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How to live a drug free life: Ways to support clients after addiction treatment

How to live a drug free life: Ways to support clients after addiction treatment

December 26th, 2016

A discussion of ways in which a therapist or counselor can support a client who wishes to remain drug-free after completing a treatment program. More from Neurolinguistic Programming expert, Dr. Janice Walton, here.

3 Progressive Disease, Progressive Counselor: What it’s like for me being an addiction counselor

Progressive Disease, Progressive Counselor: What it’s like for me being an addiction counselor

November 14th, 2016

What does it mean to “be an addict” and work in the field of addiction treatment? Essential reading for anyone who uses critical thinking to examine addiction. More progressive thoughts on addiction here.

Addiction counseling: An Adlerian based approach to understanding drug addicts

Addiction counseling: An Adlerian based approach to understanding drug addicts

November 12th, 2016

How can addiction counselors use Adlerian psychotherapy to get to the core of the root causes that lead substance use disorders in the first place? Dyanne Pienkowski MA, MFT and David Harley LCSW explain more about the Adlerian psychotherapy model here.

The role of the family in the maintenance and treatment of addiction

The role of the family in the maintenance and treatment of addiction

October 29th, 2016

In this article, Dr. Walton discusses the role families play in the maintenance and treatment of addiction. Yes, our family systems can PERPETUATE addiction! More information here.

Prejudice and addiction in treatment settings: How can clinicians face personal bias?

Prejudice and addiction in treatment settings: How can clinicians face personal bias?

September 21st, 2016

In this article, Dr. Walton discusses strategies that counselors can use to identify and address personal prejudices and biases, specifically in relation to addiction.

2 What if a drug addict relapses during treatment?

What if a drug addict relapses during treatment?

August 23rd, 2016

In this article, Dr. Walton will discuss strategies that minimize risk of relapse during the treatment process. More tips for practitioners here.

Counseling for family members of drug addicts: What to expect?

Counseling for family members of drug addicts: What to expect?

June 30th, 2016

Is your family struggling with drug addiction? Are you afraid of how addiction will affect you or your family? In this exclusive Q&A with Expert Family Counselor, Flicky Gildenhuys, we discuss how family counseling can help you and what you can expect during the process.

Group therapy techniques for substance abuse (BOOK REVIEW)

Group therapy techniques for substance abuse (BOOK REVIEW)

February 24th, 2016

Are you a therapist looking for a practical handbook on working with groups? Check out this workbook for real-life methods and techniques for treating substance abuse. More on why we like this new title from Guildford Press here.

What's the power in a group? The role of support groups in addiction recovery

What’s the power in a group? The role of support groups in addiction recovery

September 30th, 2015

Looking to join a support group? We take an insider’s look into how support groups have been SHOWN to aid addiction recovery. More here.

11 What to say to an addict in denial?

What to say to an addict in denial?

September 29th, 2015

Do you have a friend or family member with a possible addiction problem? Are you wondering what to do to help? In this interview with expert, Steve Danzig LCSW, LADC, CCS, BRI-I, we reveal techniques on how to get beyond their denial. More here.

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