Addiction Therapists in Stanford, CA

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Silver Lake Psychology
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Stanford, CA 94305
Relationship and sexual concerns, couples therapy, anxiety, addiction, trauma, eating disorders, stress management, insomnia, women's issues, creativity, LGBTQ- welcome.
Learn how to feel more connected to yourself, others, and the world around you. Therapy provides all the elements of intimacy: honest communication, vulnerability, and trust. Good therapy is challenging yet warm, providing both structure and empathy for your unique experience.
Relationship and sexual concerns, couples therapy, anxiety, addiction, trauma, eating disorders, stress management, insomnia, women's issues, creativity, LGBTQ- welcome.
Learn how to feel more connected to yourself, others, and the world around you. Therapy provides all the elements of intimacy: honest communication, vulnerability, and trust. Good therapy is challenging yet warm, providing both structure and empathy for your unique experience.
(415) 903-4894 View (415) 903-4894
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Silver Lake Psychology
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Stanford, CA 94309
Relationship and sexual concerns, couples therapy, anxiety, addiction, trauma, eating disorders, stress management, insomnia, women's issues, creativity, LGBTQ- welcome.
Learn how to feel more connected to yourself, others, and the world around you. Therapy provides all the elements of intimacy: honest communication, vulnerability, and trust. Good therapy is challenging yet warm, providing both structure and empathy for your unique experience.
Relationship and sexual concerns, couples therapy, anxiety, addiction, trauma, eating disorders, stress management, insomnia, women's issues, creativity, LGBTQ- welcome.
Learn how to feel more connected to yourself, others, and the world around you. Therapy provides all the elements of intimacy: honest communication, vulnerability, and trust. Good therapy is challenging yet warm, providing both structure and empathy for your unique experience.
(415) 548-4519 View (415) 548-4519
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Simone Brooks
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Stanford, CA 94305
For the last 26 years, I have engaged with a variety of people and their issues while always attempting to help them make sense of what they need to do to enhance their own lives. I am curious, attentive, non-judgemental, and can offer a safe environment for people to share whatever it is that is so troublesome. I don't adhere to any one modality, I discover with the client what will work best for them with the issues that they bring to the table. I look forward to this new form of therapy as being both a challenge and a convenience that I could not have imagined 26 years ago!
For the last 26 years, I have engaged with a variety of people and their issues while always attempting to help them make sense of what they need to do to enhance their own lives. I am curious, attentive, non-judgemental, and can offer a safe environment for people to share whatever it is that is so troublesome. I don't adhere to any one modality, I discover with the client what will work best for them with the issues that they bring to the table. I look forward to this new form of therapy as being both a challenge and a convenience that I could not have imagined 26 years ago!
(650) 977-4354 View (650) 977-4354
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Dr. Marlina Rose Selva
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Stanford, CA 94305  (Online Only)
I work with foster/adopted children and their families, as well as individuals and couples seeking counseling. I help families work through difficulties including depression, anxiety, trauma, school adjustment, attachment, and family conflict. My passion for working with families dates back to my undergraduate training in psychology at UCLA. I have worked extensivley with children, adolescents, and parents on overcoming obstacles related to cognitive, social and emotional needs. Upon special request, I provide in-home therapy services in the Bay Area.
I work with foster/adopted children and their families, as well as individuals and couples seeking counseling. I help families work through difficulties including depression, anxiety, trauma, school adjustment, attachment, and family conflict. My passion for working with families dates back to my undergraduate training in psychology at UCLA. I have worked extensivley with children, adolescents, and parents on overcoming obstacles related to cognitive, social and emotional needs. Upon special request, I provide in-home therapy services in the Bay Area.
