Bob Tyler, BA, LAADC, ACRPS, SAP, ICADC
While working in Inpatient, Residential, and Intensive Outpatient levels of care, Bob Tyler has been working in recovery since 1990. He serves as Compliance Officer at L.A. CADA, is owner of Bob Tyler Recovery Services (consulting, CD private practice, training), is Past President of CAADAC, and is on faculty at LMU Extension in the Alcohol and Drug Studies Program. He authored the EVVY Award-winning book, Enough Already! A Guide to Recovery from Alcohol and Drug Addiction, and has produced several educational DVD’s shown in over 1000 treatment centers across the country, including Craving and Relapse. Please visit our website at www.bobtyler.net.
I have been fortunate enough over the past 25 years to sit in on Chemical Dependence (CD) groups and provide feedback to counselors. Out of 23 skill areas evaluated, this item: “Counselor demonstrates empathy” is consistently one of the lowest rated. This is due in part to most counselors...Read
Most people can tell you what a trigger is and can provide examples of triggers, but very few can tell you what makes a trigger a trigger. In fact, many in our profession will teach patients how to identify triggers, but do not explain the mechanics behind it. If we don’t know what makes a...Read
In aiding our patients to prevent relapse, one common area of focus is to help them recognize when they are engaging in what Terence Gorski calls: euphoric recall. “When we are ineuphoric recall, we remember and exaggerate pleasurable memories of past chemical use episodes. Then we block or...Read
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