Addiction Therapists in Canyon Lake, TX

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Agnes Kelley
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCDC
Verified Verified
Canyon Lake, TX 78130  (Online Only)
I am familiar with the 12 step recovery process and how addiction affects the family, utilize trauma resolution therapy when indicated in dealing with past trauma.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor currently working with Transitional Life Counseling and Consultation. I specialize in helping individuals and their families transition through life changes aiding them in discovering and achieving their goals whether that is out of depression, marital discord, grief, chemical dependency or adjustment to a new life role.. I am also a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor and have worked with that population for 25+ years.
I am familiar with the 12 step recovery process and how addiction affects the family, utilize trauma resolution therapy when indicated in dealing with past trauma.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor currently working with Transitional Life Counseling and Consultation. I specialize in helping individuals and their families transition through life changes aiding them in discovering and achieving their goals whether that is out of depression, marital discord, grief, chemical dependency or adjustment to a new life role.. I am also a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor and have worked with that population for 25+ years.
(409) 254-4129 View (409) 254-4129
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Jennifer Free
Counselor, LPC, CCTP, CAATS, CAIMHP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Canyon Lake, TX 78133
Your PEACE doesn't have to be limited. The devastation of betrayal, abandonment, divorce, disease, or death can change you instantly. Perhaps resentment, depression and anxiety are interfering with the quality of your life. Is addiction keeping you in bondage? Is Post-Acute Withdrawal limiting your day to day functioning?Trauma keeping you from experiencing life? If anything is preventing you from getting to a healthy place, maybe it's time to examine what your next steps will be. Don't allow fear, work, and life's hustle to keep you from having peace. FIND PEACE REGARDLESS OF YOUR CIRCUMSTANCES. Life can get better!
Your PEACE doesn't have to be limited. The devastation of betrayal, abandonment, divorce, disease, or death can change you instantly. Perhaps resentment, depression and anxiety are interfering with the quality of your life. Is addiction keeping you in bondage? Is Post-Acute Withdrawal limiting your day to day functioning?Trauma keeping you from experiencing life? If anything is preventing you from getting to a healthy place, maybe it's time to examine what your next steps will be. Don't allow fear, work, and life's hustle to keep you from having peace. FIND PEACE REGARDLESS OF YOUR CIRCUMSTANCES. Life can get better!
(830) 302-3619 View (830) 302-3619
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Battling Minds, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Canyon Lake, TX 78133
Tiffany Juarez is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Texas with 13 years of experience. She meets people with grace, empathy and her interpersonal skills allow her to connect and see people where they are. She creates a collaborative space of growth and self-development. Tiffany treats conditions like post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, depression, addiction, bipolar, and many other conditions. Tiffany is sensitive to the uniqueness of each patient's situation and adapts treatment appropriately to accommodate individual needs and concerns.
Tiffany Juarez is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Texas with 13 years of experience. She meets people with grace, empathy and her interpersonal skills allow her to connect and see people where they are. She creates a collaborative space of growth and self-development. Tiffany treats conditions like post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, depression, addiction, bipolar, and many other conditions. Tiffany is sensitive to the uniqueness of each patient's situation and adapts treatment appropriately to accommodate individual needs and concerns.
(210) 981-4168 View (210) 981-4168
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Amanda Booth Bice
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Canyon Lake, TX 78133
Sometimes our life just blows apart, those life explosions could be abandonment, betrayal & loss. Some explosions are sudden & catastrophic. Other times the emotional explosion is that slow realization that you will no longer accept status quo. This change in reality insists on change from within. When you enter into my care & compassionate counseling you are no longer alone. I also offer Life Coaching for those clients who choose to focus more on strategies, growth & Relational Connectedness.
Sometimes our life just blows apart, those life explosions could be abandonment, betrayal & loss. Some explosions are sudden & catastrophic. Other times the emotional explosion is that slow realization that you will no longer accept status quo. This change in reality insists on change from within. When you enter into my care & compassionate counseling you are no longer alone. I also offer Life Coaching for those clients who choose to focus more on strategies, growth & Relational Connectedness.
