An Addiction is characterised by compulsive engagement in rewarding stimuli despite adverse harmful consequences. Some people use it as an escape from reality and a way to cope with traumatic events. Therapy helps to overcome addictions in the correct way. Setting short term goals to eventually achieve sobriety is one way therapists help treat addictions. Addictions are characterised by occasional relapses, a short-term, one-time treatment is usually not sufficient. Addiction counselling is a long-term process that involves multiple interventions and regular monitoring. The use of cognitive- behavioural therapy or contingency management depending on the patient’s individual needs helps to manage addictions will lesser chance of relapse. Therapy can help motivate individuals to participate in treatment, offer strategies for coping with cravings, teach ways to avoid addictive behaviour and prevent relapse, and help individuals deal with relapse if it occurs while also helping improve communication, relationship, and parenting skills, as well as family dynamics.