Addiction Therapists in Raleigh, NC

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Caitlin Paez
Counselor, LCAS, LCMHC, CCS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27609
I have worked alongside adults with mental health and substance use concerns.
I have gained clinical experience with working alongside adults who would like to address concerns of mental health symptoms, family/relationship concerns, addiction, trauma, grief and overall life transitions.
I have worked alongside adults with mental health and substance use concerns.
I have gained clinical experience with working alongside adults who would like to address concerns of mental health symptoms, family/relationship concerns, addiction, trauma, grief and overall life transitions.
(984) 228-2655 View (984) 228-2655
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Stephanie Hogate
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27615  (Online Only)
Stephanie Hogate is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist with over 30 years of experience in the behavioral health field. She is committed to helping adults and seniors navigate their life challenges and find their paths to a more fulfilled life. Stephanie specializes in treating depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship issues, addiction issues, and major life transitions. Stephanie has a Master of Social Work (MSW) from Virginia Commonwealth University.
Stephanie Hogate is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist with over 30 years of experience in the behavioral health field. She is committed to helping adults and seniors navigate their life challenges and find their paths to a more fulfilled life. Stephanie specializes in treating depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship issues, addiction issues, and major life transitions. Stephanie has a Master of Social Work (MSW) from Virginia Commonwealth University.
(984) 400-8471 View (984) 400-8471
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Lisa Lyn Hargrove
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC, LCAS, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27615  (Online Only)
She has been in the Substance Abuse field since 1996 working as an alcohol counselor in an outpatient setting.
This profile is managed by Cerebral. To get connected with Lisa and directly schedule, please click the "my website" button! Lisa Hargrove is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in the state if North Carolina and a Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist. She is also cross licensed in the state of Nevada as a Clinical Professional Counselor. Lisa has experience in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Medication Assisted Treatment, and Trauma Informed Care.
She has been in the Substance Abuse field since 1996 working as an alcohol counselor in an outpatient setting.
This profile is managed by Cerebral. To get connected with Lisa and directly schedule, please click the "my website" button! Lisa Hargrove is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in the state if North Carolina and a Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist. She is also cross licensed in the state of Nevada as a Clinical Professional Counselor. Lisa has experience in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Medication Assisted Treatment, and Trauma Informed Care.
(984) 314-5412 View (984) 314-5412
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Allison Grubbs
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCAS, CCS, CDWF, RYT
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27607
Some areas of special interest include, complex trauma, anxiety, self-worth, perfectionism, making friends, attachment styles, love addiction, “Social Infertility” (being childfree by circumstance, not by choice), and coaching parents of teens.
My journey to becoming a therapist started in an art room. I attended NCSU's College of Design, which led to teaching high school art for several years. Teaching allowed me to find my calling as a therapist and consultant. I graduated from the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Social work in 2008, and have since pursued Certifications in Addictions, Self-Compassion, & the work of Dr. Brené Brown. I also have specific training in Emotionally Focused Individual and Family Therapy which is based on attachment theory as well as AEDP, an experiential therapy model that helps heal trauma through corrective emotional experiences.
Some areas of special interest include, complex trauma, anxiety, self-worth, perfectionism, making friends, attachment styles, love addiction, “Social Infertility” (being childfree by circumstance, not by choice), and coaching parents of teens.
My journey to becoming a therapist started in an art room. I attended NCSU's College of Design, which led to teaching high school art for several years. Teaching allowed me to find my calling as a therapist and consultant. I graduated from the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Social work in 2008, and have since pursued Certifications in Addictions, Self-Compassion, & the work of Dr. Brené Brown. I also have specific training in Emotionally Focused Individual and Family Therapy which is based on attachment theory as well as AEDP, an experiential therapy model that helps heal trauma through corrective emotional experiences.
(919) 666-3451 View (919) 666-3451
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Advocate Counseling and Consulting
Counselor, LCMHCA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27616
I have had the privilege of working with individuals battling depression, trauma, addiction, identity issues, and more.
