Substance Use Therapists in Venice, CA

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Amanda Ehrman
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT , CCHt
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Venice, CA 90291
The decision to begin therapy often arises when you recognize the need or desire for a change. If you're feeling stuck, out of control, or unsure of next steps, it could be a sign that it's time for a shift. I specialize in supporting adults and adolescents experiencing anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, substance use, and trauma, through a holistic approach that is motivational, supportive, and empowering. Together, we can create a safe, shame-free space to explore and understand your feelings, the underlying causes of your struggles, examine challenging relationship patterns, enhance self-awareness, and foster self-compassion.
The decision to begin therapy often arises when you recognize the need or desire for a change. If you're feeling stuck, out of control, or unsure of next steps, it could be a sign that it's time for a shift. I specialize in supporting adults and adolescents experiencing anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, substance use, and trauma, through a holistic approach that is motivational, supportive, and empowering. Together, we can create a safe, shame-free space to explore and understand your feelings, the underlying causes of your struggles, examine challenging relationship patterns, enhance self-awareness, and foster self-compassion.
(424) 622-4987 View (424) 622-4987
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Danielle Birrittella
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA, MFA
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Venice, CA 90291
I also have extensive experience working with those with substance use disorder, dual diagnosis, infertility, and leading groups.
My role as a psychotherapist is to accompany people on their courageous journeys of healing, discovery, and self-expression. I enjoy working with individuals who are curious and inspired to take their inner work seriously. I believe that the narratives we tell about ourselves hold tremendous power and that, through our work together, we can become more conscious of how these stories shape our lives in order to find opportunities for new understanding and meaning making. As a depth psychotherapist, I have reverence for the wisdom of psyche, the unconscious, to help guide us to explore parts of ourselves in order to become more whole.
I also have extensive experience working with those with substance use disorder, dual diagnosis, infertility, and leading groups.
My role as a psychotherapist is to accompany people on their courageous journeys of healing, discovery, and self-expression. I enjoy working with individuals who are curious and inspired to take their inner work seriously. I believe that the narratives we tell about ourselves hold tremendous power and that, through our work together, we can become more conscious of how these stories shape our lives in order to find opportunities for new understanding and meaning making. As a depth psychotherapist, I have reverence for the wisdom of psyche, the unconscious, to help guide us to explore parts of ourselves in order to become more whole.
(424) 233-1239 View (424) 233-1239
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Rima Danielle Jomaa
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
9 Endorsed
Venice, CA 90291  (Online Only)
I create a confidential space for you to safely explore your mental health concerns & gain practical tools to apply to your daily life. I offer short- & long-term therapy. I collaborate with you to understand your needs & goals. Then I create a treatment plan that is unique for you, based on what you need. I teach tools that have been proven to work in the past for my clients or for me. My clients tend to struggle with anxiety, depression, self-comparison, body image/EDs, trauma, abuse, substance use/addiction, relationship issues, spirituality questions, lack of self-esteem/confidence, stress, setting boundaries, & communication.
I create a confidential space for you to safely explore your mental health concerns & gain practical tools to apply to your daily life. I offer short- & long-term therapy. I collaborate with you to understand your needs & goals. Then I create a treatment plan that is unique for you, based on what you need. I teach tools that have been proven to work in the past for my clients or for me. My clients tend to struggle with anxiety, depression, self-comparison, body image/EDs, trauma, abuse, substance use/addiction, relationship issues, spirituality questions, lack of self-esteem/confidence, stress, setting boundaries, & communication.
(442) 255-7027 View (442) 255-7027
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Nick Lodato
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Venice, CA 90291
I specialize in addiction therapy with a particular expertise in working with adolescents, young adults, and families. My approach is tailored to the unique challenges and dynamics present within these age groups and family systems. I offer an alternative to traditional addiction treatment programs, focusing on understanding the root causes of addiction rather than solely addressing substance use. Through a collaborative and judgment-free therapeutic process, I work with clients to set goals and facilitate a deeper understanding of themselves and their relationships
