Alcohol and Substance Abuse
Private Treatment for Executives and Professionals
Alcohol | Opioids | Cocaine | Marijuana
Anxiety | Depression | Bipolar | ADHD
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
Moderate your drinking or stop completely
Break free of opioids, cocaine, other drugs
Get relief from depression and anxiety
Science-Based Alternatives to “One Size Fits All” Programs
Our Unique Services
Personalized treatment for executives and professionals
Alternative to addiction clinics and programs
Moderate drinking program for non-alcoholics
Treatment for addiction and other mental health problems
Quit drinking or cut back?
Our evidence-based alcohol moderation program can help you find out whether moderate drinking is a realistic goal for you or if abstaining, at least temporarily, would be a better choice. Whatever goal you choose, we will give you the tools, guidance, and support to help you achieve it.
We offer personalized treatment customized to fit your individual needs. We offer a variety of treatment options that can be mixed and matched to optimize your chances of success and meet your changing needs as you move forward.
Help at your fingertips
Our services are easily accessible from anywhere you have an internet connection. We offer day, evening, and weekend hours to accommodate your busy schedule and avoid disrupting your work and home life.
We utilize evidence-based practices grounded in clinical science, not dogma. Research shows that no single method works best for everyone and that individually-tailored treatment offers the greatest chance of success.
Online support groups
Our online support groups offer a truly unique opportunity to interact with like-minded others in a small private forum led personally by Dr. Arnold Washton. These groups offer a good alternative for people
Digital tracking tools
Digital tracking tools such as smartphone apps and breathalyzers provide real-time feedback about your alcohol intake and its impact on your state of intoxication. This information can help you exert better self-control over drinking. boost your motivation to stay the course, and let you know when it’s time to slow down or stop drinking.
Medications are currently available that can reduce cravings and decrease the likelihood of relapse such as Naltrexone for treating alcohol problems and Suboxone for treating opioid addiction. Medication generally works best when combined with therapy or counseling– an approach known as Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT). We work closely with board-certified physicians who can prescribe and monitor medications when needed.
As licensed psychologists, we have the clinical expertise to addresses both substance use and mental health issues. This is important because substance abuse is often intertwined with other issues such as trauma, anxiety, depression, ADHD, and bipolar disorders. If left untreated, these problems can be silent generators of relapse. Our approach incorporates a variety of therapeutic approaches– cognitive-behavioral, motivational, psychodynamic, and others.
Teenagers, young adults, families
We work with adolescents and young adults having problems with alcohol, cannabis, or other drugs and provide ongoing guidance to family members. Dr. Lori Washton is highly skilled at engaging reluctant adolescents and young adults who have not done well in other treatments and/or flatly refuse to enter treatment at all.
Addiction and Clinical Psychologists
Dr. Arnold Washton, a widely known addiction psychologist, researcher, and author of several books, 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 directed treatment programs in mental health clinics and psychiatric hospitals. Her clinical 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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