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.

Meet the specialists

I am an addictions counselor and teach addictions counseling as well

— Julia Knach, Counselor in Towson, MD

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, Counselor in Castle Rock, CO

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.

— Deb Dettman, Clinical Social Worker in Chicago, IL

I have experience in both inpatient and outpatient settings treating alcohol and drug abuse/dependence.

— Corinne Raskind, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Garden Grove, CA

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

Julie is a certified International Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor. Julie strives to help her clients see themselves separate from their disease. She understands and educates about the disease concept of addiction, triggers, relapse prevention, and the struggles of abuse, addiction, and recovery. She also educates about how addiction affects the family and helps to promote recovery for the family. Julie also provides an understanding of addiction throughout generations of the family.

— Julie Dunn, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Naperville, IL

Addiction is a disease that impacts the brain. Stopping is not simply a matter of will power. But with addiction counseling and support , freedom from addiction can be achieved. SMART Recovery, 12 Step Programs and Medication Assisted Therapies are all evidence based resources and can provide additional resources. I support whatever works best for the individual to help you get clean and stay clean.

— deborah green, Creative Art Therapist in Bayshore, NY

I hold a Master's Degree in addictions counseling and am licensed by the State of Indiana in addictions counseling (LCACA). My approach to treating substance use disorders is informed by my own journey from addiction to long-term recovery. For most people drugs and alcohol have become methods for coping with other problems like anxiety, depression, grief, abuse, or trauma. I help clients uncover and treat those underlying issues while simultaneously addressing their addiction.

— Jason Lynch, Counselor in Noblesville, IN

If you are using substances more than you want to be but find it hard to stop or reduce your use, I will help you find alternative ways to self-sooth, increase your motivation to reduce use or stop use, help you learn to tolerate discomfort.

— Denise Galt, Clinical Social Worker

Have you ever thought about wanting to drink less? Whether you’re unsure if your alcohol use is a problem, or you realize your intake use has gotten out of hand, we can work with you to create a path towards a customized recovery plan that works for specifically you! We have a dually certified Licensed Creative Arts Therapist who is also a credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor on staff.

— Emily Davenport, Art Therapist in New York, NY

I spent a couple years working with substance use disorder. At our facility we treated them from Detox through to IOP/PHP, which included a residential. I provided art therapy groups 5x a day for 12-24 people per group.

— Eliran Ifrach, Counselor in Derby, CT

I hold a license in addiction counseling and have provided services on both an inpatient and outpatient basis. I have a personal understanding of the 12-Steps as well as other modalities for treatment of addictions. Many of the people I have worked with are needing continued support as they personally navigate their recovery.

— Molly McIntosh, Counselor in Sioux Falls, SD

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, Counselor in Castle Rock, CO

As above, I have provided treatment for adults in a variety of settings who have struggled with alcohol abuse or dependence.

— Ivy Hall, Psychologist in , CA

For 10 years 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.

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