Category Archives: Addiction

Sex Addiction: Diagnosable and Treatable

In the following article that I wrote for Rehabs.com, I discuss the phenomenon of sexual addiction and sexual compulsivity: “I don’t know how it got this far out of control,” Matt practically whispered during our first session. “It all started so innocently. I went on Ashley Madison (a website that connects men and women interested…

Narcissism: Defining and Treating it

  Narcissism: What is it and how do you treat it?  Narcissism Defined Narcissism is a character trait that defines a person’s self view and view of others. Like the narrow lens in a microscope, it causes a person to focus on the world in a very self-centered way. It causes them to lose sight…

Luxury Treatment: What to look for when seeking high end addiction clinical care

Over the last twenty years there has been an explosion in the number of treatment centers that provide “luxury treatment”. But effective treatment results from the type of care delivered and the clinical expertise of the clinical team, rather than the amenities provided by the facility. In this article for www.rehabs.com, I explain what patients, families…

‘Smiles’ linked to teen deaths

Latest designer drug called ‘Smiles’ linked to teen deaths By Stephanie Pappas Published September 24, 2012 in Fox News.com LiveScience Law enforcement officials and parents are concerned about the next in a long line of illegal synthetic drugs: 2C-I, also known as “Smiles.” The drug, a hallucinogen, has been linked to two deaths in East…

Recognizing and Treating PTSD

Common Reactions After Trauma http://www.ptsd.va.gov/public/pages/common-reactions-after-trauma.asp “After going through a trauma, survivors often say that their first feeling is relief to be alive. This may be followed by stress, fear, and anger. Trauma survivors may also find they are unable to stop thinking about what happened. Many survivors will show a high level of arousal, which…