Alcohol Use Therapists in Lincolnwood, IL

Photo of Maggie R Vrana, MS, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Maggie R Vrana
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lincolnwood, IL 60712
Seeking therapy can feel so confusing and daunting. I strive to create a safe and warm atmosphere where we take growth at an individual pace. I am challenging yet supportive, direct yet affirming. This is a place where we will do real work. I am passionate about approaching the therapeutic experience from a holistic, strengths-based, and growth-oriented perspective. While remaining client-centered, I provide a structure and framework through which to heal, collaboratively creating strategies along the way. I conceptualize clients in the context of their social environments.
Seeking therapy can feel so confusing and daunting. I strive to create a safe and warm atmosphere where we take growth at an individual pace. I am challenging yet supportive, direct yet affirming. This is a place where we will do real work. I am passionate about approaching the therapeutic experience from a holistic, strengths-based, and growth-oriented perspective. While remaining client-centered, I provide a structure and framework through which to heal, collaboratively creating strategies along the way. I conceptualize clients in the context of their social environments.
(224) 701-3533 View (224) 701-3533
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Judy Kramer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Lincolnwood, IL 60712
If you are looking for an experienced therapist who is compassionate, insightful, positive, supportive, humorous and directive, then contact me. In addition to teaching coping skills and parenting skills, I help clients to better understand themselves and to fully accept themselves so that true joy can be found. I specialize in eating disorders, substance abuse, behavioral disorders and am a trauma informed therapist. I see ages 7 upward for either individual or family counseling. These sessions can be remote or in-person at either the Ravenswood neighborhood office in Chicago or at another location in Lincolnwood, IL.
If you are looking for an experienced therapist who is compassionate, insightful, positive, supportive, humorous and directive, then contact me. In addition to teaching coping skills and parenting skills, I help clients to better understand themselves and to fully accept themselves so that true joy can be found. I specialize in eating disorders, substance abuse, behavioral disorders and am a trauma informed therapist. I see ages 7 upward for either individual or family counseling. These sessions can be remote or in-person at either the Ravenswood neighborhood office in Chicago or at another location in Lincolnwood, IL.
(872) 245-0180 View (872) 245-0180
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360 Therapy
LCPC, IEC, PEL
Verified Verified
Lincolnwood, IL 60712
360 therapy is a group of expert therapists focused on helping you manage and overcome the challenges in your life. As our name suggests, we take a holistic approach, looking at how social, biological and psychological factors influence emotional well being. 360 Therapy offers men's, women's, couple's, family and group counseling. Our clinician team has many year's experience in a wide range of issues, from Addiction, ADHD and Anxiety, to Depression, Eating Disorder and Trauma. We accept several major insurance plans, and we have a sliding scale fee program if needed.
360 therapy is a group of expert therapists focused on helping you manage and overcome the challenges in your life. As our name suggests, we take a holistic approach, looking at how social, biological and psychological factors influence emotional well being. 360 Therapy offers men's, women's, couple's, family and group counseling. Our clinician team has many year's experience in a wide range of issues, from Addiction, ADHD and Anxiety, to Depression, Eating Disorder and Trauma. We accept several major insurance plans, and we have a sliding scale fee program if needed.
(833) 360-7792 View (833) 360-7792
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Judith S. Tellerman
Psychologist, MAT, MEd, PhD, ABPP, FAAGP
Verified Verified
Lincolnwood, IL 60645  (Online Only)
I have a deep gratitude for all the patients I've known whose lives have been transformed. That's what makes it all worthwhile. My approach to psychotherapy is collaborative. We work together and as soon as I have a realization that I think can help you I will share it with you so we can use it to move forward. We draw from creativity, science, spirit and all of our mutual resources to succeed. Speaking about yourself opens up new pathways in your mind. Progress and change can then happen at any age and I'm there to see that it does.
