Addiction therapy helps individuals identify behaviors and problems related to their addiction. (Alcohol, Drugs, Gambling etc.) It can be done on an individual basis or in a group setting and can include crisis counseling, weekly or daily counseling.
Therapists are trained to develop recovery program that helps to reestablish healthy behaviors and provide coping strategies whenever a situation of risk happens.
Therapists can also work also with family members who are affected by the addictions of the individual, or in a community to prevent addiction and educate the public.
Recognizing how addiction affects the whole person and those around him or her, a therapist can coordinate with the family to support the addicted person in getting their family member to treatment immediately, with concern and care for this person. An intervention can also be conducted in the workplace environment with colleagues instead of family.