Addiction Therapists in New Braunfels, TX

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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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Jennifer Free
Counselor, LPC, CCTP, CAATS, CAIMHP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
New Braunfels, TX 78130
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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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
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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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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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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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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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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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Julie Chinni- Crossroads Wellness Llc
Licensed Professional Counselor, MC, LPC
Verified Verified
New Braunfels, TX 78130
I am a licensed counselor in TX with experience helping pre-teens, teens, and adults. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including substance abuse, depression, self-harm, anxiety, relationship issues, ADHD, ODD, and emotional and physical abuse. I have also helped clients cope with current and past trauma.
I am a licensed counselor in TX with experience helping pre-teens, teens, and adults. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including substance abuse, depression, self-harm, anxiety, relationship issues, ADHD, ODD, and emotional and physical abuse. I have also helped clients cope with current and past trauma.
(830) 580-2919 View (830) 580-2919
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Tammy DeGroat
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-S, LCDC, NCC
Verified Verified
New Braunfels, TX 78130  (Online Only)
I specialize in working with teens who are struggling with trauma, anxiety, depression, school related issues and substance abuse. Your teen can expect to acquire tools needed to gain a sense of control, manage difficult emotions, and feel more confident in their relationships, friendships, and decision-making process.
I specialize in working with teens who are struggling with trauma, anxiety, depression, school related issues and substance abuse. Your teen can expect to acquire tools needed to gain a sense of control, manage difficult emotions, and feel more confident in their relationships, friendships, and decision-making process.
(830) 341-1072 View (830) 341-1072
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Nikkala Kordzik
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, RPT, LCDC, NCC
Verified Verified
New Braunfels, TX 78130
I specialize in counseling children, adolescents, and adults, who are experiencing anxiety, ADD/ADHD, and life transitions, as well as career and substance use concerns. I also provide play therapy services to children and teenagers, and counsel Texas clients in-office and via telehealth. I offer flexible counseling appointment times, including daytime, evening, and weekend appointments. I provide individualized and holistic counseling techniques, and help clients create solutions to meet their goals and needs. Visit my website at www.solutionfocusedcounselingtexas.com and call me at (830) 376-2657, today to schedule an appointment!
I specialize in counseling children, adolescents, and adults, who are experiencing anxiety, ADD/ADHD, and life transitions, as well as career and substance use concerns. I also provide play therapy services to children and teenagers, and counsel Texas clients in-office and via telehealth. I offer flexible counseling appointment times, including daytime, evening, and weekend appointments. I provide individualized and holistic counseling techniques, and help clients create solutions to meet their goals and needs. Visit my website at www.solutionfocusedcounselingtexas.com and call me at (830) 376-2657, today to schedule an appointment!
(830) 376-2657 View (830) 376-2657
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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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Candace Marlowe
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
New Braunfels, TX 78130
Not accepting new clients
The main issues I see walk in my door are: depression, mood disorders, anger issues, suicidal thoughts/ attempts, hearing voices or seeing things that aren't there, self-esteems issues, relationship problems (whether with family or spouses), struggling with substance abuse, and more.
Ever feel like no one understands you? Wish you could talk to someone without judgment or bias? Have something wrong but are not sure how to vocalize the issue? That is exactly what counseling is for. I offer you a setting that is safe to work through whatever issue you are struggling with, whether you have a specific goal or just need an outlet. My mission as a counselor is to support anyone that is struggling, by educating them, listening to them, or help by working with the family. Due to high demand at this time I am not accepting new clients.
The main issues I see walk in my door are: depression, mood disorders, anger issues, suicidal thoughts/ attempts, hearing voices or seeing things that aren't there, self-esteems issues, relationship problems (whether with family or spouses), struggling with substance abuse, and more.
Ever feel like no one understands you? Wish you could talk to someone without judgment or bias? Have something wrong but are not sure how to vocalize the issue? That is exactly what counseling is for. I offer you a setting that is safe to work through whatever issue you are struggling with, whether you have a specific goal or just need an outlet. My mission as a counselor is to support anyone that is struggling, by educating them, listening to them, or help by working with the family. Due to high demand at this time I am not accepting new clients.
