Addiction Therapists in Memphis, TN

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Andre L. Dodson Jr.
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Memphis, TN 38119
Hello, glad you could make it here. Has life's challenges thrown you off course? Has the struggles of your past been affecting your present and dimming your future? Have you gotten to a point in life where you just feel stuck and not living the life that you want to live? Unfortunately, many people learn to avoid the deep rooted issues that eventually compound and manifest into unhealthy behaviors, relationship problems, anxiety, depression and addiction. This can often be tough to acknowledge and let's be real, seeking help from a professional can be a daunting and intimidating task. But it does not have to be. There is hope.
Hello, glad you could make it here. Has life's challenges thrown you off course? Has the struggles of your past been affecting your present and dimming your future? Have you gotten to a point in life where you just feel stuck and not living the life that you want to live? Unfortunately, many people learn to avoid the deep rooted issues that eventually compound and manifest into unhealthy behaviors, relationship problems, anxiety, depression and addiction. This can often be tough to acknowledge and let's be real, seeking help from a professional can be a daunting and intimidating task. But it does not have to be. There is hope.
(901) 370-8872 View (901) 370-8872
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Ted Mattis
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MDiv
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Memphis, TN 38120
I have extensive experience working with addiction (both substance and sexual), the addicted mind and family systems.
Being human is struggle enough, isn't it? I have found in my life that the most natural thing we do is mess it up! We are a messy bunch. I am trained in Family Systems and work with individuals, couples and families. People dealing with relational struggles, infidelity, communication, parenting concerns, Family of Origin work, addiction and recovery, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, life transition and adjustment, emotional and spiritual conflict/confusion and other life struggles will find help, tools and care with me.
I have extensive experience working with addiction (both substance and sexual), the addicted mind and family systems.
Being human is struggle enough, isn't it? I have found in my life that the most natural thing we do is mess it up! We are a messy bunch. I am trained in Family Systems and work with individuals, couples and families. People dealing with relational struggles, infidelity, communication, parenting concerns, Family of Origin work, addiction and recovery, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, life transition and adjustment, emotional and spiritual conflict/confusion and other life struggles will find help, tools and care with me.
(901) 617-3714 View (901) 617-3714
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Chantelle Farris Stokes
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MA, LADAC 2
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Memphis, TN 38104
I specialize in Marriage Counseling & Family Therapy with many years working in mental health and addiction programs.
"Our Secrets Keep Us Sick". The type of clients I am seeking would be those persons interested in understanding the role of themselves which has lead to unhealthy thinking and behaviors. I believe in honesty and accountability in order to move forward with emotional wellness and stability. We have a journey we must all travel for self love and self care.
I specialize in Marriage Counseling & Family Therapy with many years working in mental health and addiction programs.
"Our Secrets Keep Us Sick". The type of clients I am seeking would be those persons interested in understanding the role of themselves which has lead to unhealthy thinking and behaviors. I believe in honesty and accountability in order to move forward with emotional wellness and stability. We have a journey we must all travel for self love and self care.
(901) 531-9284 View (901) 531-9284
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Nathan Wade
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHCP, (temp)
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Memphis, TN 38119
Welcome! I have a drive to help those who are struggling with autism spectrum disorder, addiction, trauma, anxiety, and depression. I work at a pace that is comfortable with you to ensure that you receive the right amount of care as possible as we go on this journey of healing together. I work to aid you with helpful coping skills, relationship building/repairing, communication skills, and finding self-identity. My objective is to get to the point where you will confidently be able to help yourself with the skills you develop over time.
Welcome! I have a drive to help those who are struggling with autism spectrum disorder, addiction, trauma, anxiety, and depression. I work at a pace that is comfortable with you to ensure that you receive the right amount of care as possible as we go on this journey of healing together. I work to aid you with helpful coping skills, relationship building/repairing, communication skills, and finding self-identity. My objective is to get to the point where you will confidently be able to help yourself with the skills you develop over time.
(901) 445-6562 View (901) 445-6562
William Mealer
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Memphis, TN 38119  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
The majority of patients I see are struggling with alcohol and drug addiction.
