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Addiction Therapy in Brooklyn, NY


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Substance abuse and alcohol addiction can affect anyone. Our addiction therapists are here to help. 

Every person has their own unique story about the development of their dependence on drugs and alcohol and how easy it is for even the strongest among us to turn to substance abuse. The addiction specialists at Williamsburg Therapy Group tailor substance abuse treatment to the individual and support each person’s particular needs. Addiction treatment in Brooklyn, NY, at Williamsburg Therapy Group could be the start of your road to recovery. Our treatment center can help you find ways to address addiction through therapy or medication management.


What is Addiction?

Addiction is characterized by a consistent, intense urge to partake in a given behavior, whether it's consuming drugs or alcohol, having sex, playing video games and any activity with a strong neuro-chemical or emotional response.

Addiction and substance abuse disorders can take over your life without you realizing it. It might feel like you are just experimenting with drugs or alcohol at first. But with regular and habitual use, some people find that they need drugs and alcohol just to feel normal.

The American Society of Addiction Medicine says that substance abuse disorders and addiction are long-term medical diseases that are caused by complex interactions between a person's brain circuits, genes, and life experiences. As a result of this complicated system, addiction and can be difficult to overcome on your own.

If left untreated, addiction harms self-esteem, relationships, emotional well-being, and, eventually, every aspect of life. Since each person’s path to becoming dependent on alcohol and drugs differs, everyone will have their own unique recovery journey.



How to handle Addiction

Substance use disorders and addiction can be managed and treated with the right addiction treatment, which may include:

Our psychiatrists offer medical advice and support to help people who are struggling with drug use find medications that can make the path to recovery easier.

When people get the help they need, life becomes bearable again. With treatment, people find that their self-esteem increases, relationships heal, and their quality of life improves.




Addiction is Impacting Millions of People

Over 21 million Americans have an addiction or dependency on at least one substance or activity.

Only 10% of addicts receive treatment
Men younger than 25 are most likely to become alcoholics
9 out of 10 addicts started using before they were 18
Young adults are at a higher risk of developing a substance abuse problem

There is hope. 

We can help.



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Options for Addiction

Contact us or book an addiction treatment appointment today to learn more about our programs and services and to start your journey to better health and well-being.




Detoxification, or "detox," is the initial step in addiction treatment and is usually recommended for people with severe addiction. In detox, you stop using the substance(s) that are making you addicted. This can cause unpleasant side effects like nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. Sometimes, detox may be done in a hospital setting under close medical supervision if the person is unable to complete it on their own. Alcohol addiction, also known as alcoholism, is a disease that can affect any walk of life. It can often be challenging to recognize because, unlike drug addiction, alcohol is available and accepted in many cultures. It’s often the center of social situations such as birthdays or weddings.


Rehabilitation, or "rehab", is a more intensive stage of treatment that typically lasts for several weeks or months. Rehab usually involves residential care in a facility specializing in addiction treatment, along with therapy and support groups. The goal of rehab treatment is to help individuals achieve and maintain sobriety by addressing the underlying causes of their substance use disorder, such as emotional or psychological triggers, environmental factors, and genetic predispositions. This treatment stage typically involves a combination of behavioral therapies and medications that help manage cravings and other withdrawal symptoms, increase motivation to abstain from alcohol, and address any co-occurring mental health conditions contributing to or resulting from the addiction.


In some cases, drugs may also be used to help control a substance abuse disorder and lessen the effects of withdrawal symptoms. For example, some medications provided by an addiction psychiatrist can help reduce the risk of relapse, such as Naltrexone for alcohol, Disulfiram for alcohol and other drugs, or Clonidine for opiates and alcohol. Typically, an addiction psychiatrist will consult the patient, as well as collaborate with an addiction specialist, clinical social worker, or any other professional looped into the patient's addiction issues, and use that information to determine the best treatment.

Mental Health Services & More

There is no one-size-fits-all treatment plan for drug abuse because the causes and severity of the problem are different for each person. However, many people struggling with addiction find that a combination of individual therapy and group therapy is effective in helping them overcome their substance use. Depending on the severity of the substance abuse disorder and other factors such as mental health status and social support, treatment may also involve a range of therapeutic interventions such as psychotherapy, detoxification services, and peer support groups.


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Find an Addiction therapist in Brooklyn, NY

If you are struggling with a substance use disorder, our addiction therapists in Brooklyn, NY, can help you overcome your addiction, improve your mental health, and achieve lasting recovery.

Our psychologists take time to understand each patient’s story and struggle so as to help them find their way forward. We also help family members and friends who want to support loved ones struggling with addiction.




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