Addiction Therapists in Detroit, MI

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Staci Kent
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Detroit, MI 48226  (Online Only)
My focus includes anxiety, depression, substance use, relationships, domestic violence, & others.
Anxiety, depression, imposter syndrome, and other various mental health concerns can feel so defeating. A common saying is "the first step to healing is talking about it", and I find this to be so true. Finding support in another person to share this concerns with, like myself, can open up so many doors for you to begin your journey of healing. As a person also struggling with anxiety and imposter syndrome, I know that asking for help is the biggest barrier. But once you finally do, the tension you hold will release and you can become your best self!
My focus includes anxiety, depression, substance use, relationships, domestic violence, & others.
Anxiety, depression, imposter syndrome, and other various mental health concerns can feel so defeating. A common saying is "the first step to healing is talking about it", and I find this to be so true. Finding support in another person to share this concerns with, like myself, can open up so many doors for you to begin your journey of healing. As a person also struggling with anxiety and imposter syndrome, I know that asking for help is the biggest barrier. But once you finally do, the tension you hold will release and you can become your best self!
(248) 560-6613 View (248) 560-6613
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Malanna Simmons
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Detroit, MI 48202  (Online Only)
overcoming trauma/traumatic experiences, crisis resolution, behavioral/cognitive adjustment, life skill building, college/professional preparation, substance use/abuse, life reflection and evaluation, and much more).
Overall, I consider myself a "worldly nurturer". "Worldly", because I have worked with people from all backgrounds, cultures, ages, and walks of life to "nurture" their potential. All of my experiences have taught me the foundational skills that I use in my profession today, which are: patience, the ability to listen, the understanding that listening is as paramount as speaking, the capabilities to be resourceful, valuing modesty and humility whilst still being confident and capable, and having faith in my skill-set while still being open to professionally growing and developing.
overcoming trauma/traumatic experiences, crisis resolution, behavioral/cognitive adjustment, life skill building, college/professional preparation, substance use/abuse, life reflection and evaluation, and much more).
Overall, I consider myself a "worldly nurturer". "Worldly", because I have worked with people from all backgrounds, cultures, ages, and walks of life to "nurture" their potential. All of my experiences have taught me the foundational skills that I use in my profession today, which are: patience, the ability to listen, the understanding that listening is as paramount as speaking, the capabilities to be resourceful, valuing modesty and humility whilst still being confident and capable, and having faith in my skill-set while still being open to professionally growing and developing.
(616) 208-5418 View (616) 208-5418
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Liz Curtis
Counselor, MA, LPC, LCPC, CAADC, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Detroit, MI 48202  (Online Only)
My specialty is addiction/substance abuse.
Working from a feminist theoretical perspective, I feel that your unique voice deserves to be believed, be heard, and be taken seriously. I strive to create a trusted space in which you feel comfortable to work through your difficulties without fear of judgment or discrimination. I believe you will find me approachable, down to earth, and friendly!
My specialty is addiction/substance abuse.
Working from a feminist theoretical perspective, I feel that your unique voice deserves to be believed, be heard, and be taken seriously. I strive to create a trusted space in which you feel comfortable to work through your difficulties without fear of judgment or discrimination. I believe you will find me approachable, down to earth, and friendly!
(313) 462-2146 View (313) 462-2146
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Analena Laverty
Counselor, MA, LPC, C-IAYT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Detroit, MI 48221
My specialties include all eating disorders, trauma, addiction, serious mental illness, mindfulness/yoga based interventions.
At some point in our lives we all fall on hard times and face struggles that seem impossible to overcome and can leave us feeling lost. Allow me to help guide you towards the life that you want for yourself. My approach is person-centered, mindfulness-based and solution-focused, which means you lead the session and work towards goals that are meaningful to you. With 10+ yrs of experience in mental health and yoga therapy I’ll help you learn the skills you need to build and maintain your personal recovery. Therapy allows us to make a commitment not only to ourselves, but also to our loved ones. Maybe it’s time to take the first step.
My specialties include all eating disorders, trauma, addiction, serious mental illness, mindfulness/yoga based interventions.
At some point in our lives we all fall on hard times and face struggles that seem impossible to overcome and can leave us feeling lost. Allow me to help guide you towards the life that you want for yourself. My approach is person-centered, mindfulness-based and solution-focused, which means you lead the session and work towards goals that are meaningful to you. With 10+ yrs of experience in mental health and yoga therapy I’ll help you learn the skills you need to build and maintain your personal recovery. Therapy allows us to make a commitment not only to ourselves, but also to our loved ones. Maybe it’s time to take the first step.
