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How Drug Addiction Affects Adolescents Exposure 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 - 15:02
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Passion vs. Addiction Although 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 - 19:13
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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 - 09:49
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5 Stages of Change The 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 - 17:53

Addiction Theory: Treatment and Prevention

Substance Use Management: A Harm Reduction-Principled Approach A Process to go with the Options: Respect and CollaborationSUM replaces the indoctrination of the disease model of addiction ideology so common in the treatment system today with an ideology of actual...
Substance Use Management: A Harm Reduction-Principled Approach Substance Use Management: A Harm Reduction-Principled Approach to Assisting the Relief of Drug-Related ProblemsDan Bigg, CRADC Chicago Recovery AllianceAbstract:Disease has increased our motivation to...
Harm Reduction Therapy Video G. 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 Strategies I 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 Current Context: What Is Wrong With This Picture? Mainstream abstinence-oriented treatment of alcohol and drug users in the United States today continues to have poor success by anyone's criteria. Clinical observations and empirical studies typically...
The Psychoanalytic Contribution During 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...