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We’re All Addicted to Something

We’re All Addicted to Something

Addiction is seemingly ubiquitous, especially when we recognize that addiction goes well beyond drugs and alcohol. We often think of addictions the require substance abuse treatment, but other addictions are common as well. While obviously drugs and alcohol are things...
Treating Substance Use Disorders and PTSD

Treating Substance Use Disorders and PTSD

“A lot of people think the problem for Philip Seymour Hoffman was drugs. It wasn’t – That was the solution to his problem.” – Seth Jaffe I remember reading that quote a long time ago and thought it was so profound because it speaks to the fact that addiction doesn’t...
How Can We Apply CBT to Addiction Treatment?

How Can We Apply CBT to Addiction Treatment?

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is an evidence-based treatment that has been applied to a variety of mental health disorders, including depression, anxiety, PTSD, and psychosis, among others. How can cognitive behavioral therapy help you? About Cognitive Behavioral...
Do I Have an Addiction?

Do I Have an Addiction?

Do I have an addiction? It’s a question many of us wonder, especially when those around us suggest we do, but we’re still ambivalent, if not staunchly against the idea. So how can we know if we have a problem that requires substance abuse treatment? What I often tell...
Creating Healthy Habits in Quarantine: Relax

Creating Healthy Habits in Quarantine: Relax

Part 2: Meditation and relaxation strategies. In my last blog post, I mentioned “taking care of yourself.” This looks different to different people and has become somewhat of a buzzword in pop psychology. I also know that meditation is everywhere right now....

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