(830) 469-4910 View (830) 469-4910
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Family Haven Counseling, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, MA, LPC-A, NCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Canyon Lake, TX 78133  (Online Only)
Hey there! My name is Sandi. I recognize connecting with a new counselor can be hard, at first. My biggest hope is to create a safe space, free from judgement, that allows you to let go of the weight you've been carrying. We all experience pain and discomfort with ourselves and with our relationships. It can become overwhelming and isolating when we face family trauma or conflict that leads to depression, anxiety, or grief. You are not alone in your experience and I can help.
Hey there! My name is Sandi. I recognize connecting with a new counselor can be hard, at first. My biggest hope is to create a safe space, free from judgement, that allows you to let go of the weight you've been carrying. We all experience pain and discomfort with ourselves and with our relationships. It can become overwhelming and isolating when we face family trauma or conflict that leads to depression, anxiety, or grief. You are not alone in your experience and I can help.
(830) 224-2889 View (830) 224-2889
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Tania Pratt
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Canyon Lake, TX 78130
Hello and welcome! My name is Tania Pratt, and I am a licensed professional counselor (LPC) based in Texas. I specialize in working with individuals that come from diverse backgrounds seeking support and guidance to navigate through difficult life transitions, heal from past traumas, manage overwhelming emotions, and improve relationships. With a diverse experience working with clients of all ages, I customize my therapeutic approach to cater to each individual's specific needs.
Hello and welcome! My name is Tania Pratt, and I am a licensed professional counselor (LPC) based in Texas. I specialize in working with individuals that come from diverse backgrounds seeking support and guidance to navigate through difficult life transitions, heal from past traumas, manage overwhelming emotions, and improve relationships. With a diverse experience working with clients of all ages, I customize my therapeutic approach to cater to each individual's specific needs.
(281) 789-6341 View (281) 789-6341
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Nicole Richelle Prins
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Canyon Lake, TX 78130
Not accepting new clients
While well versed and experience in traditional interventions and therapeutic styles, such as CBT and DBT, Nicole's approach to therapy is collaborative and holistic. She includes mythology, spirituality and other non-traditional interventions in her treatment planning, particularly working to include a client’s cultural background into their care. Nicole’s guiding principle in therapy and wellness is authenticity. This is true in how she presents herself to clients and in encouraging clients to embrace their most genuine selves.
While well versed and experience in traditional interventions and therapeutic styles, such as CBT and DBT, Nicole's approach to therapy is collaborative and holistic. She includes mythology, spirituality and other non-traditional interventions in her treatment planning, particularly working to include a client’s cultural background into their care. Nicole’s guiding principle in therapy and wellness is authenticity. This is true in how she presents herself to clients and in encouraging clients to embrace their most genuine selves.
(210) 791-8301 View (210) 791-8301

More Therapists Nearby

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Rachel M. Truelove
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-S, LCDC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New Braunfels, TX 78130  (Online Only)
I have over 10 years of experience working intensively with people who have substance use disorders, anxiety, trauma, depression & PTSD.
Hello! My name is Rachel. You don’t have to deal with your struggles alone. I am here to listen to your story.
I have over 10 years of experience working intensively with people who have substance use disorders, anxiety, trauma, depression & PTSD.
Hello! My name is Rachel. You don’t have to deal with your struggles alone. I am here to listen to your story.
(512) 601-5770 View (512) 601-5770
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The Agape Center-Faith Based | Trauma | Addiction
Verified Verified
New Braunfels, TX 78130
Are you or a loved one struggling with substance abuse, THC Vaping, Marijuana, Cannabis-Induced Psychosis, addiction, Trauma, PTSD, Alcohol, Drug Addiction, pornography, anger issues, Social Media Addiction, Depression or marriage concerns?.
Our Mental Health Pastoral Counselors are certified, trained in providing HRV Biofeedback Therapy, trauma informed biblical counseling for students, Adults, Youth, Teen, Couples, Marriage and Family that are struggling with, Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, PTSD, Addictions such as alcohol/drug abuse, marijuana, THC, Vaping, Fentanyl addiction, pornography, behavioral issues, social/relational concerns. All counseling, Aftercare and Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP), are all 1 on 1. In person or Telehealth. Court ordered DWI, and DUI programs are available.
