Addiction Therapists in Las Vegas, NV

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Holly Davis Counseling & Good Medicine DUI School
Counselor, CPCI, ABD
Verified Verified
Las Vegas, NV 89101
Good Medicine is knowing what it takes to feel better. Psychology means healing the soul. My job is to teach you to listen to yourself to discover what makes you whole. Empowerment is the result. My specializations are addiction, trauma & stress reduction using CBT, meditation, and weekly goals. We have a new business Las Vegas! A DUI is a traumatic event, that’s why our Good Medicine DUI School was created. We use compassion and education to drive change after a DUI. Small classes are offered by appointment in downtown Las Vegas. Courses are also available online www.goodmedicineduischool.com
Good Medicine is knowing what it takes to feel better. Psychology means healing the soul. My job is to teach you to listen to yourself to discover what makes you whole. Empowerment is the result. My specializations are addiction, trauma & stress reduction using CBT, meditation, and weekly goals. We have a new business Las Vegas! A DUI is a traumatic event, that’s why our Good Medicine DUI School was created. We use compassion and education to drive change after a DUI. Small classes are offered by appointment in downtown Las Vegas. Courses are also available online www.goodmedicineduischool.com
(702) 323-5925 View (702) 323-5925
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Penny Fife
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, CEDS, LADC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Las Vegas, NV 89134
I have additional training to work with eating disorders, substance abuse, adolescents and EMDR.
I specialize in treating clients who have had difficulty finding success with other therapists. I work with clients who experience struggles of varied severity ranging from adjusting to new situations in life, coping with difficulties in relationships, managing mood disorders, or processing traumatic events. My ultimate goal is to assist clients in learning the skills necessary to maximize the quality of life by being able to participate in it with a healthy and passionate style that results in the development of a fulfilling present and future. If you have any questions about me or my practice, please give me a call.
I have additional training to work with eating disorders, substance abuse, adolescents and EMDR.
I specialize in treating clients who have had difficulty finding success with other therapists. I work with clients who experience struggles of varied severity ranging from adjusting to new situations in life, coping with difficulties in relationships, managing mood disorders, or processing traumatic events. My ultimate goal is to assist clients in learning the skills necessary to maximize the quality of life by being able to participate in it with a healthy and passionate style that results in the development of a fulfilling present and future. If you have any questions about me or my practice, please give me a call.
(702) 605-2942 View (702) 605-2942
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Jimmy Monaghan
Licensed Professional Counselor, NCC, CCMHC, MAC, LCPC, LCADC
Verified Verified
Las Vegas, NV 89130
I specialize in relationship therapy, adolescent issues and substance abuse counseling.
In Nevada I work as a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, a Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor, Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor-Supervisior and a secondary for CPC-I's . I have Clinical Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology and Counselor Education with emphasis in Couple and Family Therapy. The ideal client for Rise is anyone who may feel as if the door has shut, who is feeling lost, struggling with life's trials, who may not be able to communicate to their loved ones. In short, anyone who feels as if they don't fit in their skin.
I specialize in relationship therapy, adolescent issues and substance abuse counseling.
In Nevada I work as a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, a Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor, Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor-Supervisior and a secondary for CPC-I's . I have Clinical Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology and Counselor Education with emphasis in Couple and Family Therapy. The ideal client for Rise is anyone who may feel as if the door has shut, who is feeling lost, struggling with life's trials, who may not be able to communicate to their loved ones. In short, anyone who feels as if they don't fit in their skin.
(702) 935-5246 View (702) 935-5246
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Destinie Cleveland
Pre-Licensed Professional, CADC-I, CSAT-C
Verified Verified
Las Vegas, NV 89101  (Online Only)
Embarking on a journey to overcome addiction, whether it's chemical dependence or struggles with sex addiction, requires a compassionate and personalized approach. I provide tailored support to address the complexities of your experience, including the aftermath of trauma and familial influences. Together, we'll break free from harmful cycles, fostering personal growth in a safe and empowering environment. If you're ready to reclaim power over your life and pursue lasting healing, let's collaborate on your transformative journey towards a brighter future.
