Addiction Therapists in Houston, TX

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Jesse R. Jasso
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77070
I have worked in the mental health field providing group and individual counseling in Private Practice, Substance Abuse Recovery Facilities, a Pain Management Center, a Psychiatric Hospital, and a Residential Treatment Facility.
The client is the expert on their life, and I believe in the collaborative nature of the therapeutic alliance between the client and therapist. As a team, we will come up with interventions to change the process and patterns of the way you think, feel, and behave. In my thousands of hours in the field, I have witnessed countless clients improve using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) through an informed trial-and-error process. CBT has the most evidence-based research validating its efficacy and presumes that the mind, body, and social environment are connected in a very sensitive ecosystem.
I have worked in the mental health field providing group and individual counseling in Private Practice, Substance Abuse Recovery Facilities, a Pain Management Center, a Psychiatric Hospital, and a Residential Treatment Facility.
The client is the expert on their life, and I believe in the collaborative nature of the therapeutic alliance between the client and therapist. As a team, we will come up with interventions to change the process and patterns of the way you think, feel, and behave. In my thousands of hours in the field, I have witnessed countless clients improve using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) through an informed trial-and-error process. CBT has the most evidence-based research validating its efficacy and presumes that the mind, body, and social environment are connected in a very sensitive ecosystem.
(281) 949-7388 View (281) 949-7388
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Breslyn Bren Shapiro
Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW, LCDC
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77006
As a clinician, I specialize in treating adults and adolescents struggling with addiction and mental health issues including depression, anxiety, trauma, and other co-occurring disorders.
I utilize an integrative person-centered and strengths-based approach that incorporates a variety of therapeutic modalities including psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, and solution-focused therapies. In addition to her formal education, I have lived experience navigating personal and family recovery. As a clinician, I specialize in treating individuals struggling with addiction and mental health issues including depression, anxiety, trauma, and co-occurring disorders. I believe that building a trusting and supportive therapeutic relationship is essential to providing safe, person-centered care.
As a clinician, I specialize in treating adults and adolescents struggling with addiction and mental health issues including depression, anxiety, trauma, and other co-occurring disorders.
I utilize an integrative person-centered and strengths-based approach that incorporates a variety of therapeutic modalities including psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, and solution-focused therapies. In addition to her formal education, I have lived experience navigating personal and family recovery. As a clinician, I specialize in treating individuals struggling with addiction and mental health issues including depression, anxiety, trauma, and co-occurring disorders. I believe that building a trusting and supportive therapeutic relationship is essential to providing safe, person-centered care.
(832) 789-4735 View (832) 789-4735
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Tom Stevens
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S, RPT-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77070
In addition, over the past decade, I have specialized in working with couples and families, people struggling with addiction, and higher level athletes.
Finding the right therapist means finding the right fit for you. With over 20 years in private practice, I pride myself on helping you feel comfortable and confident that you will get the answers you need to a better life. I specialize in parenting and play therapy with children, working with higher level athletes, and couples. I have also hosted my own internet radio talk show on parenting and family relationships, and have appeared on television and radio programs (talking about parenting and bullying).
In addition, over the past decade, I have specialized in working with couples and families, people struggling with addiction, and higher level athletes.
Finding the right therapist means finding the right fit for you. With over 20 years in private practice, I pride myself on helping you feel comfortable and confident that you will get the answers you need to a better life. I specialize in parenting and play therapy with children, working with higher level athletes, and couples. I have also hosted my own internet radio talk show on parenting and family relationships, and have appeared on television and radio programs (talking about parenting and bullying).
(281) 402-8805 View (281) 402-8805
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Veronica Pruitt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77077
Hi, I'm Veronica Pruitt, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Texas. I focus in several areas including addiction, coping skills, stress, LGBTQIA+, relationship issues, and dual diagnosis, amongst others. My approach is culturally sensitive and person-centered and utilizes modalities including CBT, Gestalt, Motivational Interviewing, Rational Emotive Behavior, and Reality Therapy.
