• Transitioning from Detoxification to Addiction Treatment: Facilitators and Barriers

    Detoxification, the medical management of substance withdrawal to prevent complications, does not serve as standalone care for substance dependence. Rather, detoxification should be an entry point to addiction treatment.


  • Addiction Counselors in the Compassion Fatigue Cycle

    In Greek mythology, King Sisyphus was condemned to roll a huge boulder up a steep hill with only a moment of satisfaction before it rolled down the hill and he trudged back to repeat this endless cycle. Counselors who are committed to helping clients with addiction can understand Sisyphus’s struggle. 


Patricia  O'Gorman

A best selling author, psychologist, resiliency coach and international speaker known for her warm presentations. Patricia is the author/co-author of nine books, three about women. Her latest is The Girly Thoughts 10-Day Detox Plan: The Resilient Woman’s Guide to Saying NO to Negative Self-Talk and YES to Personal Power. Her writing has appeared in numerous magazines including Dr. Oz Retweets, Addiction Today, Counselor, and Recovery, and she is also a veteran of numerous television appearances, including Good Morning America, Today, and AM Sunday.