(947) 333-8995 View (947) 333-8995
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Nishani Jayawardena
Licensed Professional Counselor, NCC, EMDR-T
Verified Verified
Detroit, MI 48202  (Online Only)
I specialize in working with individuals who suffer from depression, anxiety, substance misuse, PTSD and complex trauma.
The approach I take to therapy is centered around supporting the needs of clients and guiding them towards self-actualization. By creating a safe space, an individual can explore their deepest and most authentic self. This personalized environment brings together multiculturalism, inclusivity, and perspectives that embrace diversity with open arms. If nothing else, I guarantee honesty; I stand true to the roots of therapy with a focus on authenticity.
I specialize in working with individuals who suffer from depression, anxiety, substance misuse, PTSD and complex trauma.
The approach I take to therapy is centered around supporting the needs of clients and guiding them towards self-actualization. By creating a safe space, an individual can explore their deepest and most authentic self. This personalized environment brings together multiculturalism, inclusivity, and perspectives that embrace diversity with open arms. If nothing else, I guarantee honesty; I stand true to the roots of therapy with a focus on authenticity.
(248) 955-2978 View (248) 955-2978
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Ural H. Hill
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD
Verified Verified
Detroit, MI 48219  (Online Only)
We provide psychological testing, pre-marital counseling, couples counseling, marriage and family therapy, individual counseling for adults and young adults, grief counseling, substance abuse assessment counseling and life coaching.
Healing Ourselves Through Excellence and Preparation (H.O.T.E.P. Christian Services Inc.) We utilize Science and Spirituality to help my clients overcome conflict and challenges. We have over 25 years of experience in helping couples to live harmoniously and operate rationally. We provide the best quality services in helping individuals, couples and families to function effectively, children and teens to perform well and individuals to achieve their personal and professional goals. We specialize in working with African American Males and their families.
We provide psychological testing, pre-marital counseling, couples counseling, marriage and family therapy, individual counseling for adults and young adults, grief counseling, substance abuse assessment counseling and life coaching.
Healing Ourselves Through Excellence and Preparation (H.O.T.E.P. Christian Services Inc.) We utilize Science and Spirituality to help my clients overcome conflict and challenges. We have over 25 years of experience in helping couples to live harmoniously and operate rationally. We provide the best quality services in helping individuals, couples and families to function effectively, children and teens to perform well and individuals to achieve their personal and professional goals. We specialize in working with African American Males and their families.
(248) 406-6526 View (248) 406-6526
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Nolan Keith Moore
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CAAC-R
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Detroit, MI 48213
As an fully Licensed Professional Counselor and advanced level Addiction Counselor, I have had the opportunity and privilege to help those facing life's trials and tribulations. I care for adults, couples, adolesents and children by helping them learn to cope with stress and maneuver thru their personal journeys.
As an fully Licensed Professional Counselor and advanced level Addiction Counselor, I have had the opportunity and privilege to help those facing life's trials and tribulations. I care for adults, couples, adolesents and children by helping them learn to cope with stress and maneuver thru their personal journeys.
(313) 451-7852 View (313) 451-7852
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Shelby McCliggott
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NBCC, ACS
Verified Verified
Detroit, MI 48225  (Online Only)
My role as a therapist is to create a safe, open and empathetic environment that will allow you, as the client, a space to feel secure while navigating with you through life's past or present hardships. I use a variety of therapeutic techniques such as CBT, Person Centered, EMDR, etc, however, I adjust treatment to fit each individual client and their needs. I have worked with clients ranging in age from preteen to 65+; with issues from anxiety, depression, trauma, substance abuse and more.
My role as a therapist is to create a safe, open and empathetic environment that will allow you, as the client, a space to feel secure while navigating with you through life's past or present hardships. I use a variety of therapeutic techniques such as CBT, Person Centered, EMDR, etc, however, I adjust treatment to fit each individual client and their needs. I have worked with clients ranging in age from preteen to 65+; with issues from anxiety, depression, trauma, substance abuse and more.
(248) 306-8736 View (248) 306-8736
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Sonder Counseling- Evening sessions available
Counselor, MA, LPC, LMFT, NCC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Detroit, MI 48207  (Online Only)
We are passionate about helping! Our therapists specialize in DBT, somatic therapy, CBT, addiction counseling, co-occurring disorders, trauma focused therapy, Bioenergetics, and more.