(830) 837-5550 View (830) 837-5550
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Jamey Hinman
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCDC, EMDR
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
New Braunfels, TX 78130
I work with trauma, addiction, adjustment disorders, relationship issues including aspects of self and others as well conflict resolution.
I believe recovery and growth is a deeply personal individualized experience. I feel privileged being a part of each clients journey. Empathy, compassion, self-worth, vulnerability & relationships with yourself & others are areas that I can help you with on your journey to healing, growing and excelling. Finding the right counselor is paramount to achieving success. I’m an Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) & Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC). I received both my B.A. in Psychology & M.A. in Counseling and Guidance from Texas A&M. I’ve worked in various settings such as private practice, outpatient & residential.
I work with trauma, addiction, adjustment disorders, relationship issues including aspects of self and others as well conflict resolution.
I believe recovery and growth is a deeply personal individualized experience. I feel privileged being a part of each clients journey. Empathy, compassion, self-worth, vulnerability & relationships with yourself & others are areas that I can help you with on your journey to healing, growing and excelling. Finding the right counselor is paramount to achieving success. I’m an Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) & Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC). I received both my B.A. in Psychology & M.A. in Counseling and Guidance from Texas A&M. I’ve worked in various settings such as private practice, outpatient & residential.
(830) 310-6112 View (830) 310-6112
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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
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Clifton N. Taylor
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LCDC, CSAT, CPTT
Verified Verified
New Braunfels, TX 78130
Waitlist for new clients
Are your relationships suffering? Is your sexual behavior out of control? Are you spending way too much time on the internet? Are you concerned about your drinking or drug use? If the answer is yes, I can help you. My clinical experience focuses on addiction, trauma, childhood abuse issues, mood disorders, relationship issues, codependency, and unresolved grief and loss. Over the past nine years, I have worked with individuals, couples and families in creating a safe, supportive, and collaborative therapeutic environment. Together, we can begin the journey to a healthier, happier you, with stronger relationships and positive, lasting change.
Are your relationships suffering? Is your sexual behavior out of control? Are you spending way too much time on the internet? Are you concerned about your drinking or drug use? If the answer is yes, I can help you. My clinical experience focuses on addiction, trauma, childhood abuse issues, mood disorders, relationship issues, codependency, and unresolved grief and loss. Over the past nine years, I have worked with individuals, couples and families in creating a safe, supportive, and collaborative therapeutic environment. Together, we can begin the journey to a healthier, happier you, with stronger relationships and positive, lasting change.
(210) 418-1308 View (210) 418-1308
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Stephanie Rae Fernandez-DeGroat
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
New Braunfels, TX 78130  (Online Only)
Experienced in treating depression, anxiety, adjustment disorders, substance abuse, self-esteem, various traumas and marriage and family issues.
Struggling to see the end in sight? Doubting yourself, your choices and who you show the world you are? Together we can make sense of it all. Life has a way of challenging us with experiences and situations were not always prepared for. Growth from adversity isn’t fun but you can do it! I’m here to walk this journey with you! My goal in life is to help others find the best parts of themselves, learn to love an accept all the beautiful scars that have created who you are today! Love working with all ages, individuals, couples and families. Proud member of the LGBTQIA community!
Experienced in treating depression, anxiety, adjustment disorders, substance abuse, self-esteem, various traumas and marriage and family issues.
Struggling to see the end in sight? Doubting yourself, your choices and who you show the world you are? Together we can make sense of it all. Life has a way of challenging us with experiences and situations were not always prepared for. Growth from adversity isn’t fun but you can do it! I’m here to walk this journey with you! My goal in life is to help others find the best parts of themselves, learn to love an accept all the beautiful scars that have created who you are today! Love working with all ages, individuals, couples and families. Proud member of the LGBTQIA community!
(210) 791-0978 View (210) 791-0978
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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.