I have a deep gratitude for all the patients I've known whose lives have been transformed. That's what makes it all worthwhile. My approach to psychotherapy is collaborative. We work together and as soon as I have a realization that I think can help you I will share it with you so we can use it to move forward. We draw from creativity, science, spirit and all of our mutual resources to succeed. Speaking about yourself opens up new pathways in your mind. Progress and change can then happen at any age and I'm there to see that it does.
(773) 570-2350 View (773) 570-2350
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Susan E Auman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CADC, SEP, CCJTS
Verified Verified
Lincolnwood, IL 60646  (Online Only)
I believe that we humans heal in the context of relationship and that therapy is the process in which we find our way to our whole selves. In the therapy room, I join with clients to co-create their unique path to wholeness by realizing their inherent strengths and utilizing them to developing a 'tool belt' of strategies for which to work through life's struggles. Together we orient to the client's inherent capacity to gain mastery of their own functioning from the lens of their truth.
I believe that we humans heal in the context of relationship and that therapy is the process in which we find our way to our whole selves. In the therapy room, I join with clients to co-create their unique path to wholeness by realizing their inherent strengths and utilizing them to developing a 'tool belt' of strategies for which to work through life's struggles. Together we orient to the client's inherent capacity to gain mastery of their own functioning from the lens of their truth.
(773) 840-0985 View (773) 840-0985
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Sarah Wynn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, ACSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Lincolnwood, IL 60712
My special expertise is working with people who want to feel better. People who want to explore themselves, who want help in figuring out why they feel bad, and what they can do in order to feel better. I create space where you can feel comfortable to talk about uncomfortable things. I help people dealing with depression, anxiety, loneliness, grief, substance abuse; those having relationship issues, that would include couples/marital, parent-child, brothers-sisters, coworkers, or friends. You'll find out that you're not so different from everyone else; we all struggle.
My special expertise is working with people who want to feel better. People who want to explore themselves, who want help in figuring out why they feel bad, and what they can do in order to feel better. I create space where you can feel comfortable to talk about uncomfortable things. I help people dealing with depression, anxiety, loneliness, grief, substance abuse; those having relationship issues, that would include couples/marital, parent-child, brothers-sisters, coworkers, or friends. You'll find out that you're not so different from everyone else; we all struggle.
(773) 580-7282 View (773) 580-7282
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J. Yankie Greenberger
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CSAT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Lincolnwood, IL 60712
Living with an unresolved or unprocessed trauma, whether it be physical, sexual, emotional, or even relational, can make life seem heavy. Yet, there's hope to transform yourself from a victim to a survivor. Our therapeutic journey will explore the interweaves between negative/deviant compulsive behaviors, unhealthy attachments, as well as general life areas where you find yourself highly anxious or stuck. The goal is to ultimately be able to look yourself in the mirror, smile and say, "I'm OK." You won't be alone in this journey to a healthier more positive life. I will be supporting you as you get to a more satisfying place.
Living with an unresolved or unprocessed trauma, whether it be physical, sexual, emotional, or even relational, can make life seem heavy. Yet, there's hope to transform yourself from a victim to a survivor. Our therapeutic journey will explore the interweaves between negative/deviant compulsive behaviors, unhealthy attachments, as well as general life areas where you find yourself highly anxious or stuck. The goal is to ultimately be able to look yourself in the mirror, smile and say, "I'm OK." You won't be alone in this journey to a healthier more positive life. I will be supporting you as you get to a more satisfying place.
(773) 977-7450 View (773) 977-7450
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Andrea Varol
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CADC
Verified Verified
Lincolnwood, IL 60646
I love working with individuals who are struggling to break free of old habits, patterns of behavior, or relationships that are no longer serving them. Often it takes getting to the "end of our rope" with things to find that we have the most motivation to change. Making changes can be really scary and anxiety provoking, even when we know what we've been doing up until this point isn't working. I like being that supportive partner that helps a client figure out what isn't working, what they might like to change, and how. I value moving at a client's pace, in their direction, and in pursuit of their own vision for their life.