I am a licensed psychologist with training and experience in treating a wide variety of psychological disorders. I work with adults with alcoholism, drug addiction, posttraumatic stress disorder, depression, anxiety, phobias and phase of life problems, i.e. marital problems and divorce, job loss, physical illness. While my approach to treatment is primarily cognitive-behavioral, I also rely on other treatment approaches and interventions. I believe that the psychologist and the individual must work together as a team. Thus, each treatment plan is created by working together according to the needs of the individual.
The majority of patients I see are struggling with alcohol and drug addiction.
I am a licensed psychologist with training and experience in treating a wide variety of psychological disorders. I work with adults with alcoholism, drug addiction, posttraumatic stress disorder, depression, anxiety, phobias and phase of life problems, i.e. marital problems and divorce, job loss, physical illness. While my approach to treatment is primarily cognitive-behavioral, I also rely on other treatment approaches and interventions. I believe that the psychologist and the individual must work together as a team. Thus, each treatment plan is created by working together according to the needs of the individual.
(901) 290-0366 View (901) 290-0366
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Shelly L Wilkerson
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, MS, MHSP, CSP-S, NCC
Verified Verified
Memphis, TN 38104
I am a certified practitioner & supervisor of SomEx(sm), a cutting-edge treatment modality combining experiential & somatic techniques to treat trauma & addiction.
I believe connection to self & others is central to human life. As a result, I prioritize cultivating a secure, therapeutic relationship characterized by safety, authenticity, & consistency. From this base, I have the honor of supporting clients as they foster a deep level of restoration & growth. I have worked with a variety of individuals across multiple settings, guiding them on a healing journey from familial/relational dysfunction, grief/loss, attachment wounds, & various forms of dependency (chemical & process), among other things.
I am a certified practitioner & supervisor of SomEx(sm), a cutting-edge treatment modality combining experiential & somatic techniques to treat trauma & addiction.
I believe connection to self & others is central to human life. As a result, I prioritize cultivating a secure, therapeutic relationship characterized by safety, authenticity, & consistency. From this base, I have the honor of supporting clients as they foster a deep level of restoration & growth. I have worked with a variety of individuals across multiple settings, guiding them on a healing journey from familial/relational dysfunction, grief/loss, attachment wounds, & various forms of dependency (chemical & process), among other things.
(901) 403-7718 View (901) 403-7718
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Terry Bernardini
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, MHSP
Verified Verified
Memphis, TN 38117
Are anxiety and depression constant companions in your life? Do you wonder if fulfillment in life, relationships, and work are possible? It could be that your life was going quite well until an unwelcome visitor such as chronic pain, a diagnosis, loss, addiction, betrayal, or trauma showed up to stay. Or, it could be that you have rarely if ever enjoyed a sense of well-being. My greatest joy is in helping people find strength, hope, and happiness despite the darkest of life’s experiences.
Are anxiety and depression constant companions in your life? Do you wonder if fulfillment in life, relationships, and work are possible? It could be that your life was going quite well until an unwelcome visitor such as chronic pain, a diagnosis, loss, addiction, betrayal, or trauma showed up to stay. Or, it could be that you have rarely if ever enjoyed a sense of well-being. My greatest joy is in helping people find strength, hope, and happiness despite the darkest of life’s experiences.
(901) 371-4711 View (901) 371-4711
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Lauri Balk (Not Accepting New Patients)
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Memphis, TN 38104
Other specialities include PTSD, Addiction, and work with the LGBTQIA population.
Do you find yourself "stuck" in old patterns? Are you having difficulty with managing stress, whether it is related to relationships or work? Do you find yourself unable to move past old hurts or pain? Through collaboration, therapy is a wonderful opportunity in which individuals can explore the answers to these questions. Working together helps create a safe and affirming environment in which individuals can learn how to live life more effectively. My therapeutic approach is flexible based on the needs of the patients, but is deeply rooted in the idea that much of one's suffering occurs outside of his or her awareness.
Other specialities include PTSD, Addiction, and work with the LGBTQIA population.