Hi, I'm Veronica Pruitt, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Texas. I focus in several areas including addiction, coping skills, stress, LGBTQIA+, relationship issues, and dual diagnosis, amongst others. My approach is culturally sensitive and person-centered and utilizes modalities including CBT, Gestalt, Motivational Interviewing, Rational Emotive Behavior, and Reality Therapy.
(972) 576-9575 View (972) 576-9575
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Meg Wilson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCDC, LPC-S, NCC, AADC, CRNC
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77024
Meg is a licensed therapist who has a strong practice in substance abuse/dependence. Additionally, she specializes in anxiety, depression, women’s emotional health, mood disorders, life adjustment issues, trauma and PTSD. Meg is also trained in amino acid therapy and nutritional psychiatry, which is the practice of using food and food supplements as alternative treatments for mental health disorders. Research suggests there is a correlation between the gut biome and the development of mental health disorders such as depression and anxiety. Meg works with patients using a body, mind and soul approach to healing.
Meg is a licensed therapist who has a strong practice in substance abuse/dependence. Additionally, she specializes in anxiety, depression, women’s emotional health, mood disorders, life adjustment issues, trauma and PTSD. Meg is also trained in amino acid therapy and nutritional psychiatry, which is the practice of using food and food supplements as alternative treatments for mental health disorders. Research suggests there is a correlation between the gut biome and the development of mental health disorders such as depression and anxiety. Meg works with patients using a body, mind and soul approach to healing.
(346) 699-7139 View (346) 699-7139
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Gerald Brady Hallford
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, MEd, LCDC-I
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77079
I am here to offer a roadmap to recovery whether you are struggling with anxiety, depression, addiction, or just adjusting to new circumstances.
Life can become difficult at times. It is easy to feel alone and unsure of how to handle difficulties and adversity. Getting help navigating your thoughts and feelings and learning to cope with these challenges is beneficial for moving forward in a healthy and productive manner.
I am here to offer a roadmap to recovery whether you are struggling with anxiety, depression, addiction, or just adjusting to new circumstances.
Life can become difficult at times. It is easy to feel alone and unsure of how to handle difficulties and adversity. Getting help navigating your thoughts and feelings and learning to cope with these challenges is beneficial for moving forward in a healthy and productive manner.
(281) 982-4774 View (281) 982-4774
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Doug Sorensen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CSAT-S, CCF-C
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77098
Doug Sorensen is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Sexual Addiction Therapist. He began his private practice in 1989 after working several years with individuals and families at an intensive outpatient chemical dependency program. His clinical experience includes extensive work with men seeking to rebuild their lives and their relationships from the devastating consequences of childhood trauma and addiction.
Doug Sorensen is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Sexual Addiction Therapist. He began his private practice in 1989 after working several years with individuals and families at an intensive outpatient chemical dependency program. His clinical experience includes extensive work with men seeking to rebuild their lives and their relationships from the devastating consequences of childhood trauma and addiction.
(713) 489-7239 View (713) 489-7239
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D.A. Duncan Counseling, LLC
MA, MAC-CCC, CMHC
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77086
Addiction, Relationships, Mental Health, Conflict Resolution, Problem Solving and Crisis Counseling.
I want to help you achieve whatever life challenges you are dealing with while enjoying the process of experiencing significant changes. So many people just want someone to Listen to them. I promise…I will Listen. Calling a Therapist can be intimidating, but I hope you will seize the moment (I also teach mindfulness breathing) to call for your free 15 min consultation. Life is short; so don’t waste your energy with toxic relationships, anxiety, inability to understand why things are happening to you and still unable to find healing, purpose and meaning of your current situation and all the other areas of your life.
Addiction, Relationships, Mental Health, Conflict Resolution, Problem Solving and Crisis Counseling.
I want to help you achieve whatever life challenges you are dealing with while enjoying the process of experiencing significant changes. So many people just want someone to Listen to them. I promise…I will Listen. Calling a Therapist can be intimidating, but I hope you will seize the moment (I also teach mindfulness breathing) to call for your free 15 min consultation. Life is short; so don’t waste your energy with toxic relationships, anxiety, inability to understand why things are happening to you and still unable to find healing, purpose and meaning of your current situation and all the other areas of your life.