Accepting New Clients! At times, life can be extremely overwhelming and difficult to navigate alone. Unexpected change can happen and completely turn your life around, decreasing your overall level of happiness, motivation, and distress tolerance. Or maybe you've experienced trauma and find it difficult to navigate relationships, or trust people. Maybe you don't trust yourself. Either way, I want to help you. Sometimes you need a professional to work alongside you. Together, let's begin unraveling the complexities that hold you back and unlock the potential for a brighter, more fulfilling life.
I have had the privilege of working with individuals battling depression, trauma, addiction, identity issues, and more.
Accepting New Clients! At times, life can be extremely overwhelming and difficult to navigate alone. Unexpected change can happen and completely turn your life around, decreasing your overall level of happiness, motivation, and distress tolerance. Or maybe you've experienced trauma and find it difficult to navigate relationships, or trust people. Maybe you don't trust yourself. Either way, I want to help you. Sometimes you need a professional to work alongside you. Together, let's begin unraveling the complexities that hold you back and unlock the potential for a brighter, more fulfilling life.
(984) 214-4173 View (984) 214-4173
Live Addiction Free
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MEd, LCAS, CCS, MAC
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27601
I'm a Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist, Certified Clinical Supervisor, Master Addiction Counselor, and Certified Health Coach with over 25 years of experience in behavioral health and adult education.
Welcome to Live Addiction Free! Do you want to quit drinking alcohol, abusing drugs, smoking (marijuana or cigarettes), gambling, or excessive screen use? Do you want to stop using these behaviors to cope with anxiety, anger, depression, being overwhelmed, loneliness, or boredom, but don't know how? Can you abstain for a while but not maintain? Have you been able to abstain but now fear relapsing and need help in dealing with stressors and triggers? Or are you in sustained recovery but wondering what's next? If you answered YES to any of these questions, please contact me for your FREE initial consultation.
I'm a Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist, Certified Clinical Supervisor, Master Addiction Counselor, and Certified Health Coach with over 25 years of experience in behavioral health and adult education.
Welcome to Live Addiction Free! Do you want to quit drinking alcohol, abusing drugs, smoking (marijuana or cigarettes), gambling, or excessive screen use? Do you want to stop using these behaviors to cope with anxiety, anger, depression, being overwhelmed, loneliness, or boredom, but don't know how? Can you abstain for a while but not maintain? Have you been able to abstain but now fear relapsing and need help in dealing with stressors and triggers? Or are you in sustained recovery but wondering what's next? If you answered YES to any of these questions, please contact me for your FREE initial consultation.
(919) 709-0314 View (919) 709-0314
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Melissa Brinson, Psychotherapy and Counseling Svs
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCMHC-S, LCAS, CCS, BC-TMHC, CSAT- C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27604  (Online Only)
Mental illness and addiction do not discriminate. They provide complex difficulties for the patients and their loved ones. I am specializing in treatment for Sex Addiction for either the individual with addiction or their partner. Treatment is not billed under insurance which ensures your privacy. Additional services includes support for fatherless daughters, individuals suffering with depression, trauma, and anxiety. I also offer clinical supervision for individuals with provisional licenses for both Mental Health (LCMHC-A) and Addiction (LCAS-A).
Mental illness and addiction do not discriminate. They provide complex difficulties for the patients and their loved ones. I am specializing in treatment for Sex Addiction for either the individual with addiction or their partner. Treatment is not billed under insurance which ensures your privacy. Additional services includes support for fatherless daughters, individuals suffering with depression, trauma, and anxiety. I also offer clinical supervision for individuals with provisional licenses for both Mental Health (LCMHC-A) and Addiction (LCAS-A).
(984) 459-8070 View (984) 459-8070
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Carolina Counseling and Therapeutic Solutions
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LPC-A, LCAS-A, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27615
I specialize in treating the emotional effect of physical pain, addiction, chronic health conditions and losses including divorce, infertility, job loss.
