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2 Empathy and substance abuse counseling

Empathy and substance abuse counseling

June 26th, 2014

Empathy in substance abuse counseling is well documented. But how can you use empathy in the context of varying viewpoints? Licensed clinical social worker and drug/alcohol counselor Kenneth Pecoraro elucidates here.

Relapse prevention triggers: Beyond people, places and things

Relapse prevention triggers: Beyond people, places and things

April 29th, 2014

When it comes to addiction recovery, which associations are triggers for you? A basic worksheet with questions about relapse prevention triggers here.

How do you prevent relapse?

How do you prevent relapse?

March 12th, 2014

You can prevent relapse by dealing with setbacks and discussing issues when they arise. Here, licensed clinical social worker and addictions counselor, Kenneth Pecoraro, discusses the more subtle mistakes that pop up in recovery… and how you can prevent a full blown relapse in the process.

12 Guilt and shame in addiction recovery: 10 activities to help cope

Guilt and shame in addiction recovery: 10 activities to help cope

January 30th, 2014

You can learn to understand AND cope with guilt and shame after addiction. 10 practical steps on the psychological healing process during recovery from LCSW, LCADC, and CCS Kenneth Pecoraro here.

What is a Change Analysis?

What is a Change Analysis?

December 31st, 2013

The purpose of a Change Analysis in substance abuse treatment is to try to open up an honest conversation about what is really going in the mind of those we are trying to help. More about what a Change Analysis involves, and major points of discussion here.

1 Coping with drug and alcohol cravings: A skills list

Coping with drug and alcohol cravings: A skills list

December 2nd, 2013

A check list of vey practical and tangible ways to cope with drug and alcohol cravings from licensed clinical social worker, Kenneth Pecoraro.

4 Addiction recovery tools (other than The 12 Steps)

Addiction recovery tools (other than The 12 Steps)

November 6th, 2013

Learning to overcome addiction and related mental health issues is a huge challenge. Here, we review tools you may NEVER HAVE HEARD ABOUT. Then, we invite your questions and comments at the end.

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