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What is Addiction counseling?

Addiction counseling therapists at Thriveworks in Somerville, MA 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 Somerville, MA 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.

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Addiction Counseling and Therapy in Somerville, MA

Many people associate addiction with drugs and alcohol, but people can become addiction to many substances and activities. Alcohol. Cocaine. Prescription drugs. Marijuana. Gambling. Internet. Sex. Video Games. These are only a few of the ways that addiction can entrap people. People who have an addiction do not lack willpower and they are not weak. They need help, support, and treatment.

The counselors and therapists at Thriveworks Counseling in Somerville, VA understand the treatment options available for addiction. We have helped many people find the tools they need to reclaim their lives from this disease.

Signs and Symptoms of an Addiction

When people have trouble regulating their impulses regarding a certain action or the consumption of a certain substance, they may have an addiction. These people may task personal and social risks, putting their well-being or their loved ones’ well-being at risk in order to obtain the substance or engage in the activity. Even when people experience negative economic, social, and/or health consequences, they may continue with the addiction.

These behaviors may be red-flags that someone is struggling with an addiction:

  • Craving the activity of substance.
  • Developing a tolerance for the activity’s or substance’s effects.
  • Wanting to stop but being unable.
  • Lying about the substance use or activity.
  • Experiencing moodiness or irritability while not consuming the substance or participating in the activity.

Risk Factors for Addiction

Why do some people form an addiction and others do not? That are a variety of factors that can raise an individual’s risk for addiction. People’s genetics play a big factor, but so do life circumstances. Often, addictions can form for unique, personal, and sensitive reasons. Speaking generally, many addictions form through peer pressure and emotional numbing.

  • Peer pressure: Peer pressure can be one of the many reasons people engage in an activity or use a substance that escalates to an addiction. For example, many of the teens who are addicted to drugs or alcohol were first introduced to these substances through a friendship. Many adults can say the same.
  • Emotional Numbing: The pain of abuse and hardship can leave people looking for answers—whether those answers bring healing or not. Addiction offers the false promise of healing. Difficult emotions such as shame, fear, loneliness, boredom, and anger can make people vulnerable to the lies of addiction.

Appointments at Thriveworks Counseling in Somerville, MA for Addiction Help

Did you recognize anything that you read about? If you or someone you love is engaging in compulsive behavior, it may be time to reach out for help. Consider scheduling an appointment for therapy or counseling at Thriveworks in Somerville. Our professionals have extensive experiencing working with addicts, helping them find the resources and healing that they need.

When you contact Thriveworks Counseling in Somerville, know that we may accept your insurance. We work with many different insurance companies. New clients often have their first appointment within the same week of their call to our office, and weekend and evening sessions are available.

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 Somerville therapists and counselors accept 24 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Connecticut | BCBS

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts | BCBS

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Compsych

  • Fallon Health

  • First Health Network

  • Harvard Pilgrim

  • Humana Exchange

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Thriveworks helped me realize that I do believe people can change. I’m not the person I was three months ago, broken and fearful. I’m healthy and happy and for the first time being kind to myself. Thank you for giving me my life back.
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Somerville is located on Elm St in Davis Square. We’re sandwiched between The Burren and Martsa on Elm. The closest parking lot is Grove Street Lots, which is right around the corner on Grove St.

Phone number

(857) 214-2782

Languages spoken by MA providers

  • English
  • Spanish
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