Addiction

Sexual Trauma in Context with Inescapable Stressors

»Posted by on Aug 7, 2017 in Addiction, Articles, Attachment, Childhood Trauma, Healing Intimacy Disorders, Intimacy Disorders, Love, Masters and Johnsons, Trauma | 0 comments

Sexual Trauma Within the Context of Traumatic and Inescapable Stress, Neglect, and Poisonous Pedagogy   by Mark F. Schwartz, Lori D. Galperin, and William H. Masters   Post-traumatic Stress The Diagnostic Statistical Manual-III (DSM-III) defines posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as the result of a recognizable stressor that would evoke significant symptoms of distress in almost anyone (American Psychiatric Association, 1987, p. 236). The implication of this terminology is that the natural response to such trauma is PTSD — that the response is not an “illness” and that any person experiencing an event of that magnitude is likely to be similarly affected. Thus, rather than stigmatizing trauma victims by assigning to them a mental disorder,...

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Recovery from Sexual Compulsivity

»Posted by on Aug 5, 2017 in Academic Papers, Addiction, Articles, Attachment, Childhood Trauma, Dual Diagnosis Co-occurring Disorder, Healing Intimacy Disorders, Intimacy Disorders, Love, Trauma | 0 comments

Recovery from Sexual Compulsivity by Dr. Mark Schwartz   Introduction One male client has obsessive thoughts, spending hours looking at pornography on his computer, scrolling for hours rather than spending the evening with his girlfriend. Another compulsively seeks oral sex with men having large penises, but has no romantic attraction to men. A third is obsessively aroused by images of children, while a fourth pays prostitutes to demean him through physical abuse before going home to his family. Such complex deviations signify why it can be difficult to delineate a rational etiology, and why these clients are often unresponsive to cognitive-behavioral “relapse prevention,” arousal reconditioning, social skill and empathy retraining or exposure-based...

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Intimacy Disorders: Earned Secure Attachment

»Posted by on May 23, 2017 in Addiction, Attachment, Webinars | 0 comments

Intimacy Disorders: Earned Secure Attachment

A LIVECAST WEBINAR REPLAY A Conceptual Framework for the Understanding and Treatment of Intimacy Disorders | LIVECAST WEBINAR REPLAY from FRIDAY MAY 19, 2017 Treatment Models for Earned Secure Attachment This webinar, featuring Dr. Mark Schwartz and Lori Galperin, LCSW features the latest understandings for treating intimacy disorders and developing “earned secure attachment” amongst clients. Frequently, therapy clients present with an inability to experience a full emotional response, including the capacity to love and experience a connection with others. Other clients may get close and then discover that they find ways to disconnect or lose their passion. This educational, two-part livecast webinar, “A Conceptual Framework for the...

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Opiate Addiction Treatment Center – Choose the Best

»Posted by on Mar 20, 2016 in Addiction, Articles, Opiate Addiction, Opiate Addiction Treatment, Opiate Treatment | 0 comments

Opiate Addiction Treatment Center – Choose the Best

Prescription drug addiction, especially painkiller addiction is a tragic and growing problem. If you or your loved one is struggling with an addiction to opiates, you want to make sure you choose the best treatment center for your or your loved one’s specific needs and goals. Let us help you choose what’s best. Inpatient vs. Outpatient The choice between an inpatient or outpatient opiate treatment center will depend on several factors including, but not limited to: the severity of your addiction as well as the support system you have around you. While outpatient treatment offers you the convenience of scheduling your treatment around work or school, many patients who are addicted to opiates (and how easy it can be to access them) find that they are...

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Substance Abuse and Drug Addiction Alternative Therapies

»Posted by on Mar 16, 2016 in Addiction, Amphetamine Addiction Treatment, Articles, Drug Addiction, Opiate Addiction, Opiate Addiction Treatment, Opiate Treatment, Substance Abuse, Substance Abuse and Drug Addiction | 0 comments

Substance Abuse and Drug Addiction Alternative Therapies

It’s common to depend on just one type of therapy when you’re dealing with physical and mental illness. When it comes to drug addiction and substance abuse, the best method of treatment is usually a heavy helping of therapy and an extra-large side of coping techniques to fight off your triggers. Now, more than ever, the world of recovery is waking up to the benefits of adjunct therapy. Adjunctive therapy is like using a back-up tool. And that back-up tool is used hand-in-hand with your primary tool, and its goal is to supplement or increase effectiveness. In most cases, adjunctive therapies do little, if any, good when it comes to treating the condition directly—the condition being addiction—but they do make a huge difference in the initial treatment’s success....

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Alcohol Addiction = Alcohol Abuse = One in the Same

»Posted by on Mar 16, 2016 in Addiction, Alcohol Addiction, Alcohol Addiction Treatment, Articles | 0 comments

Alcohol Addiction = Alcohol Abuse = One in the Same

No matter how you look at it, alcohol abuse is a dangerous game that often leads to alcohol addiction. If a person continuously drinks despite having physical or psychological health problems chances are they have developed alcohol addiction. Here are some scary characteristics of alcohol addiction that shouldn’t be ignored: You need to drink more to get the same effect You have withdrawal symptoms when you stop drinking (sweating, shaking, anxiety) You keep drinking even though it harms your relationships You’ve given up other activities so you can drink You make excuses or lie about your drinking You drink in the morning or drink alone If these telling signs are ringing true for you or a loved one there is hope and there is a way out. Harmony Place is one of...

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