Addiction Therapists in Lawrenceburg, KY

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Jessica Duval
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCADC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Lawrenceburg, KY 40342
Waitlist for new clients
We all have an internal pressure cooker that holds strong feelings and repressed emotions. This is especially true with today’s adolescents and teenagers. When anxiety, fear, depression, and outside stressors fill their barometer up, they reach a boiling point of eruption that plays out in extreme anger, defiance, substance abuse, addictions to social media and screens, overeating, and other destructive behaviors.
We all have an internal pressure cooker that holds strong feelings and repressed emotions. This is especially true with today’s adolescents and teenagers. When anxiety, fear, depression, and outside stressors fill their barometer up, they reach a boiling point of eruption that plays out in extreme anger, defiance, substance abuse, addictions to social media and screens, overeating, and other destructive behaviors.
(502) 547-8033 View (502) 547-8033
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Juan Hernandez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, CSW
Verified Verified
Lawrenceburg, KY 40342
With vast experience in treating adults with trauma, addiction, and personality disorders, I also enjoy working with kiddos.
As a therapist, I commit to understanding the unique needs of individuals seeking treatment. Whether you suffer from anxiety and depression or more complex personality issues, I provide a safe and empathetic space to explore your challenges without judgment. I recognize that these struggles can be overwhelming and isolating, often impacting various aspects of your life. However, through honest dialogue stemming from unconditional positive regard, we can gradually unveil insights that lead to meaningful change.
With vast experience in treating adults with trauma, addiction, and personality disorders, I also enjoy working with kiddos.
As a therapist, I commit to understanding the unique needs of individuals seeking treatment. Whether you suffer from anxiety and depression or more complex personality issues, I provide a safe and empathetic space to explore your challenges without judgment. I recognize that these struggles can be overwhelming and isolating, often impacting various aspects of your life. However, through honest dialogue stemming from unconditional positive regard, we can gradually unveil insights that lead to meaningful change.
(859) 719-2014 View (859) 719-2014
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Hannah Hogue
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, MEd, LPCA, TCADC
Verified Verified
Lawrenceburg, KY 40342
Not accepting new clients
Hey there! My name is Hannah Hogue, and I am a Licensed Professional Counseling Associate. While I have had 4 years of experience working in a residential dual diagnosis substance use facility, I now have chosen to help individuals through IOP and individual counseling. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Human Services and Counseling, as well as a Master’s degree in Counseling and Human Development, both from Lindsey Wilson College. I am also a Temporary Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor. As I am working towards full licensing in both areas, I look forward to helping you reach your goals too!
Hey there! My name is Hannah Hogue, and I am a Licensed Professional Counseling Associate. While I have had 4 years of experience working in a residential dual diagnosis substance use facility, I now have chosen to help individuals through IOP and individual counseling. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Human Services and Counseling, as well as a Master’s degree in Counseling and Human Development, both from Lindsey Wilson College. I am also a Temporary Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor. As I am working towards full licensing in both areas, I look forward to helping you reach your goals too!
(502) 383-0991 View (502) 383-0991
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Hart Counseling Services, LLC
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, LPCC-S, LMHC, LCADC
Verified Verified
Lawrenceburg, KY 40342
These include trauma, depression, anger, self-esteem, addiction, grief, stress management, behavioral struggles as well as many other.
Sessions are available in-person and tele-health. Do you feel you have hit a dead end in life? Struggling with experiences that have you "stuck" and seem to be keeping you from enjoying life? Are you ready to make changes that can help you overcome obstacles and move forward towards your life goals? Finding solutions can often be overwhelming, but the good news is you don't have to do it alone. Making life changes requires a supportive and safe therapeutic environment, essential for meeting your specific needs and becoming a happier, healthier you. This is the first step in making that possible and I welcome you!
These include trauma, depression, anger, self-esteem, addiction, grief, stress management, behavioral struggles as well as many other.
Sessions are available in-person and tele-health. Do you feel you have hit a dead end in life? Struggling with experiences that have you "stuck" and seem to be keeping you from enjoying life? Are you ready to make changes that can help you overcome obstacles and move forward towards your life goals? Finding solutions can often be overwhelming, but the good news is you don't have to do it alone. Making life changes requires a supportive and safe therapeutic environment, essential for meeting your specific needs and becoming a happier, healthier you. This is the first step in making that possible and I welcome you!
(502) 337-3826 View (502) 337-3826
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Lexington Counseling & Psychiatry
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Lawrenceburg, KY 40342
Our providers at the Frankfort location offer a variety of specialties including general mental health for adults, adolescents and children, including depression, anxiety, relationships, family issues, grief, stress, adolescent issues, substance abuse, marriage and family, work stress, and medication management.
Hello and welcome to our Frankfort location at Lexington Counseling & Psychiatry! Our address is 105 Diagnostic Drive Suite B, Frankfort, KY 40601. We have continued to grow to best serve your needs. Our LCP Frankfort office has 10 counselors, therapists, and nurse practitioners who are here to provide counseling, therapy, psychological, and psychiatric services to all ages. We are committed to helping you! We care about our professional roles and the people we serve. We help all ages and most every mental health and life issue. Our goal is your success and well being!
Our providers at the Frankfort location offer a variety of specialties including general mental health for adults, adolescents and children, including depression, anxiety, relationships, family issues, grief, stress, adolescent issues, substance abuse, marriage and family, work stress, and medication management.
Hello and welcome to our Frankfort location at Lexington Counseling & Psychiatry! Our address is 105 Diagnostic Drive Suite B, Frankfort, KY 40601. We have continued to grow to best serve your needs. Our LCP Frankfort office has 10 counselors, therapists, and nurse practitioners who are here to provide counseling, therapy, psychological, and psychiatric services to all ages. We are committed to helping you! We care about our professional roles and the people we serve. We help all ages and most every mental health and life issue. Our goal is your success and well being!
(502) 383-0113 View (502) 383-0113
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Morgan Paige Chaffins
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, CSW
Verified Verified
Lawrenceburg, KY 40342
I will encourage you to openly share what's on your heart and mind, without holding back due to fear of judgment. My only request is that you come to our sessions as your authentic self. Therapy is most productive when you have a strong motivation for change. With this motivation, you'll be more likely to put in the necessary work to achieve your therapeutic goals. Building mutual trust is vital in therapy. Through this mutual trust, my aim is to help you become the best version of yourself. "I am not afraid of storms for I am learning how to sail my ship."
I will encourage you to openly share what's on your heart and mind, without holding back due to fear of judgment. My only request is that you come to our sessions as your authentic self. Therapy is most productive when you have a strong motivation for change. With this motivation, you'll be more likely to put in the necessary work to achieve your therapeutic goals. Building mutual trust is vital in therapy. Through this mutual trust, my aim is to help you become the best version of yourself. "I am not afraid of storms for I am learning how to sail my ship."
(502) 890-9609 View (502) 890-9609