Taking the first step in the decision to ask for help is courageous and can also be scary. Change is difficult and the fear of the unknown can feel overwhelming. Our goal at Sonder Counseling is to help you explore your desire for change in a safe and judgment free space. It is important to us that you are in control of your journey while using us for support and guidance. We are a group practice of clinicians and will do our best to match you with a counselor who is the right fit for you and has current availability.
We are passionate about helping! Our therapists specialize in DBT, somatic therapy, CBT, addiction counseling, co-occurring disorders, trauma focused therapy, Bioenergetics, and more.
Taking the first step in the decision to ask for help is courageous and can also be scary. Change is difficult and the fear of the unknown can feel overwhelming. Our goal at Sonder Counseling is to help you explore your desire for change in a safe and judgment free space. It is important to us that you are in control of your journey while using us for support and guidance. We are a group practice of clinicians and will do our best to match you with a counselor who is the right fit for you and has current availability.
(248) 453-1579 View (248) 453-1579
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Worthem Family Practice
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Detroit, MI 48235
My areas of expertise include marital counseling, grief therapy, anger management, women issues, depression, anxiety, addiction and school problems.
I feel a client deserves to be treated with dignity and respect regardless of what life challenges causes an individual to seek counseling. I am a compassionate and patient person which has caused my clients to feel very comfortable with me as a Clinician. I believe a person can benefit from guidance in all areas which is why I seek to treat the "whole person": body, mind and spirit.I attempt to bring a person to a place of healing from their struggles by allowing the client to have an input in the therapeutic process.
My areas of expertise include marital counseling, grief therapy, anger management, women issues, depression, anxiety, addiction and school problems.
I feel a client deserves to be treated with dignity and respect regardless of what life challenges causes an individual to seek counseling. I am a compassionate and patient person which has caused my clients to feel very comfortable with me as a Clinician. I believe a person can benefit from guidance in all areas which is why I seek to treat the "whole person": body, mind and spirit.I attempt to bring a person to a place of healing from their struggles by allowing the client to have an input in the therapeutic process.
(248) 266-3205 View (248) 266-3205
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Karen Pierce
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, CBIS, SAP, CAATS
Verified Verified
Detroit, MI 48206
Waitlist for new clients
Criminal Law, Addiction Therapy, Psychological Evaluations, Substance Abuse Eval, Court required classes offered, drug and alcohol testing.
We treat you like family No judgement-Just support: Each patient is different so we use a individualized type of treatment specific to your needs. Don’t wait. Stop suffering alone. We are here 24/7. I try to treat in areas I have personally experienced. This way I TRULY I do understand. CONTACT ME: APPOINTMENT/RETURN CALL REQUEST: https://www.jotform.com/92193340647156
Criminal Law, Addiction Therapy, Psychological Evaluations, Substance Abuse Eval, Court required classes offered, drug and alcohol testing.
We treat you like family No judgement-Just support: Each patient is different so we use a individualized type of treatment specific to your needs. Don’t wait. Stop suffering alone. We are here 24/7. I try to treat in areas I have personally experienced. This way I TRULY I do understand. CONTACT ME: APPOINTMENT/RETURN CALL REQUEST: https://www.jotform.com/92193340647156
(248) 290-8280 View (248) 290-8280
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Nicolette McGahey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Detroit, MI 48202  (Online Only)
My name is Nicolette, and my pronouns are she/her. I am an indigenous therapist, a member of the queer community, and a person in long-term recovery from alcohol and substance use.
My name is Nicolette, and my pronouns are she/her. I am an indigenous therapist, a member of the queer community, and a person in long-term recovery from alcohol and substance use.
(248) 289-9546 View (248) 289-9546
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Bradley Will
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Detroit, MI 48219  (Online Only)
If you desire a safe place, where you can be truly authentic, met with empathy and compassion, and at times, the healing power of laughter, I would very much like to work with you. My name is Brad, and I have been a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Michigan for almost 20 years, and am also a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CAADC). I have a passion for helping women and men experience a compassionate, safe place to reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety, grief and loss, alcohol and substance issues: especially if they are related to traumatic experiences.
If you desire a safe place, where you can be truly authentic, met with empathy and compassion, and at times, the healing power of laughter, I would very much like to work with you. My name is Brad, and I have been a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Michigan for almost 20 years, and am also a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CAADC). I have a passion for helping women and men experience a compassionate, safe place to reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety, grief and loss, alcohol and substance issues: especially if they are related to traumatic experiences.