Do you find yourself "stuck" in old patterns? Are you having difficulty with managing stress, whether it is related to relationships or work? Do you find yourself unable to move past old hurts or pain? Through collaboration, therapy is a wonderful opportunity in which individuals can explore the answers to these questions. Working together helps create a safe and affirming environment in which individuals can learn how to live life more effectively. My therapeutic approach is flexible based on the needs of the patients, but is deeply rooted in the idea that much of one's suffering occurs outside of his or her awareness.
(872) 250-4814 View (872) 250-4814
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Alyce Waller Haynes
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, MHSP, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Memphis, TN 38119
Using a variety of modalities including somatic experiential work, talk therapy, meditation, and expressive arts, I help adolescents and adults who are struggling with co-dependency, family of origin issues, sexual trauma, addiction, eating disorders, mood-related disorders, religious/spiritual issues, and trauma, to heal and embrace their best selves.
People are inherently resilient but often feel blocked and discouraged from healing. Discerning how we can be our best selves requires the support of another person who will listen and support us on the journey to discovering our authentic selves. As a result of my own journey, I have learned the keys to healing-willingness, rigorous honesty with self and others, grace, compassion, and unconditional positive regard-are fundamental in the desired transformation. Regardless of the issues, your story matters and there is hope for healing.
Using a variety of modalities including somatic experiential work, talk therapy, meditation, and expressive arts, I help adolescents and adults who are struggling with co-dependency, family of origin issues, sexual trauma, addiction, eating disorders, mood-related disorders, religious/spiritual issues, and trauma, to heal and embrace their best selves.
People are inherently resilient but often feel blocked and discouraged from healing. Discerning how we can be our best selves requires the support of another person who will listen and support us on the journey to discovering our authentic selves. As a result of my own journey, I have learned the keys to healing-willingness, rigorous honesty with self and others, grace, compassion, and unconditional positive regard-are fundamental in the desired transformation. Regardless of the issues, your story matters and there is hope for healing.
(901) 329-3775 View (901) 329-3775
Photo of Alysha Stella, Pre-Licensed Professional in Memphis, TN
Alysha Stella
Pre-Licensed Professional, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Memphis, TN 38117
Accepting New Clients - The brain is absolutely fascinating and I believe that the more one learns about the brain and the way it functions, the more optimal life can be. Understanding how you think and function is an important guide to helping clients. You are so much more than your struggles with addiction, relationships, coping skills, or medical diagnoses. I am here to listen and work collaboratively with you to make the steps to improve your life and well-being. I have experience with a variety of populations and make it a priority to operate in a culturally sensitive and aware approach.
Accepting New Clients - The brain is absolutely fascinating and I believe that the more one learns about the brain and the way it functions, the more optimal life can be. Understanding how you think and function is an important guide to helping clients. You are so much more than your struggles with addiction, relationships, coping skills, or medical diagnoses. I am here to listen and work collaboratively with you to make the steps to improve your life and well-being. I have experience with a variety of populations and make it a priority to operate in a culturally sensitive and aware approach.
(901) 617-7212 View (901) 617-7212
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Mahdee Rasul
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS
Verified Verified
Memphis, TN 38119
I have a profound dedication to fostering growth within the youth as well as uplifting adults struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, addiction, and other personal concerns such as the need for self-enlightenment, lack of interpersonal skills, and major life transitions.
In tandum with my role at Navigating Courage Counseling & Consultation, my best clients would be individuals age 16+ who are seeking therapy to process issues related to addictions, life transitions, identity conflicts, depression, anxiety, and/or ADHD.
I have a profound dedication to fostering growth within the youth as well as uplifting adults struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, addiction, and other personal concerns such as the need for self-enlightenment, lack of interpersonal skills, and major life transitions.
In tandum with my role at Navigating Courage Counseling & Consultation, my best clients would be individuals age 16+ who are seeking therapy to process issues related to addictions, life transitions, identity conflicts, depression, anxiety, and/or ADHD.
