How to Quit
Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)is based on identifying cognitive distortions, or "twisted thinking," which are distorted thinking patterns that cause negative feelings, which in turn can worsen an addiction. This is a list of the ten forms of twisted thinking identified by Dr David Burns, a pioneer in CBT. In this article, they are interpreted for addiction specifically.
New Years Resolutions for Addictive Personalities
Do you have an addictive personality? Want to make changes in your life? Make a new year's resolution that will deal with your most stubborn habits and addictions.
Evidence-Based Therapy for Addiction
Therapy for addiction is big business. And people struggling with addictions, and their loved ones, are often desperate by the time they seek help, but are overwhelmed with the multitude of options promising a new life free of alcohol and drugs, while real life stories warn of relapse and life savings thrown away on ineffective scams. So how can you make a wise decision when you don't know what is truly effective? The main evidence-based therapies for addiction are covered in this article.
Do Drug and Alcohol Interventions Work with Teens?
Parents are often horrified to discover that their teenage child has used drugs. Many wonder whether interventions, such as those featured on reality shows, could help. But rushing into an intervention could do more harm than good.
DSM-IV to DSM-5 Diagnostic Criteria for Substance Use Disorders
The new edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders has changed the criteria for Substance Use Disorders. Find out how this affects the diagnosis of problematic substance use.
Will One Drink Make Me Addicted Again
You quit drinking. Now you are wondering whether you can enjoy the occasional alcoholic beverage. It may not be a good idea, but is often part of longer term recovery.
What is Hypnosis?
Hypnosis is a fascinating phenomenon, often of interest to people with addictions. This article explains what hypnosis is by an addiction expert.
Can Hypnosis Help Me to Quit Smoking?
Many smokers are drawn to hypnosis as an easy method for quitting smoking. And for some smokers, it is. But it is not a magic cure, so read up before you sign up.
Is Hypnosis Safe?
People interested in using clinical hypnosis or hypnotherapy to help with their addictions are often interested in the safety of the approach.
Can Hypnosis Unlock Memories of Childhood Abuse?
Some people who struggle with emotional and addiction problems wonder whether childhood abuse may be responsible -- and whether hypnosis can unlock repressed memories.
Five Myths About Hypnosis
Clinical hypnosis has been around for over a century, but myths abound about this well recognized therapeutic technique.