Addiction Therapists in Hillsborough, CA

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Searching Pathways Therapy
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Hillsborough, CA 94010
I work from a non-judgmental, client focused stance with interests in: Love and Relationship Issues, Addiction, Anger, Compulsive behaviors, Stagnation, and grieving.
I work with people who wish to change self-limiting beliefs and destructive behaviors. I'll assist them in becoming aware of triggers, habits and unexamined assumptions which keep them stuck in repetitive cycles. By developing insight and understanding, they're often empowered to make new choices that are more in harmony with who they are and what they truly want.
I work from a non-judgmental, client focused stance with interests in: Love and Relationship Issues, Addiction, Anger, Compulsive behaviors, Stagnation, and grieving.
I work with people who wish to change self-limiting beliefs and destructive behaviors. I'll assist them in becoming aware of triggers, habits and unexamined assumptions which keep them stuck in repetitive cycles. By developing insight and understanding, they're often empowered to make new choices that are more in harmony with who they are and what they truly want.
(650) 215-6542 View (650) 215-6542
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Aaron Rohrer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Hillsborough, CA 94010  (Online Only)
Tired of therapists making assumptions about you? Judging you for your substance use or other life choices? You are in the right place! These sessions are for you - and need to cater to your unique circumstances, history, and the journey you have taken thus far. I specialize in supporting people who are seeking to address their relationship with substances, progressing with personal or professional goals, improving relationships with their family or friends, managing life transitions, and recovering from depression, anxiety, or burn out.
Tired of therapists making assumptions about you? Judging you for your substance use or other life choices? You are in the right place! These sessions are for you - and need to cater to your unique circumstances, history, and the journey you have taken thus far. I specialize in supporting people who are seeking to address their relationship with substances, progressing with personal or professional goals, improving relationships with their family or friends, managing life transitions, and recovering from depression, anxiety, or burn out.
(510) 369-2678 View (510) 369-2678
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Rami Mogannam
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Hillsborough, CA 94010
I specialize in psychological assessments and psychotherapy for adolescents and adults. Assessments are often conducted to assess for ADHD, autism, learning disorders, cognitive problems, and psychiatric disorders. I use an evidence based approach to assessment and provides treatment recommendations that make the evaluation meaningful to each individual. I also have extensive experience working with individuals struggling with substance use and mental health problems. I explore underlying reasons for the development of these psychiatric problems and provide treatment that focuses both on reducing use and living a life worth living.
I specialize in psychological assessments and psychotherapy for adolescents and adults. Assessments are often conducted to assess for ADHD, autism, learning disorders, cognitive problems, and psychiatric disorders. I use an evidence based approach to assessment and provides treatment recommendations that make the evaluation meaningful to each individual. I also have extensive experience working with individuals struggling with substance use and mental health problems. I explore underlying reasons for the development of these psychiatric problems and provide treatment that focuses both on reducing use and living a life worth living.
(650) 437-1506 View (650) 437-1506
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Norman Arslan
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
Hillsborough, CA 94010
Do you feel alone and not listened to? Find yourself withdrawing from your partner? Or angry about discussions that too often turn into arguments? I help couples rekindle the love and passion they once felt in their relationship. I believe that every person can both increase intimacy and develop personal strength in the context of a loving relationship. I have over 30 years experience successfully treating couples. I work colaboratively with you to set goals and develop solutions that take into account your unique needs.
Do you feel alone and not listened to? Find yourself withdrawing from your partner? Or angry about discussions that too often turn into arguments? I help couples rekindle the love and passion they once felt in their relationship. I believe that every person can both increase intimacy and develop personal strength in the context of a loving relationship. I have over 30 years experience successfully treating couples. I work colaboratively with you to set goals and develop solutions that take into account your unique needs.
(650) 209-7906 View (650) 209-7906
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Ornit Shoham
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Hillsborough, CA 94010
Hello and welcome! I primarily work with adults and teenagers struggling with trauma, depression, and anxiety. I often find our inner beliefs have a huge impact on our lives, our sense of self, and our relationships. As your therapist, my main focus is to provide you a safe space that is free-from judgment and offers you a process-oriented approach to identify unconscious feelings and beliefs. I offer a genuine and understanding therapeutic relationship for you to feel held and seen, as we reflect together.
