Addiction Therapists in Denver, CO

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Phyllis Tainey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CAC, III
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80210
Author of the book, Adult Children of Alcoholics, much of my work focuses on helping individuals recover from addiction, depression and early childhood trauma.
Psychotherapy can help you to transform your life! In a safe and supportive therapeutic environment, you'll learn how to break old patterns that keep you stuck, so that you can experience happiness, joy, and success in your life. By addressing the emotional issues that keep you from having a healthy relationship with yourself and others, you will develop self-acceptance, self-love and positive self-esteem. With consistent encouragement and support, you can overcome your problems, and heal emotionally inside so that you can reach your personal goals. Please visit my web-sites at denvertherapy.net and bouldertherapy.net
Author of the book, Adult Children of Alcoholics, much of my work focuses on helping individuals recover from addiction, depression and early childhood trauma.
Psychotherapy can help you to transform your life! In a safe and supportive therapeutic environment, you'll learn how to break old patterns that keep you stuck, so that you can experience happiness, joy, and success in your life. By addressing the emotional issues that keep you from having a healthy relationship with yourself and others, you will develop self-acceptance, self-love and positive self-esteem. With consistent encouragement and support, you can overcome your problems, and heal emotionally inside so that you can reach your personal goals. Please visit my web-sites at denvertherapy.net and bouldertherapy.net
(303) 720-7852 View (303) 720-7852
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Lynn Rosdal
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80246
Additionally, I have a strong background in addictive disorders with emphasis in substance abuse.
I have worked in the field of psychology for 40 years and I appreciate the courage it takes to make that initial call for help. Patients tell me they feel understood and are surprised to discover that our sessions are often filled with as much laughter as tears. I'm proud of my reputation for quickly connecting, assessing issues and working together to find resolutions.
Additionally, I have a strong background in addictive disorders with emphasis in substance abuse.
I have worked in the field of psychology for 40 years and I appreciate the courage it takes to make that initial call for help. Patients tell me they feel understood and are surprised to discover that our sessions are often filled with as much laughter as tears. I'm proud of my reputation for quickly connecting, assessing issues and working together to find resolutions.
(303) 694-9236 View (303) 694-9236
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CuraWest
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80210
We believe that no two experiences with addiction are the same, and that every treatment program needs to be highly individualized in order to be effective long-term.
At CuraWest we use utilize a combination of evidence-based practices and holistic methods to provide an individualized recovery experience that is tailored to each patient’s unique situation. The disease of chemical dependency can strike anyone, regardless of age, gender, education, or socioeconomic status. CuraWest is here to help people redirect themselves out of that negative trajectory and successfully enter a new life free from addiction.
We believe that no two experiences with addiction are the same, and that every treatment program needs to be highly individualized in order to be effective long-term.
At CuraWest we use utilize a combination of evidence-based practices and holistic methods to provide an individualized recovery experience that is tailored to each patient’s unique situation. The disease of chemical dependency can strike anyone, regardless of age, gender, education, or socioeconomic status. CuraWest is here to help people redirect themselves out of that negative trajectory and successfully enter a new life free from addiction.
(720) 594-5126 View (720) 594-5126
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Mary Ann McCain
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CAS, Reiki
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80211
Are you feeling overwhelmed, depressed, anxious, and in emotional turmoil? Are you finding the coping skills you once had to increase joy in your life and live independently with purpose has faded? Are you struggling with substance abuse, depression, anxiety, and/or utilizing coping skills that you know are harmful, however, you are stuck and wondering who you are in this stage of your life? Are you grieving and not even sure what you are feeling? You are not alone. Imagine having a safe, non-judgmental, compassionate space to talk and explore your emotions and re-create your life as you desire.
Are you feeling overwhelmed, depressed, anxious, and in emotional turmoil? Are you finding the coping skills you once had to increase joy in your life and live independently with purpose has faded? Are you struggling with substance abuse, depression, anxiety, and/or utilizing coping skills that you know are harmful, however, you are stuck and wondering who you are in this stage of your life? Are you grieving and not even sure what you are feeling? You are not alone. Imagine having a safe, non-judgmental, compassionate space to talk and explore your emotions and re-create your life as you desire.
