• The Scarlet Sisterhood: Treating Partners of Sex Addicts

    Addiction is a disease, end of discussion . . . right? As practitioners within the field of behavioral health and wellness, we have all heard the message, loud and clear. Many of us subscribe to the concept without question, confident in our convictions that addicts are sick people, not bad people. Some of us have built our careers upon this assertion, while others espouse it personally, within our own lives and family relationships.


  • Evaluating a Competency-Based Supervision Approach for Motivational Interviewing

    Motivational interviewing (MI) is a well-known, evidence-based, brief counseling approach for substance use disorders (SUDs) that combines person-centered principles with strategies for enhancing motivation for change (Miller & Rollnick, 2012). Counselors using MI help their clients talk themselves into change by exploring and developing their motivations for change and lessening and resolving their arguments against it.


Mark  Calarco

Dr. Calarco is the national medical director of American Addiction Centers, a behavioral healthcare company specializing in the treatment of alcohol, drug, and eating disorders. He is a pioneer in treating hormone imbalances in recovering individuals. He was the first board-certified anti-aging and regenerative medicine specialist in Tennessee, has served as a board examiner for the American Academy of Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine and as a clinical professor for several medical schools. His private clients include many worldrenowned entertainers, professional athletes, and prominent business leaders.