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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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The Quick Fix
Morning Roundup: August 1, 2014

Partygoer pours beer on tiger at London Zoo, drunk airline passenger attacks crew with fake leg, and drone carrying drugs crashes outside prison.

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Mindfulness Can Rewire the Brain of an Addict

Researchers feel that cognitive-behavioral therapy can erase brain patterns that lock addicts into a cycle of abuse.

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Former Drug Smuggling Elephants Kick Opium Habit

Chinese Triads had kept the elephants loyal by hooking them on opium-laced bananas, but sanctuary workers cured them with methadone.

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'Teen Mom 2' Star Allegedly Abusing Painkillers

Leah Messer allegedly joins the likes of Amber Portwood and Jenelle Evans in publicly struggling with substance abuse.

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Director Anton Corbjin Talks Working With Philip Seymour Hoffman

The director described Hoffman as "full of life" while working with the actor on A Most Wanted Man.

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Rehabilitation Directories

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Cliffside Malibu
 
 
 
 

The “beach-house-relaxed” Cliffside Malibu claims to provide an oasis for recovering addicts and alcoholics. And that’s just what you'll get—if you’ve got the cash.

Morningside Recovery
 
 
 
 

For a “rehab near the beach” experience that isn’t quite as costly as similar SoCal competitors, head to this Newport Beach treatment facility.

AToN Center
 
 
 
 

Whether you’re interested in the 12 Steps, SMART Recovery, or holistic treatments, this luxurious, appealing and commendable 4.5 star (our system doesn't yet show the 1/2 star) San Diego rehab has a program for you. 

Reflections
 
 
 
 

This exclusive Northern California rehab is all about client choice—as well as golf outings, Buddhist field trips and keeping up with the office.

The Ultimate Guide to Rehab
 
 
 
 
 

What you need to know when choosing an addiction treatment center.

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