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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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 Rockland, MA

I began doing work in substance use and addictions in graduate school and have continued to this day. I was the Team Lead of the integrative dual-diagnosis harm-reduction oriented Substance Abuse Treatment Program at the Austin Veterans Administration for 20 years. My speciality is in the recovery process for individuals who's substance use/addictive behavior is tied to significant sources of life trauma/hardship (such as minority stress) and/or other mental health conditions.

— Mackenzie Steiner, Psychologist in Austin, TX
 

Are you experience negative effects from substance use-- hopelessness, loss of relationships, financial instability? I have extensive history working in addiction treatment as a counselor and clinical director. There is a way out of the painful cycle you're experiencing.

— Evan Miller, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Cornelius, NC

I have five years experience with addiction treatment and co-occurring disorders in both an inpatient and outpatient setting and have guided hundreds of unique individuals in achieving their sobriety goals.

— Michael Nolan, Therapist in New York, NY
 

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

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 years of experiences working with clients at various stages of recovery

— Natasha Schwinn, Licensed Professional Counselor in Knoxville, TN

My approach to substance use is rooted in a harm reduction framework and an acknowledgement that many people are curious about making changes to their substance use without having a goal of abstinence. I offer a nonjudgmental, caring setting to explore your relationship with substances, understand the role they have played in your life, and clarify what kind of changes you want to make.

— Susie Kowalsky, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor
 

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. https://jenimarie.org/

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

You don't ever have to drink or use again. If you're ready to heal, you can do it, and I can help. If you're NOT ready to heal, I get it, and I'll still be on your side. My own experiences with addiction and recovery have equipped me with more tools to help others than my master's degree ever could. I'm ready when you are.

— Ryan Muldoon, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Los Angeles, CA
 

I have extensive experience working with both adolescents and adults struggling with substance use disorders. I was a Individual/Family Therapist at Muir Wood Adolescent and Family Services serving clients experiencing substance use disorders. I was also a Therapist at Duffy's Napa Valley where I taught skills and support groups focusing on relapse prevention, recovery skills, psychoeducation around addiction, as well as a 12-step recovery framework.

— Samantha Gennuso, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in San Francisco, CA

Escaping addiction isn’t easy. Ask any recovering addict and they’ll tell you that willpower alone won’t cut it. In fact, Step 1 of any 12 step program involves accepting that you are powerless and that your life has become unmanageable. It is in accepting the struggle that you can begin the journey to recovery. I’m a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT) which is considered the gold standard in the treatment of sexual addiction. I am also a Certified Multiple Addictions Therapist (CMAT).

— David Bryan, Licensed Professional Counselor in ,
 

I am very knowlewdgable about alcoholism and drug addicition, including: opiates, cocaine, marijuana, amphetamines, psychedelics, nicotene, designer drugs, benzodiazepines, narcotic pain killers, and ketamine.

— Kenneth Miyake, Licensed Professional Counselor in Lombard, IL

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 27 years' experience working in addictions.

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

As an individual in long-term recovery, I intimately understand the challenges of getting and staying sober from alcohol and other substances. Loss of friends and your social circle, persistent feelings of isolation, and finding new means of coping with difficult situations/emotions/stress are just a few of the issues I tackle with clients in recovery. I am uniquely equipped to help both newly sober individuals as well as those in long-term recovery.

— Nicole Bermensolo, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Santa Monica, CA
 

I am in long term recovery for addiction, & have been actively involved in recovery communities for over twenty years. This has involved a lot of mentoring & working with folks who struggle with addiction. Unfortunately there are many clinicians who are not comfortable working with folks who struggle with this issue, so it's necessary to have clinicians who have compassion, respect, experience, & who will not stigmatize it, or judge & shame folks around this struggle.

— Jo Grey, Clinical Social Worker in Haverford, PA