I love working with individuals who are struggling to break free of old habits, patterns of behavior, or relationships that are no longer serving them. Often it takes getting to the "end of our rope" with things to find that we have the most motivation to change. Making changes can be really scary and anxiety provoking, even when we know what we've been doing up until this point isn't working. I like being that supportive partner that helps a client figure out what isn't working, what they might like to change, and how. I value moving at a client's pace, in their direction, and in pursuit of their own vision for their life.
(847) 232-6742 View (847) 232-6742
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Illinois Healing Center for Trauma and Addiction
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lincolnwood, IL 60712
Living with an unresolved or unprocessed trauma, whether it be physical, sexual, emotional, or even relational, can make life seem heavy. Yet, there's hope to transform yourself from a victim to a survivor. Our therapeutic journey will explore the interweaves between negative/deviant compulsive behaviors, unhealthy attachments, as well as general life areas where you find yourself highly anxious or stuck. The goal is to ultimately be able to look yourself in the mirror, smile and say, "I'm OK." You won't be alone in this journey to a healthier more positive life. We will be supporting you as you get to a more satisfying place.
Living with an unresolved or unprocessed trauma, whether it be physical, sexual, emotional, or even relational, can make life seem heavy. Yet, there's hope to transform yourself from a victim to a survivor. Our therapeutic journey will explore the interweaves between negative/deviant compulsive behaviors, unhealthy attachments, as well as general life areas where you find yourself highly anxious or stuck. The goal is to ultimately be able to look yourself in the mirror, smile and say, "I'm OK." You won't be alone in this journey to a healthier more positive life. We will be supporting you as you get to a more satisfying place.
(224) 212-1699 View (224) 212-1699
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Michelle Ahmed
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Lincolnwood, IL 60712  (Online Only)
Your voice is stronger and louder than you believe, and I believe that every being has an untold story waiting to be heard, understood, and held with honor. We are often given the systemic message that our voices do not matter, that our stories will be outlived, or that our mental health (a.k.a. our feels) are not as important as our physical health. That is not your truth, or mine. Therapy can help you find your voice (or whatever medium works for you) so that you may continue to grow stronger, louder, and be more unapologetically YOU.
Your voice is stronger and louder than you believe, and I believe that every being has an untold story waiting to be heard, understood, and held with honor. We are often given the systemic message that our voices do not matter, that our stories will be outlived, or that our mental health (a.k.a. our feels) are not as important as our physical health. That is not your truth, or mine. Therapy can help you find your voice (or whatever medium works for you) so that you may continue to grow stronger, louder, and be more unapologetically YOU.
(630) 349-4846 View (630) 349-4846
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Center for Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Lincolnwood, IL 60712
Often, people come to us looking to explore psychological concerns in a sophisticated way. If they had past therapy, they were at times disappointed that it did not go deeper, as it left the greater meaning (the "roots") of their symptoms unexplored. As psychodynamic therapists, however, our goal is to see comprehensively, with thoughtful attention to the subtle depths and intricacies of your experience. In so doing, we can help to both resolve symptoms and impart meaning to your experiences, even those thoughts, feelings, and emotions that are often deemed painful or meaningless.
Often, people come to us looking to explore psychological concerns in a sophisticated way. If they had past therapy, they were at times disappointed that it did not go deeper, as it left the greater meaning (the "roots") of their symptoms unexplored. As psychodynamic therapists, however, our goal is to see comprehensively, with thoughtful attention to the subtle depths and intricacies of your experience. In so doing, we can help to both resolve symptoms and impart meaning to your experiences, even those thoughts, feelings, and emotions that are often deemed painful or meaningless.
(872) 278-3735 View (872) 278-3735

