Addiction Therapists in Boston, MA

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Photo of Gabrielle Emerzian, Drug & Alcohol Counselor in Boston, MA
Gabrielle Emerzian
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LADC I
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02128  (Online Only)
I am currently accepting clients 18+ who are struggling with ongoing substance use, or individuals who are currently in recovery and would like support navigating life stressors. Identifying the need for support to reduce or quell your substance use is a significant first step in the recovery journey. Whether this is a new venture for you or you have benefitted from addiction counseling before, I am happy to be on your team and help you achieve your recovery goals.
I am currently accepting clients 18+ who are struggling with ongoing substance use, or individuals who are currently in recovery and would like support navigating life stressors. Identifying the need for support to reduce or quell your substance use is a significant first step in the recovery journey. Whether this is a new venture for you or you have benefitted from addiction counseling before, I am happy to be on your team and help you achieve your recovery goals.
(617) 644-4317 View (617) 644-4317
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Anastaxia Kirkpatrick
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02199  (Online Only)
Hello! My name is Anastaxia and I am a licensed mental health counselor (LMHC) in the state of Massachusetts. I have my BA in psychology and MA in forensic mental health counseling. I have worked with several mental health organizations including emergency services, inpatient psychiatric hospital, and treatment based prison. I have worked with a variety of individuals experiencing acute mental health episodes, addiction, grief, anxiety, depression, mood disorders, etc.
Hello! My name is Anastaxia and I am a licensed mental health counselor (LMHC) in the state of Massachusetts. I have my BA in psychology and MA in forensic mental health counseling. I have worked with several mental health organizations including emergency services, inpatient psychiatric hospital, and treatment based prison. I have worked with a variety of individuals experiencing acute mental health episodes, addiction, grief, anxiety, depression, mood disorders, etc.
(617) 915-4479 View (617) 915-4479
Martin Plovnick
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Boston, MA 02110
I have worked with a broad range of clients with presenting problems from depression and anxiety to attention deficit, relationship and work issues. A major part of my practice is treatment of addiction-substance abuse, sexual addiction, gambling, compulsive overeating. I enjoy working with couples and families as well as individual adults and adolescents. College mental health is another area of interest. Depending on your needs and interest, my treatment approach encompasses problem solving, behavioral change, reflection and insight all in the context of a supportive and respectful therapeutic relationship.
I have worked with a broad range of clients with presenting problems from depression and anxiety to attention deficit, relationship and work issues. A major part of my practice is treatment of addiction-substance abuse, sexual addiction, gambling, compulsive overeating. I enjoy working with couples and families as well as individual adults and adolescents. College mental health is another area of interest. Depending on your needs and interest, my treatment approach encompasses problem solving, behavioral change, reflection and insight all in the context of a supportive and respectful therapeutic relationship.
(617) 237-6941 View (617) 237-6941
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Rebecca Helman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02199  (Online Only)
My specialties include Grief work, substance use disorder, anxiety and depression.
Hi there, I'm Rebecca. Do you feel drained and overwhelmed with life at times? The world we live in today so many natural human experiences have become so overwhelming. Whether it is anxiety, depression, grief, loss, relationships, or substance use disorder, I would like to walk along the path with you.
My specialties include Grief work, substance use disorder, anxiety and depression.
Hi there, I'm Rebecca. Do you feel drained and overwhelmed with life at times? The world we live in today so many natural human experiences have become so overwhelming. Whether it is anxiety, depression, grief, loss, relationships, or substance use disorder, I would like to walk along the path with you.
(617) 819-0960 View (617) 819-0960
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Justine Jones
LMHC, MMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Boston, MA 02108  (Online Only)
I work well with clients who have struggled with negative or difficult childhood events, specifically coming from households where a loved one struggled with addiction or alcoholism. I am most helpful to clients who are struggling with relationship issues including familial, personal, and professional relationships. I enjoy working with individuals and couples who are working to heal from relational trauma related to infidelity, poor boundaries, and addiction. I also provide substance use evaluations.
