Alcohol abuse or dependency (also known as alcoholism) are serious problems relating to the habitual misuse of alcohol – typically characterized by drinking too much, too often, with an inability to stop. If drinking is negatively effecting your life and relationships and you can’t seem to get it under control, you may be abusing alcohol. Other signs could include craving a drink, drinking to relax, lying about drinking, neglecting responsibilities because of drinking, hiding your drinking, and/or driving while drinking. But the good news is, you don’t have to figure it out on your own. If you or someone you know is suffering from alcohol abuse or dependency, contact one of our specialists today to get help.

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I have 27 years' experience working in addictions.

— Patrick Varney, Drug & Alcohol Counselor in Phoenix, AZ

Many individuals can experience substance use. Anxiety, fear, and hopelessness are a few emotions that can linger around substance use. We can help you work through this and guide you through the process of relapse prevention and harm reduction

— KaRon Spriggs-Bethea, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Pittsburgh, PA

My view of Alcohol or Substance Abuse is that it sources from loneliness and abandonment. Feeling forsaken, we turn to substances when our early attachment figures could not ease our pain. Substances become substitutes for secure attachment figures…always there when you need them, never to be abandoned again. Dependence is also an ailment of the Soul. Healing occurs through the attachment relationship in therapy, ultimately extending to renewed connection with humanity, light and love.

— Rebecca Spear, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Pasadena, CA

I have 27 years' experience working in addictions.

— Patrick Varney, Drug & Alcohol Counselor in Phoenix, AZ

Have you been trying to cut back on drinking but keep finding yourself back in the same old pattern? Are you tired of feeling sick, out of control, and reliant on alcohol? You don't have to do this alone. By working one on one in therapy, we can identify ways that you can find relief and successfully reduce or abstain from drinking. Having a therapist that's experienced in alcohol abuse will support you in addressing underlying issues that have been keeping you stuck.

— Jennifer Leupp, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Long Beach, CA

As a person in long term recovery, I incorporate the 12 step principles in my therapy. I have 7 years of experience in treating substance use disorders, and how depression and anxiety are often underlying mental health conditions that affect achieving long term recovery.

— Stephen Ricco, Addictions Counselor

I have experience working at inpatient and outpatient rehabs for addiction treatment. I am versed in relapse prevention, coping skills, etc.

— Shira Piasek, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in New York, NY

I have been a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC1) since 2010 but have worked in the mental health field since 1996. Along the way I've gained a lot of experience working with folks with substance abuse issues. I also happen to be in recovery myself, so I have built-in empathy.

— Bruce Burleson, Addictions Counselor in Norwell, MA

I believe that without recovery from substances that therapy will always be extremely limited. Therapy is a place on the journey to deciding what one wants to do for recovery. I advocate the use of self-help programs. I have known people who quit alcohol and drugs just from church and many, many more from 12-step programs. I have worked with people who have found great assistance through recovery groups like Refuge Recovery, which is Buddhist philosophy/meditation based.

— Deborah Dettman, Clinical Social Worker in Chicago, IL

My approach as a therapist for addiction treatment is holistic and integrative, offering alternatives to the traditional 12-step approach. I recognize that not everyone responds to a one-size-fits-all method, so I provide a diverse range of therapies aimed at supporting addiction recovery. These therapies include both conventional approaches like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), as well as holistic interventions. My goal is to empower individuals.

— Alina Halonen, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in West Hollywood, CA

I work with habitual behaviors through a harm reduction lens. I deeply understand the relationships we build with substances and how hard it can be to separate ourselves from those, even when we stand the chance of losing parts of self. I meet you where you are at and support you in your own process around making the changes you want to make with the substances you are finding tricky.

— Lila Zimmerman, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Oakland, CA

I have worked with people of all ages, individually and in groups, around substance use – and the many topics and areas of life that are often interwoven, including relationships, work, school, finances, traumatic experiences, grief, depression, anxiety, and health conditions. The focus of our work will be shaped by your individual needs and goals, both of which may evolve over time. Wherever you are is a good place to start!

— Eric Eid-Reiner, Therapist in South Hamilton, MA

I have personal experience with Alcohol Abuse and Alcohol Dependence, I have over 13 years of experience working with others struggling to identify their own personal relationship with alcohol and drug abuse. I provide an open, honest, judgement-free environment in order for clients to explore their own sense of dependence and abuse and help provide guidance and support for adopting a new attitude of moderation or abstinence, whatever fits the client's needs.

— Dylan Haas, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Boise, ID

I have extensive experience working with clients in all stages of the recovery process from alcohol and other substance abuse. This includes clients who may have recently recognized problematic drinking behavior and are looking to make a change, as well as clients in more long term recovery who are looking for support. My approach counseling clients in recovery includes an understanding of 12 step programs as well as alternative and mindfulness based recovery approaches.

— Brittany Hopkins, Licensed Professional Counselor in Atlanta, GA

I help people look deeper at their relationship with substances through a gentle, holistic approach. You can learn to cut back on alcohol and not let it rule your life without going through the 12-steps. I will help you gain more awareness around your relationship with substances and how they may be impacting your mental health, relationships and personal goals.

— Eliot Hagerty, Licensed Professional Counselor in Philadelphia, PA

I am a licensed addictions counselor and have worked inpatient facilities for the past decade. I am also in recovery from addiction.

— Denae Arnold, Licensed Professional Counselor in Wheatridge, CO

I use cognitive behavioral and acceptance and commitment approaches to address substance use issues. I am very familiar with the 12 step model, but do not insist that it is the only path to sobriety. There are as many approaches to recovery as there are people with substance use concerns. I will help you discover what your needs are, and how to meet those without using substances in a damaging way.

— Cassandra Walker, Counselor in ,

Alcohol is one of the most destructive drugs to individuals, couples, families and society. Whether you are looking to cut down or completely stop drinking I am here to support you. No matter how much you drink or how often you drink, I am here to support your goals...without judgment. With a personal and family history, I am aware of the life sucking results it can have on your life. There is no time like the present to take that first step!

— Krissy Moses, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Winter Park, FL