Providing safety for you to talk about what's on your mind is important to me. Whether this is the first time you've sought help or you've been in therapy before, I can help you cope with your life in meaningful ways. I work collaboratively with you toward your goals. Your courage and desire for change coupled with my compassion and experience helps you to make improvements in your life. Together we will develop goals which can become a long term plan of action. I will help you create a plan for a better future.
I specialize in treating the emotional effect of physical pain, addiction, chronic health conditions and losses including divorce, infertility, job loss.
Providing safety for you to talk about what's on your mind is important to me. Whether this is the first time you've sought help or you've been in therapy before, I can help you cope with your life in meaningful ways. I work collaboratively with you toward your goals. Your courage and desire for change coupled with my compassion and experience helps you to make improvements in your life. Together we will develop goals which can become a long term plan of action. I will help you create a plan for a better future.
(919) 888-4531 View (919) 888-4531
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Macie Bateman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSWA, LCASA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27601  (Online Only)
I work with adults and older teens seeking assistance with a wide range of concerns, including depression, anxiety, trauma, neurodivergence, substance use, life transitions, and identity development and change. I also welcome clients who are simply seeking growth, greater self-understanding, or a deeper sense of meaning and well-being in their lives; therapy does not always have to be about fixing a problem. Additionally, I have training and background in working with individuals who have experienced non-ordinary states of consciousness, and welcome clients who are seeking to integrate experiences; positive, confusing, or difficult.
I work with adults and older teens seeking assistance with a wide range of concerns, including depression, anxiety, trauma, neurodivergence, substance use, life transitions, and identity development and change. I also welcome clients who are simply seeking growth, greater self-understanding, or a deeper sense of meaning and well-being in their lives; therapy does not always have to be about fixing a problem. Additionally, I have training and background in working with individuals who have experienced non-ordinary states of consciousness, and welcome clients who are seeking to integrate experiences; positive, confusing, or difficult.
(919) 769-3094 View (919) 769-3094
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Lataysha Sumter
Counselor, LCMHC-A, LCAS-A, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27615
I believe counseling may include healing emotional wounds, developing coping skills or striving towards improving oneself. I work with clients who struggle with substance misuse and alcohol misuse, depression, anxiety, grief, trauma, life transitions, relationship concerns, race or gender related stressor and mood disorders. I have experience facilitating intensive outpatient groups and providing couples counseling.
I believe counseling may include healing emotional wounds, developing coping skills or striving towards improving oneself. I work with clients who struggle with substance misuse and alcohol misuse, depression, anxiety, grief, trauma, life transitions, relationship concerns, race or gender related stressor and mood disorders. I have experience facilitating intensive outpatient groups and providing couples counseling.
(919) 858-2142 View (919) 858-2142
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Insight Family Center, LLC
MA, LPC, LCAS-A
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27609
At Insight Family Center, LLC we provide premium psychiatry,mental health and substance abuse services. Our priority is to provide our clients with techniques that will assist them in obtaining their desired outcomes to reach their personal goals.
At Insight Family Center, LLC we provide premium psychiatry,mental health and substance abuse services. Our priority is to provide our clients with techniques that will assist them in obtaining their desired outcomes to reach their personal goals.
(919) 626-3979 View (919) 626-3979
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Christopher Deviney
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCAS
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27606
My ideal client is anyone coming who is interested in finding answers to the hard questions in life. My primary experience is Substance use, Depression, and anxiety, however I have interest and experience working with any person driven and motivated to find change.
My ideal client is anyone coming who is interested in finding answers to the hard questions in life. My primary experience is Substance use, Depression, and anxiety, however I have interest and experience working with any person driven and motivated to find change.
(919) 626-3845 View (919) 626-3845
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Shamelya Perry
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MS, LCAS, MAC, SAP, SAE
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27604
Hello, I am Shamelya Perry and I am a mom of three beautiful children and one fur baby. I am a Licensed Addiction Counselor and a Master Addiction Counselor with 9 years of experience. I am a graduate of Grand Canyon University with a MS in Addiction Counseling and Capella University with a MS in Human Services.
