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2,865 people sought addiction counseling help in Michigan in the last year

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

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As a religious woman and certified trauma professional/substance use disorder therapist I understand the connection between trauma, isolation, and sub... As a religious woman and certified trauma professional/substance use disorder therapist I understand the connection between trauma, isolation, and substance abuse. Read more

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Self Esteem, Stress, Addiction, Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality, +4 more

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Chronic Illness, Medical / Health Issues, Self Harm, Narcissism, LGBTQIA+, +22 more

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Starting Addiction counseling

What is Addiction counseling?

Addiction counseling therapists at Thriveworks in Beverly Hills, MI 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 Beverly Hills, MI 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?

People are addicted to nearly everything. When we talk about addiction, we normally think about substances, such as, illicit and prescription drugs, alcohol, caffeine and tobacco. Addictions can also be non-chemical addictions, which include shopping, gabling, Internet use, sex and even exercise.

Every year, the skilled coaches, psychologists, and therapists at Thriveworks Birmingham, MI help thousands of people who face all kinds of issues. Our staff at Thriveworks Birmingham addiction therapy can help you to not only overcome the dependency issue(s) you’re struggling with, but also find enduring change.

So if you live in Birmingham, MI, or the Detroit area, we have the skills and expertise to help you experience relief.

Portraits of Addiction

Daniele loves to play bingo. She spends hours on the Internet reading up on tips and strategies, often losing track of time. But as much as she enjoys researching about bingo, noting quite compares to being locked in at her board, waiting for the next number to be called. No one thought much of her preferred pastime until a friend passing by the neighborhood one day stopped in to say hello, and found her young children awake and alone late at night.

Stephen has always been considered a star employee. He quickly climbed the ranks at his local branch of a national bank, and is now in the running for a regional management position, despite being comparatively young. At first, he would only do cocaine when offered at parties. But now his frequent trips to the bathroom and “errands” outside of the building have piqued a work friend’s suspicions.

Addiction and Addiction Counseling: Key Thoughts and Definitions

Simply stated, an addiction is a physical or psychological dependence on a substance or activity. People can become addicted to almost anything, and are often developed as a way for coping with day-to-day stressors. The addicted individual becomes ensnared by the chronic behavioral patterns, and the cycle becomes nearly impossible for him or her to control. To hide the addiction (and/or to keep it funded), an addicted person often turns to other adverse activity.

Some addictions can provide immediately detrimental consequences — it depends on the individual and on the addiction — while the effects of other addictions may not be readily observable for an extended period of time. In either situation, a strong sign of addiction is continuing a behavior or activity despite the problems the behavior or activity causes.

In circumstances where a particular substance is being abused — especially when the substance is a “hard” drug like heroine or methamphetamine — our bodies learn to rely on the drug while also becoming increasingly tolerant to the intoxicating effects. The addict, then, is inclined to use more and more of the substance just to get through the day.

Many addictions, whether they are focused on a substance or an activity, begin as an experiment, but become a habit when the user notices a pleasurable effect, and returns to the substance or activity again and again.

These addiction serve as a way of dealing with or disguising other problems like anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder or even just run-of-the-mill loneliness. The addicted individual may experience some “relief” from these problems when the addiction is carried out, but the relief is temporary, and the individual returns to their addiction for another quick “fix.” What he or she might not realize is that the addiction itself often fuels the original issue(s).

Signs and symptoms of addiction include:

  • Obsessing over a behavior or substance
  • Guilt and shame
  • Negative consequences to self or others
  • Failure to control actions
  • Patterns of uncontrollable behaviors
  • Substance use for a year or more
  • Loss of engagement in former interest
  • Otherwise inexplicable distance from family and friends
  • Increasing patterns of behavior or substance use over time
  • Mood swings
  • Feelings of self-worthlessness or shame
  • Impulse control problems — with food, drugs, sex or money
  • Strong needs to be liked or approved of
  • Behaviors or substance use to reduce anxiety
  • Inability to manage daily life

Birmingham Addiction Counseling Tips for Overcoming Addiction

The negative effects of addiction are myriad, but the chief concerns, both for the individual and society as a whole, are wellness and safety, as it is not uncommon for an addicted person to ignore the safety of themselves and those around them while in pursuit of satisfying their perceived “need.”

