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Does Being Gay Add To the Difficulty Of Being An Addict?

I am gay and I am an addict. I have a great interest in understanding if there is a connection between the two. I believe very much that there is. I don’t...
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“Conveyor Belt Psychiatry… The Assembly Line Of Misdiagnosis And Treatment In Mental Health And...

In the United States, a country of vast resources, there is an ironic existence of a healthcare system which cares for human beings’ physical and mental health, which in itself is...
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Sink or Swim: Men, Relationships and Recovery

As I have been looking at the intersection of masculinity, trauma, addiction, and recovery over the past two decades I have arrived at some interesting conclusions. In essence, something happens through...
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Alcoholics Anonymous: A self-Psychological Perspective

Self-psychology, developed by Heinz Kohut, is a psychoanalytic theory that views psychopathology as being the result of unmet or disrupted developmental needs. Essential to understanding self-psychology is the concept of selfobjects....
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‘TIS THE SEASON

Like so many others, I’m looking forward to spending time with friends and family over the holidays while giving praise to my higher power. There is nothing in this world that...
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Addiction: The Brain Disease

Addiction is a brain disease. The use of alcohol and other drugs causes three abnormal addictive brain responses. These three addictive brain responses make it easy for addicted people to keep...
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Treatment Options For Substance Using Juvenile Offenders

Prior to the past two decades the only treatment options available for the publicly supported juvenile population were long-term residential programs (e.g., therapeutic communities) and outpatient counseling. Those individuals and families...
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Taking The First Step: The Transformation Begins Here And Now

Step 1: “We admitted we were powerless over alcohol – that our lives had become unmanageable.” This is where addiction took me… For many years my life was unconsciously unmanageable as I displayed...
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When Winning is Losing

When Winning is Losing:When a client comes into treatment, usually they aren’t seeking help strictly from an internal motivation of wanting to change every aspect of their life. More often than...
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No Willpower Needed: We Must Treat The Deeper Mind!

Where do our thoughts come from? Why do we feel the way we do? Why did we make that “choice”? Why did I have that dream? The answers are to be...

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