(720) 796-9813 View (720) 796-9813
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Lauren Doshier
Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80218  (Online Only)
You may want to understand and befriend your emotions instead of distracting or reacting from them. You may have tried traditional talk therapy, but it didn’t work. You may be highly sensitive and care deeply about the world, making you feel overwhelmed, stressed, or burnt out. You might be struggling with anxiety, depression, or substance abuse. You might identify as a member of the LGBTQ Neurodiverse community and want support in navigating societal challenges while still being authentically yourself. You may feel lost or confused about your purpose.
You may want to understand and befriend your emotions instead of distracting or reacting from them. You may have tried traditional talk therapy, but it didn’t work. You may be highly sensitive and care deeply about the world, making you feel overwhelmed, stressed, or burnt out. You might be struggling with anxiety, depression, or substance abuse. You might identify as a member of the LGBTQ Neurodiverse community and want support in navigating societal challenges while still being authentically yourself. You may feel lost or confused about your purpose.
(720) 669-7391 View (720) 669-7391
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Petersen Family Counseling
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80222
I have a unique understanding of a multitude of recovery programs including the 12 step process. I have strived to learn how best to integrate these concepts which have helped so many with psychotherapy and marriage and family therapy. I have spent the last seven years working with individuals and families suffering from substance abuse, behavioral health, anger, and severe mental health issues. By enlisting and encouraging the partners, parents and siblings into the therapeutic process, the weave of all family members are able to find their voice and begin to work on healthy family dynamics.
I have a unique understanding of a multitude of recovery programs including the 12 step process. I have strived to learn how best to integrate these concepts which have helped so many with psychotherapy and marriage and family therapy. I have spent the last seven years working with individuals and families suffering from substance abuse, behavioral health, anger, and severe mental health issues. By enlisting and encouraging the partners, parents and siblings into the therapeutic process, the weave of all family members are able to find their voice and begin to work on healthy family dynamics.
(720) 907-1182 View (720) 907-1182
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Jacobs Counseling Services, LLC
MS, NLC, RMHCI
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80246
I provide education, skill-building, process and support to those battling addiction/substance abuse and co-occurring mental health concerns.
I am a psychotherapist based out of the Denver Metro area (credentialed through DORA) and a DVOMB Full Operating Level Approved Provider in the state of CO to provide domestic violence treatment services. I have extensive experience, both personally and professionally, with addiction and dual diagnosis treatment. I bring 10+ years of recovery to my work and, where appropriate, integrate it into my evidence-based practice and approach. I utilize cognitive-behavioral therapy and, per client needs, integrate additional practices (i.e. solution-focused, family systems, motivational enhancement, rational-emotive behavioral therapies).
I provide education, skill-building, process and support to those battling addiction/substance abuse and co-occurring mental health concerns.
I am a psychotherapist based out of the Denver Metro area (credentialed through DORA) and a DVOMB Full Operating Level Approved Provider in the state of CO to provide domestic violence treatment services. I have extensive experience, both personally and professionally, with addiction and dual diagnosis treatment. I bring 10+ years of recovery to my work and, where appropriate, integrate it into my evidence-based practice and approach. I utilize cognitive-behavioral therapy and, per client needs, integrate additional practices (i.e. solution-focused, family systems, motivational enhancement, rational-emotive behavioral therapies).
(720) 907-1187 View (720) 907-1187
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Misty Grimes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80224  (Online Only)
I have extensive experience in treating depression, anxiety, low self esteem, recovery from domestic violence, and substance addiction.
Blue Phoenix Counseling provides a safe non-judgmental space to process and heal from life's challenges and trauma. It is my goal to assist you in finding a new perspective and wisdom that you can apply in your daily life to improve your overall happiness and wellbeing. We are in this together, and my approach is to meet you where you are and assist you in becoming your best self. Life's challenges and trauma can bring us down and hinder our spirit; dimming our light. Happiness is an inside job. In order for light to radiate throughout; it has to radiate from within. Blue Phoenix will assist you in finding your light.
I have extensive experience in treating depression, anxiety, low self esteem, recovery from domestic violence, and substance addiction.
