• 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.


Peggy  Sapp

Peggy Sapp is President of the National Family Partnership as well as President and CEO of Informed Families/The Florida Family Partnership, an agency she helped to create in 1982, and grew from six volunteers into a multi-million dollar agency with state and national outreach to families, schools and communities. The mission of Informed Families is “helping kids grow up safe, healthy and drug-free.” Mrs. Sapp is a recognized leader in drug prevention through grassroots involvement and is the recipient of numerous honors and community service awards. She served on the Advisory Councils of The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, the National Institute of Drug Abuse and the Governor’s Drug Control Policy Council.