More Therapists Nearby

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Trilogy Behavioral Healthcare
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCPC, LMFT, LPHA, MA
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60659
Please reach out if you or a family member are experiencing stressful relationships, mood swings, psychosis, difficulty at work or school responsibilities, or struggling with drug or alcohol use.
Trilogy has been a pillar in the mental health community since 1971 and is proud to announce the opening of two new locations specializing in therapy for children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. Our experienced therapists offer a safe, supportive environment and evidence based treatments such as Motivational Interviewing, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), First Episode Psychosis, Play- and Expressive-Based Therapies. Trilogy is trauma focused and a LGBTQ+ affirming organization. Find out more at our website http://tts.trilogyinc.org/
Please reach out if you or a family member are experiencing stressful relationships, mood swings, psychosis, difficulty at work or school responsibilities, or struggling with drug or alcohol use.
Trilogy has been a pillar in the mental health community since 1971 and is proud to announce the opening of two new locations specializing in therapy for children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. Our experienced therapists offer a safe, supportive environment and evidence based treatments such as Motivational Interviewing, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), First Episode Psychosis, Play- and Expressive-Based Therapies. Trilogy is trauma focused and a LGBTQ+ affirming organization. Find out more at our website http://tts.trilogyinc.org/
(312) 764-1017 View (312) 764-1017
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Michelle D. Byrd
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60626  (Online Only)
Are you caught in a cycle of anxiety? Whether you're navigating relationship challenges, constant pressure to succeed, or concerns about addictive behaviors, anxiety can make anything feel insurmountable. But there is hope for improvement. I am here to support you with practical and effective techniques to manage stress while building a fulfilling and sustainable life. You can achieve a sense of peace and clarity. Together, we'll delve into your values and choices, uncovering the resilience you've gained from past challenges to help you reach your objectives.
Are you caught in a cycle of anxiety? Whether you're navigating relationship challenges, constant pressure to succeed, or concerns about addictive behaviors, anxiety can make anything feel insurmountable. But there is hope for improvement. I am here to support you with practical and effective techniques to manage stress while building a fulfilling and sustainable life. You can achieve a sense of peace and clarity. Together, we'll delve into your values and choices, uncovering the resilience you've gained from past challenges to help you reach your objectives.
(312) 654-5079 View (312) 654-5079
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Ellen Rieger
Counselor, MA, LCPC, CADC
Verified Verified
Skokie, IL 60076
Grieving the death of a loved one, the loss of a relationship, a decline in health, or any other life transition can be a lonely, painful, and confusing time. Your friends and family may want you to be "back to normal" but you may feel anything but "normal." I can help you to heal from your losses whether recent or in the past by providing therapeutic counseling in a safe nurturing environment. I worked in hospice for 11 years as a grief therapist. I have seen people not only heal from their losses but find new meaning and hope.
Grieving the death of a loved one, the loss of a relationship, a decline in health, or any other life transition can be a lonely, painful, and confusing time. Your friends and family may want you to be "back to normal" but you may feel anything but "normal." I can help you to heal from your losses whether recent or in the past by providing therapeutic counseling in a safe nurturing environment. I worked in hospice for 11 years as a grief therapist. I have seen people not only heal from their losses but find new meaning and hope.
(847) 920-4762 View (847) 920-4762
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Miren Itziar Guereca
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60626
The weight of your daily responsibilities and tasks can be overbearing. You may feel as if you have no control and fear is starting to set in. At times your past comes to haunt you and guilt and shame can rear its ugly head. Perhaps you find yourself in limbo, trapped between two cultures. Your family riddles your waking life with obligations and expectations from the motherland. And yet your innermost desires cater more to a modern “American life”. Living between two worlds can at times be a difficult balancing act and you feel as if you do not fit anywhere.
The weight of your daily responsibilities and tasks can be overbearing. You may feel as if you have no control and fear is starting to set in. At times your past comes to haunt you and guilt and shame can rear its ugly head. Perhaps you find yourself in limbo, trapped between two cultures. Your family riddles your waking life with obligations and expectations from the motherland. And yet your innermost desires cater more to a modern “American life”. Living between two worlds can at times be a difficult balancing act and you feel as if you do not fit anywhere.
(872) 814-6682 View (872) 814-6682
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David McDaniel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60626
Life's hurdles can really take a toll on your spirit, dimming your self-belief and hope for brighter days. You might find yourself peeking out from behind a facade of "I've got it all together," while inside it feels like a chaotic jumble of emotions and doubts. I understand that feeling of not quite fitting in – whether it's due to battling with your emotions, grappling with your identity, or facing the aftermath of difficult experiences. My office can be a safe space where you're a valued individual deserving of understanding and compassion, because everyone deserves a place where they truly belong.
Life's hurdles can really take a toll on your spirit, dimming your self-belief and hope for brighter days. You might find yourself peeking out from behind a facade of "I've got it all together," while inside it feels like a chaotic jumble of emotions and doubts. I understand that feeling of not quite fitting in – whether it's due to battling with your emotions, grappling with your identity, or facing the aftermath of difficult experiences. My office can be a safe space where you're a valued individual deserving of understanding and compassion, because everyone deserves a place where they truly belong.
