Substance Use Therapists in Philadelphia, PA

Photo of Caroline Springhorn, Licensed Professional Counselor in Philadelphia, PA
Caroline Springhorn
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19103
I specialize in working with clients who struggle with substance use disorder, eating disorders, and trauma.
My ideal client is seeking therapy to become the best version of themselves. They would be committed to treatment and be willing to put in the work in and outside of therapy.
I specialize in working with clients who struggle with substance use disorder, eating disorders, and trauma.
My ideal client is seeking therapy to become the best version of themselves. They would be committed to treatment and be willing to put in the work in and outside of therapy.
(267) 692-2511 View (267) 692-2511
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Katherine Scholle
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19125  (Online Only)
I specialize in the treatment of mood, relationship and substance use difficulties.
I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker offering virtual therapy to adults and couples in PA, NJ and NY. I'm passionate about helping people uncover and activate the resilience, strength and inner wisdom we all have within. I meet you where you are, whether this is your first time in therapy, or you’ve been in therapy for years. I aim to create an environment where you feel safe, heard and seen, so we can collaboratively explore how to increase your quality of life and connectedness to others. Together, we can examine the things you may have been running from, or the issues that have felt too scary to confront alone.
I specialize in the treatment of mood, relationship and substance use difficulties.
I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker offering virtual therapy to adults and couples in PA, NJ and NY. I'm passionate about helping people uncover and activate the resilience, strength and inner wisdom we all have within. I meet you where you are, whether this is your first time in therapy, or you’ve been in therapy for years. I aim to create an environment where you feel safe, heard and seen, so we can collaboratively explore how to increase your quality of life and connectedness to others. Together, we can examine the things you may have been running from, or the issues that have felt too scary to confront alone.
(215) 706-8857 View (215) 706-8857
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Sheray Anthony
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19103
I enjoy working with young adults going through transitions and adjustment issues. These young adults may struggle with moving forward due to unresolved childhood trauma, or an individual may struggle to establish better boundaries within their interpersonal/intimate relationships, or even an individual struggling to meet their goals due to a substance use disorder they are facing. I enjoy working with these individuals, especially if they have moderate-high motivation, but I am also willing to assist patients in the population who are struggling with motivation altogether.
I enjoy working with young adults going through transitions and adjustment issues. These young adults may struggle with moving forward due to unresolved childhood trauma, or an individual may struggle to establish better boundaries within their interpersonal/intimate relationships, or even an individual struggling to meet their goals due to a substance use disorder they are facing. I enjoy working with these individuals, especially if they have moderate-high motivation, but I am also willing to assist patients in the population who are struggling with motivation altogether.
(267) 703-5156 View (267) 703-5156
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Eriach Fox
Licensed Professional Counselor, MHS, LPC, LCADC
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19146
Many of us may become stuck at different stages in our lives for myriad reasons. Its possible you may or may not be aware of what events may have led to this which can manifest in mental health and/or substance use difficulties. Examples range from traumatic events such as abuse, neglect, and death of loved ones; oft under-emphasized circumstances such as daily stress, breakups, life changes/transitions, and loss of employment; or broader systemic issues such as racism, poverty, and other types of discrimination. If you are looking to identify the stuck parts to help all of you move forward, this is a good place to start.
Many of us may become stuck at different stages in our lives for myriad reasons. Its possible you may or may not be aware of what events may have led to this which can manifest in mental health and/or substance use difficulties. Examples range from traumatic events such as abuse, neglect, and death of loved ones; oft under-emphasized circumstances such as daily stress, breakups, life changes/transitions, and loss of employment; or broader systemic issues such as racism, poverty, and other types of discrimination. If you are looking to identify the stuck parts to help all of you move forward, this is a good place to start.
(215) 469-1932 View (215) 469-1932
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Jesse J. Suh
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19102
I am a licensed clinical psychologist with extensive experience working with adolescents, adults and families in psychotherapy, consultations and evaluations. (A) Treatments for substance and behavioral addiction have been a special area of interest and expertise, and I work closely with individuals who have concerns about their substance use, gambling or internet/gaming overuse. (B) I specialize in working with couples and families who experience relational difficulties and disruptive family functioning, between parents or in parent-child relations. (C) As a Korean-American clinician, I conduct evaluations and therapy with Asian-American young adults and their families.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist with extensive experience working with adolescents, adults and families in psychotherapy, consultations and evaluations. (A) Treatments for substance and behavioral addiction have been a special area of interest and expertise, and I work closely with individuals who have concerns about their substance use, gambling or internet/gaming overuse. (B) I specialize in working with couples and families who experience relational difficulties and disruptive family functioning, between parents or in parent-child relations. (C) As a Korean-American clinician, I conduct evaluations and therapy with Asian-American young adults and their families.
(215) 977-4324 View (215) 977-4324
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Stephanie C Sanger
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, MSS, LCSW,PA, LCSW,NJ
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19146