I specialize in addiction therapy with a particular expertise in working with adolescents, young adults, and families. My approach is tailored to the unique challenges and dynamics present within these age groups and family systems. I offer an alternative to traditional addiction treatment programs, focusing on understanding the root causes of addiction rather than solely addressing substance use. Through a collaborative and judgment-free therapeutic process, I work with clients to set goals and facilitate a deeper understanding of themselves and their relationships
(424) 306-1159 View (424) 306-1159
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Haley Winer
Pre-Licensed Professional, ACSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Venice, CA 90291
I specialize in trauma, navigating transitions, and substance use.
I believe therapy is a path toward meaning, belonging, and healing, guiding us away from the confusion, disconnection, and isolation that often come with life. My approach to therapy is relational, collaborative, and trauma-informed. I practice with consistent warmth and empathy, striving to create a space where we can explore the layers of your world together, leading to deeper understanding and expression of the various parts of yourself. I aim to empower you by reflecting back your innate wisdom, helping you unearth your intuitive ability to navigate the world.
I specialize in trauma, navigating transitions, and substance use.
I believe therapy is a path toward meaning, belonging, and healing, guiding us away from the confusion, disconnection, and isolation that often come with life. My approach to therapy is relational, collaborative, and trauma-informed. I practice with consistent warmth and empathy, striving to create a space where we can explore the layers of your world together, leading to deeper understanding and expression of the various parts of yourself. I aim to empower you by reflecting back your innate wisdom, helping you unearth your intuitive ability to navigate the world.
(323) 629-8062 View (323) 629-8062
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Ryan Reilly
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, RADT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Venice, CA 90291
Substance use may worsen symptoms.
At time we can find ourselves trapped in a repetitive cycle that brings us down and leaves us feeling hopeless. I've been there before. In these times, it's common to experience a sense of "being stuck" or "lost". My aim is to assist individuals in navigating through these challenges by empowering them to confront their anxiety head-on and cultivate a life characterized by resilience, self-awareness, and personal growth. My expertise is in working alongside young adults, fostering their self-esteem and guiding them in transforming negative thought and behavior patterns.
Substance use may worsen symptoms.
At time we can find ourselves trapped in a repetitive cycle that brings us down and leaves us feeling hopeless. I've been there before. In these times, it's common to experience a sense of "being stuck" or "lost". My aim is to assist individuals in navigating through these challenges by empowering them to confront their anxiety head-on and cultivate a life characterized by resilience, self-awareness, and personal growth. My expertise is in working alongside young adults, fostering their self-esteem and guiding them in transforming negative thought and behavior patterns.
(424) 688-3471 View (424) 688-3471
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Sam Miller
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Venice, CA 90291
I have experience supporting adults, couples, adolescents, and children, as well as adults in group therapy addressing such issues as trauma, self-worth, relationships, phase of life transitions, self esteem, substance use, mood disorders, and personality disorders.
The relationship between client and therapist is essential for meaningful work to take place. To honor your process, I will approach our discussions with warmth, empathy, sometimes humor, and realness, all with the intent to challenge you as we create the space to face your experience of the world. My therapeutic approach is integrative and relational, rooted in the idea that our past experiences influence our reflexive responses to the world around us as we continue to grow. In our work we will focus on the present and past to discover and adapt what hasn’t historically worked, as you navigate relationships, stressors, and change.
I have experience supporting adults, couples, adolescents, and children, as well as adults in group therapy addressing such issues as trauma, self-worth, relationships, phase of life transitions, self esteem, substance use, mood disorders, and personality disorders.
The relationship between client and therapist is essential for meaningful work to take place. To honor your process, I will approach our discussions with warmth, empathy, sometimes humor, and realness, all with the intent to challenge you as we create the space to face your experience of the world. My therapeutic approach is integrative and relational, rooted in the idea that our past experiences influence our reflexive responses to the world around us as we continue to grow. In our work we will focus on the present and past to discover and adapt what hasn’t historically worked, as you navigate relationships, stressors, and change.
(424) 310-1203 View (424) 310-1203
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Hyim J Ross
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Venice, CA 90291
Struggling with emotion disregulation? Anxious or depressed? Self medicating? You will have to create new patterns of behavior and thought to deal with the old destructive behaviors and thoughts. Self-compassion through self awareness. I can help you thrive and cultivate emotional sobriety. I work with adults and adolescents who struggle with emotional disregulation and/or dealing with addiction-be that drugs, alcohol, sex, gaming, smart phones, intensity, pills, marijuana, etc. With over a decade of experience in helping people, you will learn skills to deal with your challenges as well as address the roots of your suffering.
