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Starting Alcohol addiction counseling

What is Alcohol addiction counseling?

Alcohol addiction counseling in Alpharetta can help people manage their urges to consume alcohol. In addition, it can help people manage the challenges that stem from their addiction from relationship issues to problems at work as well as those that their addiction may stem from like trauma.

How does Alcohol addiction counseling work?

Alcohol addiction counseling works by helping one understand the underlying causes of their addiction, teaching them coping strategies, and recognizing their specific triggers. Long-term or ongoing alcohol addiction counseling can also help to prevent relapse.

Is Alcohol addiction counseling conducted in person or online?

Alcohol addiction counseling from our therapists in Alpharetta, GA is conducted both in person and online by video. We encourage you to choose the option that works best for you.

How long does Alcohol addiction counseling last?

The length of alcohol addiction counseling with our providers at Thriveworks in Alpharetta, GA depends on the individual's needs as well as the extent and severity of their addiction as well as the problems that might stem from it. That said, people can make meaningful progress in alcohol addiction counseling in the first weeks to months.

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Treating Alcoholism—Alpharetta, GA Therapy and Counseling

Skilled therapists have helped many people gain more control over their alcohol use. Counseling may help people assess their alcohol consumption and help treat any uses that may be addictive or harmful.

The counselors at Thriveworks Alpharetta, GA have helped many people understand why, how, when, and where they drink and make empowered choices about their alcohol use. Reach out today if you think you could benefit from alcoholism counseling.

Alcoholism: What Is It?

Alcoholism, or alcohol use disorder, is an illness that disrupts the equilibrium in a person’s brain. The chemicals in the brain that release pleasure during alcohol use increase while the ones that curb impulsiveness are reduced.

Alcohol use disorder manifests as a loss of control with regard to alcohol intake. People have difficulty regulating when, where, how, and how much they drink. Those with an alcohol problem may also express anxiety, depression, and negative emotions when they are not drinking.

Alcohol use that is harmful may not necessarily be alcohol use disorder. There are many way to abuse alcohol that do not involve the loss of control that alcohol use disorder entails. A therapist or doctor who has experience treating alcoholics can diagnose the difference between alcohol use disorder and other bad habits.

Alcoholism: Am I Losing Control?

Take a moment to reflect about how, when, and where you drink. What do you see? If you use alcohol in one or more of the following ways, it may be time to have a professional assess your alcohol use. Anyone who struggles with alcohol use disorder may …

  • Crave alcohol
  • Imbibe more for the same good feelings or buzz
  • Feel annoyance or anger at being unable to drink
  • Consume alcohol alone or in secret
  • Develop a drinking ritual
  • Attempt to curb or quit drinking but without effect
  • Continue alcohol use after it has caused legal, relational, monetary, or professional problems.
  • Prioritize alcohol use over all other activities or relationships
  • Sweat, shake, and/or vomit while trying to quit alcohol or going without a drink

If you or anyone you know uses alcohol in the ways listed, it may be time to seek professional help. Getting help sooner rather than later might mitigate destructive effects of alcoholism.

Alcoholism: Other Health Problems

Alcoholism is a challenging illness in itself, but part of its difficulty is that it can cause so many other physical health problems. High and/or constant alcohol in the blood stream can raise a person’s risk for health problems or complications, including …

  • Blindness
  • Liver disease
  • Gastritis
  • Cancer
  • Birth defects
  • High blood pressure
  • Stroke
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Diabetes complications
  • Osteoporosis

Therapy for Alcoholism at Thriveworks Alpharetta, GA

Are you ready to seek help for your alcohol use? Thriveworks Alpharetta has counselors who are ready to help their clients regain control of their alcohol use.

We want to care for our clients, from the first time they call our office. Because we believe in client-centered care, we want to make scheduling an appointment for alcoholism therapy as convenient as possible. When you call Thriveworks Alpharetta, GA

  1. A person will answer your call and help you make an appointment.
  2. Many clients see their therapist the same week as scheduling.
  3. We offer evening or weekend session, if you need one.
  4. Our office takes many insurance providers.