I have helped people resolve depression, anxiety, substance use issues, and relationship troubles.
Are you sad or worried? Do you struggle with feeling not good enough in your work or with your relationships? Sometimes it seems that these feelings emerge without explanation, yet other times it feels like these feelings have been with you for years. Having these feelings or difficult memories can leave you feeling lonely, stuck, and isolated. I want to support you and help you to move forward into a happier life.
I have helped people resolve depression, anxiety, substance use issues, and relationship troubles.
Are you sad or worried? Do you struggle with feeling not good enough in your work or with your relationships? Sometimes it seems that these feelings emerge without explanation, yet other times it feels like these feelings have been with you for years. Having these feelings or difficult memories can leave you feeling lonely, stuck, and isolated. I want to support you and help you to move forward into a happier life.
(267) 930-2797 View (267) 930-2797
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Maxwell Wagenknecht
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19102  (Online Only)
I have experience working with all sorts of issues including anxiety related issues, depressive disorders, substance use disorders, grief and loss, and trauma.
So often anxiety or depression can leave us feeling like there is no way out. I am here to empower you to be able to find hope. Whether it's struggling with a recent life transition or loss, I can provide you with the much needed space to work through these difficult feelings. Whether you have seen a therapist in the past or this is your first time, I am here to help guide you along your path to change and self-discovery. I focus on creating a safe space where we can feel free to express ourselves and work towards the change we desire.
I have experience working with all sorts of issues including anxiety related issues, depressive disorders, substance use disorders, grief and loss, and trauma.
So often anxiety or depression can leave us feeling like there is no way out. I am here to empower you to be able to find hope. Whether it's struggling with a recent life transition or loss, I can provide you with the much needed space to work through these difficult feelings. Whether you have seen a therapist in the past or this is your first time, I am here to help guide you along your path to change and self-discovery. I focus on creating a safe space where we can feel free to express ourselves and work towards the change we desire.
(267) 651-0193 View (267) 651-0193
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Andrew Dyer
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Are you experiencing depression/anxiety, career issues, substance use issues, relationship issues, and familial issues? Your needs may include identifying and implementing new ways of coping, exploring career options, finding a treatment facility, or acquiring new insights regarding your spouse/family member. A client would work with me to address areas in their life that are contributing to stressors.
Are you experiencing depression/anxiety, career issues, substance use issues, relationship issues, and familial issues? Your needs may include identifying and implementing new ways of coping, exploring career options, finding a treatment facility, or acquiring new insights regarding your spouse/family member. A client would work with me to address areas in their life that are contributing to stressors.
(267) 365-3283 View (267) 365-3283
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Lorena Guerini
PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19102
My current focus areas include life transitions, immigration, intercultural relationships, parenting, substance use, and the mental health of university students.
As a psychoanalyst with eleven years of clinical experience, I can work with you to analyze your life experiences and the unconscious determinations that may be keeping you stuck in some ideas and negative affects. An important aspect of my practice is creating a safe space where you can express yourself freely and work through your thoughts and feelings, while I actively listen, ask questions, and dialogue with you until unheard possibilities arise. Psychoanalysis shows us that words carry the extraordinary power to change not only symptoms but also bodies and perspectives.
My current focus areas include life transitions, immigration, intercultural relationships, parenting, substance use, and the mental health of university students.
As a psychoanalyst with eleven years of clinical experience, I can work with you to analyze your life experiences and the unconscious determinations that may be keeping you stuck in some ideas and negative affects. An important aspect of my practice is creating a safe space where you can express yourself freely and work through your thoughts and feelings, while I actively listen, ask questions, and dialogue with you until unheard possibilities arise. Psychoanalysis shows us that words carry the extraordinary power to change not only symptoms but also bodies and perspectives.
(484) 992-9821 View (484) 992-9821
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Sharifa Martin
Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19103
I specialize in Depression, Anxiety, & Trauma/Substance Use. I introduce therapeutic interventions appropriate for an individual's comfort level, leading to long-term personal growth. I allow you to "take the wheel" and work with you as you define your therapy goals. I encourage you to have a voice, to speak up if an area of your treatment is not working for you, and to ask questions. I am candid in that if there is an answer to a question I do not know, I will research and consult with my supervisor to get you the best answer possible.
I specialize in Depression, Anxiety, & Trauma/Substance Use. I introduce therapeutic interventions appropriate for an individual's comfort level, leading to long-term personal growth. I allow you to "take the wheel" and work with you as you define your therapy goals. I encourage you to have a voice, to speak up if an area of your treatment is not working for you, and to ask questions. I am candid in that if there is an answer to a question I do not know, I will research and consult with my supervisor to get you the best answer possible.
(267) 641-9852 View (267) 641-9852
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Vicki Laverty
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19147
