Addiction

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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Addiction is a "relapseable, chronic, progressive and often fatal disease." Addiction affects everyone in the family - so it's called "a family disease." Addiction is also a Brain Disease - affecting your thinking, judgment, perception, decision-making, and moods. When your family gets into Recovery too, it's easier for you to stay clean and sober, AND, if your family doesn't want to, you can still enjoy your own "Recovery." You can have a better, easier, healthier life being clean & sober.

— Joanne Baum, Clinical Social Worker

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
 

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 and other drugs can be so insidious. The pervasive use in our culture makes it really difficult to know if you're just a "normal" person who has a bottle of wine every night or an alcoholic. Where does it cross the line? I have experience helping clients to find their personal line, and set boundaries with themselves. I will never tell you what to do, but I can help you to reduce the harm that substances are having on your life.

— Colleen Hennessy, Licensed Professional Counselor in , CA
 

I strongly support and have professionally worked with multiple forms of Recovery and most strongly support 12 step recovery principles. Many can struggle with the rigidity of some aspects of this form of recovery. I help others adjust to a new life in recovery using a inclusive, open minded approach. A life created and lived within the steps holds many new challenges and successes, both of which can require support or suggestion over time. I live in recovery myself, and have for 37 years.

— Kevin Jessup, Counselor in Tempe, AZ

My background is in working in residential and outpatient treatment settings that help individuals and families recover from various addictions and associated difficulties, such as trauma, grief, codependency, and relationship problems. Seeing my clients recover and live their lives in a way that aligns with their own personal values is the greatest privilege of my career. If you are sober-curious or simply want to better understand or moderate your alcohol use- we can do that work together!

— Stephanie Baldwin, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Hillsborough, NC
 

Addiction is a "relapseable, chronic, progressive and often fatal disease." Addiction affects everyone in the family - so it's called "a family disease." Addiction is also a Brain Disease - affecting your thinking, judgment, perception, decision-making, and moods. When your family gets into Recovery too, it's easier for you to stay clean and sober, AND, if your family doesn't want to, you can still enjoy your own "Recovery." You can have a better, easier, healthier life being clean & sober.

— Joanne Baum, Clinical Social Worker

We have experienced addiction trained therapist who are especially good at navigating anxiety and OCD alongside addiction. We know that once you quit drinking or drugging, anxiety/OCD or your trauma is there lurking in the shadows waiting for you to relapse. And vice versa. The impact of trauma, anxiety, and OCD (all parts of the lizard brain/amygdala) weight you down and redirect your focus on invaluable acts, tasks, and relationships. Give us a call.

— Lori Johnson, Licensed Professional Counselor in Lakewood, CO
 

I know that drinking and drugging hits peoples self esteem pretty badly. Regardless of the timeframe you have been drinking or been sober, people often feel the crippling shame of what they have been through. Addiction takes and emotional and physical toll. I help you decide what you need to in order to move forward in focusing on what's important. For some people that is not full sobriety and for some it is. You need to try something new. Give me a call.

— Jennifer Head, Licensed Professional Counselor in Lakewood, CO

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
 

Are you tired of being tired? Have you tried to stop and continue going back to the one thing destroying your life? I understand addiction and recovery. If you are ready to make changes, get healthier and put your life and relationships back together, contact me today.

— Cara Waters, Licensed Professional Counselor Associate in ,

I possess specialized expertise in addiction treatment, holding a speciality license in Colorado. In addition to my formal qualifications, I have undergone extensive training and supervision to enhance my knowledge and skills in this field. Throughout my career, I have had the privilege of working with numerous clients and witnessing their success in overcoming addiction. I am dedicated to providing evidence-based interventions and personalized support to individuals struggling with addiction.

— Kelsey Whittlesey, Licensed Professional Counselor
 

Dealing with any addiction can be made easier with support. Whether you are looking to cut down or completely stop drinking or smoking marijuana, or whether you struggle with a substance or behavioral addiction, I am here to support you. Perhaps you have dealt with trauma or challenging life circumstances - either way, your addiction will make sense and we can work together to deal with the cause, making stopping or reducing much easier!

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

I have many years of experience in supporting people in better understanding their relationship with alcohol, drugs, or other behaviors (such as spending money, sex, relationships, gambling, food) so that they can make the changes they want to live a fuller, healthier life. Whether you are considering reducing the amount that you drink, or you are seeking support to achieve and maintain a sober life, I can support you. I believe that there are many paths in recovery, it is all up to you.

— Lauren Hadley, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Campbell, CA
 

I provide counseling for clients who have achieved some form of sobriety and abstinence from drugs and alcohol. In early recovery, some incidences may trigger you to want to go back to what was once comfortable through your active addiction. This is why continued addiction counseling is crucial. Substances and alcohol are used to help put uncomfortable feelings to sleep. I can help by guiding you to tolerate and integrate uncomfortable feelings rather than using substances to keep them down.

— Chardonnay Badchkam, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in , NY

When working with individuals on substance use, I let the client tell me what their goals are. The primary concern when working with substance use is safety, followed by health and wellness. Together we will evaluate client concerns and set treatment goals based on need. I do not assume that every individual struggling with substance use has an addiction. I have experience working in drug and alcohol treatment facilities, 12 step groups, and have familiarity with other recovery groups.

— Suzanne Cooper, Addictions Counselor in Englewood, CO, CO
 

Whether you are questioning your substance use, looking to quit, or have already begun to address the substances in your life, I can help with that. We will examine how YOU want to approach the substances in your life and I can help you along the way. While I have experience with 12-step programs, I come from a non-judgmental place and can also help with other substance programs or harm reduction plans.

— Bri Spencer, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist

there are 3 major factors that contribute to the development chemical dependency /addiction, 1.) heredity, 2.) environment, and 3.) access to the psycho-active alcohol or other drugs . The goals of the therapeutic intervention is to assist the individual to come to the realization that the alcohol or other drugs is progressive in nature and that it takes a support system to help manage the drug dependency. This support system includes family, friends, doctors, therapists, and support groups.

— Julia Tillie, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor in Fort Worth, TX