Embarking on a journey to overcome addiction, whether it's chemical dependence or struggles with sex addiction, requires a compassionate and personalized approach. I provide tailored support to address the complexities of your experience, including the aftermath of trauma and familial influences. Together, we'll break free from harmful cycles, fostering personal growth in a safe and empowering environment. If you're ready to reclaim power over your life and pursue lasting healing, let's collaborate on your transformative journey towards a brighter future.
(725) 234-6745 View (725) 234-6745
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Colin Pryor
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCADC, M Ed
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Las Vegas, NV 89101  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Are you struggling to live up to your expectations for yourself? Feeling down, exhausted, lonely, or frustrated? If you are tired of feeling stuck in a negative emotional space and looking for some support, please reach out. I work with adults who are challenged by managing symptoms that result from depression, anxiety, a trauma history, substance use, and more. I practice using an eclectic style focused on your individualized needs - cognitive reframing, dialectical behavior therapy, mindfulness training, behavioral activation, and solutions focused interventions.
Are you struggling to live up to your expectations for yourself? Feeling down, exhausted, lonely, or frustrated? If you are tired of feeling stuck in a negative emotional space and looking for some support, please reach out. I work with adults who are challenged by managing symptoms that result from depression, anxiety, a trauma history, substance use, and more. I practice using an eclectic style focused on your individualized needs - cognitive reframing, dialectical behavior therapy, mindfulness training, behavioral activation, and solutions focused interventions.
(702) 996-5043 View (702) 996-5043
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Marcia Hadley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Las Vegas, NV 89121
I specialize with Trauma, Grief, Addiction, and Attachment.
Hello I am Marcia Hadley, LCSW. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state Nevada and Utah. I started working in mental health in 2001. I like to encourage a sense of curiosity and humor when working. I find that not only have my client’s been through tremendous struggles they are wanting to find genuine connections. The one thing I have realized is that people want to do their best. Sometimes we just need some love, kindness, and compassion to help us along the way. I believe it is important to have a strong, trusting, therapeutic relationship which allows people to live their best life.
I specialize with Trauma, Grief, Addiction, and Attachment.
Hello I am Marcia Hadley, LCSW. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state Nevada and Utah. I started working in mental health in 2001. I like to encourage a sense of curiosity and humor when working. I find that not only have my client’s been through tremendous struggles they are wanting to find genuine connections. The one thing I have realized is that people want to do their best. Sometimes we just need some love, kindness, and compassion to help us along the way. I believe it is important to have a strong, trusting, therapeutic relationship which allows people to live their best life.
(725) 527-7549 View (725) 527-7549
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The Mainstream Group
MS, CPC-S, LADC-S
Verified Verified
Las Vegas, NV 89123
Substance use and mental health challenges can be successfully treated.
You are powerful and capable, and are taking an important step toward positive change. We can work together on overcoming obstacles to a more productive and rewarding life. When we focus on the solution, we take power away from the problem. By reaching out you have proven you are motivated to focus on a new direction. When you change your thoughts, you will change your life. Mainstream provides mental health and substance use disorder counseling services in a variety of settings to assure your success.
Substance use and mental health challenges can be successfully treated.
You are powerful and capable, and are taking an important step toward positive change. We can work together on overcoming obstacles to a more productive and rewarding life. When we focus on the solution, we take power away from the problem. By reaching out you have proven you are motivated to focus on a new direction. When you change your thoughts, you will change your life. Mainstream provides mental health and substance use disorder counseling services in a variety of settings to assure your success.
(702) 487-9396 View (702) 487-9396
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Diversity Counseling of Nevada
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MA, LADC
Verified Verified
Las Vegas, NV 89107
Waitlist for new clients
Transgender and gender non conforming suffer more than any other group with the disease of addiction.
Diversity Counseling of Nevada provides evidenced based, client centered approaches for people who are a part of a marginalized community, particularly LGBTQ+ clients. Diversity Counseling of Nevada will take all clients who are either part of this marginalized group or is an ally of this marginalized group. Diversity Counseling of Nevada is only taking cash paying clients. My hours are by appointment only on Fridays, Saturdays, and evenings.