I have experience working in an inpatient and outpatient setting, I have provided individual & group therapy, crisis intervention, and can support folks in navigating the mental health system. I have worked with folks experiencing mood disorders, PTSD, substance use disorders, suicide ideation, relational challenges, excessive stress & burn-out, issues related to self-esteem, grief & loss, and phase of life concerns (job loss/change, relocating, etc). In our work together, I hope to build a strong rapport, and as a result we can explore your vulnerabilities, develop effective coping skills, and promote a greater outlook on life.
I have experience working in an inpatient and outpatient setting, I have provided individual & group therapy, crisis intervention, and can support folks in navigating the mental health system. I have worked with folks experiencing mood disorders, PTSD, substance use disorders, suicide ideation, relational challenges, excessive stress & burn-out, issues related to self-esteem, grief & loss, and phase of life concerns (job loss/change, relocating, etc). In our work together, I hope to build a strong rapport, and as a result we can explore your vulnerabilities, develop effective coping skills, and promote a greater outlook on life.
(484) 604-2684 View (484) 604-2684
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Courtney Lott
Pre-Licensed Professional, MFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19125  (Online Only)
Hello and welcome to my bio. A little bit about me, I have a Master's Degree Couple and Family Therapy and I have worked with a variety of clients with a wide range of concerns. Some concerns include but are not limited to: depression, anxiety, substance use disorders, trauma, grief, life transitions, ADHD, relationship issues, parenting, self-esteem, and women’s issues. As a standard practice, I approach the therapeutic relationship with an acute sensitivity and respect for multi/cross-cultural factors and influence.
Hello and welcome to my bio. A little bit about me, I have a Master's Degree Couple and Family Therapy and I have worked with a variety of clients with a wide range of concerns. Some concerns include but are not limited to: depression, anxiety, substance use disorders, trauma, grief, life transitions, ADHD, relationship issues, parenting, self-esteem, and women’s issues. As a standard practice, I approach the therapeutic relationship with an acute sensitivity and respect for multi/cross-cultural factors and influence.
(215) 253-6651 View (215) 253-6651
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Intrins Inq
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CAADC, CCTP-II
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19127
I serve a diverse clientele and work really well with creatives, empaths, entrepreneurs, and the LGBTQ+ community. I typically treat anxiety, depression, trauma, and substance use, and support clients with behavior change, life stage + transitions, identity + sexuality, relationships, and career issues. I am trauma-informed, apply queer, feminist, anti-oppressive, and body/sex-positive lenses, and incorporate harm reduction principles. I also offer clinical supervision.
I serve a diverse clientele and work really well with creatives, empaths, entrepreneurs, and the LGBTQ+ community. I typically treat anxiety, depression, trauma, and substance use, and support clients with behavior change, life stage + transitions, identity + sexuality, relationships, and career issues. I am trauma-informed, apply queer, feminist, anti-oppressive, and body/sex-positive lenses, and incorporate harm reduction principles. I also offer clinical supervision.
(267) 753-8017 View (267) 753-8017
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Leah Spyker
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19103
I specialize in Substance Use, Anxiety, & Grief. Life can feel overwhelming at times, and it's okay to seek support. Whether you're navigating through difficult emotions, facing challenges in relationships, or simply need someone to listen, know that you're not alone. My ideal client is someone who wants to begin their treatment journey. They might be nervous or scared to begin, but they have made their first step to at least try.
I specialize in Substance Use, Anxiety, & Grief. Life can feel overwhelming at times, and it's okay to seek support. Whether you're navigating through difficult emotions, facing challenges in relationships, or simply need someone to listen, know that you're not alone. My ideal client is someone who wants to begin their treatment journey. They might be nervous or scared to begin, but they have made their first step to at least try.
(267) 849-1369 View (267) 849-1369
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C Kenny Sims
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19103
With extensive experience in dual diagnosis, specifically substance use issues, I bring a deep understanding of how social and environmental factors influence these conditions.
As your therapist, I am dedicated to hearing and understanding your unique experiences and engaging with you on a profound level to foster personal empowerment. By employing a blend of therapeutic techniques, I address your challenges and aspirations in a supportive and nurturing environment. With a commitment to honesty, integrity, and genuine care, I facilitate a journey of self-discovery and healing that honors your story. Together, we will navigate the path to inner peace and confidence, creating a transformative experience that empowers you to embrace and realize your fullest potential.
With extensive experience in dual diagnosis, specifically substance use issues, I bring a deep understanding of how social and environmental factors influence these conditions.
As your therapist, I am dedicated to hearing and understanding your unique experiences and engaging with you on a profound level to foster personal empowerment. By employing a blend of therapeutic techniques, I address your challenges and aspirations in a supportive and nurturing environment. With a commitment to honesty, integrity, and genuine care, I facilitate a journey of self-discovery and healing that honors your story. Together, we will navigate the path to inner peace and confidence, creating a transformative experience that empowers you to embrace and realize your fullest potential.
(484) 206-7260 View (484) 206-7260
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Khalilah Yadullah
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Are you struggling with depression and/or substance use? Do you feel hopelessness and helplessness, have poor sleep, poor appetite, and increased alcohol intake? Your Goals may be to improve sleep, use 2-3 skills to help identify and work through ANT/Cognitive Distortions, keep a food mood diary, and incorporate foods to improve mood. You may be seeking psychoeducation surrounding the effects of alcohol, including it being a depressant, identifying 2-3 techniques used to promote physical wellness, and using 4-6 days per week (cardio, yoga, stretching, etc.).
