Addiction Therapists in Lafayette, CA

Photo of Andrea (Andy) Cecile Bohn, MA, LMFT, MPH, MS, Marriage & Family Therapist
Andrea (Andy) Cecile Bohn
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, MPH, MS
Verified Verified
Lafayette, CA 94549
Is there something in your life preventing you from being your best self? Struggling with an addiction? Waking up feeling there must be more to life? Frequently anxious? Let me help you make changes to alter your inner life. You deserve to be happy. I am a warm, enthusiastic and direct therapist, insightful and a good listener. My work is attachment based with psychodynamic and cognitive behavioral leanings, topic directed. Let's navigate through your experiences and feelings together. Begin your road to recovery now. Acquire tools to help you move forward. Specialties: relationships, addiction/ recovery, depression, anxiety.
Is there something in your life preventing you from being your best self? Struggling with an addiction? Waking up feeling there must be more to life? Frequently anxious? Let me help you make changes to alter your inner life. You deserve to be happy. I am a warm, enthusiastic and direct therapist, insightful and a good listener. My work is attachment based with psychodynamic and cognitive behavioral leanings, topic directed. Let's navigate through your experiences and feelings together. Begin your road to recovery now. Acquire tools to help you move forward. Specialties: relationships, addiction/ recovery, depression, anxiety.
(510) 497-0848 View (510) 497-0848
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Michelle Pair
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Lafayette, CA 94549  (Online Only)
Many are unsure if they have an addiction, or if they really are an alcoholic. Sometimes you drink too much, have regrets the next day, feel embarrassed about losing control and worry about your health. Drinking and using to numb the pain leaves you feeling very alone. You are sick of hiding, of keeping secrets. Should you stop altogether or figure out how to moderate? I can help this exploration in a non-judgmental way to find answers. Many people in recovery are often disappointed their ‘problems’ are not fixed; they feel stuck, depressed and anxious and relationship challenges persist.
Many are unsure if they have an addiction, or if they really are an alcoholic. Sometimes you drink too much, have regrets the next day, feel embarrassed about losing control and worry about your health. Drinking and using to numb the pain leaves you feeling very alone. You are sick of hiding, of keeping secrets. Should you stop altogether or figure out how to moderate? I can help this exploration in a non-judgmental way to find answers. Many people in recovery are often disappointed their ‘problems’ are not fixed; they feel stuck, depressed and anxious and relationship challenges persist.
(925) 800-6114 View (925) 800-6114
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Johanna Helen Kelly
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Lafayette, CA 94549
I carry Expertise in the fields of Addiction, Relapse Prevention, High Conflict Couples.
New Beginnings! New Awakenings! New Perspectives and Growth! These are just a few of the benefits of therapy you will gain. I pride myself on developing compassionate, non-judgmental therapeutic relationships with the couples and families and individuals I serve. Some unique things about me: I worked internationally as a therapist in both Hong Kong and Switzerland over the course of 6 years. I gained a significant amount of cultural competency through this amazing experience. Further, I have expertise in the field of Addiction and Recovery. Additionally, I value the competency I demonstrate with High Conflict Couples and Divorce.
I carry Expertise in the fields of Addiction, Relapse Prevention, High Conflict Couples.
New Beginnings! New Awakenings! New Perspectives and Growth! These are just a few of the benefits of therapy you will gain. I pride myself on developing compassionate, non-judgmental therapeutic relationships with the couples and families and individuals I serve. Some unique things about me: I worked internationally as a therapist in both Hong Kong and Switzerland over the course of 6 years. I gained a significant amount of cultural competency through this amazing experience. Further, I have expertise in the field of Addiction and Recovery. Additionally, I value the competency I demonstrate with High Conflict Couples and Divorce.
(925) 403-4653 View (925) 403-4653
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Clinical Hypnosis of Joseph R Giove
Clinical Hypnotherapist, CCht
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lafayette, CA 94549
As a biomedical engineer and clinical hypnotist, I have developed a unique approach to mind-body wellness and performance optimization. For over 30 years I have helped people suffering from stress, anxiety, insomnia, addiction, panic, fears, phobias, chronic illness, allergies, weight loss and more.