Alcohol use disorder has devastated many people’s health and lives, but there is treatment available. Is controlling your drinking more and more difficult? If so, it may be time for a professional’s help. Thriveworks Alpharetta has appointments available. Call today.

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We accept 585+ insurance plans, and offer self-pay options, too.
Learn more about pricing for therapy and counseling services at Thriveworks.

Our Alpharetta therapists and counselors accept 21 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia | BCBS

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Blue Shield of California | BCBS

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

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Self-pay costs at Alpharetta
Talk therapy

Talk therapy

Includes individual, couples, child/ teen, & family therapy

First session

$1

Ongoing sessions

$1

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Psychiatry

Includes reducing symptoms with medication & management

First session

$1

Ongoing sessions

$1

Hear from our clients

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Mark has been a fabulous help to me. He listens well and remembers our previous conversations. He understands my concerns and offers insightful feedback. I would highly recommend him and your company to anyone who needs assistance. He is a great resource and a great representative for the business.
Read more Mark has been a fabulous help to me. He listens well and remembers our previous conversations. He understands my concerns and offers insightful feedback. I would highly recommend him and your company to anyone who needs assistance. He is a great resource and a great representative for the business.
Dale Jan 2024
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Excellent therapist! Mark, is an expert in his field! The only therapist I will ever use! Definitely recommend Mark to anyone in search of a quality therapist!
Read more Excellent therapist! Mark, is an expert in his field! The only therapist I will ever use! Definitely recommend Mark to anyone in search of a quality therapist!
Alpharetta Mar 2022
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Jesslynn Palmer is a great therapist, with helpful techniques to get me through the stressful days and constantly helping me to do better than the day before. Highly recommended.
Read more Jesslynn Palmer is a great therapist, with helpful techniques to get me through the stressful days and constantly helping me to do better than the day before. Highly recommended.
Alpharetta Jun 2021
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Jennifer was absolutely wonderful. Very helpful at a time I was very much in need!
Alpharetta Oct 2020
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Terry Walton is a great listener. Terry is compassionate, empathetic and easy to talk to. I’m looking forward to future appointments.
Read more Terry Walton is a great listener. Terry is compassionate, empathetic and easy to talk to. I’m looking forward to future appointments.
Alpharetta Sep 2020
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Terry Walton is an exceptional counselor. Terry listens effectively and provides guidance to help resolve difficulties and important issues. If you are looking for a counselor that will truly establish a good relationship and allow you to be completely honest about your thoughts and feelings, he is the one. I am looking forward to my next session with Terry.
Read more Terry Walton is an exceptional counselor. Terry listens effectively and provides guidance to help resolve difficulties and important issues. If you are looking for a counselor that will truly establish a good relationship and allow you to be completely honest about your thoughts and feelings, he is the one. I am looking forward to my next session with Terry.
Alpharetta Sep 2020
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Amber Gilbert is a phenomenal counselor. If you’re looking for a counselors who listens, validates, and asks the difficult questions to help foster self-reflection and self-awareness; she’s the one.
Read more Amber Gilbert is a phenomenal counselor. If you’re looking for a counselors who listens, validates, and asks the difficult questions to help foster self-reflection and self-awareness; she’s the one.
Alpharetta Jul 2020
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My first session was amazing with my counselor. I can’t wait until my next appointment!!
Alpharetta Nov 2018
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Alpharetta is located on Powers Pl just off N Main St, a few minutes northeast of Wills Park. We share a building with Dream Seeker Elizabeth, and our neighbors include CITGO Food & Wine, Monkey 68 Kitchen & Bar, and From Hair On Salon. The closest bus stop to our building is N Main St & Mayfield Rd. If you have trouble finding our office or have any questions about how to get here, please don’t hesitate to reach out!

Phone number

(770) 676-3078

Languages spoken by GA providers

  • English
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