A cocaine user, as an example, might not think twice about driving under the influence, even while children are present in the vehicle. A gambling addict might be willing to jeopardize personal (or family) financial stability at the mere chance of a potential win, regardless of the odds. Someone addicted to the internet might trade the restorative benefits of sleep for a few more hours online.

If you or someone you know is living with an addiction, understand that this is a problem and that immediate measures can be taken to help create a break from the dependency. Addiction is no insignificant matter — the life and wellbeing of you and your loved ones depend on you taking action right away.

Steps for helping someone (or yourself) overcome addiction include:

1. Preventing the behavior.
Addictions often turn into life-or-death situations. If you notice symptoms of addiction, showing someone you care can be more effective than telling them you care. Being actively involved in people’s lives (asking questions about their day, inviting them out to an activity) can help keep the addict from their normal routines of use and abuse.

If you are the one suffering from an addiction, speak to someone you know has your best interests at heart, someone who will operate from a position of concern rather than judgment. Ask for a ride to your first therapy session.

2. Encouraging a medical examination.
A skilled medical professional will be able to identify effects to the mind and body, and even recommend a counselor in the area who has had success treating the issue. They can provide objective information on the adverse ramifications of addiction, and healthy activities the addict can do to replace the negative habit.

3. Research Birmingham addiction therapy.
There are many addiction therapists in Birmingham, Michigan and the greater Detroit area, but an effective one will analyze the particulars of each scenario and develop a treatment plan that is customized to the individual’s needs. Our addiction counselors will help identify positive changes and potential causes of the dependency issue.

Schedule an Addiction Therapy Appointment at Thriveworks Birmingham, MI Near Detroit

Our Birmingham addiction counselors and psychologists are leaders in the field, and have been featured in trusted news outlets such as CNN, The Boston Globe, Mashable, Cult of Mac, Bleacher Report, Psychology Today, Prevention and many more.

Furthermore, Thriveworks Birmingham addiction counseling is dedicated to getting you the help you need as soon as you need it, not weeks after frustrating games of phone tag. It may be hard enough to admit you need help. We don’t want the scheduling process to add to that stress. So when you call, we’ll answer — day or night — and schedule with our first available session, which is often within 24 hours.

You don’t have to fight this alone. If you’re looking for therapy in the Detroit area, call us to learn how a Thriveworks Birmingham addiction counselor can help you thrive.

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 Beverly Hills therapists and counselors accept 28 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • ASR

  • Behavioral Health Systems

  • Blue Care Network of Michigan

  • Blue Care Network of Michigan Medicare Advantage (HMO | PPO)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan | BCBS

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan | BCBS Medicare Advantage (HMO | PPO)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Compsych

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Self-pay costs at Beverly Hills
Talk therapy