Hello, I am Shamelya Perry and I am a mom of three beautiful children and one fur baby. I am a Licensed Addiction Counselor and a Master Addiction Counselor with 9 years of experience. I am a graduate of Grand Canyon University with a MS in Addiction Counseling and Capella University with a MS in Human Services.
(919) 705-0290 View (919) 705-0290
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Sammantha Andes
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MS, LCAS
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27609  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist with 8 years of experience. I have worked with individuals at every stage of their addiction, including clients having difficulty recognizing they have a problem, knowing they have a problem but being unsure if they want to do something about it, actively making steps towards recovery, and being in recovery. I also have experience working with clients that use substances to cope with their anxiety, depression, trauma, self-esteem, and life changes (such as becoming a new parent, getting a new job, and losing a loved one).
I am a Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist with 8 years of experience. I have worked with individuals at every stage of their addiction, including clients having difficulty recognizing they have a problem, knowing they have a problem but being unsure if they want to do something about it, actively making steps towards recovery, and being in recovery. I also have experience working with clients that use substances to cope with their anxiety, depression, trauma, self-esteem, and life changes (such as becoming a new parent, getting a new job, and losing a loved one).
(919) 626-9072 View (919) 626-9072
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Lifestyle Consultant Services
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MS, LPC, LCAS-A
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27615
The mission of Lifestyle Consultant Services is to improve the quality of mental health and substance abuse services by reducing stigma and by protecting the rights of the individual who suffers from mental illness and/or substance abuse. By identifying the pain and suffering experienced by citizens in our community and addressing them with care, we aim to strengthen and promote health and well being. Suboxone is the combination of buprenorphine (partial opioid agonist) and naloxone (opioid antagonist - Narcan). The combination is either 2 mg/0.5 mg or 8 mg/2 mg. Suboxone is a sublingual film (it dissolves under the tongue).
The mission of Lifestyle Consultant Services is to improve the quality of mental health and substance abuse services by reducing stigma and by protecting the rights of the individual who suffers from mental illness and/or substance abuse. By identifying the pain and suffering experienced by citizens in our community and addressing them with care, we aim to strengthen and promote health and well being. Suboxone is the combination of buprenorphine (partial opioid agonist) and naloxone (opioid antagonist - Narcan). The combination is either 2 mg/0.5 mg or 8 mg/2 mg. Suboxone is a sublingual film (it dissolves under the tongue).
(919) 800-0881 View (919) 800-0881
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Marecius Samuel
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCMHC, LCAS, TF-CBT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27606
Email is the best way to contact me) Marecius Samuel is the owner and sole therapist of Breaking Barriers Wellness and Counseling. Marecius (pronounced Ma-re-kus) has many years of counseling experience and has worked with diverse populations. Marecius has worked with children, adolescents, and adults with various mental, behavioral, and substance abuse related diagnoses. Marecius has provided therapy within inpatient psychiatric hospital settings and has previous work experience on Community Support Teams, Intensive In-Home, Family-Centered Treatment and Outpatient Therapy.
Email is the best way to contact me) Marecius Samuel is the owner and sole therapist of Breaking Barriers Wellness and Counseling. Marecius (pronounced Ma-re-kus) has many years of counseling experience and has worked with diverse populations. Marecius has worked with children, adolescents, and adults with various mental, behavioral, and substance abuse related diagnoses. Marecius has provided therapy within inpatient psychiatric hospital settings and has previous work experience on Community Support Teams, Intensive In-Home, Family-Centered Treatment and Outpatient Therapy.
