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6,586 people sought addiction counseling help in North Carolina in the last year

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

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Starting Addiction counseling

What is addiction counseling?

Addiction counseling therapists at Thriveworks in Wilmington, NC 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 whose addiction may stem from issues like trauma.

How does addiction counseling work?

Addiction counseling at Thriveworks in Wilmington, NC 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, the extent and severity of their addiction, and 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 in Wilmington, NC—Addiction Counselors, Therapists

Addiction is a multifaceted problem but one that can be treated effectively. We understand that dealing with addiction is scary and uncertain, but rest assured, Thriveworks Wilmington is here to support you in your time of need.

Call us today at (910) 247-4818 to schedule an appointment, or book online to get started.

Can Therapy Help with Addiction and Substance Use?

Many people find that counseling for addiction helps them to fight the urge to use drugs and alcohol and even reclaim control of their lives. Regardless of whether you have abused substances for a short period of time or you have an extensive history battling substance abuse, therapy can help you understand addiction, recognize its effect on you and your loved ones, and develop a plan to help you get (and stay) clean.

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT): Focuses on identifying and changing unhealthy thoughts and behaviors related to addiction, helping individuals develop coping strategies and prevent relapse.
  • Motivational Interviewing (MI): A collaborative, goal-oriented approach that enhances motivation to change addictive behaviors by resolving ambivalence and building confidence in one’s ability to change.
  • Contingency Management: Utilizes positive reinforcement, such as rewards or incentives, to encourage abstinence from substance use and promote adherence to treatment goals.
  • Family Therapy: Involves the individual’s family members in the treatment process to address family dynamics, improve communication, and provide support for both the individual and their loved ones.
  • Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT): Combines behavioral therapy with medications, such as methadone or buprenorphine for opioid addiction, to reduce cravings, alleviate withdrawal symptoms, and support long-term recovery.
  • Support Groups: Offer peer support and encouragement through shared experiences, such as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) or Narcotics Anonymous (NA), providing a sense of community and accountability in recovery.

Schedule Addiction Counseling at Thriveworks Wilmington, NC

Contact us and start walking the road to recovery with one of our highly trained counselors. Call us at (910) 247-4818 to get started, or simply schedule online to begin.

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 Wilmington therapists and counselors accept 24 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS Medicare Advantage

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Caresource

  • Carolina Behavioral Health Alliance (CBHA)

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

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Self-pay costs at Wilmington
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

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4.5 Thriveworks Wilmington reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
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.
Read more 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.
Anonymous Thriveworks Client
Review left on Thriveworks.com

Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Wilmington is located near Empie Park off of Wrightsville Ave. We share a building with Amina Shade - State Farm Insurance Agent, Emerald Cuts, Ward Hair & Nail Design, and other businesses.

Phone number

(910) 714-4942

Languages spoken by NC providers

  • English
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