(517) 923-3284 View (517) 923-3284
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Lisa M. Gordon
Master Social Worker, LMSW
Verified Verified
Detroit, MI 48219
I provide specialized counseling services to individuals who are experiencing depression, anxiety, substance use disorder, dependent personality disorder and ADHD.
ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS via Telehealth! Do you ever feel invisible, overlooked or undervalued? Do feel alone or hurting and not sure how to handle it or what to do? Are you going through a rough time dealing with the loss of a loved one or struggling to move forward in your life? I work with clients as they become empowered to overcome life’s struggles, process through their pain and realize their value and worth. My clients will encounter a down-to-earth, non-judgmental ear and caring environment that’s designed to promote an environment of healing, productivity and growth. Everyone’s story and dynamics are unique.
I provide specialized counseling services to individuals who are experiencing depression, anxiety, substance use disorder, dependent personality disorder and ADHD.
ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS via Telehealth! Do you ever feel invisible, overlooked or undervalued? Do feel alone or hurting and not sure how to handle it or what to do? Are you going through a rough time dealing with the loss of a loved one or struggling to move forward in your life? I work with clients as they become empowered to overcome life’s struggles, process through their pain and realize their value and worth. My clients will encounter a down-to-earth, non-judgmental ear and caring environment that’s designed to promote an environment of healing, productivity and growth. Everyone’s story and dynamics are unique.
(248) 218-9803 View (248) 218-9803
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Leonard Uchendu
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, L, M, S, W
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Detroit, MI 48219  (Online Only)
I am specialized in Sex Addiction, Substance Use Disorder, Anger management, Anxiety, Depression, impulsiveness, chronic pain, trauma, Grief and Loss issues, Bipolar Disorder and Borderline Personality disorder, relationship conflicts etc.
I understand the daunting task of seeking help. I commend you for your courage to reach out to me for help. You desire therapy because you may be experiencing the following problems: Trauma, Depression,Anxiety, Addiction, Grief and Loss, Chronic Pain, suicide/self-injurious behaviors, interpersonal conflicts and othe psychological difficulties. Certainly, you would like to get to the bottom of your feelings, gain insights, deepen sense of self and self-integration. My therapy room will provide you a safe space to be yourself. I will meet you where you with zero judgment, empathetic ear and evidence based practice.
I am specialized in Sex Addiction, Substance Use Disorder, Anger management, Anxiety, Depression, impulsiveness, chronic pain, trauma, Grief and Loss issues, Bipolar Disorder and Borderline Personality disorder, relationship conflicts etc.
I understand the daunting task of seeking help. I commend you for your courage to reach out to me for help. You desire therapy because you may be experiencing the following problems: Trauma, Depression,Anxiety, Addiction, Grief and Loss, Chronic Pain, suicide/self-injurious behaviors, interpersonal conflicts and othe psychological difficulties. Certainly, you would like to get to the bottom of your feelings, gain insights, deepen sense of self and self-integration. My therapy room will provide you a safe space to be yourself. I will meet you where you with zero judgment, empathetic ear and evidence based practice.
(517) 684-2907 View (517) 684-2907
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Art of Healing Behavioral Services, P.L.L.C.
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, MPA, LPC, CAADCDP, QMHP
Verified Verified
Detroit, MI 48219  (Online Only)
An additional speciality to my practice is Substance Use Disorders, allowing me to provide voluntary and court ordered treatment for all age groups.
Are you one of millions of people still adjusting from pre/post-pandemic anxiety, depression and adjustment concerns? Are you dealing with trauma and grief from losing loved ones pre/post pandemic? Processing unexpected changes in our lives can be overwhelming for most and you are not alone.
An additional speciality to my practice is Substance Use Disorders, allowing me to provide voluntary and court ordered treatment for all age groups.
Are you one of millions of people still adjusting from pre/post-pandemic anxiety, depression and adjustment concerns? Are you dealing with trauma and grief from losing loved ones pre/post pandemic? Processing unexpected changes in our lives can be overwhelming for most and you are not alone.
(947) 208-4901 View (947) 208-4901
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Michelle Dickinson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, CAADC
Verified Verified
Detroit, MI 48206  (Online Only)
If addiction, codependency, anxiety, PTSD and/or depression are standing in the way of you leading the life you want, please reach out I would love to work with you and help to lighten your load.
Just because you wear it well doesn't mean its not heavy. Does your outward smile hide the pain you are feeling inside? Many of my clients have struggled with drugs or alcohol problems and have feelings of shame and hopelessness often trying to hide the issue from others. I've also helped many people who love someone; a spouse, child or parent with an addiction, but who have lost their sense of normalcy in the process. I also have expertise in treating problems like anxiety, depression, relationship problems and trauma/PTSD.