I work well with clients who have struggled with negative or difficult childhood events, specifically coming from households where a loved one struggled with addiction or alcoholism. I am most helpful to clients who are struggling with relationship issues including familial, personal, and professional relationships. I enjoy working with individuals and couples who are working to heal from relational trauma related to infidelity, poor boundaries, and addiction. I also provide substance use evaluations.
(508) 379-2026 View (508) 379-2026
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Crystal Carrington Jones
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Boston, MA 02116  (Online Only)
I specialize in working with people struggling with anxiety, depression, and addiction.
I am looking to work with people who are not satisfied with how things are in their life, and ready to take control in order for their lives to improve. In addition to actively listening and problem solving, I coach individuals to activate specific techniques designed to be applied throughout their daily lives. It is in the hands of the individual to apply these skills in order to reach their goals. If an individual is not quite there, we'll work together to figure out what's blocking their potential.
I specialize in working with people struggling with anxiety, depression, and addiction.
I am looking to work with people who are not satisfied with how things are in their life, and ready to take control in order for their lives to improve. In addition to actively listening and problem solving, I coach individuals to activate specific techniques designed to be applied throughout their daily lives. It is in the hands of the individual to apply these skills in order to reach their goals. If an individual is not quite there, we'll work together to figure out what's blocking their potential.
(857) 995-5016 View (857) 995-5016
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Solomon Zinn Hallal
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Boston, MA 02199  (Online Only)
Being alive in 2022 is wild! are you ISO someone to help make meaning of this novel time and place? let’s sit in the strangeness of this moment in time together, feeling through the sad and challenging bits until we can get back into the present, together. i love to talk and hear about gender, expression and relationships, and to learn how experiencing addiction and trauma have made you the beautiful and resilient creature you are today! im a sober body posi fat white southern queer non-binary intersectional feminist polyamorist parent to adopted kids..i bet we have something in common!
Being alive in 2022 is wild! are you ISO someone to help make meaning of this novel time and place? let’s sit in the strangeness of this moment in time together, feeling through the sad and challenging bits until we can get back into the present, together. i love to talk and hear about gender, expression and relationships, and to learn how experiencing addiction and trauma have made you the beautiful and resilient creature you are today! im a sober body posi fat white southern queer non-binary intersectional feminist polyamorist parent to adopted kids..i bet we have something in common!
(802) 255-8683 View (802) 255-8683
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Kelly Broderick
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSCJ, MSW, LICSW, LISW-CP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Boston, MA 02109  (Online Only)
My specialties include addiction, anxiety, depression, codependency, family conflict, communication, grief and loss and forensic therapeutic work.
One of the most important things you can do is start the journey to understanding and living your own truth. This is a guiding force in my practice. My name is Kelly Broderick and I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) in Massachusetts and a Licensed Independent Social Worker - Clinical Practice (LISW-CP) in South Carolina. I have over ten years of experience working with individuals and groups in both inpatient and outpatient mental health settings. I have significant experience from my forensic background, working in specialized prisons and outpatient work with vulnerable populations.
My specialties include addiction, anxiety, depression, codependency, family conflict, communication, grief and loss and forensic therapeutic work.
One of the most important things you can do is start the journey to understanding and living your own truth. This is a guiding force in my practice. My name is Kelly Broderick and I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) in Massachusetts and a Licensed Independent Social Worker - Clinical Practice (LISW-CP) in South Carolina. I have over ten years of experience working with individuals and groups in both inpatient and outpatient mental health settings. I have significant experience from my forensic background, working in specialized prisons and outpatient work with vulnerable populations.
(617) 336-8492 View (617) 336-8492
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Cathleen Grant
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02116
I have been practicing psychotherapy for over 35 years providing services to children, adolescents and adults which are individualized , adaptive, and strength based . I have an integrative approach , using modalities in which I have received extensive training : EMDR, Internal Family Systems, Hypnotherapy, all of which incorporate a trauma informed dimension. In addition, I received a Post Graduate Certification in Addiction: Evaluation and Treatment from Boston University. Woven through my work is my meditation practice ( Vipassana) of 20 years.
