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Starting Alcohol addiction counseling

What is Alcohol addiction counseling?

Alcohol addiction counseling in Greensboro 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 Greensboro, NC 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 Greensboro, NC 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.

Need more help deciding?

After a few drinks, you tell yourself, it’s time to go. You know you should stop, go home, and get a good night’s sleep before work tomorrow. But then the TV closest to you starts showing highlights from the big game. You figure, it couldn’t hurt to stay and watch those. Might as well have another while you’re there. Everybody needs to let off steam somehow. No problem, right? Yes. Or possibly no. It can be hard to say when healthy alcohol use turns into misuse or even alcoholism.

Many people are unsure about where the line is between enjoying an adult beverage, an unhealthy habit, or even an addiction. Lots of people wrestle with when and how much to drink and therapy has helped them take back control of their alcohol use. The therapists at Thriveworks CGreensboro offer treatment for alcoholism, and many people have overcome alcohol addiction and abuse with their help.

The Brain and Alcohol Use Disorder

Alcohol use disorder is more commonly known as alcoholism or alcohol addiction. Whatever term is used, it describes a chemical imbalance in a person’s brain. The chemical that releases good feelings during alcohol use increases while the chemical that curbs impulsiveness abates.

The brain’s disequilibration shows up in loss of control. Alcoholics may imbibe impulsively, be unable to curb alcohol consumption, and feel negative emotions when alcohol is not in their system.

Flags for Alcohol Misuse

Think about how and when you use alcohol as you read this list of concerning behaviors:

  • Imbibes more to feel the same buzz
  • Develops a ritual for alcohol use
  • Consumes alcohol alone or in secret
  • Lies about drinking
  • Craves a drink
  • Prioritizes alcohol over hobbies, friends, work, and family
  • Grows easily angered or annoyed when sober
  • Tries to quit or curb use but cannot
  • Experiences sweats, nausea, or shakes when going too long without alcohol

Do you recognize any of the behavior on this list in your own life or in the life of someone you love? If so, seeing a therapist may be an important step. A professional, objective opinion could mitigate a host of difficulties that come with untreated alcoholism.

Health Effects of Alcoholism

Alcoholism is by itself a serious health concern, but it is also linked to other health problems. Sustained or high blood alcohol levels may exacerbate or cause other diseases. Alcoholism may increase a person’s risk of …

  • Osteoporosis
  • Stroke
  • Liver disease
  • Gastritis
  • Diabetes complications
  • Sight loss
  • High blood pressure
  • Birth defects
  • Atrial Fibrillation

Therapy and Treatment

Regaining control of alcohol consumption is a difficult process, but worth the effort. Just as people go to a doctor to treat most illnesses, many people benefit from seeing a therapist for alcoholism. Seeking treatment and therapy may provide the support people need to find the right path toward healing.

How, when, and where the alcoholism formed are unique to each individual, and treatment should be tailored to each individual as well. A skilled therapist may accelerate healing by diagnosing the alcoholism and finding appropriate treatments that benefit each client’s particular needs.

Therapist, in general, take a multifaceted approach to treating alcoholism. First, patients may need to go through a process of detoxing and cleansing the body of alcohol. But there are many ways to maintain sobriety. Therapists may help clients find psychosocial, psychological, or pharmacological treatment and many combinations of the three.

  1. Psychosocial treatment incorporates group therapy or support groups into a client’s recovery plan. These groups have long been a part of treatment for alcoholism, and many people find them to be places of empathy and accountability.
  2. Psychological treatment involves counseling to deal with the root social and emotional causes of alcoholism. Counseling can also equip clients with healthy coping strategies and treat any mental health challenges that have arisen with the alcoholism.
  3. Pharmacological treatment uses medication to achieve or maintain sobriety. A qualified medical doctor or therapist should oversee any medicinal treatment of alcoholism.

Schedule an Appointment for Alcoholism Therapy at Thriveworks in Greensboro

When you read through the list of concerning behaviors with alcohol, did you recognize any in your own life? Maybe you are not sure if you use alcohol in a healthy way or not. Maybe you know that controlling how much you drink is getting harder. Maybe talking to a professional is the right next step for you. The therapists at Thriveworks Counseling in Greensboro, NC understand and are ready to help.

If you make an appointment for alcoholism treatment at our office, here are a few helpful things to know …

  1. You will speak to a person who can help you schedule the appointment.
  2. Many clients see their therapists within 24 hours of their call, even first-time clients.
  3. Our office accepts many forms of insurance.
  4. There are evening and weekend appointments available.

Do you need to regain control of your drinking? Let’s get started. Call today.

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 Greensboro therapists and counselors accept 26 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama | BCBS

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Caresource

  • Carolina Behavioral Health Alliance (CBHA)

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

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Self-pay costs at Greensboro
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

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I am very impressed with Rikki Hester. She is very professional and has a warm caring manner. I look forward to our weekly sessions.
Read more I am very impressed with Rikki Hester. She is very professional and has a warm caring manner. I look forward to our weekly sessions.
Ellen Feb 2024
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I am pleased with my therapist at Thriveworks.
Vicki Feb 2024
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I am very happy with my work with Dr. Yelverton. She understands my cultural background which helps a lot. I can work well with her. I've made significant progress with help.
Read more I am very happy with my work with Dr. Yelverton. She understands my cultural background which helps a lot. I can work well with her. I've made significant progress with help.
Laura Feb 2024
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Therapist listen and don't judge.
jayzabel Jan 2024
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Karen is a very good listener. I feel she has helped with me with problem solving in my life.
Greensboro Aug 2022
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I’ve worked with Travis Bittle and she is an excellent clinician. She is very knowledgeable and has an abundance of experience in the mental health field. Client care and ethics are very important to her. She’s awesome!!
Read more I’ve worked with Travis Bittle and she is an excellent clinician. She is very knowledgeable and has an abundance of experience in the mental health field. Client care and ethics are very important to her. She’s awesome!!
Greensboro Dec 2020
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Travis Bittle is a great clinician, she is caring and understanding. She goes above and beyond to ensure you are comfortable and understand what you are going through.
Read more Travis Bittle is a great clinician, she is caring and understanding. She goes above and beyond to ensure you are comfortable and understand what you are going through.
Greensboro Dec 2020
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The first session seemed kind of unproductive but it's cool.
Greensboro Mar 2017
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Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Greensboro can be found right before Battleground Ave and Westridge Road meet, immediately west of Country Park. Our office shares a building with Berky Orthodontics and MetLife, and is across the street from McDonalds. The closest bus stops are Battleground/Westridge and Battleground/Southeastern Eye.

Phone number

(336) 891-3857

Languages spoken by NC providers

  • Hindi
  • Urdu
  • English
  • Punjabi
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