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Professional Voices

Professional Voices—Engaging the High-Rolling Client

By Arnold M. Washton Ph.D.

The extremely successful attain their exalted positions for good reasons: they are smart, driven and accustomed to winning. It can be hard to know, let alone convince them, that they need help. MORE  

Professional Voices—Lift Up The Hood

By Richard Juman

Can resilience be taught as a skill that can be applied as part of addiction treatment? MORE  

Professional Voices—Depression: A Drop to Diagnose

By Richard Juman

Professional Voices returns to The Fix—Today's Column: The onward march of the medicalization of psychiatry and addiction treatment. MORE  

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  

Why We Rewrote the Book on Addiction

By Charles O'Brien

The man who led the dramatic revision of the addiction diagnosis—weathering unprecedented criticism in the process—writes that the DSM-5 is a necessary new start. MORE  

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