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What is Harm Reduction? How is it Different from Traditional Addiction Treatment?

What is Harm Reduction? How is it Different from Traditional Addiction Treatment?

April 26th, 2017

A look at Harm Reduction and the possibilities that this philosophy opens up in addiction treatment.

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.

2 How to talk about drinking too much

How to talk about drinking too much

December 17th, 2016

If you are concerned about a loved one’s drinking problem, how do you bring it up? Here are a few ideas to help you open up the drinking conversation and ways to prepare for the talk.

2 Neurofeedback as an addiction therapy tool: What’s it really like?

Neurofeedback as an addiction therapy tool: What’s it really like?

November 28th, 2016

Why does neurofeedback treatment have such high success rates in addiction treatment? A review of this high-tech, cutting edge therapy for addiction here.

Getting more honest in addiction recovery

Getting more honest in addiction recovery

November 27th, 2016

How can get we get even MORE honest with ourselves in addiction recovery. Three (3) pointers from addiction therapist and coach, Luke Richardson, here.

Veteran drug addiction help: Speak up and reach out

Veteran drug addiction help: Speak up and reach out

November 11th, 2016

Silence is deadly. If you or a veteran you know is struggling with drugs or alcohol, reach out for help!

What are the signs, symptoms, and treatment of a gambling addiction?

What are the signs, symptoms, and treatment of a gambling addiction?

November 10th, 2016

In this article, learn how William “Ted” Hartwell addressed his gambling addiction, and how he maintains his recovery from the addiction to this day.

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.

Anxiety after addiction recovery: How can you help a friend cope?

Anxiety after addiction recovery: How can you help a friend cope?

October 9th, 2016

Supporting an anxious friend in addiction recovery can be confusing. Here are a few tips on how you can help.

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.

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