The Agenda-Setting ChartThe Agenda-Setting Chart is a tool that helps someone set several goals, the achievement of which will help him or her accomplish a larger, long-term goal.
This chart is especially useful when the ma...01/15/2013 - 17:26
The Readiness to Change Ruler: Are You Ready to Change?The Readiness to Change Ruler is exactly what it sounds like: a tool used to assess how ready or willing someone is to change.
The ruler is a continuum from “Not prepared to change” to “Already chang...01/11/2013 - 16:13
How Drug Addiction Affects AdolescentsExposure to illegal substances is a common experience among adolescents, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Although most teenagers stick to experimentation and recreational drug use,...09/12/2012 - 16:02
Passion vs. AddictionAlthough some may believe that there is little distinction between passion and addiction, the two are in fact very different.
While we may jokingly describe being "addicted" to something (or even some...08/29/2012 - 20:13
What is Motivational Interviewing?Motivational interviewing is a method of psychological treatment founded by William R. Miller, Ph. D. It focuses on behavioral change, and is often used to treat substance abuse.
The four basic tenet...08/05/2011 - 10:49
5 Stages of ChangeThe five stages of change are precontemplation, contemplation, preparation, action, and maintenance. They are used to examine and treat a variety of behavioral problems, including addiction.
Here is...07/26/2011 - 18:53
The Disease Model of Addiction ReconsideredThe NIDA brain disease paradigm: History, resistance and spinoffsBioSocieties (2010) 5, 137-147David T Courtwright?, Department of History, University of North Florida, Jacksonville, Florida, 32224-26...
The Disease Model of Addiction ReconsideredAnother reason for clinicians' acceptance of the status quo was that the drug war, for all its excesses, never seriously endangered their ability to prescribe mood-altering drugs. Richard DeGrandpre h...
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