More Therapists Nearby

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Rachel Michelle Held
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MRC, CRC, CADC, LPCC
Verified Verified
Frankfort, KY 40601
I enjoy working with clients who struggle with addiction, anxiety, depression, grief, relationship issues and trauma.
Rachel is a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) and a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) who loves working with adults who are looking to gain insight into themselves and improve their overall quality of life. Rachel provides individual therapy to adults. Rachel has training and experience in helping individuals with depression, anxiety, grief, relationship problems, personality disorders, PTSD and substance use disorders. She uses evidence-based practices which include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Person-Center Therapy.
I enjoy working with clients who struggle with addiction, anxiety, depression, grief, relationship issues and trauma.
Rachel is a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) and a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) who loves working with adults who are looking to gain insight into themselves and improve their overall quality of life. Rachel provides individual therapy to adults. Rachel has training and experience in helping individuals with depression, anxiety, grief, relationship problems, personality disorders, PTSD and substance use disorders. She uses evidence-based practices which include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Person-Center Therapy.
(859) 338-0466 View (859) 338-0466
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D Bayley Thompson
LPC Intern, BS, RYT-500
Verified Verified
Frankfort, KY 40601
I am completing my MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and am taking clients as an intern during my clinical experience at TAG Healing Center in Frankfort under the supervision of Gina Turner, LPCC-S. I see adolescents and adults, specialize in grief and trauma, and I am a person-centered counselor who can be a helpful presence during the stresses and complexities of every day life. I have experience with intellectual disabilities, caregiver support, and addiction recovery.
I am completing my MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and am taking clients as an intern during my clinical experience at TAG Healing Center in Frankfort under the supervision of Gina Turner, LPCC-S. I see adolescents and adults, specialize in grief and trauma, and I am a person-centered counselor who can be a helpful presence during the stresses and complexities of every day life. I have experience with intellectual disabilities, caregiver support, and addiction recovery.
(502) 306-2978 View (502) 306-2978
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Jessica Marie Guidry
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC`
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Frankfort, KY 40601  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) in Kentucky. At present, I am a teletherapy provider with Lexington Counseling and Psychiatry. I have been in the field of mental health for over 28 years and I am passionate about the work I do as a counselor. I have a master’s degree in both Psychological Counseling and Clinical Psychology. Throughout my career, I have made a point of getting experience in various treatment settings, because I wanted to understand the specific needs of clients within each one. In addition, I have experience working with a large variety mental health issues and disorders.
I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) in Kentucky. At present, I am a teletherapy provider with Lexington Counseling and Psychiatry. I have been in the field of mental health for over 28 years and I am passionate about the work I do as a counselor. I have a master’s degree in both Psychological Counseling and Clinical Psychology. Throughout my career, I have made a point of getting experience in various treatment settings, because I wanted to understand the specific needs of clients within each one. In addition, I have experience working with a large variety mental health issues and disorders.
(502) 754-3717 View (502) 754-3717