Are you or a loved one struggling with substance abuse, THC Vaping, Marijuana, Cannabis-Induced Psychosis, addiction, Trauma, PTSD, Alcohol, Drug Addiction, pornography, anger issues, Social Media Addiction, Depression or marriage concerns?.
Our Mental Health Pastoral Counselors are certified, trained in providing HRV Biofeedback Therapy, trauma informed biblical counseling for students, Adults, Youth, Teen, Couples, Marriage and Family that are struggling with, Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, PTSD, Addictions such as alcohol/drug abuse, marijuana, THC, Vaping, Fentanyl addiction, pornography, behavioral issues, social/relational concerns. All counseling, Aftercare and Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP), are all 1 on 1. In person or Telehealth. Court ordered DWI, and DUI programs are available.
(830) 254-5067 View (830) 254-5067
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Eric A Schmidt
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPCS
Verified Verified
New Braunfels, TX 78130
I work with adolescents, adults and couples who find themselves dealing with issues such as addiction, relationship conflict/satisfaction, and/or depression.
You're probably reading this because you're considering counseling. I think that's a great first step. No matter who you choose, I hope you meet with someone. Here's a litte about me; I hope this makes your job of selecting someone a little easier.
I work with adolescents, adults and couples who find themselves dealing with issues such as addiction, relationship conflict/satisfaction, and/or depression.
You're probably reading this because you're considering counseling. I think that's a great first step. No matter who you choose, I hope you meet with someone. Here's a litte about me; I hope this makes your job of selecting someone a little easier.
(512) 522-5850 View (512) 522-5850
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Chandra Brandt
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, C-FRC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
New Braunfels, TX 78130
Feeling adrift, overwhelmed, or uncertain about your life's direction? You're not alone. Life's twists and turns can leave us feeling lost, but together, we can find a better way. Whether you're wrestling with mood swings, substance use, grief, or battling with self-esteem, I'm here to help. Let's roll up our sleeves and dive deep into understanding the thoughts, emotions, and behaviors that have been holding you back. Together, we'll unearth practical strategies to propel you forward on your journey to wholeness.
Feeling adrift, overwhelmed, or uncertain about your life's direction? You're not alone. Life's twists and turns can leave us feeling lost, but together, we can find a better way. Whether you're wrestling with mood swings, substance use, grief, or battling with self-esteem, I'm here to help. Let's roll up our sleeves and dive deep into understanding the thoughts, emotions, and behaviors that have been holding you back. Together, we'll unearth practical strategies to propel you forward on your journey to wholeness.
(210) 904-8346 View (210) 904-8346
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Kristina Aiello
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, LCDC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New Braunfels, TX 78130  (Online Only)
Whether trauma or addiction, let's navigate toward healing together.
Do you feel overwhelmed by negative thoughts and constant worry? Are you struggling to keep up with life's many demands? Do you need help processing complex emotions, working through grief or trauma, or just need someone to listen objectively? Healing from the pain of trauma and overcoming life's many hurdles is very much a part of my story. It is my own journey with counseling that helps lend to my passion for helping others. I believe we all have more power than we know. Helping people identify their barriers and grow beyond them is the best part of my work.
Whether trauma or addiction, let's navigate toward healing together.
Do you feel overwhelmed by negative thoughts and constant worry? Are you struggling to keep up with life's many demands? Do you need help processing complex emotions, working through grief or trauma, or just need someone to listen objectively? Healing from the pain of trauma and overcoming life's many hurdles is very much a part of my story. It is my own journey with counseling that helps lend to my passion for helping others. I believe we all have more power than we know. Helping people identify their barriers and grow beyond them is the best part of my work.
(512) 575-8653 View (512) 575-8653
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Johnny Ybarra
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MS, LCDC, MAC, SAP, QASP-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New Braunfels, TX 78130
My name is Johnny R. Ybarra and I'm a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor in San Antonio Texas, and nationally recognized by NAADAC as a Master Addiction Counselor (MAC) and a Department of Transportation - Substance Abuse Professional (DOT-SAP). I currently provide SAP evaluations and return-to-duty treatment planning for DOT professionals. Contact me to begin the SAP program!