Talk therapy

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

First session

$1

Ongoing sessions

$1

Talk therapy

Psychiatry

Includes reducing symptoms with medication & management

First session

$1

Ongoing sessions

$1

Hear from our clients

4.7 Thriveworks Beverly Hills reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
Andrea Golden is easy to talk with and goes or of her way to give a balanced perspective.
Birmingham Aug 2020
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★★★★★
I had the honor of working with Lindsey at a previous job and she is one of the sweetest individuals I have ever met. Lindsey listens intently to everyone and is open to people from all walks of life. Lindsey is knowledgeable and passionate about advocating for mental health. This makes Lindsey a great leader and counselor. I would refer anyone I know to Lindsey!
Read more I had the honor of working with Lindsey at a previous job and she is one of the sweetest individuals I have ever met. Lindsey listens intently to everyone and is open to people from all walks of life. Lindsey is knowledgeable and passionate about advocating for mental health. This makes Lindsey a great leader and counselor. I would refer anyone I know to Lindsey!
Birmingham Nov 2019
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★★★★★
I’ve known Tammy Wagstaff for quite some time. She was very helpful to me for finding my strengths and improving my working and personal relationships. She is a good listener and is able to “see” my point of view . I would highly recommend this counselor
Read more I’ve known Tammy Wagstaff for quite some time. She was very helpful to me for finding my strengths and improving my working and personal relationships. She is a good listener and is able to “see” my point of view . I would highly recommend this counselor
Birmingham Sep 2019
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★★★★★
*****I have been a patient of Sandra's for nearly 2 years now and I really can't say enough good things about her work with me. She is a true Christian counselor and that was exactly the perspective I needed to guide me down the path God was trying to lead me. She definitely strengthened my faith and made many of life's big problems seem like small speed bumps when looking at the big picture!! I highly recommend Sandra Q. if you are looking for the someone who honestly cares about you and the journey you are on. Remember, there’s ultimately only one way to peace in your life, and that’s to walk daily with the Prince of Peace, Christ Jesus!! *****
Read more *****I have been a patient of Sandra's for nearly 2 years now and I really can't say enough good things about her work with me. She is a true Christian counselor and that was exactly the perspective I needed to guide me down the path God was trying to lead me. She definitely strengthened my faith and made many of life's big problems seem like small speed bumps when looking at the big picture!! I highly recommend Sandra Q. if you are looking for the someone who honestly cares about you and the journey you are on. Remember, there’s ultimately only one way to peace in your life, and that’s to walk daily with the Prince of Peace, Christ Jesus!! *****
Birmingham Sep 2018
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★★★★★
I really enjoyed meeting Melissa. It was easy to converse with her. She was very professional but completely relatable too. I would definitely recommend Thriveworks!
Read more I really enjoyed meeting Melissa. It was easy to converse with her. She was very professional but completely relatable too. I would definitely recommend Thriveworks!
Birmingham Jul 2018
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★★★★★
Much Gratitude Christine, You're helping me become the best version of myself. The self I've always pictured the vision is clear and I am ready to LIVE!!
Read more Much Gratitude Christine, You're helping me become the best version of myself. The self I've always pictured the vision is clear and I am ready to LIVE!!
Birmingham Jul 2018
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☆☆☆☆
The doctor (PhD) I saw for therapy decided, on the second session, to pay more attention to doing things on his phone than to listening to me. He thought he was hiding what he was doing behind his portfolio, but he was not. I could see the reflection of what he was doing, and he was looking down more than up. He was pretending to listen but didn't do a very good job of that, because when I stopped talking, he would incorrectly try to restate what I said or, make a comment on what I said which turned out to not be relevant because it was clear he wasn't listening. He did not seem to want to be there. It was a horrible experience. I called the next day to complain to the lady on the phone, and got a sincere "I'm sorry" and that's it. When I got the bill (very expensive, by the way), I have been attempting to call the office to pay it over the phone but I keep getting told that the people that do the billing are currently busy and that I should call back. It should not be that difficult for someone to take a credit card number and apply it to my bill, especially a bill I shouldn't have to pay due to horrible service. I hope the other therapists at Thriveworks are better than the one I selected, and actually have interest in helping their patients.
Read more The doctor (PhD) I saw for therapy decided, on the second session, to pay more attention to doing things on his phone than to listening to me. He thought he was hiding what he was doing behind his portfolio, but he was not. I could see the reflection of what he was doing, and he was looking down more than up. He was pretending to listen but didn't do a very good job of that, because when I stopped talking, he would incorrectly try to restate what I said or, make a comment on what I said which turned out to not be relevant because it was clear he wasn't listening. He did not seem to want to be there. It was a horrible experience. I called the next day to complain to the lady on the phone, and got a sincere "I'm sorry" and that's it. When I got the bill (very expensive, by the way), I have been attempting to call the office to pay it over the phone but I keep getting told that the people that do the billing are currently busy and that I should call back. It should not be that difficult for someone to take a credit card number and apply it to my bill, especially a bill I shouldn't have to pay due to horrible service. I hope the other therapists at Thriveworks are better than the one I selected, and actually have interest in helping their patients.
Birmingham Apr 2018
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★★★★★
We couldn't be happier with the staff and help we have received for our family at the practice. Christine has been particularly helpful in assisting myself and our family get back on track.
Read more We couldn't be happier with the staff and help we have received for our family at the practice. Christine has been particularly helpful in assisting myself and our family get back on track.
Birmingham Apr 2017
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Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Birmingham is located at the intersection of Lahser Road and 13 Mile Road. We currently share the building with CareFirst and Byram Healthcare, among other businesses. Across Lahser Road, you will find the Detroit County Day School.

Phone number

(248) 422-1479

Languages spoken by MI providers

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