Substance Abuse Counselor Cedar Park TX

Substance abuse counselors provide treatment for alcoholism, substance abuse and substance addiction. Counselors may facilitate group therapy and recommend drug therapy treatment. They may also guide drug addicts through the process of detoxification. See below for more information and to gain access to substance abuse counselors in Cedar Park, TX who provide substance abuse counseling and other mental health services.

Ms. Stacie Crochet
(512) 921-5925
13740 Research Blvd. Bldg. U-4
Austin, TX
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Texas
18 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Eating Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Parenting Issues, Phobias, Stress
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Step Families, Interracial Families/Couples, Grandparents
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Ms. Carol Colhoun
Carol Colhoun, LCSW, LCDC
(512) 680-8787
3536 Bee Caves Road, Suite 100
Austin, TX
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW, LCDC
Licensed in Texas
20 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Child Abuse and Neglect, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Spiritual/Religious Concerns, Dual Diagnosis
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics)
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Mr. Gilbert Ramos
Private Practice: Psychotherapy & LCSW Supervision
(512) 785-4361
3435 Greystone Drive, Suite 103
Austin, TX
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Texas
25 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Domestic Violence, Family Dysfunction,
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Transgendered, Military/Veterans, Interracial Families/Couples, Biracial, Grandparents
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Preschool (Under 6), Children (6-12), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Mental Health Austin
(512) 402-6800
Mental Health Austin
Austin, TX
Specialties
Loss or Grief, Substance Abuse, Self-Harming, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: Texas State University
Year of Graduation: 1996
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$50 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Dr. Robert Dane
(512) 649-0195
1315 Sam Bass Circle
Round Rock, TX
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Divorce, Substance Abuse, Elderly Persons Disorders
Qualification
School: University of Texas at Austin
Year of Graduation: 1992
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$80 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: AWP - EAP

Ms. Kathy Rider
Kathy T. Rider, LCSW, BCD, CGP, FAGPA
(512) 452-8948
3724 Jefferson Ste 206
Austin, TX
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW, BCD, CGP
Licensed in Texas
42 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Substance, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Obsessive/Compulsive Disord
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Step Families, Gifted, College Students
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Mr. Louis Laves-Webb
Louis Laves-Webb, LCSW, LPC
(512) 914-6635
601 West 18th Street
Austin, TX
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW, LPC
Licensed in Texas
13 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Domestic Violence, Eating Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Fo
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), AIDS/HIV+, Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Offenders/Perpetrators, Immigrants/Refugees, Step Families, Gifted, Brain/Head Injured, Interracial Families/Couples, Biracial
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Jill Balagur-conn
(512) 588-5944
201 South Lakeline Blvd.
Cedar Park, TX
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Stepfamilies, Substance Abuse, Elderly Persons Disorders
Qualification
School: University of Pittsburgh
Year of Graduation: 1984
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$90 - $140
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Laura M Pelton Sweet
(512) 522-7828
Newman Business Park9414 Anderson Mill Road
Austin, TX
Specialties
Addiction, Depression, Career Counseling
Qualification
School: The University of Texas at Austin
Year of Graduation: 2006
Years In Practice: 4 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children
Average Cost
$90 - $90
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No

Mrs. Ella Ayers
(512) 948-3727
2591 Sam Bass Rd.
Round Rock, TX
Specialties
Spirituality, Addiction, Mood Disorders, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: Prairie View A&M University
Year of Graduation: 1996
Years In Practice: 4 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: African-American, Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$70 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

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Drug Addiction Treatment Options

Disorders - Drug Addiction
Written by Gloria MacTaggart   

If you’re reading an article about drug addiction treatment, chances are that you, or someone you care about, are having a drug problem and you’re trying to find out how to fix it. The problem may be new, or may have been going on for years. Whichever is the case, it’s vital to use the right treatment method for your situation if you don’t want to still be dealing with the problem years from now.

What are your options?

Out-patient treatment: Often these programs are the least successful. A drug addict needs help getting through the pain of withdrawal. The symptoms can be so severe that addicts take the drug again to get relief, despite the fact that they really want to quit. There is also the problem of environment. Staying in the same environment where the person took drugs, with all the same problems, friends, habits, and so on, makes it very difficult for them to change.

Detox programs: While supervised detox programs can help an addict get off a drug safely and make sure their basic needs are taken care of during the process, a true addict will often need follow up in an addiction treatment center. The detox center helps them through the withdrawal process, but doesn’t not address the issues that caused them to take drugs in the first place. Many addicts make the mistake of thinking that once they’ve stopped taking the drug, they’ll be able to stay off it on their own. Generally, that’s not the case – although there are exceptions.

Narcotics Anonymous: Like Alcoholics Anonymous, this program has helped a lot of people. But many also drop out and relapse. And others find themselves going to meetings for the rest of their lives. Some go several times a day. But the reason they need the daily support, for years on end, is because the cause of their addiction was never successfully addressed – as it would be in a good addiction treatment center.

Drug replacement therapy: The most widely known replacement drug is methadone. People who formerly took heroin or other narcotics take methadone instead. They’re still addicted, but they’ve switched to methadone. Methadone is extremely difficult to kick, much worse than heroin, and people sometimes wind up on it for the rest of their lives. Methadone advocates often lead addicts to believe that the drugs they’ve taken have caused irreparable brain damage that will prevent them from ever being able to function without drugs of some sort or other. However, people are generally not tested to see if this actually is the case so they go on methadone for no good reason; they could have been actually cured of their addiction and the problems that set them off in that direction in the first place had they done a different type of treatment.

Short-term residential drug rehab: These programs usually last for 30 days; enough time for the person to get through withdrawal, but not m...

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