Struggling with emotion disregulation? Anxious or depressed? Self medicating? You will have to create new patterns of behavior and thought to deal with the old destructive behaviors and thoughts. Self-compassion through self awareness. I can help you thrive and cultivate emotional sobriety. I work with adults and adolescents who struggle with emotional disregulation and/or dealing with addiction-be that drugs, alcohol, sex, gaming, smart phones, intensity, pills, marijuana, etc. With over a decade of experience in helping people, you will learn skills to deal with your challenges as well as address the roots of your suffering.
(510) 491-9284 View (510) 491-9284
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Elizabeth Schofield-Bickford
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Venice, CA 90291
Waitlist for new clients
I help facilitate the development of a conscious balance in your life. Loss, trauma, dysfunctional relationships, addiction, creative blocks and much more can keep you stuck and stall development. I work with adult clients to help them mine the unconscious and reveal the connection between this material and behaviors and patterns that obstruct vitality. This starts with the establishment of a sound trusting therapeutic relationship. From this foundation, I support and guide you in uncovering and recovering your own resources and strengths.
I help facilitate the development of a conscious balance in your life. Loss, trauma, dysfunctional relationships, addiction, creative blocks and much more can keep you stuck and stall development. I work with adult clients to help them mine the unconscious and reveal the connection between this material and behaviors and patterns that obstruct vitality. This starts with the establishment of a sound trusting therapeutic relationship. From this foundation, I support and guide you in uncovering and recovering your own resources and strengths.
(310) 226-7066 View (310) 226-7066
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Dain Dorsey
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Venice, CA 90291  (Online Only)
Hey! Whether you are new to therapy or not, I commend you for the bravery it takes to start searching. I hope that you will find I could be of service to you. In both my professional and personal journey, I have sought to learn how to find more peace, happiness, and fulfillment. As a therapist, my goal is to learn what that might look like for you, and explore how we get there. I want my clients to crave insight, and question "Why are things the way they are?" I work best with clients who are willing to consider alternative perspectives, experiment with change, and remains persistent despite obstacles or failures.
Hey! Whether you are new to therapy or not, I commend you for the bravery it takes to start searching. I hope that you will find I could be of service to you. In both my professional and personal journey, I have sought to learn how to find more peace, happiness, and fulfillment. As a therapist, my goal is to learn what that might look like for you, and explore how we get there. I want my clients to crave insight, and question "Why are things the way they are?" I work best with clients who are willing to consider alternative perspectives, experiment with change, and remains persistent despite obstacles or failures.
(760) 407-3529 View (760) 407-3529
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Justin Mink
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Venice, CA 90291
I am a West-Los Angeles LCSW, offering both in-person and tele-therapy sessions, working with both individuals and couples. My style as a therapist is warm and challenging, direct and engaging. I know that no two clients are the same, and treat each client with a specific approach tailored to their wants and needs. The primary topics I work with are addiction, depression/anxiety, physical pain and couple's issues (I am a LEVEL 3 Gottman Method therapist). If you're ready to take that leap and give therapy a try, or return to therapy, give me a call or shoot me an email. You can learn more about me on my webstie.
I am a West-Los Angeles LCSW, offering both in-person and tele-therapy sessions, working with both individuals and couples. My style as a therapist is warm and challenging, direct and engaging. I know that no two clients are the same, and treat each client with a specific approach tailored to their wants and needs. The primary topics I work with are addiction, depression/anxiety, physical pain and couple's issues (I am a LEVEL 3 Gottman Method therapist). If you're ready to take that leap and give therapy a try, or return to therapy, give me a call or shoot me an email. You can learn more about me on my webstie.
(310) 984-7249 View (310) 984-7249
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Liam Kalin McAuliffe
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MTS, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Venice, CA 90291
Are you looking for an embodied, creative, collaborative, and deeply transformative approach to navigating your life's challenges? My clients are soulful individuals and couples who are serious about healing the root causes of pain and conflict. This journey means connecting with the deep wisdom of your psyche and becoming more courageous, vulnerable, empathic, and accountable in all areas of your life. Many of my clients describe themselves as people for whom talk therapy "hit a wall," and who are looking for a therapist who can help integrate the spiritual process of "waking up" with the emotional process of "growing up."