My name is Johnny R. Ybarra and I'm a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor in San Antonio Texas, and nationally recognized by NAADAC as a Master Addiction Counselor (MAC) and a Department of Transportation - Substance Abuse Professional (DOT-SAP). I currently provide SAP evaluations and return-to-duty treatment planning for DOT professionals. Contact me to begin the SAP program!
(210) 714-2741 View (210) 714-2741
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Audrey Futrell
Licensed Professional Counselor, PsyD, LPC-S, LCDC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
New Braunfels, TX 78130
I have a passion to work with adults struggling with an addiction. Additionally, I find a strong connection in working with adolescents and helping them get through stages of their lives. Everyone struggles at times in their lives but getting through these challenges can largely depend on who is there with the person and I desire to be the person that walks through this journey with you.
I have a passion to work with adults struggling with an addiction. Additionally, I find a strong connection in working with adolescents and helping them get through stages of their lives. Everyone struggles at times in their lives but getting through these challenges can largely depend on who is there with the person and I desire to be the person that walks through this journey with you.
(469) 804-6127 View (469) 804-6127
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MindGarden Therapeutic Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DSW, LCSW, LCDC
Verified Verified
New Braunfels, TX 78130  (Online Only)
Hi there! My name is Dr. Ana Alicia Potthast, DSW, LCSW, LCDC. I have a passion for mental health care and substance abuse treatment, and I have extensive experience and training in behavioral health, diagnostics, addiction, co-occurring disorders, depression, anxiety, personality disorders, trauma, domestic violence, sexual abuse and assault, maternity and fertility issues, grief and loss, hoarding, family dynamics and conflict, marital issues, sexual orientation and gender identification and expression, adjustment issues, stages in life, and many other situations that bring a client to seek counseling.
Hi there! My name is Dr. Ana Alicia Potthast, DSW, LCSW, LCDC. I have a passion for mental health care and substance abuse treatment, and I have extensive experience and training in behavioral health, diagnostics, addiction, co-occurring disorders, depression, anxiety, personality disorders, trauma, domestic violence, sexual abuse and assault, maternity and fertility issues, grief and loss, hoarding, family dynamics and conflict, marital issues, sexual orientation and gender identification and expression, adjustment issues, stages in life, and many other situations that bring a client to seek counseling.
(830) 582-9887 View (830) 582-9887
Photo of Shirley A Nedock - Living Tree New Braunfels Counseling Center PLLC, MS, LPCS, NCC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Living Tree New Braunfels Counseling Center PLLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPCS, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New Braunfels, TX 78130
My professional experience includes working with our military services members and their dependents working through deployments, suicide, multiple relocation's, marital issues, PTSD and other issues that military families face. In addition, I have worked with families, teens and children on multiple issues such as depression, anxiety, family issues, divorce, substance abuse, anger management, grief and loss, parenting skills, domestic violence and adolescent issues. now offering mental health evals, fit for duty evaluations , custody evaluation , dwi evaluations and other and testing. Now offering supervision to LPC-A's
My professional experience includes working with our military services members and their dependents working through deployments, suicide, multiple relocation's, marital issues, PTSD and other issues that military families face. In addition, I have worked with families, teens and children on multiple issues such as depression, anxiety, family issues, divorce, substance abuse, anger management, grief and loss, parenting skills, domestic violence and adolescent issues. now offering mental health evals, fit for duty evaluations , custody evaluation , dwi evaluations and other and testing. Now offering supervision to LPC-A's
(210) 987-8367 View (210) 987-8367
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Adam Roark Cobb
Psychologist, PhD, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
New Braunfels, TX 78130
I use CBT practices for treating the full range of anxiety, fear, obsessive-compulsive and stress-related disorders, as well as mood and substance use disorders.
My clinical and research expertise includes the range of anxiety and stress-related disorders, especially PTSD, OCD, panic, social anxiety, and generalized anxiety. My approach is non-judgmental, compassionate, caring, and fundamentally science-based. I have extensive training and experience working with clients and their families across the lifespan, including children, adolescents, adults, and Veterans. I am also well-versed in delivering several gold-standard CBT and exposure-based treatments. I view meaningful connections and delivering evidence-based treatments as the most important factors that drive therapeutic change.
I use CBT practices for treating the full range of anxiety, fear, obsessive-compulsive and stress-related disorders, as well as mood and substance use disorders.