Hello and welcome! I primarily work with adults and teenagers struggling with trauma, depression, and anxiety. I often find our inner beliefs have a huge impact on our lives, our sense of self, and our relationships. As your therapist, my main focus is to provide you a safe space that is free-from judgment and offers you a process-oriented approach to identify unconscious feelings and beliefs. I offer a genuine and understanding therapeutic relationship for you to feel held and seen, as we reflect together.
(650) 753-7025 View (650) 753-7025
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Jeremy Rhoades
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LPCC
Verified Verified
Hillsborough, CA 94010  (Online Only)
Attune to moments of heightened awareness in order to move through life with greater ease. Track “breakthrough-clarity" and use it as an inner compass. Embody gentleness towards the nonlinear nature of personal evolution. Activate supportive guides & allies. Increase natural capacities of awareness, curiosity, & receptivity. The Dreamscapes Alchemical Manifestation model (DAM) can help you find your Alchemy Door, build the framework for an individually tailored transformative experience, and embark on a journey of Manifestation- through meaningful internal and external landscapes (Dreamscapes)- by attuning to the Quest for clarity.
Attune to moments of heightened awareness in order to move through life with greater ease. Track “breakthrough-clarity" and use it as an inner compass. Embody gentleness towards the nonlinear nature of personal evolution. Activate supportive guides & allies. Increase natural capacities of awareness, curiosity, & receptivity. The Dreamscapes Alchemical Manifestation model (DAM) can help you find your Alchemy Door, build the framework for an individually tailored transformative experience, and embark on a journey of Manifestation- through meaningful internal and external landscapes (Dreamscapes)- by attuning to the Quest for clarity.
(415) 980-6861 View (415) 980-6861

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Carol Jaron
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT, CHT
Verified Verified
San Mateo, CA 94401
You can clear patterns at a deeper level that create problems in your relationships, or learn to lessen pain and worry from loss,body image issues, addiction, trauma, ADD and more.
Your mind and body make a powerful, interwoven pair. Is your body expressing what the thoughts are repressing? Easing and gently lifting your sense of heaviness from anxiety, depression, grief, isolation and emptiness of spirit can be closer than you ever believed! Let me guide you to the other side of "stuck" in your personal and professional relationships, emotions, body issues, and success. When we are in a session all the focus is on being fully present for,and deeply listening to you, offering a clear, kind and soothing direction, towards releasing unhealthy thought patterns by integrating with body feelings.
You can clear patterns at a deeper level that create problems in your relationships, or learn to lessen pain and worry from loss,body image issues, addiction, trauma, ADD and more.
Your mind and body make a powerful, interwoven pair. Is your body expressing what the thoughts are repressing? Easing and gently lifting your sense of heaviness from anxiety, depression, grief, isolation and emptiness of spirit can be closer than you ever believed! Let me guide you to the other side of "stuck" in your personal and professional relationships, emotions, body issues, and success. When we are in a session all the focus is on being fully present for,and deeply listening to you, offering a clear, kind and soothing direction, towards releasing unhealthy thought patterns by integrating with body feelings.
(650) 684-1374 View (650) 684-1374
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Marcia Avila
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
San Mateo, CA 94401
Not accepting new clients
I am a practical therapist helping clients deal with their relationships, addiction, depression, anxiety,job stress, loneliness, anger, grief. I work with women as they face their unique challenges including childbirth, miscarriage, menopause, and so much more. I have extended experience and compassion working with those who struggle with addiction or live with someone who does. I also focus my practice to help individuals, couples, and families cope with life challenges. I offer a warm and nonjudgmental atmosphere where you can share your dreams and hopes. Although there may be tears, I also believe in sharing laughter. Both are healing.
