Substance Use Therapists in Lawndale, CA

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Lisa Hunt-Vasquez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Lawndale, CA 90260  (Online Only)
My areas of specialties include people dealing with anxiety/depression, female adolescents (12+), women experiencing domestic violence or having left a domestic violent situation, women’s issues, life transitions, substance use, elderly, and end-of-life/grieving/loss.
Hello, I’m Lisa, a compassionate and dedicated bilingual (Spanish) licensed clinical therapist with 14 years of experience in providing support and guidance to individuals facing various challenges. I use modalities using psychoeducation, crisis intervention, cognitive behavioral therapy, and narrative therapy embraced by a strength and solution-based approach to meet you exactly where you are to provide the support you need to reach your goals. My therapeutic approach is rooted in empathy, active listening, and collaboration which aims to create a safe and non-judgmental space where clients can explore their thoughts and feelings.
My areas of specialties include people dealing with anxiety/depression, female adolescents (12+), women experiencing domestic violence or having left a domestic violent situation, women’s issues, life transitions, substance use, elderly, and end-of-life/grieving/loss.
Hello, I’m Lisa, a compassionate and dedicated bilingual (Spanish) licensed clinical therapist with 14 years of experience in providing support and guidance to individuals facing various challenges. I use modalities using psychoeducation, crisis intervention, cognitive behavioral therapy, and narrative therapy embraced by a strength and solution-based approach to meet you exactly where you are to provide the support you need to reach your goals. My therapeutic approach is rooted in empathy, active listening, and collaboration which aims to create a safe and non-judgmental space where clients can explore their thoughts and feelings.
(424) 401-5342 View (424) 401-5342
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Yolanda Garcia
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Lawndale, CA 90260
Feeling overwhelmed is exhausting, and with my knowledge and skills in treating anxiety, depression, OCD, and substance use/abuse, we can work on this together, so these feelings don't happen as often.
Do you ever find yourself overthinking situations or experiencing thoughts going so fast it's hard to keep up with them? What about experiencing extreme sadness with a lack of motivation to do anything, even get out of bed? Has there been a time when you felt like crying but you couldn't figure out why? I understand these thoughts and feelings, and together we can work on decreasing feelings of stress, sadness, hopelessness, and isolation, regardless of the situation.
Feeling overwhelmed is exhausting, and with my knowledge and skills in treating anxiety, depression, OCD, and substance use/abuse, we can work on this together, so these feelings don't happen as often.
Do you ever find yourself overthinking situations or experiencing thoughts going so fast it's hard to keep up with them? What about experiencing extreme sadness with a lack of motivation to do anything, even get out of bed? Has there been a time when you felt like crying but you couldn't figure out why? I understand these thoughts and feelings, and together we can work on decreasing feelings of stress, sadness, hopelessness, and isolation, regardless of the situation.
(707) 378-6459 View (707) 378-6459
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Virginia Green
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT, MBA
Verified Verified
Lawndale, CA 90260
Need to improve your relationship with your children right now without bribes or stress? Do you and your partner argue over parenting styles? I've helped families raise thousands of children. There is nothing I haven't seen. I work with YOU to give you easy, proven tools. You need to be focused on your career: your job has its own stress points. Wouldn't it be nice to come home to calm? I can help that happen. Today can be different. Start now with my free 5 step guide to Happy Parenting. Try one of the tools today.
Need to improve your relationship with your children right now without bribes or stress? Do you and your partner argue over parenting styles? I've helped families raise thousands of children. There is nothing I haven't seen. I work with YOU to give you easy, proven tools. You need to be focused on your career: your job has its own stress points. Wouldn't it be nice to come home to calm? I can help that happen. Today can be different. Start now with my free 5 step guide to Happy Parenting. Try one of the tools today.
(424) 581-0884 View (424) 581-0884
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Judy Jordan
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Lawndale, CA 90260  (Online Only)
I am a highly skilled, proactive, compassionate, and empathetic Marriage Family Therapist with 15+ years counseling children, adolescents, adults, families, and grief therapy environments. I am dedicated to creating a safe environment for everyone to maximize their full potential. I enjoy playing an important role in the psychological and academic lives of children and adolescents and motivating them to have successes in their lives. I have a proven record working with diverse client population.