(650) 899-8509 View (650) 899-8509
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Katie Luce
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Stanford, CA 94305  (Online Only)
Are you feeling overwhelmed or stuck? It takes courage to ask for help and commit to making significant life changes, so I commend you for taking the first step on your journey. Often my clients are struggling with limiting beliefs and old patterns of behavior that are holding them back. My approach is warm, authentic, and collaborative, and my goal is to support my clients on a path to healing and a more fulfilled life. I am unique in that I balance listening with offering concrete tools and ideas, and have a straightforward approach around ambivalence or resistance that could be keeping a client from moving forward.
Are you feeling overwhelmed or stuck? It takes courage to ask for help and commit to making significant life changes, so I commend you for taking the first step on your journey. Often my clients are struggling with limiting beliefs and old patterns of behavior that are holding them back. My approach is warm, authentic, and collaborative, and my goal is to support my clients on a path to healing and a more fulfilled life. I am unique in that I balance listening with offering concrete tools and ideas, and have a straightforward approach around ambivalence or resistance that could be keeping a client from moving forward.
(650) 955-0737 View (650) 955-0737
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Alex J. Russan
Associate Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Stanford, CA 94305  (Online Only)
Welcome. Put simply, I am interested in helping people figure out whatever it is they need to figure out; in getting unstuck from whatever they find themselves stuck in. I see adults, teens and couples and provide a unique therapy experience for every client, based on their individual needs. I work from a psychoanalytic/dynamic lens, and create an empathetic and supportive environment to help you see—and challenge—self-defeating patterns and beliefs, to find more satisfying ways to live and interact with others.
Welcome. Put simply, I am interested in helping people figure out whatever it is they need to figure out; in getting unstuck from whatever they find themselves stuck in. I see adults, teens and couples and provide a unique therapy experience for every client, based on their individual needs. I work from a psychoanalytic/dynamic lens, and create an empathetic and supportive environment to help you see—and challenge—self-defeating patterns and beliefs, to find more satisfying ways to live and interact with others.
(650) 753-8282 View (650) 753-8282
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Kyle Kennedy
Psychologist, PhD, CMPC
Verified Verified
Stanford, CA 94305
I am licensed psychologist in Texas and California dedicated to helping individuals enhance their well-being. Whether you are simply looking for your child to be assessed for ADHD or you are an elite athlete seeking help, I am here to support you on your journey. With my expertise and experience in Division I athletics, I can assist you in developing goals, increasing focus and motivation, and managing stress and anxiety. My psychological testing services can provide valuable insights into your personality, learning strengths, social skills, and intellect which can be beneficial in both athletics or in your personal life.
I am licensed psychologist in Texas and California dedicated to helping individuals enhance their well-being. Whether you are simply looking for your child to be assessed for ADHD or you are an elite athlete seeking help, I am here to support you on your journey. With my expertise and experience in Division I athletics, I can assist you in developing goals, increasing focus and motivation, and managing stress and anxiety. My psychological testing services can provide valuable insights into your personality, learning strengths, social skills, and intellect which can be beneficial in both athletics or in your personal life.
(903) 257-3956 View (903) 257-3956
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Noura Tulimat
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
Stanford, CA 94305  (Online Only)
(415) 915-6471 View (415) 915-6471
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Laura "Lucy" Moore, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Stanford, CA 94305
Not accepting new clients
Our work may address grief, anxiety, depression, anger, denial, avoidance, isolation, overwhelm, relational discord and addiction.
When life begins to present its inevitable and unexpected crises and losses, you may find yourself in need of support during times of transition and change. Friends and family may not be safe to resource to help you "get over it". My job as your therapist is to support you on your unique journey through adversity toward opportunity. It's my privilege to accompany you on your journey as guide, facilitator and ally with compassion, respect, creativity, expertise and sometimes humor. I commend you on your courage to begin.
Our work may address grief, anxiety, depression, anger, denial, avoidance, isolation, overwhelm, relational discord and addiction.
When life begins to present its inevitable and unexpected crises and losses, you may find yourself in need of support during times of transition and change. Friends and family may not be safe to resource to help you "get over it". My job as your therapist is to support you on your unique journey through adversity toward opportunity. It's my privilege to accompany you on your journey as guide, facilitator and ally with compassion, respect, creativity, expertise and sometimes humor. I commend you on your courage to begin.
