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10,212 people sought addiction counseling help in Virginia in the last year

Discover how starting addiction counseling can support your own journey toward a happier, more fulfilling life.

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Starting Addiction counseling

What is Addiction counseling?

Addiction counseling therapists at Thriveworks in Arlington, VA can help people manage their urges to use the substance or engage in the activity they're addicted to. 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 Addiction counseling work?

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

Is Addiction counseling conducted in person or online?

Addiction counseling at Thriveworks is conducted both in person and online by video. We encourage you to choose the option that works best for you.

How long does Addiction counseling last?

The length of addiction counseling 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 addiction counseling in the first weeks to months.

Need more help deciding?

It’s hard to ask for help. Sometimes it’s the hardest thing in the world to do. All sorts of feelings can arise, which may cause the individual to suffer in silence. This is a major problem for those who have developed an addiction. Understanding they have a problem is a challenge in and of itself—then, asking for help and taking the necessary steps to recover poses a new set of challenges.

Our Thriveworks Arlington, VA addiction counselors understand just how difficult this struggle can be. They also understand how to help people manage and recover from their addiction. If you have an addiction or think that you might be in dangerous territory, our addiction counselors would be happy to assist you. They will help you better understand your unhealthy habits, characteristic of your addiction; they will help you manage your addiction symptoms; and they will guide you in recovery. They’re here for the long haul.

To schedule your addiction counseling appointment at Thriveworks Arlington, just give our office a call: (703) 775-2939.

Do I Need Addiction Help? Warning Signs of Addiction

As we mentioned above, one challenge is recognizing that one has an addiction problem. Conquering this challenge is incredibly important, as it is the first step in getting the help that you need to recover. While the symptoms or warning signs of addiction can vary, depending on the person and the substance or behavior they are addicted to, there are a few common behavioral signs of addiction including:

  • Obsessive thoughts and behaviors that involve the desired substance or thing. Ask yourself, “Does the desired substance or thing take priority over my responsibilities?”
  • Loss of control: Ask yourself, “Have I failed to stop using or cut back on my use of the desired substance/thing?”
  • Denial: Ask yourself, “Are my loved ones concerned about me? Do I just brush them off when they bring these concerns to me?”

Additionally, there are some physical symptoms of addiction that are common among these individuals, including:

  • Aggression or irritability
  • Frustration
  • Body odor
  • Incoherent speech
  • Bloodshot eyes
  • Insomnia or other sleep disruptions

It is also common for those with an addiction to experience trembling, nausea, a loss of appetite, depressive thoughts and feelings (especially when they go for an extended period of time without using the desired substance/thing).

Getting past some of these symptoms is tough and it’s a reason why many addicts go through their lives miserable and untreated. Oftentimes an addict only seeks treatment after an intervention by those who love them. They never knew that they were an addict—or more likely they knew but just didn’t want to admit it. Admitting it and seeking early treatment are vital to recovery. If these symptoms and warning signs of addiction are present in your life, consider working with an addiction counselor at Thriveworks Arlington. We are here to help you manage your addiction before it gets worse.

Schedule an Addiction Counseling Session at Thriveworks Arlington, VA

One of the best forms of addiction treatment is therapy. Therapy helps to rewire the brain and move it from generating destructive thoughts to constructive thoughts. Group therapy, individual therapy, family therapy, whatever it takes. Our Arlington, VA addiction counselors can provide you with the best therapy solutions, matching you with the best therapists in order to aid your recovery in the best way.

It’s hard to ask for help. But reaching out and asking us for help may save your life. If you are ready to schedule an appointment at Thriveworks Arlington, or you would like to hear more about our treatment options, give us a call at (703) 775-2939. Our scheduling team is here to help you through the scheduling process and answer any questions you might have.

Here at Thriveworks Arlington, we value your time and want to make your therapy experience as convenient as possible. That’s why we offer flexible appointment options, including those in the evenings and on the weekends in addition to the normal daytime sessions. Additionally, the scheduling process is quick and easy; many new clients often meet with their counselor within 24 hours of scheduling. Also, we have online counseling opportunities available.

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We cover 180 million Americans – and offer self-pay options, too.
Learn more about pricing for therapy and counseling services at Thriveworks.

Our Arlington therapists and counselors accept 24 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • CareFirst Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Virginia | BCBS

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

  • Humana PPO/EPO/HDHP

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Self-pay costs at Arlington
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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Arlington is located right on Lee Hwy. Nearby businesses include Ski Club of Washington and Assisting Hands Home Care of Arlington. If you travel farther on Lee Hwy past Thriveworks, you’ll see a U-shaped area with other businesses located on N Greenbrier Ct.

Phone number

(703) 457-1749

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