“I know many very well-qualified therapists, people whom I would trust to treat my friends and family, who forget everything they know about human beings once a person with an addiction walks into their offices.” […]Read more "Finding the Right Therapist with an Addiction is Critical"
I’m so glad to have found this program! The training is great, too!Read more "The SMART Recovery 4-Point Program in 3 Minutes!"
Thought provoking interview with a neuroscientist about whether addiction is a disease or a compulsive behavior that has been over-learned. “Behaviors can become compulsive and hard to control but that doesn’t make it a disease.” Rather, it makes it a kind of automatic response tendency that’s been over-learned. Why Addiction is not a DiseaseRead more "Addiction-Vortex into the Here and Now"
If you are not ready to totally abstain, you can at least minimize the risk to your health, career and relationships by utilizing at least some of the elements of Harm Reduction. Here is a brief introduction, then additional short videos explain each element.Read more "Harm Reduction Explained"
In 2006, one of the most prestigious scientific research organizations in the world, the Cochrane Collaboration, conducted a review of the many studies conducted between 1966 and 2005 and reached a stunning conclusion: No experimental studies unequivocally demonstrated the effectiveness of AA” in treating alcoholism. This group reached the same conclusion about professional AA-oriented treatment […]Read more "The Old 12-Step Model is Falling by the Wayside"
Have you found this to be true, that it’s the 3rd drink that does you in? I have. After the second drink, sometimes I wonder why I ordered the third drink, but by the time it’s gone, I want another and another. These are 33 reasons that third drink literally ruins your life: 33. Because […]Read more "The devil, my friend, is in the third drink!"
A terrifying new “legal high” has hit our streets. Methyl-carbonol, known by the street name “wiz,” is a clear liquid that causes cancers, liver problems, and brain disease, and is more toxic than ecstasy and cocaine. Addiction can occur after just one drink, and addicts will go to any lengths to get their next fix […]Read more "A New High of Epidemic Proportions-Has it Entered Your Home?"