About
Steven Gifford, LICDC, LPC

Since 1998, Steven Gifford, LICDC, LPC, has worked in the Licking Memorial Hospital -- Shepherd Hill treatment center located in Newark, Ohio, and currently serves as Senior Counselor at The Ridge, a residential treatment center in Ohio. Mr. Gifford's areas of competence include individual counseling, assessments, group counseling, diagnosis and treatment, children and adolescents, marriage and family therapy, addictions and smoking cessation. He is a member of the Ohio Counseling Association and is a LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor), LICDC (Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor), CTTS (Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist) and has a Masters Degree in Education in Community Counseling.

Articles by Steven Gifford, LICDC, LPC:

  • Family Involvement is Important in Substance Abuse Treatment
    17 May 2016

    For family and friends of drug- or alcohol-addicted individuals, addressing the addiction is one of the most difficult aspects of helping the addicted person seek treatment. Often, over time, daily […]

  • Differences Between Outpatient and Inpatient Treatment Programs
    17 May 2016

    For patients needing drug and alcohol treatment, outpatient and residential (inpatient) treatment programs can provide an essential level of care to achieve long-term recovery. But how do you know which […]

  • Identifying Signs of Addiction
    17 May 2016

    While drug and alcohol use and abuse manifest themselves in different ways, they share a number of common signs and symptoms. Often, addicts and alcoholics are the last to know […]