Blue Phoenix Counseling provides a safe non-judgmental space to process and heal from life's challenges and trauma. It is my goal to assist you in finding a new perspective and wisdom that you can apply in your daily life to improve your overall happiness and wellbeing. We are in this together, and my approach is to meet you where you are and assist you in becoming your best self. Life's challenges and trauma can bring us down and hinder our spirit; dimming our light. Happiness is an inside job. In order for light to radiate throughout; it has to radiate from within. Blue Phoenix will assist you in finding your light.
(720) 594-4259 View (720) 594-4259
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Nealy Beth Tobin Lofting
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80205  (Online Only)
I work with families, couples and individuals suffering from Addiction, low self-esteem, depression, anxiety, self destructive behaviors, trauma and grief.
`Do you feel like no one understands you or that you struggle to understand yourself? Does anxiety overwhelm you? Is it getting in the way of sleep, relationships and decisions making? I believe it’s time to stand up to yourself and for yourself. Together, we can determine a new course for you. You don’t have to spend your life escaping a difficult reality anymore. You can learn skills to help you face reality, and enjoy the life you have.
I work with families, couples and individuals suffering from Addiction, low self-esteem, depression, anxiety, self destructive behaviors, trauma and grief.
`Do you feel like no one understands you or that you struggle to understand yourself? Does anxiety overwhelm you? Is it getting in the way of sleep, relationships and decisions making? I believe it’s time to stand up to yourself and for yourself. Together, we can determine a new course for you. You don’t have to spend your life escaping a difficult reality anymore. You can learn skills to help you face reality, and enjoy the life you have.
(720) 523-9197 View (720) 523-9197
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Howie Schweber
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, CAS, LPC
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80203
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Colorado Certified Addiction Specialist. I have been in private practice since 1986 facilitating individual and couples counseling and specializing in alcohol/drug addiction, depression, anxiety, offenders, anger management and Bipolar Disorder. My treatment philosophy emphasizes Client Centered and problem solving Cognitive Behavioral Psychotherapies.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Colorado Certified Addiction Specialist. I have been in private practice since 1986 facilitating individual and couples counseling and specializing in alcohol/drug addiction, depression, anxiety, offenders, anger management and Bipolar Disorder. My treatment philosophy emphasizes Client Centered and problem solving Cognitive Behavioral Psychotherapies.
(720) 316-9026 View (720) 316-9026
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Wendy Nelson
Counselor, LPC, MBA
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80202  (Online Only)
I believe most problems we experience are caused by a combination of two factors; carrying around too much from the past, and not taking good care of ourselves. The symptoms of Depression, Anxiety, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Substance Abuse can all manifest from not cleaning up the past and from practicing poor self care in in the present. Using a variety of approaches including, Psychotherapy, Hypnosis, EMDR, and Process Work, we will together to shift this balance. As people get better at nurturing themselves and begin to let go of the weight of the past, they feel better.
I believe most problems we experience are caused by a combination of two factors; carrying around too much from the past, and not taking good care of ourselves. The symptoms of Depression, Anxiety, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Substance Abuse can all manifest from not cleaning up the past and from practicing poor self care in in the present. Using a variety of approaches including, Psychotherapy, Hypnosis, EMDR, and Process Work, we will together to shift this balance. As people get better at nurturing themselves and begin to let go of the weight of the past, they feel better.
(720) 204-3570 View (720) 204-3570
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Colorado Assessment and Treatment Center
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80222
Colorado Assessment and Treatment Center is here for clients struggling with any mental health or substance abuse issues.
Colorado Assessment and Treatment Center is here for clients struggling with any mental health or substance abuse issues.
(720) 806-6538 View (720) 806-6538
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Austin Saiz
Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate, LPCC, AAT
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80203  (Online Only)
I work from a psychodynamic and systemic perspective, specializing in substance use, interpersonal relationship issues, depression/anxiety, trauma, transitional periods in life, and identity issues.
