12-Step: Young Adults

12-Step: Young Adults

This series of posts will explore the ongoing nature of 12-step group therapy and its application in the recovery process.  The following are the 12-steps as originally published from the 1935 development of Alcoholics Anonymous: We admitted we were powerless over...
Intro to Group Therapy

Intro to Group Therapy

Quality psychotherapy is traditionally done between a single patient and a single therapist.  This therapy is most effective through the fostering of a relationship built on trust and a sense of common goals.  Different psychotherapy techniques have been developed...
Intent versus Motivation

Intent versus Motivation

I met with a patient some time ago who described to me the extent of her motivation to never drink again.  She was strong in her intention, there was no doubt in my mind.  The question I had for her was “Why do you place so much weight on your intention to stop...
“The Replacements”

“The Replacements”

In 1937, scientists in Germany developed the synthetic medication, methadone, to help fight against the opium shortage brought on by the Allied nations against Germany in World War II.  After the war, any patents for this compound were confiscated by the United States...
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