Transgender and gender non conforming suffer more than any other group with the disease of addiction.
Diversity Counseling of Nevada provides evidenced based, client centered approaches for people who are a part of a marginalized community, particularly LGBTQ+ clients. Diversity Counseling of Nevada will take all clients who are either part of this marginalized group or is an ally of this marginalized group. Diversity Counseling of Nevada is only taking cash paying clients. My hours are by appointment only on Fridays, Saturdays, and evenings.
(702) 842-0720 View (702) 842-0720
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Las Vegas Neurofeedback Center/Healthy Brain Resor
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, PhD, LADC, BCN
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Las Vegas, NV 89102
Neurofeedback Trains the source: The Brain Improve Mood at the Source Reduce Addiction at the Source Increase or Manage Attention at the Source Enhance Performance at the Source.
Neurofeedback is a scientifically proven way to improve the way you feel and function in the world by improving how your brain operates. It is a noninvasive, organic process that does not change who you are. It's still you. It is you just in a better mood or with an increase in confidence, focus and performance. Neurofeedback is an alternative to medication for most issues that stem from the brain. It is a journey into the possible. What is your potential?
Neurofeedback Trains the source: The Brain Improve Mood at the Source Reduce Addiction at the Source Increase or Manage Attention at the Source Enhance Performance at the Source.
Neurofeedback is a scientifically proven way to improve the way you feel and function in the world by improving how your brain operates. It is a noninvasive, organic process that does not change who you are. It's still you. It is you just in a better mood or with an increase in confidence, focus and performance. Neurofeedback is an alternative to medication for most issues that stem from the brain. It is a journey into the possible. What is your potential?
(702) 819-9912 View (702) 819-9912
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David Marlon
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MS, LADC, SAP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Las Vegas, NV 89123
I unequivocally know how to address substance use disorders even in the most difficult clients.
Since I have been a CEO of a division of 2 publicly traded companies, I am in recovery, and I am a licensed drug and alcohol counselor I understand some of the unique challenges and perspectives that executives and professionals have when struggling with a substance use problems.
I unequivocally know how to address substance use disorders even in the most difficult clients.
Since I have been a CEO of a division of 2 publicly traded companies, I am in recovery, and I am a licensed drug and alcohol counselor I understand some of the unique challenges and perspectives that executives and professionals have when struggling with a substance use problems.
(702) 930-2558 View (702) 930-2558
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Brain FyuZhen
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LCPC, LCADC, LCADC-S
Verified Verified
Las Vegas, NV 89141
I provide Mental Health Therapy, Addiction Counseling, and Co-Occurring counseling for those struggling with a combination of Mental Health and Addiction disorders.
Hi! I am Deirdre the owner of Brain FyuZhen. Our mission is to provide the same equitable level of respect and quality care to all clients. Mental Health and Drug Addiction indiscriminately plague lives regardless of socioeconomic status; professional status; gender/gender identity; race; and cultural background. Brain FyuZhen work from a client-centered empathic approach to bring about a healthy balance to individuals’ lives, not only for the client but also to the loved ones of the client. We are committed to instilling hope to those whose lives have become dimmed from mental health disorder and/or drug addiction.
I provide Mental Health Therapy, Addiction Counseling, and Co-Occurring counseling for those struggling with a combination of Mental Health and Addiction disorders.
Hi! I am Deirdre the owner of Brain FyuZhen. Our mission is to provide the same equitable level of respect and quality care to all clients. Mental Health and Drug Addiction indiscriminately plague lives regardless of socioeconomic status; professional status; gender/gender identity; race; and cultural background. Brain FyuZhen work from a client-centered empathic approach to bring about a healthy balance to individuals’ lives, not only for the client but also to the loved ones of the client. We are committed to instilling hope to those whose lives have become dimmed from mental health disorder and/or drug addiction.
(725) 208-5437 View (725) 208-5437
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Karinda Rousseau
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MS, LADC, MFT-Int
Verified Verified
Las Vegas, NV 89104
My ideal client will have a desire for change, and may have anxiety and or depression, or may be suffering from PTSD. My ideal client may have been through a substance abuse treatment program and has been unable to maintain long term recovery. My ideal client may have legal or welfare issues that will not be resolved unless they seek an evaluation or substance abuse counseling. My client maybe skeptical about recovering but is willing to look at themselves and try therapy. My clients are usually adults, but I do work with children and teens.
