There exists a growing trend of healthcare providers who are treating addictions very successfully via innovative psychotherapy practices and medication strategies. Here in New York City there exists two treatment centers, the Center for Optimal Living and The Center for Motivation and Change, whose founders and staff are true pioneers in the field of addiction treatment. I am a licensed psychologist who has followed in their footsteps, offering highly effective treatment for all types of addictions and compulsive behaviors. I have a wealth of success stories and want to spread the good news that one no longer needs to feel like Anonymous Groups/12-Step Programs and other treatments that require abstinence are the ONLY option. Welcome to the new era of evidence-based, scientifically supported addiction treatment.