As a biomedical engineer and clinical hypnotist, I have developed a unique approach to mind-body wellness and performance optimization. For over 30 years I have helped people suffering from stress, anxiety, insomnia, addiction, panic, fears, phobias, chronic illness, allergies, weight loss and more.
(925) 297-1391 View (925) 297-1391
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Raj Patel
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Lafayette, CA 94549
I spent 20+ years in Finance/Professional Services before doing a 180 and becoming a Psychotherapist. I was looking to do more meaningful/rewarding work, and I definitely found it! Every individual is unique, and I work to come to a deep understanding of my clients so that they can achieve the change and find the peace that they are seeking. We live high-stress lives, and it is easy to become overwhelmed at times and feel stuck. You aren't alone if you are dealing with anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, work stress, substance abuse, or any other issues.
I spent 20+ years in Finance/Professional Services before doing a 180 and becoming a Psychotherapist. I was looking to do more meaningful/rewarding work, and I definitely found it! Every individual is unique, and I work to come to a deep understanding of my clients so that they can achieve the change and find the peace that they are seeking. We live high-stress lives, and it is easy to become overwhelmed at times and feel stuck. You aren't alone if you are dealing with anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, work stress, substance abuse, or any other issues.
(925) 476-0762 View (925) 476-0762
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Jeffrey H Kent
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Lafayette, CA 94549
Do you suspect something is “off,” that you could be doing better? Feeling better? You could, even, be happier? What’s stopping you? Sometimes, it is anxiety or depression. Often it is an addiction to something that for a while made things better - drugs, alcohol, spending, and others. These are false strategies that promised relief, but in the end, caused more suffering. They make anxiety & depression worse, taking one down into a spiral of hopelessness and despair, even shame. You don't have to stay here. You can change.
Do you suspect something is “off,” that you could be doing better? Feeling better? You could, even, be happier? What’s stopping you? Sometimes, it is anxiety or depression. Often it is an addiction to something that for a while made things better - drugs, alcohol, spending, and others. These are false strategies that promised relief, but in the end, caused more suffering. They make anxiety & depression worse, taking one down into a spiral of hopelessness and despair, even shame. You don't have to stay here. You can change.
(925) 471-8338 View (925) 471-8338
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Eric Anderson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, CSAT-S, EMDR
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Lafayette, CA 94549
Has your addictive behavior gotten out of control? Are you struggling with pornography or compulsive sexual behavior? Do you need to repair damage caused in your relationship or rebuild trust? You are not alone and there is a way through it. I am the founder and clinical director of Pathway Therapy Center where we specialize in helping clients get through the crisis that addiction causes and work to find recovery and healing. Further, I offer weekly Men's recovery groups to help building community and reduce shame around addiction; an essential piece of the recovery process.
Has your addictive behavior gotten out of control? Are you struggling with pornography or compulsive sexual behavior? Do you need to repair damage caused in your relationship or rebuild trust? You are not alone and there is a way through it. I am the founder and clinical director of Pathway Therapy Center where we specialize in helping clients get through the crisis that addiction causes and work to find recovery and healing. Further, I offer weekly Men's recovery groups to help building community and reduce shame around addiction; an essential piece of the recovery process.
(925) 396-5267 View (925) 396-5267
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Ann Colberson Schiebert
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Lafayette, CA 94549
Now offering telephone and online therapy to address trauma, addiction, depression, anxiety, relationship challenges and support to get you through reactions to the Coronavirus pandemic. Call (510) 917-4001 to book an appointment. I am a licensed clinical psychologist, a certified Brain Spotting therapist and provide Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) for trauma survivors. A specialist in addiction, codependency, dual diagnosis as well as an expert in family and marriage counseling and communication. Author of the "Let's Make a Contract" series of books on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and my website. Learn how to re-script your life!
Now offering telephone and online therapy to address trauma, addiction, depression, anxiety, relationship challenges and support to get you through reactions to the Coronavirus pandemic. Call (510) 917-4001 to book an appointment. I am a licensed clinical psychologist, a certified Brain Spotting therapist and provide Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) for trauma survivors. A specialist in addiction, codependency, dual diagnosis as well as an expert in family and marriage counseling and communication. Author of the "Let's Make a Contract" series of books on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and my website. Learn how to re-script your life!
