! I’m Kate, a collaborative, relational, trauma-informed, and LGBTQ+ affirmative therapist. For 10+ years now, I’ve aimed to provide a safe, empowering space where we can slow down & untangle all the messiness of being a human. My hope is always for my clients come away with a greater sense of knowing themselves, more personal agency, & confidence that they can navigate the inevitable challenges of their future. I strive to embody a lens that is feminist, anti-racist & anti-oppressive in this work. My training includes Hakomi Mindful Somatic Therapy, Attachment-Focused EMDR & Emotionally-Focused Couples Therapy.
(310) 340-1612 View (310) 340-1612
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Voogd Family Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MMFT
Verified Verified
Highland Park, CA 90042
Accepting new clients! 11/03/23 Any of us can be overwhelmed at anytime and seeking help demonstrates your courage and commitment to yourself. After your consultation, we will begin to develop a treatment plan to tackle those specific areas you are looking to change. Here, you will learn to look at these challenges through different perspectives allowing you to gain better insight and awareness of how they are effecting you. These first few steps of your journey are crucial to the ongoing healing you may be looking for.
Accepting new clients! 11/03/23 Any of us can be overwhelmed at anytime and seeking help demonstrates your courage and commitment to yourself. After your consultation, we will begin to develop a treatment plan to tackle those specific areas you are looking to change. Here, you will learn to look at these challenges through different perspectives allowing you to gain better insight and awareness of how they are effecting you. These first few steps of your journey are crucial to the ongoing healing you may be looking for.
(323) 366-3340 View (323) 366-3340
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Amanda Wheeler
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Highland Park, CA 90042
Waitlist for new clients
Hello and thanks for stopping by my profile! I am EMDR trained and my expertise includes working with eating disorders, anxiety, body image, self-worth, life transitions, relationships, depression and grief. I believe in culturally attuned therapy, tailoring it to your unique experience and needs.
Hello and thanks for stopping by my profile! I am EMDR trained and my expertise includes working with eating disorders, anxiety, body image, self-worth, life transitions, relationships, depression and grief. I believe in culturally attuned therapy, tailoring it to your unique experience and needs.
(323) 745-1423 View (323) 745-1423

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Substance Use Therapists

How do substance and drug recovery or rehabilitation programs work?

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

How do 12-step programs combined with psychotherapy work?

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

How does harm reduction combined with psychotherapy work?

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

Are there specific medications for substance and drug use?

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