Addiction Therapists in Chicago, IL

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Patrick Miranda
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MS, LCPC
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60656  (Online Only)
Patrick is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with a Master’s of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Nebraska – Omaha. He has worked in multiple treatment settings, including residential and outpatient services for substance use disorders. Patrick has experience working with adolescents, adults, and families with a range of therapeutic issues, including addiction, mood disorders, trauma, and suicidality. He especially enjoys working with those in the LGBTQ+ community.
Patrick is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with a Master’s of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Nebraska – Omaha. He has worked in multiple treatment settings, including residential and outpatient services for substance use disorders. Patrick has experience working with adolescents, adults, and families with a range of therapeutic issues, including addiction, mood disorders, trauma, and suicidality. He especially enjoys working with those in the LGBTQ+ community.
(708) 498-7612 View (708) 498-7612
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Aaron Swerdlove
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60622
I am IFS (Internal Family Systems) Level 1 trained, intermediate student level of Somatic Experiencing approach for trauma, and CSAT-C (Certified Sex Addiction Therapist-candidate).
Finding our true sense of Self or "Good nature" can be very helpful for healing and personal growth. Understanding our personalty structure or internal landscape i.e. the "Critic" , or the "inner child" etc can lead to clarity, compassion, curiosity, connectedness, courage, creativity, confidence, calm and everything in this wheelhouse. These are the characteristics of Self leadership. Come and explore with me, I'm here to help.
I am IFS (Internal Family Systems) Level 1 trained, intermediate student level of Somatic Experiencing approach for trauma, and CSAT-C (Certified Sex Addiction Therapist-candidate).
Finding our true sense of Self or "Good nature" can be very helpful for healing and personal growth. Understanding our personalty structure or internal landscape i.e. the "Critic" , or the "inner child" etc can lead to clarity, compassion, curiosity, connectedness, courage, creativity, confidence, calm and everything in this wheelhouse. These are the characteristics of Self leadership. Come and explore with me, I'm here to help.
(872) 204-2733 View (872) 204-2733
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Katya Shcherbakova
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60630  (Online Only)
I particularly find meaning working with those with living with addiction/substance abuse, trauma, eating disorders, OCD, mood disorders, ADHD, and toxic relationships with self and others.
I am passionate about helping my clients thrive and embark on a path of personal growth. I enjoy working with adult clients who are ready to gain insight into their lives, behaviors, and patterns. I firmly believe in our capacity for self-healing, and through a collaborative approach, we can unlock powerful insights and achieve personal growth. My therapeutic style is direct yet warm and compassionate. I strive to create a safe and non-judgmental space where clients can begin their therapeutic journey. I am EMDR trained and have found this modality to be extremely helpful in moving clients out of a place of feeling stuck.
I particularly find meaning working with those with living with addiction/substance abuse, trauma, eating disorders, OCD, mood disorders, ADHD, and toxic relationships with self and others.
I am passionate about helping my clients thrive and embark on a path of personal growth. I enjoy working with adult clients who are ready to gain insight into their lives, behaviors, and patterns. I firmly believe in our capacity for self-healing, and through a collaborative approach, we can unlock powerful insights and achieve personal growth. My therapeutic style is direct yet warm and compassionate. I strive to create a safe and non-judgmental space where clients can begin their therapeutic journey. I am EMDR trained and have found this modality to be extremely helpful in moving clients out of a place of feeling stuck.
(708) 694-9947 View (708) 694-9947
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Michael E. Trammell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ACSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60613
My experience includes active treatment of Anxiety, Depression, Grief and Loss, Relationship Issues, LGBT Issues, Addiction, and General Life Concerns.
Therapy is an Investment in yourself and a first step in making positive life changes. With over 20 years of experience I bring compassion, sensitivity and a genuine interest to solution focused treatment. I approach treatment through active listening in a conversational style. Together we will establish areas of your life in which you would like to make changes and we will develop goals & strategies to maximize your desired outcomes. Unresolved past issues will be addressed & integrated into treatment to enrich growth and positive change.