I am a practical therapist helping clients deal with their relationships, addiction, depression, anxiety,job stress, loneliness, anger, grief. I work with women as they face their unique challenges including childbirth, miscarriage, menopause, and so much more. I have extended experience and compassion working with those who struggle with addiction or live with someone who does. I also focus my practice to help individuals, couples, and families cope with life challenges. I offer a warm and nonjudgmental atmosphere where you can share your dreams and hopes. Although there may be tears, I also believe in sharing laughter. Both are healing.
(650) 400-5293 View (650) 400-5293
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Susan Bowen
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
Burlingame, CA 94010
Living life in peace can be challenging when suddenly you are confronted with unexpected change...relationship status, health, recovery from loss, trauma and/or addiction. The truth is life is full of change, and the challenges we face often impact the quality of our connection to ourselves and others. I offer confidential, compassionate, effective care by combining the best of traditional psychotherapy with a progressive integration of mindfulness, for a wide range of issues we find ourselves faced with in modern life. A dual approach that encourages healing, connection, focus, and personal growth.
Living life in peace can be challenging when suddenly you are confronted with unexpected change...relationship status, health, recovery from loss, trauma and/or addiction. The truth is life is full of change, and the challenges we face often impact the quality of our connection to ourselves and others. I offer confidential, compassionate, effective care by combining the best of traditional psychotherapy with a progressive integration of mindfulness, for a wide range of issues we find ourselves faced with in modern life. A dual approach that encourages healing, connection, focus, and personal growth.
(650) 532-0514 View (650) 532-0514
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Dr. Nashin Joseph
Psychological Associate, PsyD
Verified Verified
Burlingame, CA 94010  (Online Only)
I feel honored to have the opportunity to work with you and explore any stressors that may be causing physical and emotional distress. I work with clients experiencing depression, anxiety, grief, substance use, racial identity transformation, spiritual crisis, family conflict and stress
I feel honored to have the opportunity to work with you and explore any stressors that may be causing physical and emotional distress. I work with clients experiencing depression, anxiety, grief, substance use, racial identity transformation, spiritual crisis, family conflict and stress
(925) 430-7574 View (925) 430-7574
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Jeff Watson
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Burlingame, CA 94010  (Online Only)
I focus on grief and loss, depression, addiction, anxiety, PTSD, and ADHD.
If you’re tired of the story you’re telling yourself, let’s find another one together. I love to help redefine old narratives that may have been holding you back, and I am grateful to help write a brand new story of you. Sometimes, we can tell ourselves scary stories about the future and replay the painful traumas of our past. Together, we can look at your stories and see their strengths and their challenges and how you can build a new narrative for your life. I like to help clients find their true North Star to guide them to a new meaning and purpose.
I focus on grief and loss, depression, addiction, anxiety, PTSD, and ADHD.
If you’re tired of the story you’re telling yourself, let’s find another one together. I love to help redefine old narratives that may have been holding you back, and I am grateful to help write a brand new story of you. Sometimes, we can tell ourselves scary stories about the future and replay the painful traumas of our past. Together, we can look at your stories and see their strengths and their challenges and how you can build a new narrative for your life. I like to help clients find their true North Star to guide them to a new meaning and purpose.
(408) 539-8370 View (408) 539-8370
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Kevin J Kuhlow
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LAADC
Verified Verified
San Mateo, CA 94401  (Online Only)
My expertise lies in Executive Coaching, Human Performance Improvement, and Addiction Treatment with diversified experience that includes recent positions as a Counselor for Addiction Recovery and former role as an Advisor to high-net-worth clients. I have focused on leveraging combined background to provide advisement to executives and other professionals struggling with addiction. I am currently completing a Ph.D. degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, and previously earned a Master’s degree in Addiction Studies. Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LAADC).
My expertise lies in Executive Coaching, Human Performance Improvement, and Addiction Treatment with diversified experience that includes recent positions as a Counselor for Addiction Recovery and former role as an Advisor to high-net-worth clients. I have focused on leveraging combined background to provide advisement to executives and other professionals struggling with addiction. I am currently completing a Ph.D. degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, and previously earned a Master’s degree in Addiction Studies. Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LAADC).
