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.
People addicted to video games often show little motivation for making behavioral changes. So what are the alternatives for effective video game addiction treatment?
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.
What kind of teens are at highest risk of getting addicted to video games? And what are the signs of video game addiction? More on risk factors and teen video game addiction signs here.
The average American youth reports playing 13.2 hours of video games per week. Is this too much? We review the basic facts of teen video game play and pose the question here: "Are teens playing too many video games?"
Valium is bought and sold on street markets from $1-10 a pop. But how can you identify Valium street names? A list every parent or teacher can benefit from, check out the top 10 street names for Valium 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.