I am a highly skilled, proactive, compassionate, and empathetic Marriage Family Therapist with 15+ years counseling children, adolescents, adults, families, and grief therapy environments. I am dedicated to creating a safe environment for everyone to maximize their full potential. I enjoy playing an important role in the psychological and academic lives of children and adolescents and motivating them to have successes in their lives. I have a proven record working with diverse client population.
(424) 321-4495 View (424) 321-4495
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Cheryl J Santiago-Venture
Psychologist, PsyD, SEP
Verified Verified
Lawndale, CA 90260
You are taking the first steps in creating change in your life. The pursuit of health, happiness, and healing are aspects that we all strive for, and that can be accelerated with additional support and insight oriented therapy. In addition to traditional approaches, such as psychodynamic approaches and cognitive behavioral interventions, I utilize mindfulness techniques, Somatic Experiencing, and EMDR. I have experience in treating a variety of condition, such as depression, anxiety, and trauma. Therapy can assist with stress and change of life issues, such as divorce, new parents, health issues, bereavement, or work/peer conflict.
You are taking the first steps in creating change in your life. The pursuit of health, happiness, and healing are aspects that we all strive for, and that can be accelerated with additional support and insight oriented therapy. In addition to traditional approaches, such as psychodynamic approaches and cognitive behavioral interventions, I utilize mindfulness techniques, Somatic Experiencing, and EMDR. I have experience in treating a variety of condition, such as depression, anxiety, and trauma. Therapy can assist with stress and change of life issues, such as divorce, new parents, health issues, bereavement, or work/peer conflict.
(310) 299-7410 View (310) 299-7410
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Mark Brody
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Lawndale, CA 90260
Therapy can seem different or intimidating at times, but it doesn’t have to be. My aim is to create a thoughtful connection and help reduce any apprehensions by maintaining a relaxed demeanor, displaying genuine interest, and continually striving for authenticity. The process of therapy can help individuals or couples become unstuck. We all experience patterns of thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Gaining insight into these patterns helps us discover where change is necessary. Enacting change is always up to the individual or couple, but my goal is to help you get there to take charge.
Therapy can seem different or intimidating at times, but it doesn’t have to be. My aim is to create a thoughtful connection and help reduce any apprehensions by maintaining a relaxed demeanor, displaying genuine interest, and continually striving for authenticity. The process of therapy can help individuals or couples become unstuck. We all experience patterns of thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Gaining insight into these patterns helps us discover where change is necessary. Enacting change is always up to the individual or couple, but my goal is to help you get there to take charge.
(559) 551-3198 View (559) 551-3198
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Natalie Thome
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Lawndale, CA 90260
I believe that you know yourself best and strive to provide a safe space for you to sort through and process challenging situations, negative thought patterns or symptoms of anxiety, depression and/or loss. I have spent over 15 years working with people and their families in coping with advanced illnesses and end of life in the midst of other life challenges. I have experience in helping people cope with symptoms of anxiety, depression, grief, relationship challenges and ADD/ADHD. Ultimately, I serve as a trained listener to help you sort through your challenges, values and goals to determine your priorities and next steps.
I believe that you know yourself best and strive to provide a safe space for you to sort through and process challenging situations, negative thought patterns or symptoms of anxiety, depression and/or loss. I have spent over 15 years working with people and their families in coping with advanced illnesses and end of life in the midst of other life challenges. I have experience in helping people cope with symptoms of anxiety, depression, grief, relationship challenges and ADD/ADHD. Ultimately, I serve as a trained listener to help you sort through your challenges, values and goals to determine your priorities and next steps.
(310) 347-4746 View (310) 347-4746

More Therapists Nearby

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Rodman Walsh
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
My goal and hope for any client I work with is that they leave each session with valuable takeaways while having a chance to process thoughts and emotions. I work collaboratively and actively with my clients to formulate a plan and find tools and healing that allows them to move forward. I work with clients who are trying to understand themselves, patterns, relationships and have struggled with things like anxiety, depression, trauma, substance use and drinking, family, stages of life and uncertainty with the future.
