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What is Substance abuse & addiction counseling?

Substance abuse & addiction counseling 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 Substance abuse & addiction counseling work?

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

Is Substance abuse & addiction counseling conducted in person or online?

Thriveworks addiction counseling in Waco, TX is conducted both in person and virtually through online therapt. We encourage you to choose the option that works best for you.

How long does Substance abuse & addiction counseling last?

The length of substance abuse & 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 substance abuse & addiction counseling in the first weeks to months.

Need more help deciding?

If you’re wondering how to find a substance abuse counselor in Waco, TX, just look to the experts at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry. The friendly, qualified substance abuse counselors at Thriveworks Waco are ready to help you with your substance abuse issues using approaches that are tailored to your individual personalities and struggles. They can provide you with support, guidance, and treatment plans that work for you—call or book online to get started today.

What Is a Substance Abuse Counselor?

Substance abuse counselors treat people that are dealing with a variety of mental health disorders, including but not limited to substance abuse issues and substance use disorder (SUD). They might treat people with substance abuse issues, those facing behavioral addictions like gambling addictions, or even people with eating disorders. They focus on helping people break out of the negative compulsive patterns and addictive behaviors that they struggle to leave behind.

Often, sessions are performed individually, with just the counselor and patient present. However, they may also perform counseling services like couples therapy and family therapy sessions, since social reinforcement and open discussion with one’s support system can be a good way to foster healthy recovery. Group counseling can also provide a helpful amount of support, understanding, and accountability to treatment.

What Is Substance Abuse Treatment Like?

If someone is struggling with abusing a substance like alcohol or drugs, there’s a possibility that they could have substance use disorder. SUD is characterized by the recurrent use of alcohol and/or drugs to the point of causing significant impairment, including health problems or disability, as well as a frequent failure to meet major responsibilities and demands at home, work, or school.

Substance abuse or SUD treatment usually involves detoxification, behavioral psychotherapy, and medication. 

The types of behavioral therapy used for substance abuse therapy include:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT): A type of therapy that operates under the idea that one’s thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are connected. It works to reframe unhealthy or negative thought patterns and create new health patterns of thought by shifting one’s perspective.
  • Contingency management (CM): This can be effective for treating multiple types of substance use disorder, such as issues with alcohol, opioids, marijuana, and stimulants. It works by attempting to encourage or positively reinforce sobriety by providing material motivation and rewards that are earned by performing maintaining sobriety or other favorable behaviors.
  • Dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT): A type of therapy similar to CBT, but with a heavy focus on working through and managing one’s emotions through assessing their connection to one’s thoughts and behaviors. DBT focuses on regulating emotions while still accepting them and connecting them to your thoughts and behaviors. 

Finding Drug Counseling Near Me: Is There Drug Counseling in Waco, TX? 

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry in Waco, TX is equipped with knowledgeable, experienced clinicians ready to work alongside you through your struggles by tailoring their care to your needs. Our clinicians also accept most major insurances, as well as offering self-pay options for those without coverage.

Substance abuse is not easy to overcome, but with the right guidance and treatment from your provider, you can find tools and practices to help you achieve your goals and improve your mental health. Go online to book an appointment today or call us 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 Waco therapists and counselors accept 39 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Ambetter by Superior Health Plan

  • APEX Memorial Hermann

  • ARIA | Covenant Management Systems

  • Auto Club Enterprises (Employers Health Network)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas HMO

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas PPO

  • Buist Byars and Taylor (Employers Health Network)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks in Waco, TX is located at 1000 W Hwy 6 #150, Waco, TX 76712. We share a building with Shamrock Property Management, Photography by Cecy, Ridge Creek Family Therapy, The Tisdale Law Fir, Dr. William Peper MD, and Kevin Krause State Farm Insurance offices, as well as many others. In the same lot are many buildings with other offices, such as Uncommon Healthcare and NuGenesis Medical Spa & Vein Care. Nearby is another plaza which contains Jazzercise, D-BAT, Sunoco, and Joy’s School of Dance.

Phone number

(254) 374-6907

Languages spoken by TX providers

  • English
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