My ideal client will have a desire for change, and may have anxiety and or depression, or may be suffering from PTSD. My ideal client may have been through a substance abuse treatment program and has been unable to maintain long term recovery. My ideal client may have legal or welfare issues that will not be resolved unless they seek an evaluation or substance abuse counseling. My client maybe skeptical about recovering but is willing to look at themselves and try therapy. My clients are usually adults, but I do work with children and teens.
(702) 919-7624 View (702) 919-7624
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Shonna Erickson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT, LADC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Las Vegas, NV 89117
Most physical injuries heal and become painless in time. Emotional scars, on the other hand, can run deep and continue to show up in ways you cannot understand and are not prepared to handle. Depression, worry, fatigue, anxiety, relationship issues, and addiction are just some of the many ways deep hurts can continue to haunt you. In some cases, the fallout can be life-altering and debilitating. Like anything worthwhile, it can be a complicated and difficult process to figure it all out. My approach to counseling does not rely on any one "model" or a simple textbook formula.
Most physical injuries heal and become painless in time. Emotional scars, on the other hand, can run deep and continue to show up in ways you cannot understand and are not prepared to handle. Depression, worry, fatigue, anxiety, relationship issues, and addiction are just some of the many ways deep hurts can continue to haunt you. In some cases, the fallout can be life-altering and debilitating. Like anything worthwhile, it can be a complicated and difficult process to figure it all out. My approach to counseling does not rely on any one "model" or a simple textbook formula.
(702) 527-3231 View (702) 527-3231
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Emma Bartlett
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Las Vegas, NV 89107
My passion in the therapy field began with my interest in substance abuse/addictions where I have over 20 years of experience working amongst diverse populations in individual, group and family settings to promote healthy coping and lifestyle changes with children, adolescents and adults. I am licensed in Nevada with 10 years of professional work experience in helping clients coping with stress, depression, anxiety, loss/grief, PTSD/trauma, relationship & attachment issues, marital/family of origin issues and abandonment, abuse and neglect.
My passion in the therapy field began with my interest in substance abuse/addictions where I have over 20 years of experience working amongst diverse populations in individual, group and family settings to promote healthy coping and lifestyle changes with children, adolescents and adults. I am licensed in Nevada with 10 years of professional work experience in helping clients coping with stress, depression, anxiety, loss/grief, PTSD/trauma, relationship & attachment issues, marital/family of origin issues and abandonment, abuse and neglect.
(725) 208-5529 View (725) 208-5529
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Irene Monique Mascetti
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LCADC-S, CPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Las Vegas, NV 89148  (Online Only)
“There are no failures, just discoveries.” I am committed to working with you to create healing from difficult situations. I specialize in addiction, mental health and trauma care. I will be here to uplift and support you in your work to discover your truth in difficulty.
“There are no failures, just discoveries.” I am committed to working with you to create healing from difficult situations. I specialize in addiction, mental health and trauma care. I will be here to uplift and support you in your work to discover your truth in difficulty.
(505) 398-7145 View (505) 398-7145
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Richer Life Recovery
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified Verified
Las Vegas, NV 89134
Richer Life Recovery is a process group that helps men with sex addiction and porn addiction. You might think you have an addiction, or you might have been told by your partner you have an addiction. Having relationship issues because of compulsive sexual behavior is just one of many adverse effects of pornography overuse. You might be losing interest in sex with your partner, spending more money and time than you would like in the pursuit of pornography or sex. Having multiple affairs or participating in risk-taking sexual behavior. Our recovery group is led by a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT)
Richer Life Recovery is a process group that helps men with sex addiction and porn addiction. You might think you have an addiction, or you might have been told by your partner you have an addiction. Having relationship issues because of compulsive sexual behavior is just one of many adverse effects of pornography overuse. You might be losing interest in sex with your partner, spending more money and time than you would like in the pursuit of pornography or sex. Having multiple affairs or participating in risk-taking sexual behavior. Our recovery group is led by a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT)
(702) 903-1665 View (702) 903-1665
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Shelley Sargent
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LCDC
Verified Verified
Las Vegas, NV 89135
My specialties include anxiety/depression, relationship issues, addiction, coping and more.