(925) 744-6912 View (925) 744-6912
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Isaac Smith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MAT, LCSW, NTP
Verified Verified
12 Endorsed
Burlingame, CA 94012
As a specialist with years of experience in the areas of addiction, anxiety, depression and spirituality, I help people get reconnected to who they really are, no longer burdened by the problems they come in with.
On the outside, things look great. You’ve become good at hiding how you really feel and putting on your “I-have-it-altogether” face. Inside, however, you’re feeling lost, out of touch and disconnected from yourself. Maybe your anxiety is causing you to lose sleep, or you find yourself isolating from friends and family because of depression. Maybe you're covering all of this up with drugs, alcohol or other risky behaviors. You’re not entirely sure how you got here but you know something needs to change. You deserve to feel reconnected, balanced, calm and happier. Let me help!
As a specialist with years of experience in the areas of addiction, anxiety, depression and spirituality, I help people get reconnected to who they really are, no longer burdened by the problems they come in with.
On the outside, things look great. You’ve become good at hiding how you really feel and putting on your “I-have-it-altogether” face. Inside, however, you’re feeling lost, out of touch and disconnected from yourself. Maybe your anxiety is causing you to lose sleep, or you find yourself isolating from friends and family because of depression. Maybe you're covering all of this up with drugs, alcohol or other risky behaviors. You’re not entirely sure how you got here but you know something needs to change. You deserve to feel reconnected, balanced, calm and happier. Let me help!
(916) 619-7744 View (916) 619-7744
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Hazzel Angulo
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
Burlingame, CA 94010
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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Bay Area Therapy Now
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, CA-ODC, MAC
Verified Verified
San Mateo, CA 94401  (Online Only)
I understand the profound impact addiction has not only on the addict, but also on his family.
You're using drugs/alcohol too much, and you can't stop. You are lost, miserable and scared, and you want to be found. I offer a compassionate, supportive and direct approach to help you meet your needs and achieve your goals. You're ready to explore your underlying, and probably ancient, beliefs that you hold about yourself and that fuel chronic negative thoughts and behaviors. We will work together to rediscover your authentic self, that person who was somehow left behind and is waiting for you to come back. I provide an eclectic approach. You receive a personal assessment, then focused treatment that best fits you.
I understand the profound impact addiction has not only on the addict, but also on his family.
You're using drugs/alcohol too much, and you can't stop. You are lost, miserable and scared, and you want to be found. I offer a compassionate, supportive and direct approach to help you meet your needs and achieve your goals. You're ready to explore your underlying, and probably ancient, beliefs that you hold about yourself and that fuel chronic negative thoughts and behaviors. We will work together to rediscover your authentic self, that person who was somehow left behind and is waiting for you to come back. I provide an eclectic approach. You receive a personal assessment, then focused treatment that best fits you.
(415) 903-4145 View (415) 903-4145
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Arielle Piastunovich
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Burlingame, CA 94010  (Online Only)
I practice trauma informed supportive psychotherapy, cognitive behavioral and dialectical behavioral therapy, couples therapy, addiction therapy, and EMDR.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 20+ years of mental health experience. I work with children, adults, older adults couples, and families. I have a wealth of diverse experience which includes mood / anxiety disorders, substance disorders (chronic alcoholism and eating disorders), and providing couples and family treatment. I specialize in trauma and relationships. Healing is often a hard and painful process, but it also can be joyful and lead to a more fulfilling life and improved relationships. I would be honored to accompany you on your journey towards happiness, acceptance, greater intimacy, peace, and recovery.
I practice trauma informed supportive psychotherapy, cognitive behavioral and dialectical behavioral therapy, couples therapy, addiction therapy, and EMDR.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 20+ years of mental health experience. I work with children, adults, older adults couples, and families. I have a wealth of diverse experience which includes mood / anxiety disorders, substance disorders (chronic alcoholism and eating disorders), and providing couples and family treatment. I specialize in trauma and relationships. Healing is often a hard and painful process, but it also can be joyful and lead to a more fulfilling life and improved relationships. I would be honored to accompany you on your journey towards happiness, acceptance, greater intimacy, peace, and recovery.