My goal and hope for any client I work with is that they leave each session with valuable takeaways while having a chance to process thoughts and emotions. I work collaboratively and actively with my clients to formulate a plan and find tools and healing that allows them to move forward. I work with clients who are trying to understand themselves, patterns, relationships and have struggled with things like anxiety, depression, trauma, substance use and drinking, family, stages of life and uncertainty with the future.
(424) 374-3412 View (424) 374-3412
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Kryss Castle
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, EFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
Teens are fabulous in all their glory and craziness! Helping teens and young adults find their courage to transform, change ways that don’t serve them, and be who they are is my passion. I work with depression, anxiety, trauma, and substance use. In addition to in-office sessions, I’ve worked in more than ten schools throughout the South Bay providing group and individual therapy to students. I also work with adults and professionals in high-stress careers who have come to a crossroads with a relationship or career, are struggling with stress and anxiety, or are having trouble finding passion and purpose in their lives.
Teens are fabulous in all their glory and craziness! Helping teens and young adults find their courage to transform, change ways that don’t serve them, and be who they are is my passion. I work with depression, anxiety, trauma, and substance use. In addition to in-office sessions, I’ve worked in more than ten schools throughout the South Bay providing group and individual therapy to students. I also work with adults and professionals in high-stress careers who have come to a crossroads with a relationship or career, are struggling with stress and anxiety, or are having trouble finding passion and purpose in their lives.
(424) 543-0606 View (424) 543-0606
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Elizabeth Obrien
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Hawthorne, CA 90250
My name is Elizabeth O'Brien, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). I work with adults who seek a deeper understanding of themselves and their experiences in order to feel their best. I am eclectic in my approach to treatment, incorporating elements of CBT, DBT, strengths-based psychotherapy, and psychodynamic work. I enjoy the challenges of working with clients experiencing difficulties with relationships and life transitions, managing stress and anxiety, depression, and substance use and addiction disorders.
My name is Elizabeth O'Brien, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). I work with adults who seek a deeper understanding of themselves and their experiences in order to feel their best. I am eclectic in my approach to treatment, incorporating elements of CBT, DBT, strengths-based psychotherapy, and psychodynamic work. I enjoy the challenges of working with clients experiencing difficulties with relationships and life transitions, managing stress and anxiety, depression, and substance use and addiction disorders.
(707) 466-7861 View (707) 466-7861
Cleo Young
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Hawthorne, CA 90251
Waitlist for new clients
Rooted in compassion and person-centered care, Cleo collaborates with and help clients who suffer from anxiety, depression, PTSD/traumas, transgenerational burden, grief/losses, life's transitions... Cleo has extensive experience in assisting clients with self-image and eating concerns. She is in alliance with LGBTQIA+ community and has spent years assisting clients with intimate partner violence and ageing-related mental health challenges in addition to being a substance use specialist.
Rooted in compassion and person-centered care, Cleo collaborates with and help clients who suffer from anxiety, depression, PTSD/traumas, transgenerational burden, grief/losses, life's transitions... Cleo has extensive experience in assisting clients with self-image and eating concerns. She is in alliance with LGBTQIA+ community and has spent years assisting clients with intimate partner violence and ageing-related mental health challenges in addition to being a substance use specialist.
(424) 399-5480 View (424) 399-5480
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Dr. Carrie Canales
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266  (Online Only)
I am the program director of addiction studies at the college, so I understand and treat substance use disorders and eating disorders.
As a full-time professor of psychology, I teach courses focused on human interactions, mental health, and how to grow as an individual. I remind students each semester that everyone needs help and support at some point in life. My private practice is based on the ideology of self-awareness, understanding cognitive patterns, changing behavior, and self-improvement. Click on the website, call, or email me to book an appointment.
I am the program director of addiction studies at the college, so I understand and treat substance use disorders and eating disorders.
As a full-time professor of psychology, I teach courses focused on human interactions, mental health, and how to grow as an individual. I remind students each semester that everyone needs help and support at some point in life. My private practice is based on the ideology of self-awareness, understanding cognitive patterns, changing behavior, and self-improvement. Click on the website, call, or email me to book an appointment.