Are you looking for an embodied, creative, collaborative, and deeply transformative approach to navigating your life's challenges? My clients are soulful individuals and couples who are serious about healing the root causes of pain and conflict. This journey means connecting with the deep wisdom of your psyche and becoming more courageous, vulnerable, empathic, and accountable in all areas of your life. Many of my clients describe themselves as people for whom talk therapy "hit a wall," and who are looking for a therapist who can help integrate the spiritual process of "waking up" with the emotional process of "growing up."
(424) 577-5634 View (424) 577-5634
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Nancy Zoss
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
Venice, CA 90291
I am an interactive therapist. I help clients attain their therapy goals more quickly by taking an active role, rather than simply mirroring their feelings, which I also do. I focus primarily on mind/body connections, however, my overall approach is creative and eclectic. In therapy we explore the past, finding connections to current patterns that cause pain and dysfunction; then work on bringing the client's life into balance. I have many years working in business, schools and private practice, working with depression, anxiety, panic, PTSD, addictions, bereavement, relationship problems, occupational stresses, at-risk adolescents and marital problems.
I am an interactive therapist. I help clients attain their therapy goals more quickly by taking an active role, rather than simply mirroring their feelings, which I also do. I focus primarily on mind/body connections, however, my overall approach is creative and eclectic. In therapy we explore the past, finding connections to current patterns that cause pain and dysfunction; then work on bringing the client's life into balance. I have many years working in business, schools and private practice, working with depression, anxiety, panic, PTSD, addictions, bereavement, relationship problems, occupational stresses, at-risk adolescents and marital problems.
(424) 294-8931 View (424) 294-8931
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Chandler S. Dandridge
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified Verified
Venice, CA 90291  (Online Only)
Whether we are stuck in a pattern, struggling to cope with a loss, or unable to gather enough courage to confront a problem head-on, psychotherapy can help. Change is difficult on our own and modern life moves so swiftly. Psychotherapy can serve as a space to slow down and think and feel our way through issues in order to find easier ways of living.
Whether we are stuck in a pattern, struggling to cope with a loss, or unable to gather enough courage to confront a problem head-on, psychotherapy can help. Change is difficult on our own and modern life moves so swiftly. Psychotherapy can serve as a space to slow down and think and feel our way through issues in order to find easier ways of living.
(323) 210-4781 View (323) 210-4781
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Babak Max Karimbeik
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, PhD, student
Verified Verified
Venice, CA 90291  (Online Only)
Have you been bullied or abused? If so, this could be a traumatic event that has left you with symptoms like nightmares, flashbacks, depression, and anxiety. Are you looking for a way to deal with these feelings and get over what happened in the past? If that's the case, I'm here to help. As a therapist who specializes in EMDR therapy, I can give you the support and tools you need to get over the bad effects of trauma and take back control of your life. We'll work together to process the feelings you've been holding on to from your past. My unique approach combines EMDR with researched and practical strength-based interventions.
Have you been bullied or abused? If so, this could be a traumatic event that has left you with symptoms like nightmares, flashbacks, depression, and anxiety. Are you looking for a way to deal with these feelings and get over what happened in the past? If that's the case, I'm here to help. As a therapist who specializes in EMDR therapy, I can give you the support and tools you need to get over the bad effects of trauma and take back control of your life. We'll work together to process the feelings you've been holding on to from your past. My unique approach combines EMDR with researched and practical strength-based interventions.
(310) 929-6511 View (310) 929-6511
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Kimberly Low
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Venice, CA 90291
I am passionate about helping Individuals and families create change in their lives by feeling safe enough to face their fears by building strength and confidence in the therapy space where ultimately they gain the tools to solve their own problems. Are you overwhelmed by a crisis that appears unsolvable? Do you fear your life is spinning out of control? Life is challenging and we can feel overwhelmed. With support and guidance, a solution is possible.
I am passionate about helping Individuals and families create change in their lives by feeling safe enough to face their fears by building strength and confidence in the therapy space where ultimately they gain the tools to solve their own problems. Are you overwhelmed by a crisis that appears unsolvable? Do you fear your life is spinning out of control? Life is challenging and we can feel overwhelmed. With support and guidance, a solution is possible.
(415) 727-7993 View (415) 727-7993
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Eric E Paulson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Venice, CA 90294