I have been practicing psychotherapy for over 35 years providing services to children, adolescents and adults which are individualized , adaptive, and strength based . I have an integrative approach , using modalities in which I have received extensive training : EMDR, Internal Family Systems, Hypnotherapy, all of which incorporate a trauma informed dimension. In addition, I received a Post Graduate Certification in Addiction: Evaluation and Treatment from Boston University. Woven through my work is my meditation practice ( Vipassana) of 20 years.
(857) 763-5983 View (857) 763-5983
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Lamia K Yopp
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MS, LADC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Boston, MA 02108  (Online Only)
Have you ever experienced the burden of anxiety or depression? Do you face difficulties in understanding or accepting your gender identity or sexual orientation? Are you caught in the pattern of substance abuse? Collaboratively we will explore your thoughts and strive to achieve greater equilibrium and serenity in your life. My theraputic approach consisted of adjusting to your current situation and prioritizing your life changes in therapy. Person-centered and trauma-informed care accomplishes this goal. I specialize adults with mental health and substance use issues. Come as you are and let’s work together!
Have you ever experienced the burden of anxiety or depression? Do you face difficulties in understanding or accepting your gender identity or sexual orientation? Are you caught in the pattern of substance abuse? Collaboratively we will explore your thoughts and strive to achieve greater equilibrium and serenity in your life. My theraputic approach consisted of adjusting to your current situation and prioritizing your life changes in therapy. Person-centered and trauma-informed care accomplishes this goal. I specialize adults with mental health and substance use issues. Come as you are and let’s work together!
(475) 263-3478 View (475) 263-3478
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James Smith
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02135
I am a licensed Mental Health Counselor with extensive experience treating a wide variety of mental health issues including but not limited to addiction, mood disorders (depression, anxiety) psychosis, adjustment disorder and PTSD. I work with clients to build insight and to develop a greater understanding of self in order to improve current and/or work towards identified treatment goals. My intent is for clients to feel supported, listen to and understood during sessions. As we are able to develop a trusting therapeutic relationship.
I am a licensed Mental Health Counselor with extensive experience treating a wide variety of mental health issues including but not limited to addiction, mood disorders (depression, anxiety) psychosis, adjustment disorder and PTSD. I work with clients to build insight and to develop a greater understanding of self in order to improve current and/or work towards identified treatment goals. My intent is for clients to feel supported, listen to and understood during sessions. As we are able to develop a trusting therapeutic relationship.
(617) 295-7860 View (617) 295-7860
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Caryl Brayton Toole
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LADC, NCAC
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02110
Successful addiction treatment isn’t just about stopping the use of the substance; it also includes addressing the underlying issues, gaining insight into behaviors and implementing proven strategies to develop a better sense of worth and control.
***Accepting New Clients for online Tele-Health.*** Are you experiencing anxiety or worry that gets in the way of work, relationships or friendships? Are you unable to let go of painful memories or feelings related to a traumatic experience? Are you coping with stress with alcohol and prescription medications? Do you feel worried and conflicted about your drinking? Drug and alcohol concerns are often a result of deeper struggles such as depression, anxiety, self-esteem, trauma and obstacles in daily life.
Successful addiction treatment isn’t just about stopping the use of the substance; it also includes addressing the underlying issues, gaining insight into behaviors and implementing proven strategies to develop a better sense of worth and control.
***Accepting New Clients for online Tele-Health.*** Are you experiencing anxiety or worry that gets in the way of work, relationships or friendships? Are you unable to let go of painful memories or feelings related to a traumatic experience? Are you coping with stress with alcohol and prescription medications? Do you feel worried and conflicted about your drinking? Drug and alcohol concerns are often a result of deeper struggles such as depression, anxiety, self-esteem, trauma and obstacles in daily life.
(781) 635-4886 View (781) 635-4886
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Katherine Scanlan Powell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MPH
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02215  (Online Only)
I am trained to provide therapy for adults, who experience depression, general anxiety, social and performance anxiety, marital/couple difficulties, trauma, obsessive-compulsive behaviors, addiction (including opiates), binge-eating behaviors, life coaching ( how to get unstuck) and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.
