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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.

6 Neurofeedback treatment for addiction: Teaching the brain to self-regulate

Neurofeedback treatment for addiction: Teaching the brain to self-regulate

April 5th, 2017

Neurofeedback can be used to reward the brain and nervous system the way drugs and alcohol do. How does it work for addiction treatment? Is it effective? Find out here.

How to assess addiction using NLP Strategies

How to assess addiction using NLP Strategies

March 31st, 2017

How can clinicians begin to look at addiction FROM A CLIENT’S PERSPECTIVE? A brief review of 4 strategies – Outcome Specification, Logical Levels, Positive Intent, and Meta Model Questions – that can help the counselor understand the problem from the client’s perspective and identify the most effective treatment approach. More here.

1 How Marijuana Legalization Will Affect Substance Use Treatment: A Counselor’s Opinion

How Marijuana Legalization Will Affect Substance Use Treatment: A Counselor’s Opinion

March 25th, 2017

The legalization of marijuana makes many addiction treatment professionals uneasy. Here, we get an insider’s look into how recent changes in policy can/will impact the addiction industry as a whole. A timely and important commentary here.

Why the LGBT Community needs unique addiction treatment

Why the LGBT Community needs unique addiction treatment

March 21st, 2017

People in the LGBT Community who struggle with addiction need customized addiction treatment. Why? We explore. More on best practices in addiction treatment here.

Negative thinking and addiction: Can you change your thinking patterns? (BOOK REVIEW)

Negative thinking and addiction: Can you change your thinking patterns? (BOOK REVIEW)

March 17th, 2017

Are you an addict looking for a practical handbook on dealing with negative thinking patterns? Check out this workbook for Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) to put an end to self-imposed suffering. More on why we recommend this applicable and easy to read e-book here.

Dreamwork Therapy for addiction recovery and healing

Dreamwork Therapy for addiction recovery and healing

March 5th, 2017

All dreams come in the service of health and wholeness. Can analyzing your dreams open new perspectives in addiction recovery? Here is how Dreamwork can help you understand more about your inner Self and increase your awareness in addiction recovery..

NLP Strategies for working with addiction clients: #1 Building Rapport

NLP Strategies for working with addiction clients: #1 Building Rapport

February 23rd, 2017

Beginning this month, Dr. Walton offers a series of articles based on specific NLP strategies as they apply to counseling with clients experiencing addiction issues. The first strategy Dr. Walton discusses is building rapport. More here.

Are We Diseased? The Inconsistencies and Implications of the Disease Model of Addiction

Are We Diseased? The Inconsistencies and Implications of the Disease Model of Addiction

February 21st, 2017

I have spent the last ten years of my life considering what it means to be an addict and what it means to have the disease of addiction. A look here at the inconsistencies that I see within this model of addiction, and how it affects those of us who work in the field.

2 LGBT Addiction Treatment Availability: Changes and Challenges (BOOK REVIEW)

LGBT Addiction Treatment Availability: Changes and Challenges (BOOK REVIEW)

February 11th, 2017

A book review of “Fundamentals of LGBT Substance Use Disorders” outlining the LGBT-specific risk factors for substance use as well as treatment challenges for these populations since the late 70s until the present day.

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