(510) 592-6830 View (510) 592-6830
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Jeanette (Jen) Shelby
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CPTT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Lafayette, CA 94549  (Online Only)
I am a licensed marriage and family therapist with expertise in individual, couples, and group therapy. My practice centers around a holistic integrative approach, aimed at supporting individuals and couples as they navigate the intricate challenges associated with addiction and the profound emotional wounds inflicted by betrayal. I draw upon a diverse array of therapeutic techniques and modalities to address the unique needs of my clients. My unwavering commitment lies in nurturing deeper understanding and self-awareness while facilitating enhanced communication, connection, and the establishment of healthier relational agreements
I am a licensed marriage and family therapist with expertise in individual, couples, and group therapy. My practice centers around a holistic integrative approach, aimed at supporting individuals and couples as they navigate the intricate challenges associated with addiction and the profound emotional wounds inflicted by betrayal. I draw upon a diverse array of therapeutic techniques and modalities to address the unique needs of my clients. My unwavering commitment lies in nurturing deeper understanding and self-awareness while facilitating enhanced communication, connection, and the establishment of healthier relational agreements
(510) 867-3849 View (510) 867-3849
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Sara Nevius
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Lafayette, CA 94549
Do you want to recover the parts of you that feel stuck? Are you longing to find a place of inner calm and contentment? Looking to to free yourself up to live more authentically? Everyone has an authentic self that is calling them home. Sometimes, this self gets buried or forgotten, leading to symptoms like anxiety, a lack of purpose, unfulfilling relationships, or substance use and addiction.
Do you want to recover the parts of you that feel stuck? Are you longing to find a place of inner calm and contentment? Looking to to free yourself up to live more authentically? Everyone has an authentic self that is calling them home. Sometimes, this self gets buried or forgotten, leading to symptoms like anxiety, a lack of purpose, unfulfilling relationships, or substance use and addiction.
(415) 301-4039 View (415) 301-4039
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Christina Iglesia
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Lafayette, CA 94549
I specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of mental health challenges such as depression, anxiety, trauma, self-harm, disordered eating and substance abuse.
Telehealth & In-Person options for CA & NY Residents. Your decision to pursue therapy is an important and personal one. Whether you are looking to address lingering issues or searching for support for ongoing concerns, you do not need to do it alone. Therapy is one of the few opportunities in which you are encouraged to explore and express your authentic self, allowing for deeper personal connections and engagement in life.
I specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of mental health challenges such as depression, anxiety, trauma, self-harm, disordered eating and substance abuse.
Telehealth & In-Person options for CA & NY Residents. Your decision to pursue therapy is an important and personal one. Whether you are looking to address lingering issues or searching for support for ongoing concerns, you do not need to do it alone. Therapy is one of the few opportunities in which you are encouraged to explore and express your authentic self, allowing for deeper personal connections and engagement in life.
(925) 448-9291 View (925) 448-9291
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Ines M Vaniman
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Lafayette, CA 94549
I have worked extensively with adults and athletes suffering from a wide range of issues such as performance anxiety, relationship issues, substance abuse, depression, psychosis and PTSD.
There are so many different reasons to seek therapy and it is my job to get you to where you want to get, as quickly as possible. I am a down to earth, experienced therapist. I use scientifically proven approaches, based on the needs and preferences of my patients. I focus on building strong relationships and providing a space where we can develop and implement a plan to make meaningful change happen. I have over 15 years of experience working in this field and feel very passionate about this work.
I have worked extensively with adults and athletes suffering from a wide range of issues such as performance anxiety, relationship issues, substance abuse, depression, psychosis and PTSD.
There are so many different reasons to seek therapy and it is my job to get you to where you want to get, as quickly as possible. I am a down to earth, experienced therapist. I use scientifically proven approaches, based on the needs and preferences of my patients. I focus on building strong relationships and providing a space where we can develop and implement a plan to make meaningful change happen. I have over 15 years of experience working in this field and feel very passionate about this work.