Let’s face it, life can be f-ing rough sometimes. Just when you think things are about to settle, another thing pops up. And when you're in the thick of it, asking for help can be tough. That’s where therapy can be a game changer. Looking for a therapist and finding yourself here is a wonderful first step to making things a little less tough. So who is this guy? I’m a queer identified, latinx, male therapist with eight years of experience and a passion for working with folks from all walks of life, including adults and teens, LGBTQ+ people, and people living with HIV.
I work from a psychodynamic and systemic perspective, specializing in substance use, interpersonal relationship issues, depression/anxiety, trauma, transitional periods in life, and identity issues.
Let’s face it, life can be f-ing rough sometimes. Just when you think things are about to settle, another thing pops up. And when you're in the thick of it, asking for help can be tough. That’s where therapy can be a game changer. Looking for a therapist and finding yourself here is a wonderful first step to making things a little less tough. So who is this guy? I’m a queer identified, latinx, male therapist with eight years of experience and a passion for working with folks from all walks of life, including adults and teens, LGBTQ+ people, and people living with HIV.
(720) 928-3625 View (720) 928-3625
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Adam Stanford
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LAC
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80205  (Online Only)
I only meet online and I accept insurance for individuals but not for couples. I work best with clients who are dedicated to developing new skills that are proven to help with couples issues, anxiety, depression, borderline, bipolar, and addiction. I'm highly competent with and welcome clients of diverse backgrounds including but not limited to LGBTQ+, non-monogamous, sex positive, kink aware, and type 1 Autism (Asperger's). My clients learn how to develop healthier thinking patterns and integrate new behaviors that effectively improve relationships and manage difficult emotions.
I only meet online and I accept insurance for individuals but not for couples. I work best with clients who are dedicated to developing new skills that are proven to help with couples issues, anxiety, depression, borderline, bipolar, and addiction. I'm highly competent with and welcome clients of diverse backgrounds including but not limited to LGBTQ+, non-monogamous, sex positive, kink aware, and type 1 Autism (Asperger's). My clients learn how to develop healthier thinking patterns and integrate new behaviors that effectively improve relationships and manage difficult emotions.
(720) 764-6856 View (720) 764-6856
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Shannon Schou Tucker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LAC, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80210
Waitlist for new clients
I address how substance use is often a symptom of unresolved issues.
Many situations in life can be difficult, causing us stress and challenging us emotionally. In my experience, individuals can overcome struggles and decrease stress by recognizing their emotions and increasing their ability to cope in future situations. To encourage positive change and a balanced life, I focus on the individual's strengths. I provide support for individuals as they go through life transitions and stressors, past and present traumas, grief and loss, and recovery from substance use.
I address how substance use is often a symptom of unresolved issues.
Many situations in life can be difficult, causing us stress and challenging us emotionally. In my experience, individuals can overcome struggles and decrease stress by recognizing their emotions and increasing their ability to cope in future situations. To encourage positive change and a balanced life, I focus on the individual's strengths. I provide support for individuals as they go through life transitions and stressors, past and present traumas, grief and loss, and recovery from substance use.
(970) 446-5767 View (970) 446-5767
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Agnieszka Baklazec
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LAC, CFI
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80222
In my practice we am able to help you work on trauma, addiction, change of life events to include but not limited to starting or dissolving a family, and operating in a family system where conflict is the primary form if interaction.
My name is Agnieszka Baklazec and I along with three other therapists in my practice along with two prescribers are here for you. We believe that some of life events are traumatic enough and difficult enough that we lose sight of who we truly are as people. We believe therapy can help us get to that beautiful state when, even the imperfections, make up for a beautiful human being each of us is. We also believe that therapy should be affordable and accessible, therefore, we have the ability to offer sliding scale. This option is usually ideal for someone who does not have insurance or chooses not to utilize it.
In my practice we am able to help you work on trauma, addiction, change of life events to include but not limited to starting or dissolving a family, and operating in a family system where conflict is the primary form if interaction.
My name is Agnieszka Baklazec and I along with three other therapists in my practice along with two prescribers are here for you. We believe that some of life events are traumatic enough and difficult enough that we lose sight of who we truly are as people. We believe therapy can help us get to that beautiful state when, even the imperfections, make up for a beautiful human being each of us is. We also believe that therapy should be affordable and accessible, therefore, we have the ability to offer sliding scale. This option is usually ideal for someone who does not have insurance or chooses not to utilize it.