(901) 665-2170 View (901) 665-2170
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Shawna Bearden Allagas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Memphis, TN 38104  (Online Only)
Shawna Bearden-Allagas is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with five years of experience working with adults in the mental health field. She is passionate about working with adults exhibiting signs and symptoms of depression, anxiety, sexual and physical trauma, and substance use. Her focus is on empowering individuals to live their best life.
Shawna Bearden-Allagas is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with five years of experience working with adults in the mental health field. She is passionate about working with adults exhibiting signs and symptoms of depression, anxiety, sexual and physical trauma, and substance use. Her focus is on empowering individuals to live their best life.
(901) 621-3508 View (901) 621-3508
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Trey Browder
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Memphis, TN 38117
Are you ready for a change? Have you been struggling to find direction in your life? Is substance use or addiction part of your story? Do you feel like others dictate your agenda leaving you feeling unfulfilled or inadequate? Are you one of the many struggling with stress, anxiety, overwhelm and depression? You are not alone. Many of us are left searching for more depth and meaning in our lives and feeling like we are not living up to our true potential. Some of us are also finding that our personal finances are out of alignment with our lifestyle as we try to solve internal struggles with external solutions. I'm here to offer hope.
Are you ready for a change? Have you been struggling to find direction in your life? Is substance use or addiction part of your story? Do you feel like others dictate your agenda leaving you feeling unfulfilled or inadequate? Are you one of the many struggling with stress, anxiety, overwhelm and depression? You are not alone. Many of us are left searching for more depth and meaning in our lives and feeling like we are not living up to our true potential. Some of us are also finding that our personal finances are out of alignment with our lifestyle as we try to solve internal struggles with external solutions. I'm here to offer hope.
(901) 582-5209 View (901) 582-5209
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Irene Y Bernard
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, DMin, LADACII, CAADC, CPRSII, QCS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Memphis, TN 38132
One of my greatest passions involves helping people through various transitions of life. I offer therapy in the area of Grief, Loss, Substance Use Disorders, Trauma, Behavioral Addictions, and Spiritual Direction. I believe our mental health is intricately connected to our emotional and spiritual well-being. There are times we find ourselves choosing unhealthy coping tools to redirect self-defeating, self-loathing, and self-sabotaging thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Through a multi-disciplined approach I'll help you identify those negative thoughts, feelings, and behaviors and reconnect to the emotions you've grown numb to.
One of my greatest passions involves helping people through various transitions of life. I offer therapy in the area of Grief, Loss, Substance Use Disorders, Trauma, Behavioral Addictions, and Spiritual Direction. I believe our mental health is intricately connected to our emotional and spiritual well-being. There are times we find ourselves choosing unhealthy coping tools to redirect self-defeating, self-loathing, and self-sabotaging thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Through a multi-disciplined approach I'll help you identify those negative thoughts, feelings, and behaviors and reconnect to the emotions you've grown numb to.
(901) 459-5256 View (901) 459-5256
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April Garner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW, CST
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Memphis, TN 38118
April's clinical experience includes drug and alcohol addiction treatment , working with women and families impacted by domestic violence, and working in private practice with individuals and couples expressing issues in their sexual relationships.
April Garner is a licensed clinical social worker in both Tennessee and Pennsylvania as well as a certified sex therapist through the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT). She graduated from the University of Tennessee with a masters degree in clinical social work in 2008. She went on to pursue a masters of education and a Ph.D. in human sexuality from Widener University.
April's clinical experience includes drug and alcohol addiction treatment , working with women and families impacted by domestic violence, and working in private practice with individuals and couples expressing issues in their sexual relationships.
April Garner is a licensed clinical social worker in both Tennessee and Pennsylvania as well as a certified sex therapist through the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT). She graduated from the University of Tennessee with a masters degree in clinical social work in 2008. She went on to pursue a masters of education and a Ph.D. in human sexuality from Widener University.
