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Starting Substance abuse counseling

What is Substance abuse counseling?

Substance abuse counseling can help people manage their urges to use the substance they're addicted to. In addition, it can help people manage the challenges that stem from their substance abuse from relationship issues to problems at work as well as those that their addiction may stem from like trauma.

How does Substance abuse counseling work?

Thriveworks substance abuse counseling in Jacksonville, FL works by helping one understand the underlying causes of their substance abuse, teaching them coping strategies, and recognizing their specific triggers. Long-term or ongoing substance abuse counseling can also help to prevent relapse.

Is Substance abuse counseling conducted in person or online?

Thriveworks substance abuse counseling in Jacksonville, FL is conducted both in person and through online therapy. We encourage you to choose the option that works best for you.

How long does Substance abuse counseling last?

The length of substance abuse counseling depends on the individual's needs as well as the extent and severity of their substance abuse as well as the problems that might stem from it. That said, people can make meaningful progress in substance abuse counseling in the first weeks to months.

Need more help deciding?

Some people enjoy a glass of wine after a tough work week; others can’t help but drink the entire bottle. Similarly, some people have no problem finishing out their painkiller prescription after an injury, while others develop a dependence on the drug. Substance abuse is a serious and common problem in the US today. If you’re struggling with a substance abuse problem, don’t worry—you don’t have to go through it alone. There is help available.

“I avoid looking forward or backward, and try to keep looking upward.” –Charlotte Bronte

Do you think you might have a substance abuse or addiction problem? Consider working with a substance abuse counselor at Thriveworks Jacksonville. We have skilled, caring counselors and therapists who specialize in helping people just like you to manage their symptoms as well as their addiction. And they are ready to help you. Call us today at (904) 507-6712 to schedule an appointment for substance abuse help.

What Is Substance Use Disorder?

Substance use disorder (SUD), or drug addiction, is when an individual’s obsessive use of alcohol or another substance causes significant problems in major areas of life, such as one’s work, relationships, or their health. Commonly abused substances include prescription drugs, which often starts with appropriate use that becomes excessive. Whatever the substance is, the end result is overwhelmingly negative. In other words, nothing good comes from substance use disorder or drug addiction. And it’s important to address this problem quickly.

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5), acknowledges three different levels of substance use disorder: mild, moderate, and severe. The diagnosed level depends on one’s symptoms, of which might include:

  • Using a substance for a longer period of time or in larger amounts than the individual originally intended
  • An inability to cut back or stop using the given substance
  • Spending significant time and energy into obtaining and using the substance
  • Ongoing cravings and urges to use the given substance
  • Failing to keep up with responsibilities at work or school due to the substance use
  • Continued use even when it has a negative impact on one’s relationships
  • Missing out on important events due to substance use
  • Continuing to use even when it’s dangerous
  • Continued use even when the individual knows it could worsen existing problems (physical or psychological)
  • Increased need for larger quantities of the substances
  • Withdrawal symptoms that occur when the individual doesn’t use for a period of time

Do these symptoms sound familiar? Are they prevalent in your own life? You might have a substance abuse problem. Or, maybe you’re seeing these symptoms in a loved one—they might have a substance abuse problem. Either way, acknowledging that there is a problem can be scary. Fortunately, you don’t have to do this alone. You can discuss these symptoms with a therapist who can provide a diagnosis, support, and professional guidance.

How Can Substance Abuse Counseling Help?

Counseling, be it individual therapy or group counseling, is a great treatment option for those with a substance abuse problem. Individual therapy often involves teaching the client the skills needed to deal with their addiction in every facet of life. They will learn to identify and correct harmful thinking patterns as well as behaviors, which will help to prevent them from falling back into their old, harmful habits. That said, the specifics of substance abuse counseling will vary on an individual basis.

Group counseling, as we mentioned above, is another effective treatment option. Why? Because it establishes support and accountability in a peer group of individuals that understand what one another is going through. Many addicts or those with substance abuse problems feel lonely during recovery—but a group setting for substance abuse counseling nicely addresses that problem.

Schedule Substance Abuse Counseling at Thriveworks Jacksonville

Substance abuse is a common problem— according to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 19.7 million American adults battled a substance use disorder in 2017 according to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health. Not only is this problem harmful to the individual who suffers with it, but it can harm the lives of those close to the individual, too. This is why seeking treatment for substance abuse is so important.

If you are struggling with substance use disorder or a substance abuse problem, consider working with a counselor at Thriveworks Jacksonville. We have substance abuse counselors on staff who want to help you manage your addiction. Give us a call at (904) 507-6712 to set up an appointment. You’ll have flexible scheduling options to choose from, including extended hours in the evenings and on the weekends. Additionally, we accept most major insurance plans.

