• 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.

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  • 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.

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Joseph  Cruse
MD

Joseph Cruse, M.D., is an oncologist, addiction medicine specialist, author, writer, and lecturer. He is the founding medical director of the Betty Ford Center. He served as president of the medical staff at Eisenhower Hospital and as a medical director of onsite workshops. He is a consultant to industry, school systems, hospitals, and alcohol and drug treatment centers. He has appeared on 60 Minutes, Good Morning America, and The Late Night Show.

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