You want intelligence, compassion, and someone to validate or challenge your thoughts and feelings? Utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Treatment interventions I can help you create a different narrative and see life though a different lens. I am a graduate of Columbia University with the degree of Master of Public Health in Healthcare Management. I have been a director of various psychiatric clinics/hospital departments prior to starting a private practice in 2015. I was clinically trained (MSW) at Florida State University, class of 1993. I am also a graduate of The University of Miami with a clinical psychology degree in 1990.
I am trained to provide therapy for adults, who experience depression, general anxiety, social and performance anxiety, marital/couple difficulties, trauma, obsessive-compulsive behaviors, addiction (including opiates), binge-eating behaviors, life coaching ( how to get unstuck) and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.
You want intelligence, compassion, and someone to validate or challenge your thoughts and feelings? Utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Treatment interventions I can help you create a different narrative and see life though a different lens. I am a graduate of Columbia University with the degree of Master of Public Health in Healthcare Management. I have been a director of various psychiatric clinics/hospital departments prior to starting a private practice in 2015. I was clinically trained (MSW) at Florida State University, class of 1993. I am also a graduate of The University of Miami with a clinical psychology degree in 1990.
(857) 371-8410 View (857) 371-8410
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Campbell Swift
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02109
Campbell Swift is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker who has worked in the field of mental health since 2013. Over these years, Campbell has gained valuable experience helping adolescents and adults overcome obstacles both internal and external. At the present, Campbell's strengths as a therapist lend themselves to assisting adolescents and adults living with depression and anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorders, histories of trauma, addiction and substance use disorders, and personality disorders.
Campbell Swift is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker who has worked in the field of mental health since 2013. Over these years, Campbell has gained valuable experience helping adolescents and adults overcome obstacles both internal and external. At the present, Campbell's strengths as a therapist lend themselves to assisting adolescents and adults living with depression and anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorders, histories of trauma, addiction and substance use disorders, and personality disorders.
(857) 466-1128 View (857) 466-1128
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Lucy Whitehouse
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LCSW, LADC-I, CADC
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02108  (Online Only)
My specialities are Anxiety disorders and/or Addiction.
Do you feel as though your anxiety is dictating your life? Are you finding yourself caught up in a cycle of persistent "what if" scenarios? Do you feel as though your negative thought patterns are dictating your day-to-day experiences? If you are feeling a strong desire to engage in a therapeutic partnership aimed at breaking free from these patterns and equipping yourself with lifelong skills for growth... we may be a good fit!
My specialities are Anxiety disorders and/or Addiction.
Do you feel as though your anxiety is dictating your life? Are you finding yourself caught up in a cycle of persistent "what if" scenarios? Do you feel as though your negative thought patterns are dictating your day-to-day experiences? If you are feeling a strong desire to engage in a therapeutic partnership aimed at breaking free from these patterns and equipping yourself with lifelong skills for growth... we may be a good fit!
(781) 384-5358 View (781) 384-5358
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Miriam Ervin
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Boston, MA 02116
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with experience in treating depression, anxiety, substance abuse, as well as relationship and family issues. I believe that when self-awareness is paired with motivation for healthy action, individuals and families can realize their fullest potential. My approach focuses on achieving this insight and motivation through establishing trust, building positive self esteem, and teaching healthy skills for coping. I have a holistic perspective and treatment approach, and believe that all elements of health and wellness need to be addressed in order to experience balance and a fulfilling life.
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with experience in treating depression, anxiety, substance abuse, as well as relationship and family issues. I believe that when self-awareness is paired with motivation for healthy action, individuals and families can realize their fullest potential. My approach focuses on achieving this insight and motivation through establishing trust, building positive self esteem, and teaching healthy skills for coping. I have a holistic perspective and treatment approach, and believe that all elements of health and wellness need to be addressed in order to experience balance and a fulfilling life.
(617) 658-4305 View (617) 658-4305
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Kelly Broderick
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02114
I specialize in grief and loss, addiction, codependency, and life transitions.