(424) 395-4502 View (424) 395-4502
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Kelly Albrecht
Pre-Licensed Professional, ASW
Verified Verified
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
With expertise in substance use disorder, ADHD, bipolar and personality disorders, my holistic approach to therapy prioritizes safety and healing, with trauma-informed care.
Are you struggling to process depression, anxiety, relationship/family issues, and trauma? These emotional ruptures can cause major disruptions in our lives. The work to process these types of life events is multifaceted, and I can help you identify your feelings and potential relational patterns, build tolerance and acceptance around challenging ones, and set meaningful goals. In order to do so, I utilize various therapeutic approaches consisting of ACT, CBT, and Problem Solving Therapy and somatic interventions.
With expertise in substance use disorder, ADHD, bipolar and personality disorders, my holistic approach to therapy prioritizes safety and healing, with trauma-informed care.
Are you struggling to process depression, anxiety, relationship/family issues, and trauma? These emotional ruptures can cause major disruptions in our lives. The work to process these types of life events is multifaceted, and I can help you identify your feelings and potential relational patterns, build tolerance and acceptance around challenging ones, and set meaningful goals. In order to do so, I utilize various therapeutic approaches consisting of ACT, CBT, and Problem Solving Therapy and somatic interventions.
(562) 554-7856 View (562) 554-7856
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Michael A Pearson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Redondo Beach, CA 90278
Michael has a group practice currently available for phone and video sessions. Michael and his therapists use evidence-based, humanistic, cognitive behavioral and eclectic treatments for depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, substance use disorders, adolescent turmoil, trauma, transitions, grief, self esteem, and other life challenges. The team enjoys working with adults, adolescents and couples. The team uses a non-judgmental, caring, and often uplifting approach that includes mindfulness and an appreciation and respect for diverse clientele, ethnicity, spiritual/religious, orientation and identity issues.
Michael has a group practice currently available for phone and video sessions. Michael and his therapists use evidence-based, humanistic, cognitive behavioral and eclectic treatments for depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, substance use disorders, adolescent turmoil, trauma, transitions, grief, self esteem, and other life challenges. The team enjoys working with adults, adolescents and couples. The team uses a non-judgmental, caring, and often uplifting approach that includes mindfulness and an appreciation and respect for diverse clientele, ethnicity, spiritual/religious, orientation and identity issues.
(310) 683-4618 View (310) 683-4618
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Bryan Sawlsville
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266  (Online Only)
I offer over 25 years' experience in Mental Health and Substance Use treatment services providing direct care across many settings & populations including adults, children, families and couples. While my style is based on presenting goals, attention to mindfulness, personal strengths and narratives are strong foundations to our work. I see people as being expert in themselves and want to honor their experiences in life to help guide treatment. I have success working with interpersonal and family issues, trauma, addiction, substance use, anxiety, depression, anger management, parenting, and crisis intervention.
I offer over 25 years' experience in Mental Health and Substance Use treatment services providing direct care across many settings & populations including adults, children, families and couples. While my style is based on presenting goals, attention to mindfulness, personal strengths and narratives are strong foundations to our work. I see people as being expert in themselves and want to honor their experiences in life to help guide treatment. I have success working with interpersonal and family issues, trauma, addiction, substance use, anxiety, depression, anger management, parenting, and crisis intervention.
(310) 426-8860 View (310) 426-8860
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Aimee Noel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
My clients generally fall into two categories. Many clients are functioning just fine in many aspects of their lives but have some trauma/stress, relationship/employment, self esteem issues, substance use or mood/anxiety disorders that just keep them feeling stuck in an unhealthy pattern. There are also those whose lives are crashing down, with little hope that things can get better. There are no issues too big or too small that aren't worth exploring if they are causing distress. Clients come with baggage in search of a lighter load. That is what we work on together.
My clients generally fall into two categories. Many clients are functioning just fine in many aspects of their lives but have some trauma/stress, relationship/employment, self esteem issues, substance use or mood/anxiety disorders that just keep them feeling stuck in an unhealthy pattern. There are also those whose lives are crashing down, with little hope that things can get better. There are no issues too big or too small that aren't worth exploring if they are causing distress. Clients come with baggage in search of a lighter load. That is what we work on together.
