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 - 16:26
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 - 15:13
Stages of Change for Addictions (Video)
John Norcross discusses how to use the stages of change of addictions in therapy with a client struggling with addiction. Watch the full video to see Norcross in an actual therapy session with a clie...
Recovering from Addiction: The Stages of RecoveryFreedom from addiction is typically referred to as "recovery."
Although there are many prescriptions for recovery and the treatment of addiction, there are essentially just two ways to overcome addi...
Stages of Change ModelThe Stages of Change Model was originally developed in the late 1970's and early 1980's by James Prochaska and Carlo DiClemente at the University of Rhode Island when they were studying how smokers we...
Changing Alcoholic Behaviors For GoodSuccess at modifying or eliminating a behavior is best approached by studying those who have managed it on their own and emulating their accomplishments.
That was the reasoning of researchers James P...
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.
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 b...
Half of addiction counselors don't believe in...No, you didn't read that wrong.
It's true--about half of addiction counselors say it's OK for some of their patients to practice moderation with their drug of choice.
The idea flips traditional 12-st...
Is addiction caused by brain structure?When it comes to drug abuse, it might all be in your head--literally.
New research published in Biological Psychiatry shows that addiction may have more to do with brain structure than scientists orig...
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