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Oh, Grow Up

By Rita Milios

Addiction and stunted growth have been shown to be linked. Here are the methods I use in my practice to help patients overcome their self-defeating views of the world, and overcome their addictions. MORE  

When Your Patient's Partner Is a Drinker in Denial

By Mark R. Edison

Support groups and forced interventions aren't the only options to offer a client desperate to address a partner's overdrinking. The little-known CRAFT approach is a valuable toolkit. MORE  

Psychoanalysis Is Addiction Treatment's Missing Piece

By Debra Rothschild PhD

Sobriety doesn't guarantee a good life. By focusing on the whole person—not just the drug or drug use—psychoanalysis can help addicts grow in ways that go beyond recovery. MORE  

Addiction: Not a Brain Disease, Nor a DSM Diagnosis

By Lance Dodes MD

A leading psychiatrist examines the unprecedented rejection of his profession's new diagnostic system by the federal mental health research establishment. His conclusion? A plague on both their houses. MORE  

Exposure Therapy: A New Look at Conquering Cravings

By Dr. A. Tom Horvath

What actually takes place in addiction treatment? In the third of a three-part series, Dr. Tom Horvath shows exposure therapy in action as an alternative to avoidance in the treatment of cravings. MORE  

Alcohol as Anti-Depressant: How to Break the Cycle

By Dr. A. Tom Horvath

What actually takes place in addiction treatment? In the second of a three-part series, Dr. Tom Horvath shows cognitive therapy for a dual depression/drinking problem in action. MORE  

DSM-5: The End of One-Size-Fits-All Treatment?

By Mark Willenbring

When the dust of debate settles, the new revision's benefits should be clear: good science, better diagnoses, more individualized care. MORE  

First Do No Harm

By Kenneth Anderson

What can alcoholics do when AA doesn't work? And what can therapists do for these clients? A new harm-reduction program for alcoholism focuses on safety while supporting treatment goals. MORE  

Treatment Takes Two to Tango

By Dr. A. Tom Horvath

What actually takes place in addiction treatment? In the first of a three-part series, Dr. Tom Horvath shows motivational interviewing in action. MORE  

Addiction Is a Mental Illness. Treat It That Way.

By Scott Kellogg and Andrew Tatarsky

Many addicts have mental health problems, and all have complex reasons for using substances. In order to effectively address both the addiction and what drives it, providers require training and skills in psychotherapy. MORE  

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By finishing the Boston Marathon, Harren took another big step in his own recovery from opiate addiction while also raising funds to help others like him.

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Kelly Reilly plays a world-renowned neuroscientist with bipolar disorder who gets off on skipping her meds.

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I barely made it out of my troubled adolescence and I had resources; how can I help an underprivileged teen with everything stacked against him?

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