My experience includes active treatment of Anxiety, Depression, Grief and Loss, Relationship Issues, LGBT Issues, Addiction, and General Life Concerns.
Therapy is an Investment in yourself and a first step in making positive life changes. With over 20 years of experience I bring compassion, sensitivity and a genuine interest to solution focused treatment. I approach treatment through active listening in a conversational style. Together we will establish areas of your life in which you would like to make changes and we will develop goals & strategies to maximize your desired outcomes. Unresolved past issues will be addressed & integrated into treatment to enrich growth and positive change.
(773) 559-1069 View (773) 559-1069
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Randall O'Neill
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, MAT, MSW
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60657
Waitlist for new clients
I have also worked extensively with individuals suffering from addiction.
As a member of the LGBTQ community, I understand how important it is to find a therapist with whom one can identify and feel comfortable sharing the very personal reasons that bring individuals to counseling. As such, I provide a safe, non-judgmental space in which to explore the needs of my clients. For me, finding meaning and purpose is paramount to maintaining one's mental health. As such I work in collaboration with my clients to help find those things that make one feel whole and connected.
I have also worked extensively with individuals suffering from addiction.
As a member of the LGBTQ community, I understand how important it is to find a therapist with whom one can identify and feel comfortable sharing the very personal reasons that bring individuals to counseling. As such, I provide a safe, non-judgmental space in which to explore the needs of my clients. For me, finding meaning and purpose is paramount to maintaining one's mental health. As such I work in collaboration with my clients to help find those things that make one feel whole and connected.
(872) 704-8370 View (872) 704-8370
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Daniel Wimsatt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, CADC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60604
I have over 20 years of clinical experience helping individuals with a variety of life challenges. Some of the issues that I specialize in are: anxiety, depression, addiction, substance abuse, life transitions, and grief and loss. I strive to work from a place of non-judgement, creating support and emotional safety within the therapeutic relationship. I believe that emotional wellness and change in therapy are only possible when people feel encouraged and safe. One of my primary goals is to help my patients find a deeper connection to their authentic selves.
I have over 20 years of clinical experience helping individuals with a variety of life challenges. Some of the issues that I specialize in are: anxiety, depression, addiction, substance abuse, life transitions, and grief and loss. I strive to work from a place of non-judgement, creating support and emotional safety within the therapeutic relationship. I believe that emotional wellness and change in therapy are only possible when people feel encouraged and safe. One of my primary goals is to help my patients find a deeper connection to their authentic selves.
(773) 922-6558 View (773) 922-6558
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Nicole Wahlert, LLC
Counselor, MS, LCPC, CADC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60601
During my past 23 years as a therapist I've worked with several clients with a variety of presenting problems, including anxiety and depression, chemical dependency, emotional abuse, sex addiction, codependency, eating disorders, and childhood trauma. I offer a supportive, confidential and safe place for you, your partner, spouse and/or family to work through obstacles, struggles, and current/past traumas to find success. It is my role to respect your values and the goal you set out to reach in therapy.
During my past 23 years as a therapist I've worked with several clients with a variety of presenting problems, including anxiety and depression, chemical dependency, emotional abuse, sex addiction, codependency, eating disorders, and childhood trauma. I offer a supportive, confidential and safe place for you, your partner, spouse and/or family to work through obstacles, struggles, and current/past traumas to find success. It is my role to respect your values and the goal you set out to reach in therapy.
(847) 558-1940 View (847) 558-1940
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Paul Fressola
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CADC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60604  (Online Only)
My areas of expertise include depression, anxiety, substance use and abuse, grief and loss, LGBT, mid-life issues, health issues including HIV/AIDS, creation of meaning and purpose.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), and a Certified Addictions Counselor (CADC). I see therapy as a collaborative process of growth and change. My approach is flexible, warm and empathic. I have over 10 years of experience with individuals, couples and groups and utilize psychodynamics, CBT, Motivational Interviewing, family systems, relational, and relapse prevention strategies.