(650) 399-9412 View (650) 399-9412

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Carol Jaron
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT, CHT
Verified Verified
Palo Alto, CA 94305
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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Roger Grossman
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Menlo Park, CA 94025  (Online Only)
I specialize in couples therapy, addiction counseling and working with victims of trauma, emergency services and veterans.
My name is Roger Grossman I literally wrote to book on how to have a successful marriage: "Making Marriage Work: A User’s Guide To A Successful Marriage" by Roger Grossman, I Am Not The Smile and Nod Therapist. I roll up my sleeves and get in there with you. I have a great BS detector. I’ll call you on your stuff. We’ll laugh (a lot).
I specialize in couples therapy, addiction counseling and working with victims of trauma, emergency services and veterans.
My name is Roger Grossman I literally wrote to book on how to have a successful marriage: "Making Marriage Work: A User’s Guide To A Successful Marriage" by Roger Grossman, I Am Not The Smile and Nod Therapist. I roll up my sleeves and get in there with you. I have a great BS detector. I’ll call you on your stuff. We’ll laugh (a lot).
(858) 533-2684 View (858) 533-2684
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Tiffany Hanzal
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Menlo Park, CA 94025
I have experience with clients experiencing symptoms and challenges with Anxiety, Depression, Addiction, those with a history of mental health disorders including Bi-Polar Disorders, PTSD, and those recovering from a recent crisis and/or traumatic event.
My name is Tiffany Hanzal and I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist practicing in California. I have over ten years of clinical experience in various diverse areas including working with those with needs in Crisis, Trauma, Grief, Anxiety, Depression, addiction, and Dual-Diagnosis, life stress, and Post- Traumatic Stress. My approach to therapy is client centered. My approach to providing therapy is to ensure that an integrative approach is used to allow for flexibility and to respond directly to each clients needs and goals.
I have experience with clients experiencing symptoms and challenges with Anxiety, Depression, Addiction, those with a history of mental health disorders including Bi-Polar Disorders, PTSD, and those recovering from a recent crisis and/or traumatic event.
My name is Tiffany Hanzal and I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist practicing in California. I have over ten years of clinical experience in various diverse areas including working with those with needs in Crisis, Trauma, Grief, Anxiety, Depression, addiction, and Dual-Diagnosis, life stress, and Post- Traumatic Stress. My approach to therapy is client centered. My approach to providing therapy is to ensure that an integrative approach is used to allow for flexibility and to respond directly to each clients needs and goals.
(650) 547-8508 View (650) 547-8508
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Dr . Sally Broder, PsyD
Psychologist, PsyD, SAP
Verified Verified
Palo Alto, CA 94306
I specialize in trauma and addiction issues and breaking through invisible but tough internal barriers to a full life.
Hello, I know seeking out a therapist is a bit intimidating and an important decision. I provide a warm environment, inviting my clients to get acquainted with themselves on a deeper level. In this process, healthy changes can manifest and possibilities that have seemed out of reach can begin to be considered and worked towards. Therapy is now available via Zoom. I particularly like to help clients to help themselves get unstuck from unhealthy patterns as well as getting their energy flowing positively and creatively. Working collaboratively we can identify what is blocking you from getting to where you want to be in your life.
I specialize in trauma and addiction issues and breaking through invisible but tough internal barriers to a full life.
Hello, I know seeking out a therapist is a bit intimidating and an important decision. I provide a warm environment, inviting my clients to get acquainted with themselves on a deeper level. In this process, healthy changes can manifest and possibilities that have seemed out of reach can begin to be considered and worked towards. Therapy is now available via Zoom. I particularly like to help clients to help themselves get unstuck from unhealthy patterns as well as getting their energy flowing positively and creatively. Working collaboratively we can identify what is blocking you from getting to where you want to be in your life.
