With Sexual Addiction “Sobriety” Can Be a Confusing Concept

March 5th, 2014 | Posted by Rob Weiss in Sex Addiction - (Comments Off on With Sexual Addiction “Sobriety” Can Be a Confusing Concept)
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When working with alcoholics and drug addicts the concept of sobriety is easy to define. Essentially, for substance abusers sobriety entails total abstinence, meaning no use of mood altering substances (outside of medical emergencies and carefully prescribed, medically necessary usage). This standard of complete abstinence is also used with certain process/behavioral addictions, such as gambling. …
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“Seems Wrong to Treat Drug Addiction With Drugs”

October 7th, 2013 | Posted by Michael Taleff in Addiction | Addiction Discussions - (Comments Off on “Seems Wrong to Treat Drug Addiction With Drugs”)

One of my students stated this very opinion in a recent class. We had been discussing the use of addiction medications to treat addiction. She was initially opposed to the idea, and voiced that resistance in a demonstrative manner. But, at the same time, she seemed intrigued with the possibility of treating drug problems with …
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While writing a recent Research to Practice column, I reviewed a meta-analysis of positive addiction treatment outcome indicators that was related to a client’s self-efficacy and motivation. The analysis found that if either of those variables improved then the client would do better in treatment, regardless of the treatment model used. Once counselors understand the …
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A Retreat for Possibilities

April 16th, 2010 | Posted by Michael Taleff in Addiction - (Comments Off on A Retreat for Possibilities)

A few years back, a now dead, philosopher (Mortimer Adler) had a wonderful idea. He brought together people from various fields to spend an idyllic weekend in the mountains outside Boulder CO. The point was to exchange ideas and debate, with civility, the issues of the day. They would spend hours talking and deliberating all …
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