Eric Paulson is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and EMDR practitioner located in Venice/Santa Monica, CA. For over 25 years, Eric has immersed himself in the helping profession exploring both traditional and non-traditional approaches to healing. Throughout his career, he has worked with adolescents, adults, couples, families and groups in the treatment of attachment and developmental trauma, addiction, depression, anxiety, dissociative disorders, spiritual emergencies, and psychedelic experience preparation and integration.
Eric Paulson is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and EMDR practitioner located in Venice/Santa Monica, CA. For over 25 years, Eric has immersed himself in the helping profession exploring both traditional and non-traditional approaches to healing. Throughout his career, he has worked with adolescents, adults, couples, families and groups in the treatment of attachment and developmental trauma, addiction, depression, anxiety, dissociative disorders, spiritual emergencies, and psychedelic experience preparation and integration.
(424) 334-6852 View (424) 334-6852
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Patch McCormick
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Venice, CA 90291  (Online Only)
I help men and couples get unstuck in their relationships. As a man you may be struggling to feel and communicate your emotions, while simultaneously living with a great deal of stress. You may avoid conflict in order to not rock the boat. Self-doubt and an inner critic keep you feeling like you don't know where you're going (personally and professionally) and like you're never enough, leading to burnout. You want to feel confident, connected, have clear purpose, and to relish that thing they call joy. If you're a couple, we will work towards similar feelings of secure functioning. I want you two to feel safe, light, and powerful.
I help men and couples get unstuck in their relationships. As a man you may be struggling to feel and communicate your emotions, while simultaneously living with a great deal of stress. You may avoid conflict in order to not rock the boat. Self-doubt and an inner critic keep you feeling like you don't know where you're going (personally and professionally) and like you're never enough, leading to burnout. You want to feel confident, connected, have clear purpose, and to relish that thing they call joy. If you're a couple, we will work towards similar feelings of secure functioning. I want you two to feel safe, light, and powerful.
(818) 654-4908 View (818) 654-4908
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Daniel-Ardeshir Ravanshenas
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Venice, CA 90291
Affordable and accessible therapy is a necessity. I have two main concentrations to my practice: 1) I work with those interested in a confidential therapeutic setting to resolve complex psychological states and feelings (such as anxiety, depression, addiction, eating disorders, trauma, childhood, relationship difficulties, personal grief, fear, shame, worthlessness, and existential questions about meaning-in-life). 2) I work in a consultant capacity for individuals with prescribed short-term, career-minded professional goals (public speaking, presentations, social skills, deadlines, writer's block, and management strategies).
Affordable and accessible therapy is a necessity. I have two main concentrations to my practice: 1) I work with those interested in a confidential therapeutic setting to resolve complex psychological states and feelings (such as anxiety, depression, addiction, eating disorders, trauma, childhood, relationship difficulties, personal grief, fear, shame, worthlessness, and existential questions about meaning-in-life). 2) I work in a consultant capacity for individuals with prescribed short-term, career-minded professional goals (public speaking, presentations, social skills, deadlines, writer's block, and management strategies).
(424) 353-3211 View (424) 353-3211
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Lauren Elizabeth Taus
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Venice, CA 90291
Waitlist for new clients
I’m a licensed psychotherapist, and a yoga and meditation teacher based in Venice Beach, California. I am dedicated to supporting you on your journey home - to yourself. As a therapist, I see individuals, families and couples. My practice areas of expertise include stress, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, grief and loss, trauma, addictions, relationship difficulties, creative blocks, and life transitions. My approach is individualized. I’ll meet you where you are, and offer you an individualized treatment plan based on my education and trainings.
I’m a licensed psychotherapist, and a yoga and meditation teacher based in Venice Beach, California. I am dedicated to supporting you on your journey home - to yourself. As a therapist, I see individuals, families and couples. My practice areas of expertise include stress, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, grief and loss, trauma, addictions, relationship difficulties, creative blocks, and life transitions. My approach is individualized. I’ll meet you where you are, and offer you an individualized treatment plan based on my education and trainings.
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Substance Use Therapists

How do substance and drug recovery or rehabilitation programs work?

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

How do 12-step programs combined with psychotherapy work?

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

How does harm reduction combined with psychotherapy work?

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

Are there specific medications for substance and drug use?

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