• 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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David  Marlon
MS

Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of Solutions Recovery, Las Vegas, an alcohol and drug treatment center that is accredited by the Joint Commission and is part of the American Addiction Centers family of treatment centers.  He has formed several non-profit organizations, which combat substance abuse by providing education and awareness on addictive behavior, preventative methods, and the economic, physical, and social consequences of mental illness and substance abuse. He has served on the Governors Substance Abuse Working Group, the Governors Rural Meth Action Team, the Board of Directors for H.E.L.P. of Southern Nevada, and is the Community Partner for Roseman Universitys Drug Abuse Survey Pilot Program. He has been honored with the Mayors Commendation and has received the Community Counseling Center of Southern Nevadas Vanguard Award.