(925) 246-2964 View (925) 246-2964
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Joanna Hill
MSW, MPA
Verified Verified
Lafayette, CA 94549
Thank you for taking this step to feel better and to improve your life! It will happen! Whether you are feeling anxious, stuck or depressed, there are always better feelings ahead. I am dedicated to providing you with caring counseling to facilitate WELL-BEING-- please stop and think about what this would mean for you!-- and to your own solutions. I participate actively in our enjoyable sessions, as a teacher/ healer and listener/ learner. I specialize in stress, life transitions, anxiety, family relationships, parenting, psychiatric diagnoses, and loved ones with medical/ psychiatric/ addiction issues.
Thank you for taking this step to feel better and to improve your life! It will happen! Whether you are feeling anxious, stuck or depressed, there are always better feelings ahead. I am dedicated to providing you with caring counseling to facilitate WELL-BEING-- please stop and think about what this would mean for you!-- and to your own solutions. I participate actively in our enjoyable sessions, as a teacher/ healer and listener/ learner. I specialize in stress, life transitions, anxiety, family relationships, parenting, psychiatric diagnoses, and loved ones with medical/ psychiatric/ addiction issues.
(415) 223-9374 View (415) 223-9374
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Marilyn Simpson Wright
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Lafayette, CA 94549
People often come to psychotherapy in search of more peace; to work through personal challenges and/or relieve pain from sources such as anxiety, depression, feelings of inadequacy, loss, or addiction. They may be struggling in their relationships or moving through a profound life transition. For some, their faith has been shaken in some significant way. Whatever the motivation might be for seeking professional help, I care deeply about assisting clients in gaining insight, education, self-awareness, and strength. Everyone has challenges. Working collaboratively, we can achieve the goals most desired for a healthier life.
People often come to psychotherapy in search of more peace; to work through personal challenges and/or relieve pain from sources such as anxiety, depression, feelings of inadequacy, loss, or addiction. They may be struggling in their relationships or moving through a profound life transition. For some, their faith has been shaken in some significant way. Whatever the motivation might be for seeking professional help, I care deeply about assisting clients in gaining insight, education, self-awareness, and strength. Everyone has challenges. Working collaboratively, we can achieve the goals most desired for a healthier life.
(925) 297-6502 View (925) 297-6502
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Alethea Gard'ner, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Lafayette, CA 94549
Stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, and addiction have a way of taking over our lives, leaving no room to experience joy. I'm here to help. Change is often scary and hard, but in a safe, therapeutic partnership, it becomes possible. By creating an empathetic and supportive environment, we're able to refocus your energy so you can rediscover yourself, achieve lasting relief, and ultimately embrace more opportunities to experience joy and fulfillment.
Stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, and addiction have a way of taking over our lives, leaving no room to experience joy. I'm here to help. Change is often scary and hard, but in a safe, therapeutic partnership, it becomes possible. By creating an empathetic and supportive environment, we're able to refocus your energy so you can rediscover yourself, achieve lasting relief, and ultimately embrace more opportunities to experience joy and fulfillment.
(925) 588-3948 View (925) 588-3948
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Rachel Moran
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Lafayette, CA 94549
Welcome! I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist located in Orinda. My practice is devoted to helping individuals, couples and families who are struggling with depression, anxiety, and substance related issues. I have been involved in the addiction recovery field for over three decades, working with adolescents and adults in both inpatient and outpatient settings. I specialize in providing support, education, prevention and crisis management.
Welcome! I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist located in Orinda. My practice is devoted to helping individuals, couples and families who are struggling with depression, anxiety, and substance related issues. I have been involved in the addiction recovery field for over three decades, working with adolescents and adults in both inpatient and outpatient settings. I specialize in providing support, education, prevention and crisis management.
(925) 271-2728 View (925) 271-2728
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Mind Matters Psychotherapy Coaching & EMDR
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Lafayette, CA 94549  (Online Only)
We have therapists who specialize in EMDR, eating disorders, substance use/abuse, complicated family dynamics, and more.
We are a group of clinicians committed to providing skilled, supportive therapy and coaching to our clients. Our therapists use a strength-based approach to building relationships with clients that provide the trust needed to make big change. We specialize in seeing women in transitional stages of life, including but not limited to; pre-and postpartum struggles, anxiety, eating disorders, addictive behaviors, depression, role confusion, relationship stress, parenting dynamics and trauma. We love to see couples, children and individual adults ready to move past barriers and experience more joy in relationships and life.