(281) 609-7873 View (281) 609-7873
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Amanda Ballard
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77008  (Online Only)
I started my career working in a hospital setting. I provided brief therapy to patients both in the hospital, and in their homes. I have experience working with individuals across a variety of ages and diagnoses; most recently, adults and adolescents diagnosed with PTSD, Depression, Anxiety, BPD, substance use, and mood disorders. In my practice, I utilize a number of techniques, including CBT, DBT and Motivational Interviewing.
I started my career working in a hospital setting. I provided brief therapy to patients both in the hospital, and in their homes. I have experience working with individuals across a variety of ages and diagnoses; most recently, adults and adolescents diagnosed with PTSD, Depression, Anxiety, BPD, substance use, and mood disorders. In my practice, I utilize a number of techniques, including CBT, DBT and Motivational Interviewing.
(972) 433-5878 View (972) 433-5878
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Mimi Schultz
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77024
Do you often feel weighted down by feelings of depression or anxiety? Do you have an addiction and feel that these feelings are causing you to feel out of control? Everyone experiences change throughout their lives. Some struggles might be more disruptive to your life than others. If you’re finding yourself having difficulty controlling your thoughts, feelings, or behaviors, come talk to me. Together, we can explore how your thoughts are influencing your unhelpful feelings and behaviors. I have found that developing self-awareness provides insight into yourself and promotes change in a healthy way.
Do you often feel weighted down by feelings of depression or anxiety? Do you have an addiction and feel that these feelings are causing you to feel out of control? Everyone experiences change throughout their lives. Some struggles might be more disruptive to your life than others. If you’re finding yourself having difficulty controlling your thoughts, feelings, or behaviors, come talk to me. Together, we can explore how your thoughts are influencing your unhelpful feelings and behaviors. I have found that developing self-awareness provides insight into yourself and promotes change in a healthy way.
(832) 793-8922 View (832) 793-8922
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Kristen Helms
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-S
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77084
As a therapist I have spent most of the last 2 decades focusing on men’s mental health issues, anger and substance misuse.
Have you been spending time wondering if life can be different? Have you found yourself feeling angry, anxious, sad or otherwise just not yourself? Have people around you shared concerns regarding your moods, anger, stress, drinking or substance use? If any of these things have brought you to the place of considering therapy, then I am happy to tell you that YES life can be different! Making changes can feel difficult and scary but choosing the right therapist can give you the support system, expertise and confidence to make the changes needed for you to be proud of who you are and to be able to share that person with others.
As a therapist I have spent most of the last 2 decades focusing on men’s mental health issues, anger and substance misuse.
Have you been spending time wondering if life can be different? Have you found yourself feeling angry, anxious, sad or otherwise just not yourself? Have people around you shared concerns regarding your moods, anger, stress, drinking or substance use? If any of these things have brought you to the place of considering therapy, then I am happy to tell you that YES life can be different! Making changes can feel difficult and scary but choosing the right therapist can give you the support system, expertise and confidence to make the changes needed for you to be proud of who you are and to be able to share that person with others.
(713) 597-7481 View (713) 597-7481
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Dwight Wolf
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, LPC
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77025
I specialize in couples therapy, relationship issues, substance abuse and process addiction recovery, and issues related specifically to men's development.
With twenty-five years of therapy experience, there are fundamental elements to my practice. These are respect for your life and choices and a deep belief that regardless of the circumstances you face, there are solutions that will support and enhance your life. My role is to create a space in which those choices and solutions will unfold. Whether your goals are to heal old wounds, develop stronger relationships, or discover and fulfill your essential dreams, I will support you on your journey. I utilize a narrative and emotionally focused therapeutic approach.
I specialize in couples therapy, relationship issues, substance abuse and process addiction recovery, and issues related specifically to men's development.