Are you struggling with depression and/or substance use? Do you feel hopelessness and helplessness, have poor sleep, poor appetite, and increased alcohol intake? Your Goals may be to improve sleep, use 2-3 skills to help identify and work through ANT/Cognitive Distortions, keep a food mood diary, and incorporate foods to improve mood. You may be seeking psychoeducation surrounding the effects of alcohol, including it being a depressant, identifying 2-3 techniques used to promote physical wellness, and using 4-6 days per week (cardio, yoga, stretching, etc.).
(267) 452-2233 View (267) 452-2233
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Marc Treanor
Counselor, MEd, LACMH, NCC, ASAT, ICGC-I
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Compulsive behaviors impact all aspects of one’s life, including thoughts, feelings, and actions. They can lead to various addictions, including substance use, sex, social media, relationships, gambling, and more. People with compulsive behaviors often struggle to align their actions with personal goals. For more than twenty years, I have supported individuals struggling with compulsive behaviors. I built my practice upon the idea that anyone can recover if given the right tools and environment, and I aim to provide a safe space where clients gain insight into their emotions, experiences, and behavioral patterns.
Compulsive behaviors impact all aspects of one’s life, including thoughts, feelings, and actions. They can lead to various addictions, including substance use, sex, social media, relationships, gambling, and more. People with compulsive behaviors often struggle to align their actions with personal goals. For more than twenty years, I have supported individuals struggling with compulsive behaviors. I built my practice upon the idea that anyone can recover if given the right tools and environment, and I aim to provide a safe space where clients gain insight into their emotions, experiences, and behavioral patterns.
(302) 204-0781 View (302) 204-0781
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Bridget Bauer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW, CAAP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19106
I work well with adults living with and healing from eating disorders, trauma, substance use, and struggles related to self-esteem and self-worth.
I believe that one of the bravest things that you can do is to understand your own story. You are the expert on yourself, and I would like to work collaboratively with you to understand and identify connections within your story. My therapeutic orientation is client-centered, strength-based, holistic, and eclectic. I tailor my approach to you and your wants and/or needs. I believe that the therapeutic relationship is the foundation of growth and healing. I strive to develop an open, safe, and trusting therapeutic relationship with you.
I work well with adults living with and healing from eating disorders, trauma, substance use, and struggles related to self-esteem and self-worth.
I believe that one of the bravest things that you can do is to understand your own story. You are the expert on yourself, and I would like to work collaboratively with you to understand and identify connections within your story. My therapeutic orientation is client-centered, strength-based, holistic, and eclectic. I tailor my approach to you and your wants and/or needs. I believe that the therapeutic relationship is the foundation of growth and healing. I strive to develop an open, safe, and trusting therapeutic relationship with you.
(412) 912-2961 View (412) 912-2961
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Juanita Nazario
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, NCC, LPC, LCADC
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19119
My specialties include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, EMDR, Anger Management, and Substance Use Disorders.
I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor specializing in the treatment of anxiety, depression, addiction and trauma. I recognize that we all struggle on occasion, and at times those struggles become problematic and overwhelming. It is during those times that finding someone to talk to, to trust, can make all the difference in how we respond to our circumstances.
My specialties include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, EMDR, Anger Management, and Substance Use Disorders.
I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor specializing in the treatment of anxiety, depression, addiction and trauma. I recognize that we all struggle on occasion, and at times those struggles become problematic and overwhelming. It is during those times that finding someone to talk to, to trust, can make all the difference in how we respond to our circumstances.
(856) 347-3617 View (856) 347-3617
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Gentle Force Counseling Services
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19116
Gentle Force Counseling Services offers Substance Use Intensive Outpatient Services (IOP), Intensive Behavioral Health Services (IBHS), Mental Health Evaluations, Treatment Plans, Risk Assessments, Couples Counseling, Family Counseling, Individual Therapy, Group Counseling, Reentrant Counseling, Criminogenic Counseling, Relapse Prevention Services.
Greetings from Antoinette! I have a unique educational background encompassing criminal justice and clinical psychology, bring a holistic approach to therapy, focusing on understanding the intersection of mental health and social justice issues. At Gentle Force Counseling Services, the therapeutic approach is holistic, trauma-informed, and centered around empowering individuals to cultivate resilience and healing. Our clinical team consists of dedicated and compassionate licensed professionals committed to providing mental health services to those in need in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware.
Gentle Force Counseling Services offers Substance Use Intensive Outpatient Services (IOP), Intensive Behavioral Health Services (IBHS), Mental Health Evaluations, Treatment Plans, Risk Assessments, Couples Counseling, Family Counseling, Individual Therapy, Group Counseling, Reentrant Counseling, Criminogenic Counseling, Relapse Prevention Services.
Greetings from Antoinette! I have a unique educational background encompassing criminal justice and clinical psychology, bring a holistic approach to therapy, focusing on understanding the intersection of mental health and social justice issues. At Gentle Force Counseling Services, the therapeutic approach is holistic, trauma-informed, and centered around empowering individuals to cultivate resilience and healing. Our clinical team consists of dedicated and compassionate licensed professionals committed to providing mental health services to those in need in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware.
(267) 440-6550 View (267) 440-6550

