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Addiction counselors encourage colleges and others to support students in fighting the opioid crisis

By | 2017-12-23T17:14:09+00:00 January 2nd, 2018|Categories: addiction, counselor, drugs and alcohol, heroin, mental health, psychologist, therapist, Uncategorized|

Please read the Philly.com article here: http://www.philly.com/philly/opinion/commentary/colleges-temple-student-overdoses-counseling-recovery-20171221.html Or read a slightly longer version below: A Call to Brotherly Humanity: Two Philadelphia Addiction Professionals Grapple with What More We Need to Do   Two drug overdose deaths in one week at Temple University strikes painfully at home as we learned about Michael Paytas and James Orlando who [...]

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Mindfulness Based Addiction Recovery (MBAR)

By | 2017-10-03T03:52:15+00:00 October 3rd, 2017|Categories: addiction, drugs and alcohol, mindfulness, recovery, treatment, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

Mindfulness Based Addiction Recovery (MBAR) and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy for Addiction Recovery (MBCT-AR): Coining the Terms There has been a burgeoning resurgence in innovations in mindfulness based cognitive behavioral therapies and treatments over the past decade.  These treatments and approaches have become extremely popular among therapists, treatment professionals, and individuals seeking greater awareness of themselves, [...]

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Addressing Narcissism in a Clinical Substance Abusing Population

By | 2017-09-04T00:53:45+00:00 September 4th, 2017|Categories: addiction, counselor, drugs and alcohol, mental health, personality disorders|

A Challenge for Even the Seasoned Practitioner...and No Match for the Unprepared   Nobody can be kinder than the narcissist while you react to life on his own terms. -Elizabeth Bowen Anyone working with those with a substance use disorder (SUD) understands the challenges associated with engaging individuals in a discussion regarding the merits of changing [...]

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How to Choose an Addiction Counselor

By | 2017-07-15T11:02:10+00:00 July 14th, 2017|Categories: addiction, counselor, psychologist, recovery, therapist, treatment, Uncategorized|

Whether your goal is to stop using alcohol or substances or to learn whether moderation, control and social use is appropriate for you, finding a professional both knowledgeable in addiction treatment and the underlying psychological factors of mental health can be a daunting task. If you are ready to choose abstinence or want to explore “harm [...]

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