• 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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Jim  Savage
LCDC

A leading expert in the field of adolescent and young adult addiction treatment.  He is known for his dedication to effective treatment as well as his creative approach includes musical performance, storytelling, and spirituality. His book Rehab Works! A Parent’s Guide to Drug Treatment focuses on improving treatment outcomes through effective family support. In 2013 Jim opened the Dallas Recovery Center, where he currently maintains a private practice specializing in assessment, intervention, continuing care, and supporting parents in managing treatment for teens and young adults.