Online Therapists

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Emily A Vaughan
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MEd, LPCC-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lexington, KY 40502
I also have 20 years of substance abuse experience in both in and outpatient.
You are likely here because you are in pain. Or maybe because you have questions about getting help. My therapy style is built around our relationship, and through that relationship I promote trust, growth, and ultimately change. As my client, you will not feel judged or alone. You will, however, feel respected and validated. Affirmed. And challenged to look at your life. You will decide what you would like to change, and then we will set your goals together. I will walk alongside you as we look for the best version of yourself.
I also have 20 years of substance abuse experience in both in and outpatient.
You are likely here because you are in pain. Or maybe because you have questions about getting help. My therapy style is built around our relationship, and through that relationship I promote trust, growth, and ultimately change. As my client, you will not feel judged or alone. You will, however, feel respected and validated. Affirmed. And challenged to look at your life. You will decide what you would like to change, and then we will set your goals together. I will walk alongside you as we look for the best version of yourself.
(859) 838-2700 View (859) 838-2700
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Waybridge Counseling
Counselor, PCC-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fort Thomas, KY 41075
Teams include: Couples Therapy Team, Family Therapy Team, Gender Team, Sex-Addiction Team, Sex Assault/Domestic Violence Team, Trauma Team.
Waybridge Counseling is a group practice of specialists who provide treatment for a variety of concerns. Our specialists work in teams and this is a critical element of our success. Each team meets regularly for ongoing training and consultation in the team's specialty. We believe that this significantly increases the quality of counseling we offer.
Teams include: Couples Therapy Team, Family Therapy Team, Gender Team, Sex-Addiction Team, Sex Assault/Domestic Violence Team, Trauma Team.
Waybridge Counseling is a group practice of specialists who provide treatment for a variety of concerns. Our specialists work in teams and this is a critical element of our success. Each team meets regularly for ongoing training and consultation in the team's specialty. We believe that this significantly increases the quality of counseling we offer.
(513) 457-4673 View (513) 457-4673
Valarie Collins
Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Lexington, KY 40504  (Online Only)
I work specifically with women to address areas and types of anxiety, trauma, depression, and addiction to empower them to make their lives more manageable.
Hello! I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in the state of Kentucky. I have worked for the last 20 years in the mental health and addictions field. I work specifically with women to address areas and types of anxiety, trauma, depression, and addiction to empower them to make their lives more manageable.
I work specifically with women to address areas and types of anxiety, trauma, depression, and addiction to empower them to make their lives more manageable.
Hello! I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in the state of Kentucky. I have worked for the last 20 years in the mental health and addictions field. I work specifically with women to address areas and types of anxiety, trauma, depression, and addiction to empower them to make their lives more manageable.
(859) 517-4472 View (859) 517-4472
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Amanda Brashear
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, LPCC-S, LCADC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lexington, KY 40515
I have experience working with individuals with a variety of different concerns including: depression, anxiety, grief, relational problems, mood disorders, trauma, and substance abuse. I engage clients in evidence based therapy interventions that include cognitive behavioral therapy, client centered therapy, and motivational interviewing. I provide clients with a safe, non judgement environment to help foster personal growth. I encourage clients to self reflect and look through their life with a difference lense. I believe that everyone has the ability to change and live a fulfilling life and will work just as hard as you to help you achieve your goals
I have experience working with individuals with a variety of different concerns including: depression, anxiety, grief, relational problems, mood disorders, trauma, and substance abuse. I engage clients in evidence based therapy interventions that include cognitive behavioral therapy, client centered therapy, and motivational interviewing. I provide clients with a safe, non judgement environment to help foster personal growth. I encourage clients to self reflect and look through their life with a difference lense. I believe that everyone has the ability to change and live a fulfilling life and will work just as hard as you to help you achieve your goals
(859) 545-3533 View (859) 545-3533