My areas of expertise include depression, anxiety, substance use and abuse, grief and loss, LGBT, mid-life issues, health issues including HIV/AIDS, creation of meaning and purpose.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), and a Certified Addictions Counselor (CADC). I see therapy as a collaborative process of growth and change. My approach is flexible, warm and empathic. I have over 10 years of experience with individuals, couples and groups and utilize psychodynamics, CBT, Motivational Interviewing, family systems, relational, and relapse prevention strategies.
(773) 639-2768 View (773) 639-2768
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Hannah Mason
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60640
I believe that an open and connected therapeutic relationship is the most important means for healing and growth. To me, therapy is a partnership fostered through consent, input, and feedback as the process unfolds. My primary practice areas are depression, anxiety, stress management, grief/life-stage transitions, trauma, substance abuse/addiction, and relational difficulties.
I believe that an open and connected therapeutic relationship is the most important means for healing and growth. To me, therapy is a partnership fostered through consent, input, and feedback as the process unfolds. My primary practice areas are depression, anxiety, stress management, grief/life-stage transitions, trauma, substance abuse/addiction, and relational difficulties.
(773) 657-2139 View (773) 657-2139
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Scott W. Beckley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW, CADC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60654
Scott focuses on how these questions contribute to substance use disorders and how to develop a strong foundation for recovery.
Scott focuses on helping successful career and family-driven individuals achieve their goals to create a well-rounded and balanced life. Scott believes that many day-to-day troubles can be linked back to broader uncertainties and developmental traumas that contribute to insecurities and doubt. Scott specializes in working with clients to create specific treatment plans and goals to address these seemingly unanswerable questions and traumas using evidenced-based practices such as:
Scott focuses on how these questions contribute to substance use disorders and how to develop a strong foundation for recovery.
Scott focuses on helping successful career and family-driven individuals achieve their goals to create a well-rounded and balanced life. Scott believes that many day-to-day troubles can be linked back to broader uncertainties and developmental traumas that contribute to insecurities and doubt. Scott specializes in working with clients to create specific treatment plans and goals to address these seemingly unanswerable questions and traumas using evidenced-based practices such as:
(224) 208-1072 View (224) 208-1072
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Biana Mavasheva
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, QMHP
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60601  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I’m grateful to have this opportunity to connect with you. The therapeutic process is a sacred journey. Here we can share in a safe, non-judgmental place. If we have suffered addiction, anxiety, depression or trauma we can uncover the aspects of ourselves that need healing. The quality of our lives is directly connected to the quality of our relationships - with ourselves and with others. When our relationships are suffering, everything is impacted. For that reason, in our therapy sessions we explore whatever is unfolding in your relationships and we discover how to bring awareness and skill to these crucial connections.
I’m grateful to have this opportunity to connect with you. The therapeutic process is a sacred journey. Here we can share in a safe, non-judgmental place. If we have suffered addiction, anxiety, depression or trauma we can uncover the aspects of ourselves that need healing. The quality of our lives is directly connected to the quality of our relationships - with ourselves and with others. When our relationships are suffering, everything is impacted. For that reason, in our therapy sessions we explore whatever is unfolding in your relationships and we discover how to bring awareness and skill to these crucial connections.
(847) 886-4371 View (847) 886-4371
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Sean Paras
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CADC, CRSS
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60653
I am a licensed clinical social worker specializing in supporting adults facing diverse challenges like schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety, ADHD, autism spectrum disorder, personality disorders, and substance use disorders. My focus is on providing comprehensive assistance. Bringing over a decade of experience in the mental health field, my approach is grounded in client-centered therapy, which highlights the importance of meeting individuals where they are.
I am a licensed clinical social worker specializing in supporting adults facing diverse challenges like schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety, ADHD, autism spectrum disorder, personality disorders, and substance use disorders. My focus is on providing comprehensive assistance. Bringing over a decade of experience in the mental health field, my approach is grounded in client-centered therapy, which highlights the importance of meeting individuals where they are.
