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Addiction is often not “the problem” but instead the symptom.

Addiction often shows up as a result feeling disconnected from yourself and/or your community. Often the community responds to addiction in a punitive and non supportive way, the opposite of what we most need. 

This TED talk by Johann Hari captures what our clients are facing. We aim to create access to care and provide treatment through a Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) informed lens to treat not only the addictive behaviors, but the underlying causes as well.  We emphasize recovery, wellness, and development of your authentic self.

Treatment is about so much more than eliminating the addictive item. It is about creating a life you love so that the addictive item is no longer needed. 

Where to begin

We understand that in order to start and maintain recovery, we must first understand where it began. We believe in treating the whole person and offer additional services and treatment for co-occurring behaviors and mental health symptoms such as anxiety, depression, trauma related diagnosis, and more.

In addition, we will help you improve coping skill development, interpersonal connection, and build a positive recovery-centered community. 

Do some of these apply?

Common Types of Addiction

Therapy for Addiction

There are several therapeutic options available for treating addiction, which include:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT): Helps individuals recognize and change harmful behaviors and thought patterns.
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT): Focuses on improving emotional and cognitive regulation by learning about the triggers that lead to reactive states.
  • Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT): Combines medications with counseling to treat substance use disorders.
  • Motivational Interviewing: Enhances motivation to change by resolving ambivalence.
  • Group Therapy: Provides peer support and helps develop social skills in a group setting.
  • Inpatient and Outpatient Programs: Offer different levels of care depending on the severity of the addiction.

These therapies can be used alone or in combination to address the complex needs of individuals struggling with addiction.

Addiction Resources

Screening tools are a great place to start if you or your loved one is concerned about your current use or change in self. It is important to find a support program that understands how to treat co-occurring disorders effectively. Below is a brief assessment provided by Cottonwood treatment center to help you get started. 

Substance Abuse Screening Tool

CCG can help you in a number of ways: 

  • DBT and mindfulness therapy
    (for more info on the effectiveness of DBT in treating substance abuse disorders click on this link! Using DBT in SUD treatment)
  • connections to psychiatry if needed.
  • Family therapy
  • Individual therapy
  • Referrals to support groups (NA, AA, Al-Anon meetings, recovery coaching, and peer support)
  • Referrals to case management
  • Referrals to higher levels of support
  • Connections to full chemical dependency evaluations or drug screenings
  • Maintaining connections with medical professionals

Helpful Links


Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSA)
SAMSA 24/7 Hotline 1800-662-HELP (4357)
Narcotics Anonymous (NA)
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)
Al-Anon for families 
Nar-Anon for families 
Adolescent Substance Abuse Information 
Newport Academy Teen Substance Abuse Center 
Sheppard Pratt Center for Higher Level of Care Needs
DBT in Substance use Treatment


  • TED Talk Johhan Hari
  • Chasing the Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs by Johann Hari
  • Clean: Overcoming Addiction and Ending America’s Greatest Tragedy by David Sheff
  • Beyond Addiction: How Science and Kindness Help People Change (A Guide for Families) by Jeffrey Foote, Carrie Wilkens, Nicole Kosanke, and Stephanie Higgs
  • Drinking: A Love Story by Caroline Knapp
  • A Very Fine House: A Mother’s Story of Love, Faith, and Crystal Meth by Barbara Cofer Stoefen
  • The Big Book and the Basic Text (AKA Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous)
  • Clean: Overcoming Addiction and Ending America’s Greatest Tragedy
  • The Science of Addiction: From Neurobiology to Treatment (2nd edition)
  • The Science of Addiction: From Neurobiology to Treatment (2nd edition)
  • I Love You, More: Short Stories of Addiction, Recovery, and Loss From the Family’s Perspective
  • Alcoholism: How to Deal With an Alcoholic Partner
  • Refuge Recovery: A Buddhist Path to Recovering From Addiction

We Can Help.

If you or a loved one are struggling with some of the above challenges related to Addiction, we are here to help.