PROBLEM-SOLVING GROUP THERAPY

Problem-Solving Group Therapy
Problem-Solving Group Therapy teaches a powerful and effective model of group therapy that meets the needs of behavioral health professionals including counselors, supervisors, group members, group leaders, and clinical managers, both in person and virtual settings. This evidenced based group process has evolved fifty years of clinical practice and application, and has helped thousands of people improve their life and...

RECOVERY FROM ALCOHOL ABUSE PAVED THE WAY FOR CANCER SURVIVAL

recovery from alcohol abuse
“New Beginnings Are Often Disguised as Painful Endings” ~ Lao Tzu WHOA The lump on my throat popped out when I raised my head to the water streaming down on me in the shower 2 years ago. I called my doctor immediately and the whole process of diagnosis, treatment and recovery began. Referred to specialists, I soon had a surgeon and...

POST-ACUTE WITHDRAWAL AND THE FAMILY

Post-Acute Withdrawal
If there’s one thing I wish I knew when I was first getting sober, and when my son was getting clean and sober, it’s the information I’m about to share with you about post-acute withdrawal syndrome, also commonly referred to as PAWS. It would have saved me, and our family, so much needless confusion and suffering. Once I started...

THE CALL TO CHANGE YOUR ALGORITHM

The topic is phones. “We’re a lot like them,” he muses. “We sleep to recharge, we look for a connection, we can take in a lot of data. But when a phone malfunctions, it can reprogram itself.” He continues, “Our human malfunctions are depression, anxiety, addiction. And there are a lot of people who feel like they can’t reprogram...

Living Recovery Out Loud

LADY HAPPY IN RECOVERY FACING THE SKY
Living recovery out loud is not something that’s possible for everyone. Anonymity is a personal choice and should always remain up to the individual. I want to make that absolutely clear, since there may be those who will disagree with what I have to say about choosing to live my recovery out loud. Because, let’s face it, even though it...

Women’s Addiction Needs Are Different

Women’s Addiction Needs Are Different
Addiction is addiction – doesn’t matter whether you’re a man or a woman, right? Wrong, very wrong. Women are the fastest growing segment of substance abusers in the country. Women who abuse alcohol and drugs endure greater stigma and isolation from family, friends, and outside connections than their male counterparts. Why? Because they are typically thought of as nurturers, caretakers,...

IT’S ALL ABOUT SPIRITUALITY

IT’S ALL ABOUT SPIRITUALITY
After more than fifty eight years of continuous sobriety, it still bothers me when I’m attending a meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous and I hear someone start talking about “the spiritual part of the program.” I want to drag them kicking and screaming into the Big Book and rub their faces into the pages written by our co-founder Bill Wilson, and...

Why Only 1 in 8 People Get Treatment for Addiction

GRAPH WHY SOMEONE DOESNT SEEK HELP FOR ADDICTION
The National Survey on Drug Use and Health is the nation’s most comprehensive annual survey on key indicators of substance abuse and mental health in the United States. In September of 2018, they released the results from the latest survey, comprised of data collected over the course of 2017. This data tells us not only about the scope of substance...

The Pandemic’s Effect on the Family

The Pandemics effect on the family
The Pandemics effect on the family has called upon the parents to perform many new tasks. They are no longer merely their child’s primary caregiver, but they are now serving as their child’s principal, teacher, coach, music teacher, librarian, and a host other positions that they never imagined that they would be called upon to perform. For many families,...

Dry January: Thirty-One Days of Sobriety

Dry January: Thirty-One Days of Sobriety
Dry January is a thought-provoking experiment that challenged individuals to abstain from drinking for a month-long period. It began in 2013, when Alcohol Concern UK, a British charity, asked people to “reset their relationship with alcohol” and to “ditch the hangover, reduce the waistline and save some serious money by giving up alcohol for 31 days.” The next year,...