Pornography addiction is just a variant as I would see it, as sexual addiction it’s primarily not with a human being. It’s with pictures and images and of course the internet plays a big role in the availability of it and it often involves a great expense. I’ve worked with people who’ve spent thousands and [...]
Virtually everybody has addictions. It’s normal to have habits, and people engage into these habits all the time. And we actually need habits to survive, otherwise we would wake up every day and say, “Well, how do I tie my shoe?” We have to habituate. So people go into these activities pretty much like they [...]
Propelling yourself, motivating yourself, is not an easy thing to do. Let’s start talking about motivating ourselves to change by acknowledging something called ambivalence. Okay, you have an addiction, or you’ve decided you think you have an addiction, and you know it’s not good for you, you know you’re spending too much money or spending [...]
First of all, the term “recovery” comes out of the 12-Step disease model notion. Recovery, of course, comes out of the medical model, where you’re in a healthy state, you catch a disease, and you recover from the disease. Now, that fits very nicely within the disease model of the 12-Step community. Within the cognitive-behavioral [...]
To provide you with even more alternatives to stop drinking and gain control I’ve constructed a chart that outlines the key features of major programs. I am proud to have participated in the founding of two of these Addiction Alternative treatments – SMART and Moderation Management.
I’ve walked many miles in your shoes and understand the feelings of frustration, hopelessness and stress of when you are trying to hold your life together while battling alcohol or drug addiction.