(650) 206-9870 View (650) 206-9870
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Zari Alipour
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
San Mateo, CA 94402
Each of us is responsible for our own destiny. It has been my honor to witness people transforming their lives and living their dreams. I am a licensed psychologist and an RN. I provide treatment for individuals, couples, and I am a compassionate therapist and a good listener. I build up reports with my clients easily. My therapy modalities are specifically tailored to client needs. My therapeutic modalities are specifically tailored to client needs. My specialties are addiction, alcohol and drug counseling, anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Each of us is responsible for our own destiny. It has been my honor to witness people transforming their lives and living their dreams. I am a licensed psychologist and an RN. I provide treatment for individuals, couples, and I am a compassionate therapist and a good listener. I build up reports with my clients easily. My therapy modalities are specifically tailored to client needs. My therapeutic modalities are specifically tailored to client needs. My specialties are addiction, alcohol and drug counseling, anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
(805) 360-5746 View (805) 360-5746
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Lindsey D Soennichsen
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CADC, MS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Mateo, CA 94402  (Online Only)
I have experience in co-occurring substance and mental health along with family/couple therapy.
I know what it's like being scared to seek help. I know that asking for help can sometimes feel like things are failing and I caused them. I also know how nervous I felt when I looked for assistance and wanting to begin therapy, scared with questions like, will I be judged? Will they keep my confidence? Can I trust them? I knew that when seeking therapy and looking for help all I wanted was for things to be better, get better, live healthier and be accepted. Therapy is scary, it can bring up issues that may be more frightening than you would like to cope with. Therapy is also helpful, healthy and the best part is, you're not alone.
I have experience in co-occurring substance and mental health along with family/couple therapy.
I know what it's like being scared to seek help. I know that asking for help can sometimes feel like things are failing and I caused them. I also know how nervous I felt when I looked for assistance and wanting to begin therapy, scared with questions like, will I be judged? Will they keep my confidence? Can I trust them? I knew that when seeking therapy and looking for help all I wanted was for things to be better, get better, live healthier and be accepted. Therapy is scary, it can bring up issues that may be more frightening than you would like to cope with. Therapy is also helpful, healthy and the best part is, you're not alone.
(559) 337-6254 View (559) 337-6254
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John T Duda
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Burlingame, CA 94010
I specialize in treating anxiety disorders, depression, substance abuse, pornography addiction, sexual disorders, and couples therapy.
I have been doing individual and couples therapy for over 25 years. I help clients reduce anxiety and depression through cognitive behavioral therapy. I work with substance abuse and addiction issues and teach coping skills. Helping couples improve communication and teach problem solving skills is one of my primary objectives. My ability to connect with people is very strong and I am often told that I am very easy to talk to and confide in and trust.
I specialize in treating anxiety disorders, depression, substance abuse, pornography addiction, sexual disorders, and couples therapy.
I have been doing individual and couples therapy for over 25 years. I help clients reduce anxiety and depression through cognitive behavioral therapy. I work with substance abuse and addiction issues and teach coping skills. Helping couples improve communication and teach problem solving skills is one of my primary objectives. My ability to connect with people is very strong and I am often told that I am very easy to talk to and confide in and trust.
(650) 469-8751 View (650) 469-8751
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Steven Barney
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
San Mateo, CA 94405
I am a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT) with IITAP, the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals (# 2008C-575).
I am passionate about collaborating with you in moving your life towards a more whole, productive and vibrant self. I will assist you, being directive when appropriate, but with grace and patient sensitivity. I love to help individuals, couples, families and organizations develop their communication skills; and thereby, improve their relationships and overall family and organizational lives. I have an easy relaxed style, caring heart that also allows me to speak straight when there is need.
I am a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT) with IITAP, the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals (# 2008C-575).
I am passionate about collaborating with you in moving your life towards a more whole, productive and vibrant self. I will assist you, being directive when appropriate, but with grace and patient sensitivity. I love to help individuals, couples, families and organizations develop their communication skills; and thereby, improve their relationships and overall family and organizational lives. I have an easy relaxed style, caring heart that also allows me to speak straight when there is need.
(650) 241-4256 View (650) 241-4256

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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.