(415) 226-6132 View (415) 226-6132
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Lea Goldstein
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Welcome to my practice. If you are struggling with depression, anxiety, substance abuse, or other issues impacting your ability to live your life to its fullest, I would be happy to speak with you about working together. I am a clinical psychologist with over 25 years experience working with individuals, couples, and families. My work focuses on both internal stumbling blocks to feeling better and on interpersonal problems with important people in your life. We will focus on leveraging your strengths to tackle the difficulties you are experiencing.
Welcome to my practice. If you are struggling with depression, anxiety, substance abuse, or other issues impacting your ability to live your life to its fullest, I would be happy to speak with you about working together. I am a clinical psychologist with over 25 years experience working with individuals, couples, and families. My work focuses on both internal stumbling blocks to feeling better and on interpersonal problems with important people in your life. We will focus on leveraging your strengths to tackle the difficulties you are experiencing.
(650) 453-8950 View (650) 453-8950
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Raya Smail
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
Palo Alto, CA 94301
If you have made your way to this page, you are probably struggling with a "relationship problem"--either with someone else, or with yourself. This is likely causing you significant emotional pain. Your predicament may have been triggered by a recent event, such as loss or trauma, or may have lingered and festered for years. Your symptoms may vary--you may experience persistent discontent, loneliness, emptiness...; have difficulty finding or sustaining a relationship, or have a spouse who wants you to get "fixed".You may be battling addiction or a destructive behavior that is thwarting your life, but impossible to give up, despite endless attempts.
If you have made your way to this page, you are probably struggling with a "relationship problem"--either with someone else, or with yourself. This is likely causing you significant emotional pain. Your predicament may have been triggered by a recent event, such as loss or trauma, or may have lingered and festered for years. Your symptoms may vary--you may experience persistent discontent, loneliness, emptiness...; have difficulty finding or sustaining a relationship, or have a spouse who wants you to get "fixed".You may be battling addiction or a destructive behavior that is thwarting your life, but impossible to give up, despite endless attempts.
(415) 766-0949 View (415) 766-0949
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Lawrence Compagnoni
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Palo Alto, CA 94302
Are you looking to improve your relationship with yourself and others in your life? If so, then perhaps I can help. I work with adults, couples, and families wanting healthier, stronger relationships, and an overall better life. I enjoy working with people who want to transform their lives and their relationships; those who are ready to release the past and live more fully in the present in order to create a better future. I work with people on issues of trauma, spirituality, and grief resulting from death, a lost relationship and/or lost opportunities. I also work with people with process and substance addictions and recovery.
Are you looking to improve your relationship with yourself and others in your life? If so, then perhaps I can help. I work with adults, couples, and families wanting healthier, stronger relationships, and an overall better life. I enjoy working with people who want to transform their lives and their relationships; those who are ready to release the past and live more fully in the present in order to create a better future. I work with people on issues of trauma, spirituality, and grief resulting from death, a lost relationship and/or lost opportunities. I also work with people with process and substance addictions and recovery.
(650) 285-4823 View (650) 285-4823
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Jesse Moon
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Palo Alto, CA 94302
I offer effective treatments for anxiety, depression, addiction recovery, relationship difficulties, a general sense of dissatisfaction with your life.
Are you currently experiencing anxiety, depression, loneliness, low self esteem, conflicts in a significant relationship, couples counseling? Do you need assistance in overcoming an addiction? or someone you care about is struggling with addiction? I believe that I can help you to feel better! Together we will collaborate on a meaningful,symptom reducing treatment.You can achieve an increased sense of well being And esteem.Your relationships can improve, I offer empathetic and individualized counseling tailored to your unique needs and circumstances. I believe in focencouraging your particular strengths. I offer online and telephone counseling and anxiety coaching.
I offer effective treatments for anxiety, depression, addiction recovery, relationship difficulties, a general sense of dissatisfaction with your life.
