• 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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Darryl  Inaba
PharmD, CATC V, CADC III

Current Director of Clinical and Behavioral Health Service, Addictions Recovery Center, Medford Oregon and Director of Research and Education at CNS Productions, Inc. in Medford Oregon. Dr. Inaba is a Lifetime Fellow at Haight Ashbury Free Clinics in San Francisco and Associate Clinical Professor of Pharmacy at the University Of California San Francisco School of Pharmacy.  While working at the Haight-Ashbury Clinics, Dr. Inaba supervised the clinical treatment of over 300,000 self-referred substance abusers.  He is also noted for his work in developing culturally consistent treatment services with the National Asian Pacific American Families Against Substance Abuse and the Glide Memorial Churchs African American Extended Family Recovery Center in San Francisco.  He has received over 90 individual awards of merit including awards from the California Society of Addiction Medicine and the California Association of County Drug Program Administrators. Dr. Inaba is the author of several publications and award winning educational videos on all aspects of substance abuse work. He is co-author with William Cohen of Uppers, Downer, All Arounders (8th Edition) that is used as the principal text on substance use disorders in over 400 U.S. universities and has been translated in over 6 foreign languages.