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 Jacksonville therapists and counselors accept 22 insurance plans

  • Aetna

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

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Florida Blue | BCBS | Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • Florida Blue | Medicare Advantage

  • Humana Exchange

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Their billing is horrible. I signed a payment agreement and they did not honour it. They charged my card for way more than the agreed amount making my account go negative. Cancelled all my appointment and wont be using this service again.
Read more Their billing is horrible. I signed a payment agreement and they did not honour it. They charged my card for way more than the agreed amount making my account go negative. Cancelled all my appointment and wont be using this service again.
Sean Feb 2024
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★★★★★
I’m 3 times better, because of the instructions and medication. I never was a medicine, trusting person. But after seeing my Psychiatrist, and him explaining the benefits, I trusted the process. And thank God I did.!
Read more I’m 3 times better, because of the instructions and medication. I never was a medicine, trusting person. But after seeing my Psychiatrist, and him explaining the benefits, I trusted the process. And thank God I did.!
Emmanuel Feb 2024
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★★★★★
I’ve been dealing with a few stressers before reaching out for help in the psychology space. I reached out mainly because the pain being caused in my relationship. Sarah welcomed me into her network here with such professionalism I felt instantly comfortable with having open and candid conversation. Since then my life has gone through and still going through major changes some good and some bad. I would like Thriveworks and Sarah know that this couldn’t have been a better time for someone like Sarah to open her door for me and coach me through some of things I’ve been going thru and point me in the right direction of how to be the best version of a person I can be. You can tell she is passionate about her work and cares deeply for clients like myself. If there’s ever a time where someone I know needs to talk to someone I will recommend Thriveworks and specifically Sarah if it’s possible. Sarah, keep up the good work. You’re making a positive difference in my life.
Read more I’ve been dealing with a few stressers before reaching out for help in the psychology space. I reached out mainly because the pain being caused in my relationship. Sarah welcomed me into her network here with such professionalism I felt instantly comfortable with having open and candid conversation. Since then my life has gone through and still going through major changes some good and some bad. I would like Thriveworks and Sarah know that this couldn’t have been a better time for someone like Sarah to open her door for me and coach me through some of things I’ve been going thru and point me in the right direction of how to be the best version of a person I can be. You can tell she is passionate about her work and cares deeply for clients like myself. If there’s ever a time where someone I know needs to talk to someone I will recommend Thriveworks and specifically Sarah if it’s possible. Sarah, keep up the good work. You’re making a positive difference in my life.
Brandyn Feb 2024
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★★★★★
I am loving working with my Therapist, Vanessa Cumber, from Thriveworks! She has such helpful insights and strategies for the challenges I face. She has such patience, as I try to learn and apply new concepts she shows me. She shows me ways of looking at past events in my life in a whole new way. It is exciting to feel some progress toward the positive, in my thought patterns, because of Vanessa’s gentle guidance. I am a very happy Thriveworks client!!!
Read more I am loving working with my Therapist, Vanessa Cumber, from Thriveworks! She has such helpful insights and strategies for the challenges I face. She has such patience, as I try to learn and apply new concepts she shows me. She shows me ways of looking at past events in my life in a whole new way. It is exciting to feel some progress toward the positive, in my thought patterns, because of Vanessa’s gentle guidance. I am a very happy Thriveworks client!!!
Theresa Feb 2024
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Vanessa is very passionate in her profession. She cares to help those that help themselves! Thank you Vanessa for you time with me. Your guidance and knowledge is really helping me improve myself. ??????
Read more Vanessa is very passionate in her profession. She cares to help those that help themselves! Thank you Vanessa for you time with me. Your guidance and knowledge is really helping me improve myself. ??????
Maureen Jan 2024
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★★★★★
Vanessa Cumber is amazing. She really helps me through my problems and thoughts and teaches me a lot. Thank you Vanessa for what you do. Your work is appreciated by me and my family.
Read more Vanessa Cumber is amazing. She really helps me through my problems and thoughts and teaches me a lot. Thank you Vanessa for what you do. Your work is appreciated by me and my family.
Maureen Jan 2024
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★★★★★
I'm enjoying my sessions with my Dr. He's been good on getting me on the right medications.
Martha Jan 2024
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★★★★★
I have been so well taken care of with Thriveworks! From the efficient sign-up process, to my outstanding therapist, Vanessa Cumber. Vanessa takes the time to really understand the big events in my life. She helps me reflect, review and challenge my own views about things, when I go to a negative place and get stuck there. Vanessa helps me get to the bottom of why I am so hard on myself. She is teaching me to become my own strongest advocate, instead of staying in my default, of harshest critic. Vanessa has the patience and fortitude of a Saint. I am truly blessed by her, and everyone at Thriveworks! You all are making the world a kinder place!
Read more I have been so well taken care of with Thriveworks! From the efficient sign-up process, to my outstanding therapist, Vanessa Cumber. Vanessa takes the time to really understand the big events in my life. She helps me reflect, review and challenge my own views about things, when I go to a negative place and get stuck there. Vanessa helps me get to the bottom of why I am so hard on myself. She is teaching me to become my own strongest advocate, instead of staying in my default, of harshest critic. Vanessa has the patience and fortitude of a Saint. I am truly blessed by her, and everyone at Thriveworks! You all are making the world a kinder place!
Theresa Jan 2024
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Jacksonville is located at 4243 Sunbeam Rd, Floor 1, Suite 6, Jacksonville, FL 32257, between San Jose Blvd. and Craven Rd.

Phone number

(904) 299-0184

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