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Jennifer Kirk
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, NCC, LPCC-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lexington, KY 40503
I enjoy helping my clients move towards their goals by lessening their distress and discomfort. I provide my clients with a warm, nonjudgmental environment in order to safely explore issues that may be preventing them from living the life they want. The majority of my experience has been working with those struggling in addiction and working towards a recovered lifestyle.
I enjoy helping my clients move towards their goals by lessening their distress and discomfort. I provide my clients with a warm, nonjudgmental environment in order to safely explore issues that may be preventing them from living the life they want. The majority of my experience has been working with those struggling in addiction and working towards a recovered lifestyle.
(859) 209-6416 View (859) 209-6416
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Maria R Maupin
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MSSW, MSCFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Louisville, KY 40207
I have more than three decades of experience working with children of all ages in educational settings and many years of experience supporting those who have been impacted by or have family histories of addiction and/or mental illness.
Many of us find ourselves vowing to raise our children without the pain we experienced in our own childhoods. Despite this deep commitment to ending destructive family cycles, we may find ourselves repeating old patterns with our own partners and children. We may have lost touch with our own inner child and creative center along the way. With the right healing, support, and new tools for our toolbox, we can become the individuals, partners, and parents that we want to be.
I have more than three decades of experience working with children of all ages in educational settings and many years of experience supporting those who have been impacted by or have family histories of addiction and/or mental illness.
Many of us find ourselves vowing to raise our children without the pain we experienced in our own childhoods. Despite this deep commitment to ending destructive family cycles, we may find ourselves repeating old patterns with our own partners and children. We may have lost touch with our own inner child and creative center along the way. With the right healing, support, and new tools for our toolbox, we can become the individuals, partners, and parents that we want to be.
(502) 289-5726 View (502) 289-5726
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Andrew M Davidson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCADC
Verified Verified
Louisville, KY 40222
I have a vast amount of experience in working with people struggling with substance abuse, co-dependency, early childhood and adult trauma, mild mental health issues, grief, difficulty in transitions with work, family and relationships and stress.
I work with individuals, families, couples, and adolescents facing tough challenges, transitions, and growth opportunities. I have over 16 years in practice with experience treating general mental health issues, substance abuse, co-dependency, trauma and grief. I work from a solution-focused, person-centered approach and address not only the individual in therapy, but their family unit or family of choice. I believe that individuals have the strength to create meaningful change in their lives, and as a helping professional, I offer support, facilitate and witness that change in a positive, friendly and collaborative way.
I have a vast amount of experience in working with people struggling with substance abuse, co-dependency, early childhood and adult trauma, mild mental health issues, grief, difficulty in transitions with work, family and relationships and stress.
I work with individuals, families, couples, and adolescents facing tough challenges, transitions, and growth opportunities. I have over 16 years in practice with experience treating general mental health issues, substance abuse, co-dependency, trauma and grief. I work from a solution-focused, person-centered approach and address not only the individual in therapy, but their family unit or family of choice. I believe that individuals have the strength to create meaningful change in their lives, and as a helping professional, I offer support, facilitate and witness that change in a positive, friendly and collaborative way.
(502) 443-9220 View (502) 443-9220
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Larry Springate
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Nicholasville, KY 40356
I counsel an array of emotional and behavioral aspects including ADHD/ADD, depression, anxiety, anger management, men's issues, relationship issues, health challenges and substance abuse. I believe that people can change and grow throughout their lifespan. Counseling can facilitate self understanding as well as understanding of others. My clients range from adults and older adolescents dealing with individual life challenges, to couples dealing with relationship issues, and seniors adjusting to changes and challenges.