(872) 266-4016 View (872) 266-4016
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Lizzie Loring
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60657  (Online Only)
Just because you carry it well, does not mean it is not heavy. I am here to help take some weight off of your shoulders. Over my years in the field I have worked with a variety of clients with a multitude of diagnoses and issues, ranging from but not limited to addiction, alcoholism, anxiety, bipolar disorder, eating disorders and depression. I also have experience working with individuals on the Autism Spectrum and LGBTQ teens. I am here to meet you where you are at and work with you to get unstuck. I offer a safe, confidential and supportive place for you to work through your struggles to find happiness and success.
Just because you carry it well, does not mean it is not heavy. I am here to help take some weight off of your shoulders. Over my years in the field I have worked with a variety of clients with a multitude of diagnoses and issues, ranging from but not limited to addiction, alcoholism, anxiety, bipolar disorder, eating disorders and depression. I also have experience working with individuals on the Autism Spectrum and LGBTQ teens. I am here to meet you where you are at and work with you to get unstuck. I offer a safe, confidential and supportive place for you to work through your struggles to find happiness and success.
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Nicholas J Piechotte
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW, CADC, EMDR
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60657
I approach therapy with positivity, mindfulness, humor and goals. I am a certified substance abuse counselor and an EMDR trained clinician. I also incorporate spirituality to holistically treat my clients mind, body and soul. My clinical skills are rooted in CBT, DBT, Psycho-dynamic and Motivational Interviewing.
I approach therapy with positivity, mindfulness, humor and goals. I am a certified substance abuse counselor and an EMDR trained clinician. I also incorporate spirituality to holistically treat my clients mind, body and soul. My clinical skills are rooted in CBT, DBT, Psycho-dynamic and Motivational Interviewing.
(312) 874-5275 View (312) 874-5275
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Jamille Edwards
Counselor, PhD, LCPC IL, LPC-S, TX
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60617  (Online Only)
I specialize in dual diagnosis disorders, and have experience with mood disorders, personality disorders, substance abuse, sexual concerns, domestic violence, and grief and loss, just to name a few.
The issue is that there are so many issues that need to be addressed. Most people cannot just focus on their own needs and wants. We all have work, school, and family that also require time and energy. Finding the space and place to work on ourselves is often a challenge. Many people reach out to me having an idea of what they need help with while knowing that there is so much from their past, and in their present that they do not know where to start, that is why I am here to help. I work with people to set goals, and accomplish their objectives, by exploring who they are and who they want to become.
I specialize in dual diagnosis disorders, and have experience with mood disorders, personality disorders, substance abuse, sexual concerns, domestic violence, and grief and loss, just to name a few.
The issue is that there are so many issues that need to be addressed. Most people cannot just focus on their own needs and wants. We all have work, school, and family that also require time and energy. Finding the space and place to work on ourselves is often a challenge. Many people reach out to me having an idea of what they need help with while knowing that there is so much from their past, and in their present that they do not know where to start, that is why I am here to help. I work with people to set goals, and accomplish their objectives, by exploring who they are and who they want to become.
(773) 754-4812 View (773) 754-4812
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Karissa Hamilton
LPC Intern
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60618
I am, Karissa Hamilton, a therapist intern, and I am accepting new clients working on intimacy and relationship issues. I work with adolescents, adults, and couples, in-person and virtually. I also work with clients experiencing trauma, addiction, codependency, mood disorders and life transitions. I am pursuing a Master of Arts degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Northwestern University, and hold a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Bates College.
I am, Karissa Hamilton, a therapist intern, and I am accepting new clients working on intimacy and relationship issues. I work with adolescents, adults, and couples, in-person and virtually. I also work with clients experiencing trauma, addiction, codependency, mood disorders and life transitions. I am pursuing a Master of Arts degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Northwestern University, and hold a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Bates College.
(312) 487-3715 View (312) 487-3715
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Dr. Lynetta Davis
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60605  (Online Only)
I also work with clients ready to create a better quality of life by overcoming addiction.
