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EQUINE FACILITATED PSYCHOTHERAPY

HOW CAN I CONNECT WITH YOU WHEN I BARELY KNOW ME? EQUINE FACILITATED...

The isolation resulting from substance dependence is deeply damaging. 12 Step programs acknowledge the importance of connection in fellowship and the Steps. Yet social connection remains difficult for many recovering people....
TRAUMA AND ADDICTION

TRAUMA AND ADDICTION: A TRAUMA INFORMED PERSPECTIVE.

When I do an intake on someone seeing me for therapy, I always take history from birth to present. I create a timeline of traumatic events and mark the onset of...
TRANSCENDING TRAUMA

“WE SHALL OVERCOME…” TRANSCENDING TRAUMA AND THRIVING THROUGH GROUP PSYCHOTHERAPY

When I was a rookie addictions counselor, I had repeated run-ins with clinical supervisors. The conflicts centered around the abuse histories of men and women at the treatment centers where I...
Addiction Without Drugs

Addiction Without Drugs

Addiction Without Drugs: Most of us can picture that awful February morning when the charge bills arrive in the mail and we are faced with the results of our adrenaline endorphin...
The Holidays

How To Enjoy The Holidays When You Or Your Loved One Has An Addiction

Another year has gone by and “The Holidays” are fast approaching—although if you’re anything like me, you’re still wondering where September went! The time has come when we are once again seeing...
Culture And Addiction

Culture And Addiction

In this article I want to discuss how our culture sets us up for becoming an addict. Before I do it’s important to realize we are all in a trance. We...
Codependency

Clarifying Codependency: Finding A New Language From An Old Term From 1978 To...

I must admit that I identified myself as codependent over 30 years ago although it has been many years since I regularly used the term. Today I prefer to address the...
Psychology of Addiction

The Psychology of Addiction

Marion put down the phone after hearing her husband’s command to prepare dinner for him and a group of business guests that evening. Now she would have to shop and prepare...
Brain Development

Adolescents, Brain Development And The Turkey Model

Adolescents and Brain Development For the past five years I’ve overseen an adolescent substance abuse treatment center in southern Turkey, near the Syrian border. The boys are between the ages of 13-20,...

The Power Of Families To Assist In Recovery

Fourteen years ago my community was suddenly overwhelmed by the beginnings of the prescription opiate epidemic. In my thirty-plus years of addiction treatment experience I had never witnessed the speed with...

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