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 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 SEATTLE, WA

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

I have passion for working with those struggling with alcohol-related issues. I welcome clients who are in various stages of change and support 12-step, non 12-step, harm reduction and moderation. I believe alcohol use becomes a problem only when there is a bigger problem. I help my clients figure out what that bigger problem is so that they can get well. Many of my clients have achieved long-term sobriety and have changed their lives drastically - for the better.

— Kimberly Goodrich, Clinical Social Worker in Clinton, NJ

The journey of evaluating your relationship with alcohol and deciding if you would like to make changes, or discovering that it's challenging to make those changes, is a personal one, and different for everyone. There are also similar challenges along the way that everyone faces, and are a normal part of the process. If you find yourself questioning your drinking, or the behaviors around your drinking, I can help support you with a nonjudgmental approach.

— Christi Proffitt, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Seattle, WA

Using CBT and talk therapy

— Donn Yeager, Mental Health Counselor

I am a Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor who has been in the addictions field since 2007.

— Mo Deutsch, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Charlotte, 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

I have worked in the alcohol and substance abuse field for 16 years. I believe that treatment for these issues can look different for each individual. Sometimes the goal is abstinence, and sometimes the goal is harm reduction. I believe that alcohol and drug addiction is rooted in trauma. I help individuals explore that trauma in a safe and contained place, looking at the "how and why" of using substances to self-medicate.

— Kayte Roberts, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

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

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 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

I have experience working in a medicated assisted treatment clinic with individuals diagnosed with co-occuring disorders (mental health and substance use). I have taken substance use counseling courses and am in the process of applying for my CASAC-T (credential alcohol, substance abuse counselor.

— Jalisa Taylor, Licensed Master of Social Work in New York, NY

For my first 8 years as a therapist, I worked in addiction treatment. In that time I have worked with hundreds of clients struggling with alcoholism from all walks of life. Today, I work with clients who have successfully managed to remain sober long term but still find themselves struggling to live the lives they envisioned upon getting sober.

— Amanda Jaworski, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Gardena, CA

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 truly believe you are more than your alcohol addiction! I have extensive life and clinical experience with alcohol/drugs and in helping those who are struggling with an addiction to recover. Having struggled myself with both alcohol and mood issues, my goal is to utilize my experience (a hell of a lot) and education to empower you to overcome whatever you feel is standing in your way of success. I am licensed and have a Masters degree and am a Master Addiction Counselor.

— Tim Welch, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Newark, OH

I have been treating addiction and working with addicts since before officially entering the field, and have competency in a variety of methods when treating addiction. 12-step based, Buddhist based, and harm reduction are methodology I specialize in

— Timothy Armon, Clinical Social Worker in Chicago, IL

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 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

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