I am excited to assist you on your journey toward total healing. The death of a loved one, job loss, and past trauma can diminish your ability to move forward. I will respectfully meet you where you are without judgment and provide you with a safe place to release your anger, frustration, and pain using Solution Focused modalities and other approaches to help you navigate this journey called life. I believe there is hope as long as there is breath, and I would love to work with you to strengthen your motivation to grow and increase your self-esteem.
I also work with clients ready to create a better quality of life by overcoming addiction.
I am excited to assist you on your journey toward total healing. The death of a loved one, job loss, and past trauma can diminish your ability to move forward. I will respectfully meet you where you are without judgment and provide you with a safe place to release your anger, frustration, and pain using Solution Focused modalities and other approaches to help you navigate this journey called life. I believe there is hope as long as there is breath, and I would love to work with you to strengthen your motivation to grow and increase your self-esteem.
(312) 586-1540 View (312) 586-1540
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Dr. Calvin Young
Counselor, PhD, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60608  (Online Only)
Hello! My name is Dr. Calvin Young, a credentialed provider of telehealth care services. As a provider of telemental health as a Psychotherapist, forensic assessment and Substance Abuse Counseling and Addictions treatment professional, I am also US military veteran. For over two decades I have provided Online Therapy and in-person care, using an integrative approach that combines Psychodynamic, Behavior Therapy, Gestalt, Community Psychology, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing, Family Systems approaches, combined with Multicultural Psychotherapy, a Person-centered focus.
Hello! My name is Dr. Calvin Young, a credentialed provider of telehealth care services. As a provider of telemental health as a Psychotherapist, forensic assessment and Substance Abuse Counseling and Addictions treatment professional, I am also US military veteran. For over two decades I have provided Online Therapy and in-person care, using an integrative approach that combines Psychodynamic, Behavior Therapy, Gestalt, Community Psychology, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing, Family Systems approaches, combined with Multicultural Psychotherapy, a Person-centered focus.
(773) 687-5071 View (773) 687-5071
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Jens Michael Hussey
Counselor, LCPC, CADC
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60602
Areas of expertise include Depression, Anxiety, Addiction / Substance Use Issues (I was a staff therapist at Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital's Center for Addiction Medicine), Impaired Professionals, Anger and Stress Management, Relationship Problems, Divorce / Dissolution of Relationship, Grief, Codependency, and Trauma / PTSD.
I'm a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor whose work has been profiled in the Chicago Tribune and I was a former staff therapist at one of the most prestigious behavioral health hospitals in the country. One of my specialties is working with executives, lawyers, physicians and other professionals. I provide counseling, and executive coaching services for those looking for transformation and empowerment. In addition to my private practice, I am an instructor in the Masters Counseling Program at DePaul University. Executive Concierge service is available for the discriminating client.
Areas of expertise include Depression, Anxiety, Addiction / Substance Use Issues (I was a staff therapist at Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital's Center for Addiction Medicine), Impaired Professionals, Anger and Stress Management, Relationship Problems, Divorce / Dissolution of Relationship, Grief, Codependency, and Trauma / PTSD.
I'm a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor whose work has been profiled in the Chicago Tribune and I was a former staff therapist at one of the most prestigious behavioral health hospitals in the country. One of my specialties is working with executives, lawyers, physicians and other professionals. I provide counseling, and executive coaching services for those looking for transformation and empowerment. In addition to my private practice, I am an instructor in the Masters Counseling Program at DePaul University. Executive Concierge service is available for the discriminating client.
(708) 328-3094 View (708) 328-3094
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Geraldine Taylor-Filer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60622
Geri has worked with people who are dealing with Dual Diagnosis: depression, addiction, bipolar disorder. She has over 30 years of experience.
Geri has worked with people who are dealing with Dual Diagnosis: depression, addiction, bipolar disorder. She has over 30 years of experience.
(773) 985-2370 View (773) 985-2370

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.