Alcohol and drug abuse reach every level of society, affecting people without regard to their economic status or success in life. High functioning adults — corporate executives, doctors, lawyers, business owners, fulltime parents, and their families — are beset with humiliation and confusion when their substance use gets out of hand and disrupts their lives.

Yet, those same high functioning adults are often underserved in the world of substance abuse treatment because they fear a lack of privacy and individualized care in traditional treatment programs. When given a choice, they routinely prefer private treatment in a doctor’s office instead of group meetings in a clinic or program. As critical consumers of health care services with a lot at stake, they want professionally sophisticated treatment that is personalized, private, and totally confidential.

The Washton Group, a private psychology practice with offices in Princeton and New York City, provides personalized treatment for high functioning adults, including executives and professionals, and for spouses, adolescents, college students, and other young adults. Dr. Arnold Washton and Dr. Lori Washton, co-founders of the practice, offer customized treatment for substance abuse and other mental health problems (e.g., depression, anxiety, etc.) that motivates and empowers their clients to make positive changes, whether the client’s goal is to completely stop using all addictive substances or to moderate their drinking within safer limits.

Their comprehensive approach also addresses the underlying psychological and emotional issues that silently drive people to “self-medicate” with alcohol and other drugs.

In contrast to traditional “one size fits all” programs, The Washton Group works collaboratively with each client to develop a customized treatment plan that fits their individual needs. Treatment plans may include one-on-one therapy, small group therapy, couples/family therapy, and medication, based on what is needed and what appears to make the most sense.

As seasoned psychologists specializing in substance abuse treatment for many years, Drs. Arnold and Lori Washton bring a unique perspective and clinical skill set to bear on their patients’ substance use and other problem behaviors. Author of nine books and more than 50 articles in professional journals, Dr. Arnold Washton directed addiction treatment programs in both New York and New Jersey; and, served as advisor to the White House Office of Drug Abuse Policy, special committees of both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, and the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

Dr. Lori Washton directed both psychiatric and addiction treatment programs in Pennsylvania before entering full-time private practice in Princeton where she treats women, adolescents, and young adults grappling with substance use or other mental health issues and counsels parents and spouses affected by their loved one’s addiction.

“Our personalized approach is tailor-made for discerning clients who want sophisticated care delivered in a private office setting,” Dr. Arnold Washton notes. “The first step is to schedule a private consultation by calling us directly at 609-497-0433 or visiting our website, www.thewashtongroup.com.”

609-497-0433. Located at 1000 Herrontown Road, Princeton NJ and on the web at www.thewashtongroup.com

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