With twenty-five years of therapy experience, there are fundamental elements to my practice. These are respect for your life and choices and a deep belief that regardless of the circumstances you face, there are solutions that will support and enhance your life. My role is to create a space in which those choices and solutions will unfold. Whether your goals are to heal old wounds, develop stronger relationships, or discover and fulfill your essential dreams, I will support you on your journey. I utilize a narrative and emotionally focused therapeutic approach.
(713) 597-3159 View (713) 597-3159
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Michael Yeager
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, BA, LCDC, CAS, CHT, SAP
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77024
Are you sick and tired of your life being run by your own or someone else's Chemical and or Behavioral Addiction, Abusive Behaviour, Unresolved Grief, PTSD, Fear, Anxiety, Pain, Chronic Illness, Smoking Cessation, and/or Co-dependency? Clients are seeking to release their attachments to people and behaviors that have caused them pain and discomfort. They are open to non-traditional successful methods of recovery, like acupuncture, acupressure, anART Accelerate Rapid Therapy. Finally, those who want real closure to their life problems do well here. If interested, call me at 713-461-3279 for a live or online HIPPA compliance sessions.
Are you sick and tired of your life being run by your own or someone else's Chemical and or Behavioral Addiction, Abusive Behaviour, Unresolved Grief, PTSD, Fear, Anxiety, Pain, Chronic Illness, Smoking Cessation, and/or Co-dependency? Clients are seeking to release their attachments to people and behaviors that have caused them pain and discomfort. They are open to non-traditional successful methods of recovery, like acupuncture, acupressure, anART Accelerate Rapid Therapy. Finally, those who want real closure to their life problems do well here. If interested, call me at 713-461-3279 for a live or online HIPPA compliance sessions.
(832) 937-9631 View (832) 937-9631
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Katrina Agneauelle Gary-Fortè
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, PhD, MAC, SAP, LCDC, CHW In
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77036
At Trade It In, I provide the following NonDOT & DOT Substance Abuse Services to ensure that agencies and employees remain in compliance with *The United States Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations (49CFR, Part 40s:  *Drug and alcohol assessment  *Case-management, reporting, and monitoring  *Follow-up testing schedule *Follow-up interviews
At Trade It In, I provide the following NonDOT & DOT Substance Abuse Services to ensure that agencies and employees remain in compliance with *The United States Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations (49CFR, Part 40s:  *Drug and alcohol assessment  *Case-management, reporting, and monitoring  *Follow-up testing schedule *Follow-up interviews
(832) 924-8105 View (832) 924-8105
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Abraham Aviles
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77095
Through this journey we can share different techniques to help you overcome addiction, hardships or self doubts.
Hi, I'm Abraham. Sometimes in life, we hit rock bottom and feel like there's no hope. I am here to tell you, hope is being able to see the light despite all of the darkness. As a Substance Abuse Counselor, I understand that seeking help is not always easy; it can be scary and intimidating. However, I want to let you know that you are not alone. I am here to understand your story and to support your journey towards your desired goals in life.
Through this journey we can share different techniques to help you overcome addiction, hardships or self doubts.
Hi, I'm Abraham. Sometimes in life, we hit rock bottom and feel like there's no hope. I am here to tell you, hope is being able to see the light despite all of the darkness. As a Substance Abuse Counselor, I understand that seeking help is not always easy; it can be scary and intimidating. However, I want to let you know that you are not alone. I am here to understand your story and to support your journey towards your desired goals in life.
(346) 483-3679 View (346) 483-3679
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Sherri Edwards Counseling & Associates
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MS, LCDC, SAP, COPSD, CART
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77054
Sherri Edwards Counseling services is a place where you matter. Substance use disorder can disrupt your life in the blink of an eye however with support things can be changed. Please call me and we will help you start the rebuilding process. As a marriage coach together we can work through some of the most challenging times.
Sherri Edwards Counseling services is a place where you matter. Substance use disorder can disrupt your life in the blink of an eye however with support things can be changed. Please call me and we will help you start the rebuilding process. As a marriage coach together we can work through some of the most challenging times.
