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500,000 people sought help at Thriveworks in the last year

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

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Our therapists in Johnson City are booked, but we have 12 other therapists in TN available for an online or in-person session.

Starting Alcohol addiction counseling

What is Alcohol addiction counseling?

Alcohol addiction counseling in Johnson City 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 Johnson City, TN 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 Johnson City, TN 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?

Maybe you can relate to this situation… You are getting ready to meet some friends at a bar when they cancel. You are frustrated, but no problem. You have Netflix and a bottle of wine. You settle in for the night, and before you realize, it’s time to open another bottle. Not a problem, you think. It’s been a long week. Everyone needs a way to relax, you tell yourself. Right? Yes. Or possibly no. With alcohol, it is hard to know when is enough and when is too much. The lines between healthy use, harmful use, and alcoholism can feel fuzzy.

Therapists have helped many people clarify those lines and gain more control of when, why, and how much they use alcohol. Objective professionals can equip people with accurate information and empower them with new skills to make healthy choices about their alcohol consumption.

Therapy through Thriveworks Johnson City, TN gives people an objective perspective on their drinking habits. With a counselor’s skill and care, many clients have overcome alcohol abuse and alcoholism.

The Physical and Social Effects of Alcoholism

Alcohol use disorder, more commonly known as alcoholism, is a disease that results in a brain imbalance. The chemical in the brain that produces pleasure when people drink alcohol escalates as the chemical that controls impulsiveness declines. This disequilibration results in losing control of alcohol consumption.

Alcoholism has devastating physical and social effects.

Alcohol use disorder, by itself, is a concerning health problem, but sustained alcohol in the bloodstream can cause additional challenges. Alcoholism may increase a person’s risk of other illnesses or health concerns, including…

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

In addition to wrecking a person’s body, alcoholism can wreck a person’s relationships. Alcoholism can affect a person’s family, friends, community and professional relationships.

As people lose control of their alcohol use, they often become emotionally unstable, losing control of other behaviors as well. Both when they are using alcohol and when they are not, relational tensions can rise. Alcoholics may become violent or engage in other harmful, inappropriate behavior.

Even without violent or inappropriate behavior, a person’s work performance can decline when alcoholism sets in. Alcoholics often miss work or are unable to work at the same level of efficiency, leading to reduced or missed wages and further stress.

Friends and family may find themselves in increasingly difficult places. Of course, they want to help their loved one, but knowing how to help without enabling the alcoholism is tricky. Furthermore, they may need to take action to protect themselves or their children, if children are in the home.

Alcoholism Treatment

Many therapists take a multifaceted approach to treating alcoholism. In general, treatment begins with a detox period that rids the body of alcohol in its bloodstream. Then, treatment may consist of various methods for sustaining sobriety. These methods may include…

1. Counseling – focuses upon treating the cause of alcoholism. Therapists may also equip clients with healthy coping mechanisms to handle life’s stress in a healthy way.

2. Support Groups – offer empathy and accountability from fellow alcoholics who are in recovery or who are currently fighting for sobriety. Group therapy and/or support groups have long been safe places to heal and grow.

3. Medication – may be helpful in achieving and continuing in sobriety. A doctor or appropriately licensed therapist can supervise medicinal treatment.

Setting Up an Appointment for Alcoholism Therapy

Think about how and when you drink as you read through these behaviors:

  • Trying to curb drinking or quit alcohol without succeeding
  • Drinking more to experience the same good feelings
  • Lying about or hiding alcohol use
  • Drinking alone
  • Craving alcohol
  • Experiencing annoyance or anger when sober
  • Sweating, shaking, or vomiting when going without a drink or trying to quit

Did you recognize any of these behaviors within your own life? If so, it may be time to ask a professional for support.

Thriveworks Johnson City, TN therapists know what it takes to treat alcoholism and support their clients on their healing journey. We believe in client-centered care and are ready to help.

When you call our office, a person will answer and help you schedule an appointment. Many clients are able to have their first appointment the day after they call. We offer night and weekend appointments, and we work with many insurance companies.

You do not have to live with the devastating social and health challenges that alcoholism can cause. There is hope, and there is help. Call to schedule your appointment for alcoholism therapy.

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 Johnson City therapists and counselors accept 22 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee | BCBS

  • BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Medicare Advantage

  • 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 Johnson City
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

5.0 Thriveworks Johnson City reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
I have met with MJ ( Marissa) Jordan at the Johnson City,TN location for 5-6 sessions. My main issue is gaining understanding and knowledge of how and why I act the way I do, and what changes I need to make. Her ability to help me understand and change without feeling bad about myself is amazing! She uses enlightening personal examples that make it easy for me to comprehend. I am learning so much about how making a few positive changes will allow me to become a better person. I highly suggest MJ if you're looking for help with personal issues!
Read more I have met with MJ ( Marissa) Jordan at the Johnson City,TN location for 5-6 sessions. My main issue is gaining understanding and knowledge of how and why I act the way I do, and what changes I need to make. Her ability to help me understand and change without feeling bad about myself is amazing! She uses enlightening personal examples that make it easy for me to comprehend. I am learning so much about how making a few positive changes will allow me to become a better person. I highly suggest MJ if you're looking for help with personal issues!
Johnson Apr 2020
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Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling Johnson City, TN is located off of W Springbrook Dr, right before the intersection of Mimosa and Springbrook. We also share a building with several other businesses, including Sylvan Learning and Addus HomeCare. Our neighbors are Talbot’s, Peerless Properties and Development, and Holiday Inn Johnson City. Parking is available directly in front of our office, and the closest bus stop is Springbrook - Holiday Inn.

Phone number

(423) 556-4554

Languages spoken by TN providers

  • English
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