Category : Chemical Dependency

Mindfulness, Plus


The treatment world has begun to adopt mindfulness as a tool more and more in the last few years, and, while it is certainly...

Kevin Griffin
05 Nov, 2013

From Addiction to Resilience: Tools and...


In the first two articles in this series, I presented the first six of the nine pillars facilitating one’s shift from...

Dr. Stephen Sideroff
05 Nov, 2013

When Love Is Not Enough: Lois W.’s Story on CBS


An Interview with Writer William Borchert A story of Lois W.’s life and the roots of ALANON, When Love Is Not Enough is...

TIAN DAYTON, MA, ,
05 Nov, 2013

Twelve-Step Spirituality


As a disease, addiction is treated medically, mentally and psychologically, all within the context of social rehabilitation....

Gene R. Wallace, PsyD
05 Nov, 2013

From Addiction to Resilience: Tools and...


Part II: Organismic Balance and Mastery Resilience is a state highlighted by the ability to recover from stress and to...

Dr. Stephen Sideroff
05 Nov, 2013

I Want My Experiences to Serve a Purpose


This is the story of my ch . . . ch . . . changes, which took me from insanity to clarity, from egocentricity to altruism,...

Jane Velez-Mitchell
05 Nov, 2013

Healing through the Holidays: Managing Grief...


The holidays are a time of heightened reality. A time to reaffirm bonds of friendship and family. The general merriment of...

TIAN DAYTON, MA, ,
05 Nov, 2013

PROGRAMS – Fundamental Individual Treatment


I went to an addiction conference the other day given by a national expert. He said his addiction program can’t help all...

Stuart J. Finkelstein, MD
05 Nov, 2013

Purpose and Meaning for Incarcerated Chemically...


In 2009, I was fortunate to spend ten long days in prison. I was not incarcerated, but rather I was there to participate as...

Dr. Stephen F. Grinstead, Dr....
05 Nov, 2013

Healing Family Trauma through Psychodrama


Psychodrama is a role playing method developed by J .L. Moreno in Vienna and the United States . Its mind/body focus makes...

TIAN DAYTON, MA, ,
05 Nov, 2013

Recovery as an Initiation Rite


In the two past decade I have studied male initiation rites. In fact I attended a remarkable male initiation performed by...

Allen Berger,
05 Nov, 2013

From Addiction to Resilience – Tools and...


Addiction involves a complex array of factors: genetic, biological, social, environmental, and intrapsychic which all have a...

Dr. Stephen Sideroff
05 Nov, 2013

Why Substituting Addictions Can Doom Your Sobriety


Substituting addictions – you see it all the time; gatherings of smokers outside the AA meeting door, boy meets girl on AA...

Tricia Greaves
04 Nov, 2013

Why Substituting Addictions Can Doom Your Sobriety


Substituting addictions – you see it all the time; gatherings of smokers outside the AA meeting door, boy meets girl on AA...

Tricia Greaves
04 Nov, 2013

The Twelve Steps as a Therapeutic Frame


The following is a report on the twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous as a therapeutic frame. It is the belief of the author...

Andrew Finley
04 Nov, 2013

Building a Rock Solid Recovery: A Blue Print For...


Recovery is a process of progressive growth and change.  Just as children must progress through various stages of childhood...

Terence T. Gorski
04 Nov, 2013

The Myth of Resistance


“The question arises as to whether psychotherapy, to be successful, must necessarily operate to lead to resistance in the...

Allen Berger,
04 Nov, 2013

Relapse Prevention: Awfulizing Sobriety


In aiding our patients to prevent relapse, one common area of focus is to help them recognize when they are engaging in what...

Bob Tyler, BA, LAADC, ACRPS,...
04 Nov, 2013

When Love Is Not Enough: Lois W.’s Story on CBS


An Interview with Writer William Borchert A story of Lois W.’s life and the roots of ALANON, When Love Is Not Enough is...

TIAN DAYTON, MA, ,
16 Sep, 2013

Healing through the Holidays: Managing Grief...


The holidays are a time of heightened reality. A time to reaffirm bonds of friendship and family. The general merriment of...

TIAN DAYTON, MA, ,
16 Sep, 2013

Healing Family Trauma through Psychodrama


Why a Mind/Body Approach to Treating Trauma is Important Psychodrama is a role playing method developed by J .L. Moreno in...

TIAN DAYTON, MA, ,
16 Sep, 2013

Emotional Sobriety


Emotional sobriety is a term first introduced by Bill W. who felt that, though the AA movement had made enormous strides in...

TIAN DAYTON, MA, ,
16 Sep, 2013

Maintaining Emotional Sobriety at the Holidays


Holidays are a time of affirming family, friendship and life. For those whose family bonds and rituals have been disturbed...

TIAN DAYTON, MA, ,
30 Aug, 2013

The Myth of Resistance


“The question arises as to whether psychotherapy, to be successful, must necessarily operate to lead to resistance in the...

Allen Berger,
30 Aug, 2013

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