Are you currently experiencing anxiety, depression, loneliness, low self esteem, conflicts in a significant relationship, couples counseling? Do you need assistance in overcoming an addiction? or someone you care about is struggling with addiction? I believe that I can help you to feel better! Together we will collaborate on a meaningful,symptom reducing treatment.You can achieve an increased sense of well being And esteem.Your relationships can improve, I offer empathetic and individualized counseling tailored to your unique needs and circumstances. I believe in focencouraging your particular strengths. I offer online and telephone counseling and anxiety coaching.
(650) 273-9813 View (650) 273-9813
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Christine Rivlin
Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Palo Alto, CA 94301
I also specialize in working with individuals experiencing addiction issues, and eating disorders.
I work primarily with adults who are wanting to manage symptoms associated with depression, anxiety, and trauma. I will be with you on your path to discovery, recovery, and finding the person you would like to become. I approach therapy with a client-centered approach in order to create a safe, comfortable space for you to share and express yourself, and your vulnerabilities. We will explore healthy ways to process your trauma, regulate difficult emotions, and restore broken relationships. I believe the trust built between Client and Therapist is powerful, and necessary in order to help you through your healing journey.
I also specialize in working with individuals experiencing addiction issues, and eating disorders.
I work primarily with adults who are wanting to manage symptoms associated with depression, anxiety, and trauma. I will be with you on your path to discovery, recovery, and finding the person you would like to become. I approach therapy with a client-centered approach in order to create a safe, comfortable space for you to share and express yourself, and your vulnerabilities. We will explore healthy ways to process your trauma, regulate difficult emotions, and restore broken relationships. I believe the trust built between Client and Therapist is powerful, and necessary in order to help you through your healing journey.
(408) 418-2143 View (408) 418-2143
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Kevin Kuhlow
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LAADC, MS
Verified Verified
Palo Alto, CA 94303
Is alcohol or another substance holding you back? Are you a professional or executive who has found that the one thing you haven't been able to overcome is substance use? Many clinicians don't truly understand the stress and loneliness that professional success can create. My experience as a senior executive and addiction professional can help you break free and achieve your true potential. Don't let substance abuse be the one thing you haven't been able to overcome as a professional. I utilize positive counseling techniques designed to capitalize on your strengths to help you overcome substance use and achieve your potential.
Is alcohol or another substance holding you back? Are you a professional or executive who has found that the one thing you haven't been able to overcome is substance use? Many clinicians don't truly understand the stress and loneliness that professional success can create. My experience as a senior executive and addiction professional can help you break free and achieve your true potential. Don't let substance abuse be the one thing you haven't been able to overcome as a professional. I utilize positive counseling techniques designed to capitalize on your strengths to help you overcome substance use and achieve your potential.
(650) 420-4560 View (650) 420-4560
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Riverbend Counseling Services
Counselor, MS, LPCC, CSAC, ICAADC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Palo Alto, CA 94301  (Online Only)
I also have 20+ years experience working in the field of addiction recovery.
As a therapist I am solutions-focused, inquisitive and relate-able, and will utilize a diverse range of theoretical approaches tailored to your individual needs, including: Cognitive Behavioral Therapies (CBT/DBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Creative & Expressive, and Trauma Informed Therapy including EMDR (Certified Through EMDRIA). By integrating various evidenced based treatment protocols, we will collaborate to get where you want to go. My process is always to ask you, the client, what it is you want, what would that look like, and what is in your way of achieving your goals.
I also have 20+ years experience working in the field of addiction recovery.
As a therapist I am solutions-focused, inquisitive and relate-able, and will utilize a diverse range of theoretical approaches tailored to your individual needs, including: Cognitive Behavioral Therapies (CBT/DBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Creative & Expressive, and Trauma Informed Therapy including EMDR (Certified Through EMDRIA). By integrating various evidenced based treatment protocols, we will collaborate to get where you want to go. My process is always to ask you, the client, what it is you want, what would that look like, and what is in your way of achieving your goals.
(916) 312-4066 View (916) 312-4066

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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.