Do You Accept Self-Empowering Recovery?

2018/Jan-Feb

The world seems to change at a faster and faster pace. For instance, how many of us keep up enough to say we are “tech savvy?” The world of addiction, treatment, and recovery is changing as well.

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Eating Disorders: Separating the Patient from the Disease

2018/Jan-Feb

Substance abuse is something most therapists are familiar with and feel comfortable addressing with their clients. I have been giving the information in this article to hundreds of substance abuse therapists, and the common response is “I had no idea.”

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Continuing Care Plan Adherence Following Residential Addiction Treatment

2018/Jan-Feb

Common sense suggests that greater patient adherence to substance use disorder (SUD) treatment recommendations is associated with better outcomes. Surprisingly, however, there is limited previous research systematically investigating the adherence-outcome relationship in the context of SUD treatment.

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Women in the Behavioral Health Industry: Why Executive Leadership Needs a New, Female Face

2018/Jan-Feb

When universal education activist and Nobel Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai addressed the United Nations in 2013, she pointed out that “we cannot all succeed when half of us are held back.” Her words resonated with women’s rights advocates as she boldly confronted an inequity that still needs to be addressed today, especially in the behavioral health field.

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The Relationship between SUDs and Child Welfare Services

2017/Nov-Dec

Parents with a substance use disorder (SUD) are at a higher risk for parenting practices that result in adverse outcomes in children (Harris-McKoy, Meyer, McWey, & Henderson, 2014).

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Evaluating a Competency-Based Supervision Approach for Motivational Interviewing

2017/Nov-Dec

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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