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 w...07/26/2011 - 18:53
Harm Reduction Therapy VideoG. Alan Marlatt discusses Harm Reduction Therapy for addictions in this video clip. Watch the full video to see an Marlatt in an actual psychotherapy session with a client.Source: PsychotherapyN...
The Value of Cognitive-Behavioral StrategiesI treated my first alcohol-using client at the psychotherapy clinic at the City College of New York, where I received my Ph.D. The training program oriented its students in a theoretical approach base...
The Psychoanalytic ContributionDuring the twenty years that I have worked with people with drug problems; my conviction has grown that psychoanalytic thinking about these issues offers the most powerful framework for helping people...
Noncompliance and the paranoid style.
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