My ideal client is willing to start the exciting but sometimes challenging journey to finding themselves. I love to work with folks who make the active decision to start therapy, even if they do not have a concrete goal in mind. I can certainly assist a client who does not have a specific goal in finding something they want to address. My ideal client would be willing to reflect on themselves, their lives, and their choices, and they would be willing to work collaboratively with me to either maintain or change their path.
I specialize in grief and loss, addiction, codependency, and life transitions.
My ideal client is willing to start the exciting but sometimes challenging journey to finding themselves. I love to work with folks who make the active decision to start therapy, even if they do not have a concrete goal in mind. I can certainly assist a client who does not have a specific goal in finding something they want to address. My ideal client would be willing to reflect on themselves, their lives, and their choices, and they would be willing to work collaboratively with me to either maintain or change their path.
(781) 430-4172 View (781) 430-4172
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Matthew Sullivan
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02114  (Online Only)
, improve sleep, quit smoking, increase physical activity, reduce unhealthy eating), and overcome substance use disorders.
I believe that an effective therapist should help to organize our understanding of our strengths, our ways of thinking and acting, and the impact our social and cultural context has on us. This work helps us to better understand the sources of our distress and guides our selection from among a broad range of useful therapeutic approaches for coping. I believe that therapeutic change is heavily dependent on each client’s goals and motivation, and it is the job of a therapist to create a safe and trusting space in which to inspire and encourage this change.
, improve sleep, quit smoking, increase physical activity, reduce unhealthy eating), and overcome substance use disorders.
I believe that an effective therapist should help to organize our understanding of our strengths, our ways of thinking and acting, and the impact our social and cultural context has on us. This work helps us to better understand the sources of our distress and guides our selection from among a broad range of useful therapeutic approaches for coping. I believe that therapeutic change is heavily dependent on each client’s goals and motivation, and it is the job of a therapist to create a safe and trusting space in which to inspire and encourage this change.
(617) 826-5974 View (617) 826-5974
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Michelle Stayner
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MA, LADC
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02199  (Online Only)
I have been working in the field of mental health and addiction treatment for over a decade.
I'm a masters level Massachusetts licensed alcohol and drug counselor (LADC), specializing in telehealth individual counseling in an outpatient private practice. I support with counseling of addiction(s) of any kind, substance use at any stage, and mental health support. I can also support with completing Substance use evaluations and RMV recidivism risk letters. +Accepting new clients, please email me to set up an intake session today!
I have been working in the field of mental health and addiction treatment for over a decade.
I'm a masters level Massachusetts licensed alcohol and drug counselor (LADC), specializing in telehealth individual counseling in an outpatient private practice. I support with counseling of addiction(s) of any kind, substance use at any stage, and mental health support. I can also support with completing Substance use evaluations and RMV recidivism risk letters. +Accepting new clients, please email me to set up an intake session today!
(508) 639-1332 View (508) 639-1332
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Brian Gwozdz
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LADC I
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Boston, MA 02116  (Online Only)
A lived experience in recovery has deepened my empathy, while allowing me to truly appreciate and embrace the many diverse paths from addiction, depression, anxiety, trauma, and other disorders.
Making a decision to start therapy is not only a courageous one, but an empowering one that can be truly life-changing. My approach has always been to form a collaborative partnership with my client while creating a trusting, supportive, non-judgmental, and productive environment in which we work closely together to address any concerns you may have. As someone who has practiced mindfulness and meditation for many years, I also appreciate the interconnectedness between mind and body, and embrace an holistic view of healing. I look forward to having the privilege of working with you.
A lived experience in recovery has deepened my empathy, while allowing me to truly appreciate and embrace the many diverse paths from addiction, depression, anxiety, trauma, and other disorders.
Making a decision to start therapy is not only a courageous one, but an empowering one that can be truly life-changing. My approach has always been to form a collaborative partnership with my client while creating a trusting, supportive, non-judgmental, and productive environment in which we work closely together to address any concerns you may have. As someone who has practiced mindfulness and meditation for many years, I also appreciate the interconnectedness between mind and body, and embrace an holistic view of healing. I look forward to having the privilege of working with you.
(857) 376-3488 View (857) 376-3488

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.