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Substance Use Therapists

How do substance and drug recovery or rehabilitation programs work?

In inpatient programs, individuals live in a facility with other clients in recovery; in outpatient programs, individuals reside at home. These facilities are staffed with healthcare professionals including physicians, nurses, psychologists, counselors, and psychotherapists. Staff often also includes people who have recovered themselves, serving as mentors and guides. These programs may use abstinence, harm reduction, detoxification, psychotherapy, and other methods.

How do 12-step programs combined with psychotherapy work?

Members of 12-step programs help each other reach abstinence and work to maintain it. These programs promote complete change in the individual’s emotional, mental, physical, and even spiritual perspectives. Some programs require that new members attend 90 meetings in 90 days. Many people do attend these programs in conjunction with their work in psychotherapy; the combination of therapy along with 12-step can be extremely effective.

How does harm reduction combined with psychotherapy work?

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, harm reduction prevents death, injury, disease, overdose, and substance misuse. People who choose harm reduction for substance use reduce the amount of drugs they consume. It is not abstinence-based like a 12-step program, but combining harm reduction with psychotherapy proves to be effective for many people.

Are there specific medications for substance and drug use?

There are medications approved to treat substance use disorder—such as buprenorphine, methadone, naltrexone, and acamprosate. These medications do help people cope with substance use as well as avoid the problem of relapse. Naltrexone can help reduce cravings, methadone is an opioid medication used to treat severe pain, and acamprosate may help ease symptoms like poor sleep and anxious feelings.