(281) 688-1984 View (281) 688-1984
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Jessica King
LPC Associate, M Ed, LPC-A
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77027  (Online Only)
Searching for a counselor that connects with teens helping them navigate this difficult season of change? I specialize in working with adolescents, young adults, and families needing support with life transitions, substance abuse, academic/social issues, executive functioning skills, anxiety, depression and more. My goal is to facilitate growth by creating a safe, non-judgmental, and affirming space for clients to work through their unique concerns. Our focus will be learning, practicing and implementing new skills, ways of thinking, and solutions that set the stage for lasting change.
Searching for a counselor that connects with teens helping them navigate this difficult season of change? I specialize in working with adolescents, young adults, and families needing support with life transitions, substance abuse, academic/social issues, executive functioning skills, anxiety, depression and more. My goal is to facilitate growth by creating a safe, non-judgmental, and affirming space for clients to work through their unique concerns. Our focus will be learning, practicing and implementing new skills, ways of thinking, and solutions that set the stage for lasting change.
(830) 465-3492 View (830) 465-3492
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Dr. Laquinta Milson
Licensed Professional Counselor, DPC, LPC, CST
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77098
She specializes in sex therapy, addiction, relationship issues, infidelity, non-monogamy, sex work, kink and BDSM.
Therapy gives us an opportunity to look at the problem areas in our lives in a safe and non-judgmental environment so that we can find ways to make the changes we desire. As a licensed professional counselor with years of experience working with individuals, couples and families, Dr. Milson helps manage the feelings associated with life's struggles; recognize, understand, and change self-defeating patterns; heal past pain; discover and foster inner strength; and learn new ways to cope that allow a person to live authentically.
She specializes in sex therapy, addiction, relationship issues, infidelity, non-monogamy, sex work, kink and BDSM.
Therapy gives us an opportunity to look at the problem areas in our lives in a safe and non-judgmental environment so that we can find ways to make the changes we desire. As a licensed professional counselor with years of experience working with individuals, couples and families, Dr. Milson helps manage the feelings associated with life's struggles; recognize, understand, and change self-defeating patterns; heal past pain; discover and foster inner strength; and learn new ways to cope that allow a person to live authentically.
(832) 558-3318 View (832) 558-3318
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Toby Mautz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77002  (Online Only)
I've had a great deal of experience working with addiction, anxiety, depression, chronic pain, and dual-diagnosis issues.
I am an experienced LCSW with whose been working with clients for 28 years. This experience has led me to meet and work with thousands of clients throughout the country and world to expand my understanding of the complexities and struggles which are part of the growth process. I've learned through active engagement, demonstrating consistency, and applying effective techniques and tools those I work with experience effective and sustainable growth.
I've had a great deal of experience working with addiction, anxiety, depression, chronic pain, and dual-diagnosis issues.
I am an experienced LCSW with whose been working with clients for 28 years. This experience has led me to meet and work with thousands of clients throughout the country and world to expand my understanding of the complexities and struggles which are part of the growth process. I've learned through active engagement, demonstrating consistency, and applying effective techniques and tools those I work with experience effective and sustainable growth.
(832) 400-3954 View (832) 400-3954
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Jack Henderson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S, LMFT-S, LCDC, NCC
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77054
I have years of experience in counseling, including marriage and family. I have a love for pastoral care and counseling as well as addiction counseling. I am always interested in innovative ways to help my clients and in that endeavor I have a certification in AcuDetox an acupuncture program that assists people with addiction. I am also board-certified in both clinical hypnosis for addiction, smoking cessation, and weight loss and have received EMDR training for trauma.
I have years of experience in counseling, including marriage and family. I have a love for pastoral care and counseling as well as addiction counseling. I am always interested in innovative ways to help my clients and in that endeavor I have a certification in AcuDetox an acupuncture program that assists people with addiction. I am also board-certified in both clinical hypnosis for addiction, smoking cessation, and weight loss and have received EMDR training for trauma.
(281) 336-8907 View (281) 336-8907
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.