I counsel an array of emotional and behavioral aspects including ADHD/ADD, depression, anxiety, anger management, men's issues, relationship issues, health challenges and substance abuse. I believe that people can change and grow throughout their lifespan. Counseling can facilitate self understanding as well as understanding of others. My clients range from adults and older adolescents dealing with individual life challenges, to couples dealing with relationship issues, and seniors adjusting to changes and challenges.
(859) 780-5053 View (859) 780-5053
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Kelli Stephens
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, CSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Richmond, KY 40475
I am a Certified Social Worker (CSW) in Kentucky who specializes in trauma therapy, addiction, anxiety, and PTSD. I have experience working with adults and adolescents struggling with a variety of personality and mental health disorders. I previously worked for the VA where I found a passion for working with Veterans. I have been working in addiction counseling for the past couple of years providing services for sober living homes around Kentucky. I have had my own struggles which has placed me where I am today, and I absolutely love being a therapist and being able to help people toward their journal to healing.
I am a Certified Social Worker (CSW) in Kentucky who specializes in trauma therapy, addiction, anxiety, and PTSD. I have experience working with adults and adolescents struggling with a variety of personality and mental health disorders. I previously worked for the VA where I found a passion for working with Veterans. I have been working in addiction counseling for the past couple of years providing services for sober living homes around Kentucky. I have had my own struggles which has placed me where I am today, and I absolutely love being a therapist and being able to help people toward their journal to healing.
(859) 470-3567 View (859) 470-3567
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Bryan Alan Hemrick
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lexington, KY 40502
Bryan is a dedicated and experienced licensed professional counselor serving Central Kentucky over the last five years. Having completed his graduate work at Asbury Theological Seminary, he specializes in evidence-based practice for individuals with mental health disorders and behavioral and chemical addiction. Bryan is passionate about helping his clients experience change fast! Having struggled with OCD and depression in his own life he knows first-hand how hard life can be, but he also knows there is hope, and life can get so much better! His unique perspective and experience help clients achieve holistic recovery goals.
Bryan is a dedicated and experienced licensed professional counselor serving Central Kentucky over the last five years. Having completed his graduate work at Asbury Theological Seminary, he specializes in evidence-based practice for individuals with mental health disorders and behavioral and chemical addiction. Bryan is passionate about helping his clients experience change fast! Having struggled with OCD and depression in his own life he knows first-hand how hard life can be, but he also knows there is hope, and life can get so much better! His unique perspective and experience help clients achieve holistic recovery goals.
(859) 205-1666 View (859) 205-1666
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Innovative Family Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MSc, LMFT, GC-C
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Louisville, KY 40223
All of our therapists are trained in many types of therapy, and each have their own specialties such as grief counseling, anxiety, marital/couple's issues, depression, behavioral issues, parenting, trauma, play therapy, addiction and many more.
Immediate openings for daytime, evening, & weekends for in person and teletherapy sessions! We understand that life is full of ups and downs that sometimes lead us to feeling overwhelmed and unsure what steps to take. Our goal at IFT is to provide that space where you can find the support needed to navigate the challenges you are facing, and to not feel alone in your journey. We are that unbiased someone you can put your trust in to help improve your mental health and quality of life. We have an amazing team of therapists ready to provide the support and guidance you need!
All of our therapists are trained in many types of therapy, and each have their own specialties such as grief counseling, anxiety, marital/couple's issues, depression, behavioral issues, parenting, trauma, play therapy, addiction and many more.
Immediate openings for daytime, evening, & weekends for in person and teletherapy sessions! We understand that life is full of ups and downs that sometimes lead us to feeling overwhelmed and unsure what steps to take. Our goal at IFT is to provide that space where you can find the support needed to navigate the challenges you are facing, and to not feel alone in your journey. We are that unbiased someone you can put your trust in to help improve your mental health and quality of life. We have an amazing team of therapists ready to provide the support and guidance you need!
(502) 612-9129 View (502) 612-9129