If addiction, codependency, anxiety, PTSD and/or depression are standing in the way of you leading the life you want, please reach out I would love to work with you and help to lighten your load.
Just because you wear it well doesn't mean its not heavy. Does your outward smile hide the pain you are feeling inside? Many of my clients have struggled with drugs or alcohol problems and have feelings of shame and hopelessness often trying to hide the issue from others. I've also helped many people who love someone; a spouse, child or parent with an addiction, but who have lost their sense of normalcy in the process. I also have expertise in treating problems like anxiety, depression, relationship problems and trauma/PTSD.
(248) 997-4219 View (248) 997-4219
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Khesed Wellness
LPC
Verified Verified
11 Endorsed
Detroit, MI 48213
Sessions are $60 or FREE through our numerous pro bono programs for LGBTQ+ individuals, young people, restaurant workers, helping professionals, substance abuse, and those impacted by gun violence.
We believe everyone deserves access to quality mental health therapy they can afford. Our team of therapists offer a variety of expertise, including anxiety, depression, PTSD, addiction and substance use, eating disorders, LGBTQ+ issues, faith, sexuality, boundary setting, identity exploration, and more. We offer individual, couples, and family sessions. Our goal is to match you with the therapist who is the best therapeutic, cultural and relational fit to meet your needs. We return all outreaches within one business day and match you with a therapist within one week so you don't have to wait for care. We're here for you.
Sessions are $60 or FREE through our numerous pro bono programs for LGBTQ+ individuals, young people, restaurant workers, helping professionals, substance abuse, and those impacted by gun violence.
We believe everyone deserves access to quality mental health therapy they can afford. Our team of therapists offer a variety of expertise, including anxiety, depression, PTSD, addiction and substance use, eating disorders, LGBTQ+ issues, faith, sexuality, boundary setting, identity exploration, and more. We offer individual, couples, and family sessions. Our goal is to match you with the therapist who is the best therapeutic, cultural and relational fit to meet your needs. We return all outreaches within one business day and match you with a therapist within one week so you don't have to wait for care. We're here for you.
(972) 544-4168 View (972) 544-4168
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Felicia Hill /Phoenix Arising Therapeutic Services
Counselor, MA, LPC, CADC
Verified Verified
Detroit, MI 48206
We all face challenges in life. Some problems in life are tolerable where as others may cause you to feel overwhelmed, alone, and unmanageable, causing grief, anxiety, depression, trauma, addiction, and or relationship problems. Our staff here at Phoenix Arising Therapeutic Services will help you reconnect and identify your feelings. We assist with gaining coping skills interventions and prevention tools to avoid the feelings of loneliness in your thoughts, self isolation, feeling different or experiencing self doubt. We service dual diagnosis, Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
We all face challenges in life. Some problems in life are tolerable where as others may cause you to feel overwhelmed, alone, and unmanageable, causing grief, anxiety, depression, trauma, addiction, and or relationship problems. Our staff here at Phoenix Arising Therapeutic Services will help you reconnect and identify your feelings. We assist with gaining coping skills interventions and prevention tools to avoid the feelings of loneliness in your thoughts, self isolation, feeling different or experiencing self doubt. We service dual diagnosis, Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
(947) 600-5323 View (947) 600-5323
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Saba Yaso
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CAADC, NCC
Verified Verified
Detroit, MI 48219
I am certified in Addiction, in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, in Trauma therapy, Anxiety and Christian counseling.
Saba's passion as professional counselor is to empower diverse individuals, couples, families, and groups to accomplish mental health, wellness, relationships, education, and career goals. I am educated, trained, and skilled to help the clients who share their issues and concerns with me and willing to walk beside them in their life journey in tough times and rejoice with them in their joyful times. I believe that soul healing is real from a personal experience and that the counselor's compassion, care and high empathy is therapeutic.
I am certified in Addiction, in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, in Trauma therapy, Anxiety and Christian counseling.
Saba's passion as professional counselor is to empower diverse individuals, couples, families, and groups to accomplish mental health, wellness, relationships, education, and career goals. I am educated, trained, and skilled to help the clients who share their issues and concerns with me and willing to walk beside them in their life journey in tough times and rejoice with them in their joyful times. I believe that soul healing is real from a personal experience and that the counselor's compassion, care and high empathy is therapeutic.
(248) 516-7990 View (248) 516-7990
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.