Substance Use

We can help!
At Counseling Associates, you will find the experience and expertise to help you address these issues and create solutions and skills to move forward. We believe in solution-focused treatment that helps clarify issues and address goals in a time-effective manner.

Services We Provide

  • Individual Counseling:
    You're not even sure if you really have an issue or maybe you are concerned about your drinking or using. Or you may need support to navigate a loved one's misuse. Individual therapy will help you sort out your relationship to alcohol and other substances or crafting strategies or solutions to support your loved one.
  • Group Counseling:
    You know that using is an issue. Others have told you there is a problem, or you have hit your bottom and you know now is the time to create change.
  • Couples and Family Therapy:
    Substance misuse issues impact the entire relationship system. Whether it is navigating current misuse or rebuilding a new normal after substance misuse treatment and the start of recovery.
  • Substance Abuse Evaluations:
    You are required by the criminal justice system or some other agency to get a substance use evaluation. Evaluations are conducted by a LADC (licensed alcohol and drug counselor) or MLADC (Master level alcohol and drug counselor) following the requirements set forth by the state of New Hampshire.
  • DUI Aftercare Counseling:
    You have completed an evaluation and you are looking for a qualified substance abuse professional to complete your aftercare sessions and build a plan for moving forward.

You might have some questions or concerns

Can talking to someone actually help?
Yes! Research and our own experience provide convincing evidence that counseling is effective. Often people report some progress in the first few sessions. We will work closely with you to create a plan that will help you see movement to your goals during and between each session.

I can't afford therapy.
Counseling is a sound investment in yourself, your future, your relationships, and your health. We appreciate the investment of time and money that counseling represents. We are committed to providing you with new perspectives and skills that will help you now and in the future.

It's not me - it's them.
You may not have a concern for yourself about substance use. You might be wondering how to help someone else. Or you might be struggling in a family or relationship that is being damaged by another's substance use and they deny they have a problem or do not want to change their behavior. We work with individuals and families to better understand substance misuse issues, understand the limitations on what they can and cannot control and develop their own coping strategies to either help or skillfully navigate the difficult situation.

I'm afraid it's going to be too hard.
Making a change can be hard. We are here to help support you to understand yourself and how your thoughts, feelings and core beliefs influence the choices you make. We are here to support you in reaching your goals.

How am I going to fit in counseling?
We understand that life is busy. Luckily, we offer a variety of times including evening and weekend hours.

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