For people in need of urgent help with drug or alcohol problems, we offer the top 10 telephone hotlines.
The nature of addiction is ambivalence. But as therapists, we want to avoid resistance to “change” in our clients. Written for psychologists in clinical practice treating potential addiction, we present three(s) ways to identify motivation, change, and tailored treatment for drug and alcohol abuse clients here.
You make promises to yourself about drinking … and then you break them. You start drinking earlier than you wanted, drink more than you intended, and continue this pattern for days. So do you have a drinking problem, or not? More here.
Here we outline the Top 3 places to find PTSD support: either in major cities, online or by starting your own PTSD support group. Learn more about PTSD support groups here.
Personal narratives are the backbone of 12 step programs. But can a book about addiction stories actually help other addicts and those they love? Yes. More on Mary Addenbrooke’s book of addiction case studies (and their helpfulness) here.
The twelve steps of AA are easy to understand. Rabbi Taub breaks them down in six words, and answers the question, “What do the twelve steps of AA mean?” here.
Self help books might sound cliche. But as we talk with Todd Vogel, the author of “Very Simple Guides”, we learn that simplicity is often the most helpful way for us to understand basic concepts in recovery. A perfect self help gift for a friend in recovery or for yourself. More about the best self help books on the market here.
Denial is a powerful force that helps us protect ourselves. When is it OK to address this defense mechanism in others as related to drinking and alcohol abuse? Suggestions that can help you answer the question, “Should I tell an alcoholic they are in denial?” here.
Wonder how relationships will be if you give up the bottle or the drugs? Coping with changes in relationships is essential to healthy recovery from addiction. Learn how one man got through it, and how you can, too.
How often are drug addicts and alcoholics dually diagnosed with Multiple Personality Disorder?