Questions surface when attempting to define what is too much attention focused on sex and what is thought to be too little sex. Therefore, there aren’t strict guidelines that can be used across the board to categorize people who claim to have a sex addiction. However, it is safe to say that if your sexual …
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Simple Cause Bias

October 21st, 2010 | Posted by Michael Taleff in Addiction - (1 Comments)

Short sighted thinking will create short sighted treatment.
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Our field is full with ideas on how one should best conduct the process of recovering, or how best to understand the very essence of addiction. Humans have a talent to create ideas, but are cursed with an inability to shed them when their prime has passed. One such addiction treatment idea that needs abandoning …
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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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Many people in our field will try to convince you that you need the most modern research data, more experience, or the latest greatest treatment to help your clients. While they certainly help, all have limits. Limits? Yes, for example, research as it is most often conducted gives you good information on groups. The results …
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Really Big Questions

April 1st, 2010 | Posted by Michael Taleff in Addiction | Alcohol Addiction - (Comments Off on Really Big Questions)

A fellow named Mike Gazzaniga recently remarked that he and other cognitive neuro-scientists have pressed themselves to ask really big questions of their field. For example, they asked themselves about the very nature of consciousness. How it works? How does the brain produce such a phenomena? Where is it located exactly in our brain? The …
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