Rob Weiss Sex Addiction Expert

The Current Non-Diagnosis Though sexual addiction is now readily accepted as a real and debilitating disorder by much of the general population and the media, it is not yet an official psychiatric diagnosis. In fact, the DSM-5 was published last year without even mentioning sexual addiction – this despite a proposed hypersexual disorder (sexual addiction) …
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Sherry Gaba, LCSW, is a Licensed Psychotherapist and Certified Transformational and Recovery Coach.  She is the author of “The Law of the Sobriety: Attracting Positive Energy for a Powerful Recovery” and the creator of wake up recovery.  She is the go to expert on VH1’s Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew Pinsky and media expert on …
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Tian Dayton, MA, PhD, TEP, is the Director of the New York Psychodrama Training Institute and the Program Development for Breathe Life Healing Centers and executive editor of the Journal of Psychodrama, Sociometry and Group Psychotherapy. She serves on the board of the National Association for Children of Alcoholics and is the author of 15 books. Dr. Dayton is the creator of the Internet's first interactive self-help website, www.emotionexplorer.com. Learn more at www.tiandayton.com.

It has long been understood in the vernacular of the addictions field that those whose “lives become unmanageable” through excessive use of drugs and alcohol may be trying to “drown their pain.” While initially, addicts may feel they have found a way to manage a pain-filled inner world, this synthetic form of mood management can …
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I just started another college semester this week, and in that very first class the discussion centered on what is really important in making a first-class addiction counselor. As discussion progressed, a student came to a conclusion, “ that experience seems to be the only way to really know counseling.” That’s not quite true. I …
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Denial: Is it Always Pathological?

February 11th, 2013 | Posted by Tian Dayton in Addiction | Addiction Discussions | Uncategorized - (Comments Off)
Tian Dayton, MA, PhD, TEP, is the Director of the New York Psychodrama Training Institute and the Program Development for Breathe Life Healing Centers and executive editor of the Journal of Psychodrama, Sociometry and Group Psychotherapy. She serves on the board of the National Association for Children of Alcoholics and is the author of 15 books. Dr. Dayton is the creator of the Internet's first interactive self-help website, www.emotionexplorer.com. Learn more at www.tiandayton.com.

Denial is a word that people in recovery use often. It  refers to an addict denying their own increasing use and abuse and it’s affect on their life and the lives of those around them, or an enabler denying the progression and impact of  an addict’s escalating addiction. But is denial always pathological? Are there …
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Texting Addiction: R U JOKG?

December 14th, 2012 | Posted by Sherry Gaba in Addiction - (Comments Off)
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Texting has become a way of life for most people from adults through to the young teens that own a cell phone. It is a simple and effective way to share information in very short, concise messages that saves the need for those sometimes time consuming personal phone calls. The idea behind texting is wonderful, …
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Want to be a Genius?

November 10th, 2012 | Posted by Michael Taleff in Uncategorized - (Comments Off)

These three genius steps may contain the germ of what indeed separates the really competent (dare we say genius) addiction counselor from the rest of the pack.
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A Nod to Tommy Szasz

September 30th, 2012 | Posted by Michael Taleff in Uncategorized - (Comments Off)

I want to believe ol’ Tommy crusaded against this kind of “reasoning” (close mindedness) through out his entire career.
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Questions (Again)

August 15th, 2012 | Posted by Michael Taleff in Uncategorized - (Comments Off)

Something good and worthwhile.
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