My clinical and research expertise includes the range of anxiety and stress-related disorders, especially PTSD, OCD, panic, social anxiety, and generalized anxiety. My approach is non-judgmental, compassionate, caring, and fundamentally science-based. I have extensive training and experience working with clients and their families across the lifespan, including children, adolescents, adults, and Veterans. I am also well-versed in delivering several gold-standard CBT and exposure-based treatments. I view meaningful connections and delivering evidence-based treatments as the most important factors that drive therapeutic change.
(512) 877-5986 View (512) 877-5986
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Melanie Blank
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
New Braunfels, TX 78130
Waitlist for new clients
Some of my specialty areas include: trauma, grief and loss, substance use, anxiety, and depression.
Do you find yourself feeling alone or at times not wanting to get out of bed or leave the house? Or maybe your mind is racing through many thoughts and scenarios all the time? Has past trauma or the way you were raised negatively impacted your relationships and worldview? If you find yourself feeling alone, having negative thoughts, feeling different from others, and as though those close to you do not understand what you are going through, know that it is normal to have these feelings at times, but understanding them and exploring them is pivotal in order to find healing.
Some of my specialty areas include: trauma, grief and loss, substance use, anxiety, and depression.
Do you find yourself feeling alone or at times not wanting to get out of bed or leave the house? Or maybe your mind is racing through many thoughts and scenarios all the time? Has past trauma or the way you were raised negatively impacted your relationships and worldview? If you find yourself feeling alone, having negative thoughts, feeling different from others, and as though those close to you do not understand what you are going through, know that it is normal to have these feelings at times, but understanding them and exploring them is pivotal in order to find healing.
(830) 625-0599 View (830) 625-0599
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Heather Ingram
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
New Braunfels, TX 78130
Dr. Heather Ingram, originally from Chicago, obtained her doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Argosy University in Schaumburg, Illinois. Throughout her training, Dr. Ingram worked in a variety of settings around Chicago including Elgin Mental Health Center on the Unfit to Stand Trial Unit, Bridge View-Challenger Therapeutic Day School, Women In Need Growing Stronger domestic violence shelter, and Gateway Foundation residential substance abuse treatment center. During her work in Boston, Dr. Ingram worked at Walden Behavioral Care eating disorder clinic, where she worked in inpatient, residential, partial hospitalization, and intensive outpatient levels of care.
Dr. Heather Ingram, originally from Chicago, obtained her doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Argosy University in Schaumburg, Illinois. Throughout her training, Dr. Ingram worked in a variety of settings around Chicago including Elgin Mental Health Center on the Unfit to Stand Trial Unit, Bridge View-Challenger Therapeutic Day School, Women In Need Growing Stronger domestic violence shelter, and Gateway Foundation residential substance abuse treatment center. During her work in Boston, Dr. Ingram worked at Walden Behavioral Care eating disorder clinic, where she worked in inpatient, residential, partial hospitalization, and intensive outpatient levels of care.
(830) 469-4884 View (830) 469-4884
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Carol Y Williams
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New Braunfels, TX 78132
My practice included working with persons with anger management, physical and substance abuse concerns, employment and legal challenges.
As a society, we have grown distant from each other, alone in many phases of life. We experience life situations alone and repeat problematic patterns not knowing how to change or cope. As a psychotherapist I am spiritually based and believe the family is the foundation which supports the healthy development of it's member's. As a clinician I seek to develop therapeutic relationships which prepare the person for change which positively impact their life. For over 20 years I have worked with families, couples, individuals and children in a wide variety of psychological, emotional, behavioral and cognitive challenges.
My practice included working with persons with anger management, physical and substance abuse concerns, employment and legal challenges.
As a society, we have grown distant from each other, alone in many phases of life. We experience life situations alone and repeat problematic patterns not knowing how to change or cope. As a psychotherapist I am spiritually based and believe the family is the foundation which supports the healthy development of it's member's. As a clinician I seek to develop therapeutic relationships which prepare the person for change which positively impact their life. For over 20 years I have worked with families, couples, individuals and children in a wide variety of psychological, emotional, behavioral and cognitive challenges.
(830) 469-3326 View (830) 469-3326

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.