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Addiction Therapists

What is the best therapy for addiction?

Addiction treatment will be tailored to the individual. People seeking help for addiction—whether with a psychotherapist, in an outpatient clinic, or in a residential program—should expect to engage in multiple types of treatments, sometimes including medication. For anyone recovering from addiction, avoiding situations in which one has typically used a substance is essential, as is the support of close connections. Since substance use disorders tend to co-occur with underlying mental health conditions such as anxiety or depression, those must also be addressed as part of any recovery plan.

How long does therapy for addiction take?

There is no set timeline for recovery from addiction. Patients and their families should expect the work to last several months, if not longer. Residential treatment programs may be based on a stay of 30, 60, or 90 days, with continuing work after release, but only about 1 percent of people are treated in such facilities. Ceasing use is just the first step; therapy to help maintain abstinence and effect behavior change must follow. The process of recovery, neuroscience has shown, involves brain cells recovering the capacity to respond to natural sources of reward and restore control over the impulse to use. Another definition of recovery is restoring voluntary control over one’s substance use and retaking all of one’s previous responsibilities.

How effective is drug addiction treatment?

Substance use disorders are treatable and remission is achievable for many who seek recovery; by some estimates, more than three-quarters of people who become addicted to alcohol or drugs recover. But that success rarely occurs quickly or on a set timeline; relapse is not only common, but many therapists and clinicians view it as a normal part of the process—not always a sign that a person has returned to addiction, but a signal that their treatment should be adjusted to help them regain control. Overall, research suggests, five years after the end of substance use, one’s risk of relapse is no greater than that of others who had not faced addiction. Other experts believe that complete abstinence is not the only measure of recovery, and that, through effective treatment, many people can learn to control their use.

How can you get addiction treatment for someone?

The most important factor in recovery from addiction is widely understood to be an individual’s commitment to change. For that reason,“interventions” in which friends and family gather to urge or force someone to begin immediate treatment often backfire; even when such efforts do lead someone to begin treatment, they may be less likely to stay than those who are self-driven. Still, family members can play an important role in supporting an individual who seeks help and can take part in family therapy as one element of a loved one’s treatment.