Alcohol Abuse and Alcohol Dependence

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 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, Mental Health Counselor in Boise, ID

I am a Licensed Addiction Counselor and have worked in the field of addictions for several years. I use a wellness approach to addiction. We will build a Wellness Plan that promotes recovery and overall wellness.

— Jamie Glick, Therapist in Castle Rock, CO

Since 2010 I have worked with addiction treatment. Much of my experience is working at an all women's treatment facility as a counselor, a program manager, and a director. This includes working with co-occurring disorders that often are part of the puzzle when solving issues of addiction. I have lived experience in this area.

— Gregory Gooden, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in POMONA, CA

I offer a compassionate yet practical approach to reducing or eliminating your alcohol use. I believe alcohol is one of the most damaging drugs around & if you want to stop or reduce your intake, then you are one of the smart ones! It is crazy to me that oftentimes people are judged as "having a problem" or being "abnormal" if they don't drink. If you are ready to stop or reduce alcohol, you are in the right place and I look forward to helping you finally become free of the chains of alcohol.

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

Do you find yourself drinking more than you would like to? Are you feeling ashamed about how much you drink or the way that you behave when you drink? Do you want to cut down, but have been unable to do so? Therapy can help, and EMDR Therapy can help you to get at the root of what is causing you to drink. EMDR is an evidenced-based treatment for trauma known for it's gentleness and effectiveness. Visit my website to learn more and set up a free 15 minute consultation.

— Jennifer Leupp, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Beverly Hills, CA

Addiction is a disease of shame that does not discriminate. It is not meant to be fought in isolation because the opposite of addiction is not sobriety, it is connection. I have worked in the addiction field for over 5 years and utilize multiple therapy modalities including 12-steps, DBT, CBT, ETT, Motivational Interviewing, and more to overcome the grips of this disease.

— Sarah Underbrink, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Plano, TX

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

I have worked with clients for over a decade who struggle with alcohol and substance misuse. Clients are too beautifully complex to be reduced to their addictive behaviors. I help clients to see the contributing factors to the onset and maintenance of their addictions. Clients have a safe space to learn tools to be successful within harm reduction or abstinence approaches.

— Erin Blasdel-Gebelin, Clinical Psychologist in New York, NY

I can help you explore the roots of your addictions and help you find tools to reduce your dependence on things that no longer serve who you are becoming. I am comfortable and experienced in working within 12-step and harm-reduction frameworks.

— Page Nelson, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in ,

I have been working intensively for many years with folks who struggle with substance use disorders. I have found that it is not a one size fits all disease which in turn means that it is not a one size fits all solution. I focus on the person in front of me and we will work collaboratively to help you heal.

— Adrienne Marcellus, Mental Health Counselor in Colorado Springs, CO

I have spent over 30 years working voluntarily with individuals who struggle with issues of addiction and I have spent the last 2 years working with individuals clinically at an intensive outpatient and partial hospitalization treatment program. I know the 12 steps are not the answer for everyone and my experiences can help you figure out the best options to beat your addiction. I know how hard it is to stop or even seek help. Together, we can free you from the bondage of addiction.

— Alan Zupka, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in ORLANDO, FL

We don't talk enough about unwanted behaviors, their root and their protective factors. I address any unwanted behavior, but I do specialize in alcohol use, as the opportunity for harm reduction has, sadly, not been fervently explored in our 'treatment' methods for this dis-ease. I'm well versed in multiple modalities and firmly adhere to choice being a primary factor in any recovery journey. A journey that must start with the individual, where they are at and what works for them!

— Laurie Smith, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Plymouth, MI

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 transform Professionals struggling to prioritize life outside of work and over relying on alcohol or other drugs to cope. By strategically employing mindfulness skills and the tools of cognitive therapy, we begin freeing up energy that can be channeled into self-care. Guided Self exploration with techniques such as Jungian Dream Interpretation provides them with an unfolding map of the unconscious allowing them to discover the resilience hidden by substance use.

— George Moore, Addictions Counselor

I am a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor in Pennsylvania and have experience in mental health and substance abuse at various settings and levels of care. I led and launched the first substance abuse Intensive Outpatient Program at a premier LGBTQ+ health center.

— Justin Mendoza, Psychotherapist in Philadelphia, PA

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 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