• 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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Daniel  Sumrok
MD

A double board certified physician, Dr Sumrok has maintained a private practice in Mckenzie, TN for 25 years in family medicine and addiction medicine. He is also Assistant Professor of Family Medicine at the University of Tennessee Medical School; founded Spirit Lake Recovery in 2007 and served as medical director of The Ranch in Nunnely, Tennessee from 2011 to 2014. Dr Sumrok is currently Medical Director of Compass to Recovery.