(901) 290-3360 View (901) 290-3360
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Carlye Hutchinson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Memphis, TN 38119
Waitlist for new clients
Are you a First Responder looking for someone who specializes in therapy for PTSD, Alcohol Abuse, Anxiety, Depression, Behavioral addiction? You are in the right place. Abraham Lincoln said, "In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years". I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Mississippi, Licensed Professional Counselor-Mental Health Service Provider in Tennessee, and a Certified Therapist in EMDR. I specialize in only working with first responders and/or medical professionals
Are you a First Responder looking for someone who specializes in therapy for PTSD, Alcohol Abuse, Anxiety, Depression, Behavioral addiction? You are in the right place. Abraham Lincoln said, "In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years". I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Mississippi, Licensed Professional Counselor-Mental Health Service Provider in Tennessee, and a Certified Therapist in EMDR. I specialize in only working with first responders and/or medical professionals
(901) 881-8335 View (901) 881-8335
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Matthew C. Myatt
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, MHSP, NCC
Verified Verified
Memphis, TN 38111  (Online Only)
I specialize in helping adult individuals overcome addiction, anxiety, trauma, depression, stress, and phase of life issues. I understand that life can present many challenges, and it's not always easy to navigate them on your own. That's why I'm here to offer support and guidance. I utilize a combination of evidence-based approaches, including Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), to help my clients achieve their goals and improve their overall well-being.
I specialize in helping adult individuals overcome addiction, anxiety, trauma, depression, stress, and phase of life issues. I understand that life can present many challenges, and it's not always easy to navigate them on your own. That's why I'm here to offer support and guidance. I utilize a combination of evidence-based approaches, including Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), to help my clients achieve their goals and improve their overall well-being.
(901) 457-1248 View (901) 457-1248
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Sonia Torrey
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCMHSP, NCC, NCACI
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Memphis, TN 38120
I have worked more than 12 years with people experiencing a variety of issues including depression, anxiety, OCD, bipolar, trauma, grief, substance use, and behavioral addictions.
I welcome anyone seeking to find a safe space to explore emotional, mental, and behavioral issues that are impacting their life. If you are unsure of your goals or what direction in life to take to get there, I can help you explore your current situation and the patterns your past has in influencing you today. You do not need a game plan - just a willingness to put your toe in the water and take a chance at finding a life worth living.
I have worked more than 12 years with people experiencing a variety of issues including depression, anxiety, OCD, bipolar, trauma, grief, substance use, and behavioral addictions.
I welcome anyone seeking to find a safe space to explore emotional, mental, and behavioral issues that are impacting their life. If you are unsure of your goals or what direction in life to take to get there, I can help you explore your current situation and the patterns your past has in influencing you today. You do not need a game plan - just a willingness to put your toe in the water and take a chance at finding a life worth living.
(901) 665-2395 View (901) 665-2395
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Angela Tamayo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Memphis, TN 38101  (Online Only)
I work with individuals who deal with anxiety, depression, substance abuse, trauma, and grief.
My passion is to see my clients being successful in healing and thriving. From my experience, each individual has unique needs. I work with clients to address such needs with tailored therapies, counseling, and education. I am a bilingual therapist and counselor who approaches humans with empathy, dignity, and no judgment. I am fluent in both English and Spanish and see clients in both languages. I use evidence-based therapies to meet the needs of individuals, families, and groups.
I work with individuals who deal with anxiety, depression, substance abuse, trauma, and grief.
My passion is to see my clients being successful in healing and thriving. From my experience, each individual has unique needs. I work with clients to address such needs with tailored therapies, counseling, and education. I am a bilingual therapist and counselor who approaches humans with empathy, dignity, and no judgment. I am fluent in both English and Spanish and see clients in both languages. I use evidence-based therapies to meet the needs of individuals, families, and groups.
(615) 709-0873 View (615) 709-0873
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Dianna Neal
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Memphis, TN 37501
Do you struggle with loving yourself? Do you want to improve your relationship with others? Do you or someone you love struggle with addiction? If so, Dianna can assist you.
Do you struggle with loving yourself? Do you want to improve your relationship with others? Do you or someone you love struggle with addiction? If so, Dianna can assist you.
(901) 445-8029 View (901) 445-8029

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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.