(818) 436-0571 View (818) 436-0571
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Anna Pirkl
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, ATR, LAADC
Verified Verified
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
If you are someone looking to deal with challenges related to anxiety, ADHD, substance use, traumatic experiences or want to work on parenting, relationships or family healing, I have specific training and expertise in these areas.
You might be looking for support to manage a challenge that has come your way. This is a wise and life affirming choice. I find that obstacles arise as a way of offering an invitation to develop as human beings. It definitely doesn’t look and feel that way at first, but, as we look back on experiences, we know this is so. Meeting that invitation head on by having the neutral and clear guidance of a trained third party can make all the difference.
If you are someone looking to deal with challenges related to anxiety, ADHD, substance use, traumatic experiences or want to work on parenting, relationships or family healing, I have specific training and expertise in these areas.
You might be looking for support to manage a challenge that has come your way. This is a wise and life affirming choice. I find that obstacles arise as a way of offering an invitation to develop as human beings. It definitely doesn’t look and feel that way at first, but, as we look back on experiences, we know this is so. Meeting that invitation head on by having the neutral and clear guidance of a trained third party can make all the difference.
(424) 377-7417 View (424) 377-7417
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Ryan M Flannery
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, APCC
Verified Verified
Gardena, CA 90249
Not accepting new clients
I work with young people and adults in an individual setting. I specialize in men's issues, substance use disorders, trauma, anxiety, depression, and anger issues. It is my goal to support you in getting back on track and finding your way again. I will help you identify negative self-talk and faulty cognitive errors that are causing emotional pain and discomfort. My approach involves providing you with the tools and techniques that will assist you in being the best version of yourself- which is happy, joyous, and free. We can work together to modify thought processes which will improve feelings, behaviors and outcomes.
I work with young people and adults in an individual setting. I specialize in men's issues, substance use disorders, trauma, anxiety, depression, and anger issues. It is my goal to support you in getting back on track and finding your way again. I will help you identify negative self-talk and faulty cognitive errors that are causing emotional pain and discomfort. My approach involves providing you with the tools and techniques that will assist you in being the best version of yourself- which is happy, joyous, and free. We can work together to modify thought processes which will improve feelings, behaviors and outcomes.
(562) 684-8650 View (562) 684-8650
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Ladan Abdollahi
Marriage & Family Therapist, JD, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
I enjoy working with individuals, couples, and families of diverse backgrounds to successfully overcome a variety of problems, including depressive, anxiety, trauma- and stressor-related, eating, obsessive-compulsive, substance use and addictive disorders; difficulties with interpersonal relationships or life transitions; and challenges related to education or employment. However, there is no prerequisite for engaging in therapy, which can be a preemptive measure to care for and strengthen psychological and emotional well-being, a catalyst for personal development and self-actualization, and mechanism to enhance quality of life.
I enjoy working with individuals, couples, and families of diverse backgrounds to successfully overcome a variety of problems, including depressive, anxiety, trauma- and stressor-related, eating, obsessive-compulsive, substance use and addictive disorders; difficulties with interpersonal relationships or life transitions; and challenges related to education or employment. However, there is no prerequisite for engaging in therapy, which can be a preemptive measure to care for and strengthen psychological and emotional well-being, a catalyst for personal development and self-actualization, and mechanism to enhance quality of life.
(323) 784-1288 View (323) 784-1288
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Karissa Matthews
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254  (Online Only)
I provide a safe space for clients to speak openly and honestly, especially those who are not always seen or heard. I enjoy collaborating with my clients to set the path towards progress and growth. My multiple intersectional identities allow me to remain open and curious about each client’s unique background and needs. I have specialized training in college/university-aged individuals, identity exploration and formation, substance use, family of origin distress, work burnout, anxiety, and mood disorders.
I provide a safe space for clients to speak openly and honestly, especially those who are not always seen or heard. I enjoy collaborating with my clients to set the path towards progress and growth. My multiple intersectional identities allow me to remain open and curious about each client’s unique background and needs. I have specialized training in college/university-aged individuals, identity exploration and formation, substance use, family of origin distress, work burnout, anxiety, and mood disorders.
(310) 361-9295 View (310) 361-9295
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.