Get Sober Online is here to offer personal support with complete anonymity without ever having to leave the comfort of your own home, office, or hotel. Get Sober Online is a great place, for an individual or family, to begin the road to recovery.
Online counseling means that someone is always there when you need to talk. We offer three types of sessions with licensed professionals.
Private Online Sessions - Live sessions, face to face online, one to one.
Online Group Counseling Sessions - Receive support from fellow alcoholics and addicts with LCDC guidance.
Phone Counseling Sessions- Your Counselor will call you at a pre-set time.
Email Q&A - Receive your email response within 1 day.
We are committed to providing excellence in our online counseling clinical services and customer care.
What is Chemical Dependency, alcoholism, drug addiction, and substance abuse?
Chemical dependency, more commonly referred to as drug addiction or alcoholism, is a psychological, and sometimes physical, need to use alcohol or other
drugs that doesn't go away even when using them causes negative consequences. It is a primary,
chronic disease with genetic, psychosocial, and environmental factors that influence its
development and manifestations. The disease is often progressive and fatal.
Chemical dependency is characterized by continuous or periodic:
- Loss of control over drinking or using
- Increased tolerance for alcohol and/or drugs (although sometimes a loss of
tolerance occurs in later stages)
- Preoccupation with alcohol and/or drugs
- Use despite negative consequences
- Distortions in thinking (such as denial)
Chemically dependent people, addicts and alcoholics can control their disease by learning better ways to address their
problems and by learning ways to avoid returning to the use of alcohol and/or drugs. By achieving
an ultimate goal of abstinence, the chemically dependent person can control the disease.
What does Recovery from addiction mean?
Recovery means returning to health. Recovery from chemical dependency, drug addiction and alcoholism is a process of
going from chronically using alcohol or drugs to sobriety, health and a healthier lifestyle.
Recovery has several identifiable stages.
The first stage is recognition or willingness to admit that a problem exists.
This usually occurs when a addict or alcoholic is hurt, threatened, or scared enough to take
action; commonly called "hitting bottom."
- The second stage is the cessation of drinking or using addictive, mind-altering
substances and drugs. This stage of recovery includes
detoxification from drugs and/or alcohol, direct contact with counseling support for possible emotional strains, and may or may not
require medical attention for
- The third stage of recovery is referred to as "early recovery" and usually pertains
to the first two years of abstinence. During this time, recovering addict and alcoholics work to make changes
in negative lifestyle patterns and behaviors that were developed to hide drinking
and drug use. Now more than ever, Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselors are available to help the recovering addict and/or alcoholic learn how to deal with the stress, emotions and underlying issues that lead to the use of alcohol and/ or drugs. This important stage of recovery is supported with with
Twelve Step recovery programs, such as Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous and support groups that provides focus and help during the
- The fourth stage of recovery involves ongoing change in positive directions that
enhance a clean and sober lifestyle and help the person remain free from addictive
The third and fourth stages of recovery may include counseling, attendance at recovery
support group meetings, and a variety of other activities, such as schooling for career
advancement or connecting with a church, meditation, or social group.
Seeking the help of a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor provides a outlet
for you or your loved one to find answers to questions that only and alcoholic or addict can understand. You'll feel able to say things that you might not
want to otherwise.
Online counseling is an effective and affordable option where you
will see results quickly. You don't need to
leave the comfort of your own home.