(984) 203-7477 View (984) 203-7477
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Jillian Williamson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27615  (Online Only)
I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 18 years of experience within the mental health field. I have worked in a variety of settings including community mental centers, public health, psychiatric units, and partial hospitalization programs. My areas of expertise include stress/anxiety, depression, grief and loss, addiction, health issues, family/relationship issues, and personal growth. I utilize therapeutic approaches that explore each individual's psychological and social needs. It's my goal to assist my clients in the healing process, build self-worth, improve communication in their relationships, and reach their goals.
I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 18 years of experience within the mental health field. I have worked in a variety of settings including community mental centers, public health, psychiatric units, and partial hospitalization programs. My areas of expertise include stress/anxiety, depression, grief and loss, addiction, health issues, family/relationship issues, and personal growth. I utilize therapeutic approaches that explore each individual's psychological and social needs. It's my goal to assist my clients in the healing process, build self-worth, improve communication in their relationships, and reach their goals.
(919) 823-3605 View (919) 823-3605
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Adrianne Robinson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCAS, RYT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27609
I am a solution-focused therapist, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist and a Registered Yoga Teacher offering therapy and coaching for individuals and families in a warm and welcoming environment. I specialize in anxiety disorders, mindfulness, trauma, PTSD, codependency, adult children of alcoholic issues, life coaching and addiction recovery with clients just like you throughout Raleigh and Wake County.
I am a solution-focused therapist, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist and a Registered Yoga Teacher offering therapy and coaching for individuals and families in a warm and welcoming environment. I specialize in anxiety disorders, mindfulness, trauma, PTSD, codependency, adult children of alcoholic issues, life coaching and addiction recovery with clients just like you throughout Raleigh and Wake County.
(919) 344-0972 View (919) 344-0972
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Stella L Green
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LCSWA, LCAS, DOT-SAP, DWI, ADETS
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27609
Waitlist for new clients
I specialize in substance use disorders, I have studied and have sat on the other side of the desk.
I have been working in the field for 25+ years in various capacities from IDD/Autism, clinics, in and out patient, LGBTQ, Correctional Facility Drug Program, men and adolescent re-entry, brushing with some gang activity. Whats was common was: NO PLAN; there should to be a plan. People have to be honest with themself. When being assessed be honest; fabricating the truth; the cycle continues; being honest; the healing begins. It's not easy, but necessary. A plan built on truth and commitment, support goes a long way. Surprise yourself, non-judgmental, compassionate, safe atmosphere.
I specialize in substance use disorders, I have studied and have sat on the other side of the desk.
I have been working in the field for 25+ years in various capacities from IDD/Autism, clinics, in and out patient, LGBTQ, Correctional Facility Drug Program, men and adolescent re-entry, brushing with some gang activity. Whats was common was: NO PLAN; there should to be a plan. People have to be honest with themself. When being assessed be honest; fabricating the truth; the cycle continues; being honest; the healing begins. It's not easy, but necessary. A plan built on truth and commitment, support goes a long way. Surprise yourself, non-judgmental, compassionate, safe atmosphere.
(919) 752-3968 View (919) 752-3968
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Brandon Robinson
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LCAS, CCS, LCMHC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27612
NOW > Offering "Structured Family Interventions" to help family members cope with a loved one with addiction issues, and facilitate them getting to primary treatment. It can be frustrating to feel and behave a certain way, knowing that you have or can be better at living. I am comfortable with those who know that something is not working and are considering how to change, so they can ultimately function better. My clients are those who come for one on one counseling, family members, and couples who struggle with addiction in the home. I have a wide range of experience in treating addiction, mental health, and supporting recovery.
NOW > Offering "Structured Family Interventions" to help family members cope with a loved one with addiction issues, and facilitate them getting to primary treatment. It can be frustrating to feel and behave a certain way, knowing that you have or can be better at living. I am comfortable with those who know that something is not working and are considering how to change, so they can ultimately function better. My clients are those who come for one on one counseling, family members, and couples who struggle with addiction in the home. I have a wide range of experience in treating addiction, mental health, and supporting recovery.
(919) 666-3074 View (919) 666-3074
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.