We have therapists who specialize in EMDR, eating disorders, substance use/abuse, complicated family dynamics, and more.
We are a group of clinicians committed to providing skilled, supportive therapy and coaching to our clients. Our therapists use a strength-based approach to building relationships with clients that provide the trust needed to make big change. We specialize in seeing women in transitional stages of life, including but not limited to; pre-and postpartum struggles, anxiety, eating disorders, addictive behaviors, depression, role confusion, relationship stress, parenting dynamics and trauma. We love to see couples, children and individual adults ready to move past barriers and experience more joy in relationships and life.
(925) 378-4684 View (925) 378-4684
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Stephanie L. Baer-Spoden
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCWS
Verified Verified
Lafayette, CA 94549  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I've also done extensive educational lecturing and have run numerous groups on topics concerning family recovery from substance abuse, parenting issues, and helping young adults (and their parents) with the changes and developmental challenges that are inherent in healthy emotional growth.
My goal is to help empower people to live their lives as fully as possible. I believe we all want to feel safe and understood in the context of our unique histories and present circumstances. However,there are times when everyone gets stuck. We may come to desire help letting go of the pain from our past so we might develop new joyful and productive ways to live our lives now. I've done this work with individuals, couples and families, in private practice and in agencies for over 30 years.
I've also done extensive educational lecturing and have run numerous groups on topics concerning family recovery from substance abuse, parenting issues, and helping young adults (and their parents) with the changes and developmental challenges that are inherent in healthy emotional growth.
My goal is to help empower people to live their lives as fully as possible. I believe we all want to feel safe and understood in the context of our unique histories and present circumstances. However,there are times when everyone gets stuck. We may come to desire help letting go of the pain from our past so we might develop new joyful and productive ways to live our lives now. I've done this work with individuals, couples and families, in private practice and in agencies for over 30 years.
(925) 400-7709 View (925) 400-7709
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Anne P Harmon
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Lafayette, CA 94549
Not accepting new clients
There are times in our lives when we all struggle with fear and pain of one kind or another. Contacting a therapist can be fear-provoking in and of itself. Whether we are struggling with acute trauma or simply feeling challenged by facets of everyday life, we all occasionally long for empathy and guidance. Loss, depression/anxiety, addiction, even normal life transitional issues can leave us feeling powerless, frightened and lonely. Often we hesitate to share these feelings with friends or loved ones for fear of being a burden or worse, being judged.
There are times in our lives when we all struggle with fear and pain of one kind or another. Contacting a therapist can be fear-provoking in and of itself. Whether we are struggling with acute trauma or simply feeling challenged by facets of everyday life, we all occasionally long for empathy and guidance. Loss, depression/anxiety, addiction, even normal life transitional issues can leave us feeling powerless, frightened and lonely. Often we hesitate to share these feelings with friends or loved ones for fear of being a burden or worse, being judged.
(925) 695-9303 View (925) 695-9303
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Lisa Bograd
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
Lafayette, CA 94549
If you are someone who is motivated to understand yourself on a deeper level and to challenge and change beliefs and behaviors that no longer serve you than I am the therapist for you. I work well with people who are struggling with addiction and relationship issues; people who keep repeating the same unfufilling patterns and want to change them, whether at work, with their partner or spouse, or with their children. Often these dynamics are reflective of deeper wounds, and need to be addressed so they can change and heal. I am deeply committed to helping my clients get unstuck, and this process takes some time, but is well worth it.
If you are someone who is motivated to understand yourself on a deeper level and to challenge and change beliefs and behaviors that no longer serve you than I am the therapist for you. I work well with people who are struggling with addiction and relationship issues; people who keep repeating the same unfufilling patterns and want to change them, whether at work, with their partner or spouse, or with their children. Often these dynamics are reflective of deeper wounds, and need to be addressed so they can change and heal. I am deeply committed to helping my clients get unstuck, and this process takes some time, but is well worth it.
(415) 935-1922 View (415) 935-1922
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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.