Concerned about your drinking or drug use?
Arnold M. Washton, Ph.D., and Loraine J. Washton, Ph.D.
Psychologists Specializing in Substance Abuse Treatment
Psychologists specializing in substance abuse and mental health treatment
Our Unique Services
Alternative to 12-step clinics and rehabs
Moderate drinking program for non-alcoholics
Abstinence-based treatment for addiction
Therapy for underlying mental health issues
Quit drinking or cut back
Whether your goal is to cut back on drinking or stop completely, we will give you the information, tools, and support you need to change you relationship with alcohol/drugs and improve your coping skills.
We offer customized treatment, not a standard “one size fits all” program. Treatment is tailored to fit your individual needs using strategies with proven effectiveness.
Help at your fingertips
Our online services can be accessed from anywhere you have an internet connection. We offer day, evening, and weekend appointments to accommodate busy schedules.
These sessions allow us to personalize the treatment to fit your individual needs as you move through different phases of recovery. They also help to maintain your motivation, address underlying issues, and prevent relapse.
Online support groups
Our online group meetings, led personally by Dr. Arnold Washton, offer a unique opportunity to interact with like-minded peers facing similar problems. These groups provide structure, support, and accountability that can greatly accelerate your clinical progress.
We use an evidence-based approach grounded in clinical science, not dogma, including cognitive-behavioral, motivational, and relapse prevention strategies– all supported by scientific research.
Medication to reduce cravings
FDA-approved medications such as naltrexone or Antabuse (for alcohol problems) and Suboxone (for opioid addiction) can help to reduce cravings, prevent relapse, and increase treatment success rates.
Psychotherapy for underlying issues
As psychologists, we can help you identify and work through underlying emotional issues intertwined with your substance use that can keep you relapse-prone if not properly addressed.
Adolescents, young adults, families
Dr. Loraine Washton specializes in engaging reluctant adolescents and young adults who have not done well in other treatments or have refused to enter treatment at all.
Addiction and Clinical Psychologists
Dr. Arnold Washton, a widely recognized addiction psychologist, researcher, and book author has served as Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at NYU School of Medicine and as substance abuse advisor to the White House Office of Drug Abuse Policy, the US FDA, special committees of the US Senate and House of Representatives, the NYC Mayor’s Office, professional sports teams, the National Institute on Drug Abuse, and the New York State Senate.
Dr. Loraine Washton, a clinical psychologist, specializes in the treatment of substance abuse and other mental health problems in both adults and adolescents. She has developed and directed treatment programs in outpatient clinics and psychiatric hospitals. Her expertise includes the treatment of mood, anxiety, substance use, obsessive-compulsive, post-traumatic stress, and personality disorders, as well as relationship and self-esteem issues.
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