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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 Newton, MA 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 Newton, MA 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.

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Counseling for Substance Abuse—Therapists and Counselors in Newton, MA

Here at Thriveworks Counseling in Newton, MA, we understand that treating substance abuse is vitally important—and we know just how beneficial substance abuse counseling can be. Our counselors and therapists dedicate their lives to helping people out of whatever rut they’re in; if you’ve found yourself stuck in a bad spot due to your substance use, consult one of our mental health professionals for substance abuse counseling today.

Do I Have a Substance Abuse Problem?

The majority of individuals who don’t get treated for substance abuse don’t think they need it. This sheds light onto two major elements of substance abuse: first, individuals often fail to recognize they have a problem and two, they often fail to admit they have a problem. But the reality is that millions suffer with the disorder and are addicted to a variety of substances.

It’s important to be aware of symptoms that signify the disorder, so one can identify the problem and receive the necessary treatment. Here are common symptoms experienced by those with a substance use problem:

  • Individuals take the substance for longer than intended or in larger amounts.
  • They fail to cut back on or stop using the substance when they try to.
  • They invest a great deal of time into the process of obtaining and using the substance.
  • Individuals experience ongoing cravings or urges use the given substance.
  • They continue to use the substance even when it hurts their relationships.
  • Individuals miss out on important events due to their substance use.
  • They continue to use even when it puts their life in danger.
  • Individuals need increasingly larger quantities as their tolerance goes up.
  • They experience symptoms of withdrawal when they stop using the substance.
  • They use even though they know it could worsen existing physical/psychological problems.

Do the items on this list hit a little too close to home? If so, you might have a substance abuse problem. But don’t worry—as we mentioned before, you can treat this disorder effectively and go on to lead a healthier life. All you have to do is put a little faith in the therapeutic process and reach out to Thriveworks Counseling in Newton, MA. A mental health professional who specializes in substance abuse counseling can help you find healing when you’re ready.

How Does Counseling for Substance Use Disorder Work?

As we’ve already highlighted, the good news is that substance use disorder is highly treatable. And one effective form is counseling, which can work in various ways—depending on the substance you’re addicted to, how severe the addiction is, and where the addiction stems from, to name a few factors. Still, there are commonalities across most substance abuse sessions. For example, the experience is often rooted in learning new skills that help the individual manage their addiction in day to day life. Individuals also identify harmful behaviors and thought patterns that aid their substance use, and replace them with healthier alternative behaviors and thoughts.

Schedule an Appointment at Thriveworks Counseling in Newton, MA

If you have a substance abuse problem—or even think it’s a remote possibility—you have the opportunity to schedule a therapy session today at Thriveworks in Newton. Our counselors and therapists are always ready and eager to help you overcome whatever problem you’re dealing with. And they have the expertise to assist you in living a healthier, as well as a happier life. Give us a call right now at (617) 992-2827 to get started.

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 Newton therapists and counselors accept 30 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts | BCBS

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

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

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • Fallon Health

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

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Self-pay costs at Newton
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 Newton reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
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My husband and I worked with Emily for a few months and her guidance had really made a difference in our marriage. In fact, my husband was skeptical about couples counseling initially, but really came to value it after a few sessions; the only reason we stopped was because our insurance changed. Both of us found Emily to be a compassionate and fair listener who recommended concrete tools and practices for us that turned out to be quite helpful.
Read more My husband and I worked with Emily for a few months and her guidance had really made a difference in our marriage. In fact, my husband was skeptical about couples counseling initially, but really came to value it after a few sessions; the only reason we stopped was because our insurance changed. Both of us found Emily to be a compassionate and fair listener who recommended concrete tools and practices for us that turned out to be quite helpful.
Newton Nov 2018
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★★★★★
I admire her integrity, honesty and work ethic. She is easy to talk to and is a great listener. She has consistently demonstrated emotional fortitude and sound Judgement, and will add great value to your organization.
Read more I admire her integrity, honesty and work ethic. She is easy to talk to and is a great listener. She has consistently demonstrated emotional fortitude and sound Judgement, and will add great value to your organization.
Newton Nov 2018
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★★★★★
Maureen is a competent, warm, and caring counselor.
Newton Nov 2018
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★★★★★
Kelly is very caring and understanding towards others. I would definitely recommend her for therapy!
Read more Kelly is very caring and understanding towards others. I would definitely recommend her for therapy!
Newton Nov 2018
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★★★★★
Maureen is compassionate, empathic and an excellent listener. She poses questions and scenarios to truly help the individual reflect. This method of helping allows each person to define their own answers and gain their own success. Maureenʻs years of experience and intellect has prepared her to truly help others. Kudos to anyone lucky enough to work with her.
Read more Maureen is compassionate, empathic and an excellent listener. She poses questions and scenarios to truly help the individual reflect. This method of helping allows each person to define their own answers and gain their own success. Maureenʻs years of experience and intellect has prepared her to truly help others. Kudos to anyone lucky enough to work with her.
Newton Nov 2018
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★★★★★
Maureen is wonderful and caring. I would recommend her services to anyone.
Newton Nov 2018
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★★★★★
I have had the opportunity to work alongside Maureen Sullivan, and I am so grateful she is a provider in the therapeutic world. She brings the highest level of experience, creativity, patience, and grit, while remaining open and resourceful. She is truly a gem who is trustworthy; the quintessential dynamic therapist.
Read more I have had the opportunity to work alongside Maureen Sullivan, and I am so grateful she is a provider in the therapeutic world. She brings the highest level of experience, creativity, patience, and grit, while remaining open and resourceful. She is truly a gem who is trustworthy; the quintessential dynamic therapist.
Newton Nov 2018
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Newton is off of Boylston Street and Jackson Street. We share a building with Razelles Skin Care Salon. Down the road is a Life Time Fitness and Winston Flowers.

Phone number

(617) 380-4684

Languages spoken by MA providers

  • Greek
  • English
  • French
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