(720) 580-5580 View (720) 580-5580
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Elie Carlile
Counselor, LPC, LMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80202  (Online Only)
Hello and welcome! I work with individuals/families/couples wanting to heal from developmental trauma, relational trauma, addiction, eating disorders, LGBTQ+ issues, co-dependency, personality disorders, anxiety and depression. I take time to create safety in our relationship and truly understand what you're wanting for yourself in order to support you in resolving the underlying patterns that often lead to feeling stuck, trapped or unfulfilled. If you are looking for a non-judgmental, warm and personable therapist who will also supportively challenge you to achieve your therapeutic goals, please reach out to see if we'd be a fit!
Hello and welcome! I work with individuals/families/couples wanting to heal from developmental trauma, relational trauma, addiction, eating disorders, LGBTQ+ issues, co-dependency, personality disorders, anxiety and depression. I take time to create safety in our relationship and truly understand what you're wanting for yourself in order to support you in resolving the underlying patterns that often lead to feeling stuck, trapped or unfulfilled. If you are looking for a non-judgmental, warm and personable therapist who will also supportively challenge you to achieve your therapeutic goals, please reach out to see if we'd be a fit!
(952) 807-5336 View (952) 807-5336
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Lois Leder
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80224
Individual therapy is offered to adults who are seeking to develop more effective coping skills, emotional regulation and /or achieving or maintaining sobriety. If you are experiencing depression, anxiety, self-esteem issues, relationship problems, or issues relating to substance abuse, I may be a good fit for you. I have more than 30 years experience working with a wide variety of clients both as the director of Center For Recovery, and in my private practice. . -
Individual therapy is offered to adults who are seeking to develop more effective coping skills, emotional regulation and /or achieving or maintaining sobriety. If you are experiencing depression, anxiety, self-esteem issues, relationship problems, or issues relating to substance abuse, I may be a good fit for you. I have more than 30 years experience working with a wide variety of clients both as the director of Center For Recovery, and in my private practice. . -
(720) 706-2716 View (720) 706-2716
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Vincent Vargas
Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate, MEd, EdS, NCC, LPCC
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80204  (Online Only)
Vince is a national certified counselor and a licensed professional counselor candidate. He has a Master of Education in Counselor Education and a Specialist Degree in Counselor Education from Clemson University. Vince has worked with adolescents and adults in a variety of settings such as schools, outpatient, inpatient, and substance abuse facilities. Vince is also bilingual in Spanish and English.
Vince is a national certified counselor and a licensed professional counselor candidate. He has a Master of Education in Counselor Education and a Specialist Degree in Counselor Education from Clemson University. Vince has worked with adolescents and adults in a variety of settings such as schools, outpatient, inpatient, and substance abuse facilities. Vince is also bilingual in Spanish and English.
(720) 637-5059 View (720) 637-5059
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Dr. Laura Freshman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PsyD, LCSW
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80246
Waitlist for new clients
I also work with many substance use disorders, helping to support the development of a life free from addictions.
If you believe that knowing yourself in a deep way can open up potential space for repair and healing, I could be the right therapist for you. There is so much to grieve and love in this world of ours: our personal stories and family histories, the troubles of loved ones, our social and political pain, and the crisis facing our planet. All of this can feel exhausting or impossible to do alone. I work with patients who are creative, innovative, have unique perspectives on the world and are curious to open up to what is stuck in them in order to repair, heal and become more vital inside and within their relationships and the world.
I also work with many substance use disorders, helping to support the development of a life free from addictions.
If you believe that knowing yourself in a deep way can open up potential space for repair and healing, I could be the right therapist for you. There is so much to grieve and love in this world of ours: our personal stories and family histories, the troubles of loved ones, our social and political pain, and the crisis facing our planet. All of this can feel exhausting or impossible to do alone. I work with patients who are creative, innovative, have unique perspectives on the world and are curious to open up to what is stuck in them in order to repair, heal and become more vital inside and within their relationships and the world.
(720) 724-7975 View (720) 724-7975

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.