Hi! I’m so excited that you’ve decided to seek some support. I have almost 15 years of experience working with clients in private practice, schools, military bases, in and out patient treatment centers. My approach to counseling is to partner with you to determine what’s working and what’s not. I then support you as you decide what changes you’d like to make and together we’ll create the steps to make those changes.
My specialties include anxiety/depression, relationship issues, addiction, coping and more.
Hi! I’m so excited that you’ve decided to seek some support. I have almost 15 years of experience working with clients in private practice, schools, military bases, in and out patient treatment centers. My approach to counseling is to partner with you to determine what’s working and what’s not. I then support you as you decide what changes you’d like to make and together we’ll create the steps to make those changes.
(702) 819-6458 View (702) 819-6458
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A-Plus Community Counseling Dr. Chudi A. Obijekwu
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdD, LCPC, LCADC, SAP
Verified Verified
Las Vegas, NV 89103
We assist all clients - those with addiction, depression, anxiety, smoking problem, dual diagnoses, schizoaffective disordered clients and other psychotic conditions.
Do your friends tell you that you need to cut down the amount you drink, or use? Often awake when you'll be asleep? Don't have enough energy to even eat sometimes? Are you often lonely and stressed? Are you often angry? Do you see or hear things other people don't see or hear? I can help you. My clinical style is to meet you where you're, understand your strengths, needs, weaknesses, stuck points and treat you considering the mind, body and spirit (Holistic). I apply respect, collaboration, encouragement, and sensitivity in working with clients. I take your cultural world view into consideration when working with you.
We assist all clients - those with addiction, depression, anxiety, smoking problem, dual diagnoses, schizoaffective disordered clients and other psychotic conditions.
Do your friends tell you that you need to cut down the amount you drink, or use? Often awake when you'll be asleep? Don't have enough energy to even eat sometimes? Are you often lonely and stressed? Are you often angry? Do you see or hear things other people don't see or hear? I can help you. My clinical style is to meet you where you're, understand your strengths, needs, weaknesses, stuck points and treat you considering the mind, body and spirit (Holistic). I apply respect, collaboration, encouragement, and sensitivity in working with clients. I take your cultural world view into consideration when working with you.
(702) 710-7543 View (702) 710-7543
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Danuelle Shiflet
Pre-Licensed Professional, CADC-I
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Las Vegas, NV 89148
I am certified in addiction and substance use disorders.
**Accepting New Clients** - Sometimes we need to reevaluate the path we are on, so we can make sure that it is the path we want to take. Whether life's experiences have become overwhelming, or you need a partner in helping you live your best life, I want to extend a warm hand out to you. My goal is to help anyone who comes to me to discover what it is like living a life of empowerment, learn self-love and general life guidance.
I am certified in addiction and substance use disorders.
**Accepting New Clients** - Sometimes we need to reevaluate the path we are on, so we can make sure that it is the path we want to take. Whether life's experiences have become overwhelming, or you need a partner in helping you live your best life, I want to extend a warm hand out to you. My goal is to help anyone who comes to me to discover what it is like living a life of empowerment, learn self-love and general life guidance.
(505) 587-8643 View (505) 587-8643
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Schonian Wellness Group
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Las Vegas, NV 89135
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Our primary goal is to help our clients achieve a higher quality of life by teaching them ways to heal their minds and bodies. Our approach to therapy is highly personalized, utilizing holistic wellness practices and innovative interventions to guide our clients towards finding meaningful solutions and experiencing more joy in their daily lives.
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Our primary goal is to help our clients achieve a higher quality of life by teaching them ways to heal their minds and bodies. Our approach to therapy is highly personalized, utilizing holistic wellness practices and innovative interventions to guide our clients towards finding meaningful solutions and experiencing more joy in their daily lives.
(702) 620-5990 View (702) 620-5990

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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.