(217) 960-9085 View (217) 960-9085
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Whole Hearted Psychotherapy
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60646  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I offer individual, couples counseling and career counseling for people of all ages. As a professional businessman and now a psychotherapist, I bring life experience to therapy that gives me practical and insightful perspective on the challenges people face at home, the workplace and in their relationships. I enjoy working with couples and have extended training in the Gottman Therapy method. Couples issues can rack relationships especially those struggling fidelity and trauma issues. I am keenly aware of each of these and have worked with these tough issues as a therapist and husband.
I offer individual, couples counseling and career counseling for people of all ages. As a professional businessman and now a psychotherapist, I bring life experience to therapy that gives me practical and insightful perspective on the challenges people face at home, the workplace and in their relationships. I enjoy working with couples and have extended training in the Gottman Therapy method. Couples issues can rack relationships especially those struggling fidelity and trauma issues. I am keenly aware of each of these and have worked with these tough issues as a therapist and husband.
(312) 985-9222 View (312) 985-9222
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Kanai S Gandhi
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60625
I work with a diverse group of clients. From my couples facing communication, connection and lack of intimacy, to my individuals having symptoms of depression, anxiety, trauma and self-esteem issues, I have worked with all. Moreover, I am open to working with clients from marginalized communities, being a BIPOC therapist, I work with a lot of empathy.
I work with a diverse group of clients. From my couples facing communication, connection and lack of intimacy, to my individuals having symptoms of depression, anxiety, trauma and self-esteem issues, I have worked with all. Moreover, I am open to working with clients from marginalized communities, being a BIPOC therapist, I work with a lot of empathy.
(708) 512-3310 View (708) 512-3310
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The Chicago Integrative Center for Psychology
Verified Verified
Skokie, IL 60077
When it comes to mental health treatment, our approach is simple and unique: our accomplished team of physicians and therapists work together to diagnose and treat your body, mind and spirit as a whole. We are one of the few practices combining traditional treatment with evidence-based alternative therapies, all under one roof. We are privileged to have changed the lives of many families in Chicago's North Shore, as well as out-of-state and foreign visitors. Our "whole body" approach to treating mental health conditions is supported by clinical studies. These include but are not limited to: Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), diet and exercise, spiritual/social evaluation, yoga and art therapy. Many still focus only on the brain, treating symptoms, not causes. In many cases they over-prescribe medications. While our physicians do prescribe medications as needed, what sets us apart is our commitment to explore all options. We search for root causes and provide the most appropriate treatment, not merely the most convenient one. When we do prescribe, we go the extra mile to customize a plan that minimizes side effects. You and your family deserve the best in healthcare!
When it comes to mental health treatment, our approach is simple and unique: our accomplished team of physicians and therapists work together to diagnose and treat your body, mind and spirit as a whole. We are one of the few practices combining traditional treatment with evidence-based alternative therapies, all under one roof. We are privileged to have changed the lives of many families in Chicago's North Shore, as well as out-of-state and foreign visitors. Our "whole body" approach to treating mental health conditions is supported by clinical studies. These include but are not limited to: Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), diet and exercise, spiritual/social evaluation, yoga and art therapy. Many still focus only on the brain, treating symptoms, not causes. In many cases they over-prescribe medications. While our physicians do prescribe medications as needed, what sets us apart is our commitment to explore all options. We search for root causes and provide the most appropriate treatment, not merely the most convenient one. When we do prescribe, we go the extra mile to customize a plan that minimizes side effects. You and your family deserve the best in healthcare!
(224) 427-6245 x1302 View (224) 427-6245 x1302
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Andrew Wall
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60625  (Online Only)
I offer a safe place to explore the current issues that are bringing you into therapy. I believe the therapy process works best when it is collaborative, non-judgmental, and empathetic. No matter whether your struggles are newer or longer lasting I aim to fully understand your issues and join you in the process for healing and recovery. It is my goal that you will feel heard, understood, valued, and empowered in order to improve your life, health, and strengthen your relationships.
I offer a safe place to explore the current issues that are bringing you into therapy. I believe the therapy process works best when it is collaborative, non-judgmental, and empathetic. No matter whether your struggles are newer or longer lasting I aim to fully understand your issues and join you in the process for healing and recovery. It is my goal that you will feel heard, understood, valued, and empowered in order to improve your life, health, and strengthen your relationships.
(773) 877-3043 View (773) 877-3043

Alcohol Use Therapists

Are there specific medications for alcohol use?

There are oral medications approved to treat alcohol use disorder—such as disulfiram, acamprosate, and naltrexone, which also comes in an injectable form. These medications do help people reduce their drinking as well as avoid the problem of relapse. Naltrexone helps reduce cravings, disulfiram can make a person feel sick when they drink, and acamprosate may help ease symptoms like poor sleep and anxious feelings.

How do alcohol recovery or rehabilitation programs work?

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

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 alcohol use reduce the amount of alcohol they intake. It is not abstinence-based like a 12-step program, but combining harm reduction with psychotherapy proves to be effective for many people.