Month: June 2013

Is Sex Addiction a Disease?

I have a friend who has diabetes. His pancreas does not produce enough insulin to keep him healthy or even alive. He would die without injections of insulin. He lives in and is dependent on his body as automatic, self-regulating, cause-effect machine, just as we all do. He is no more responsible for the workings of his pancreas than for a solar flare, the weather, the temperature at which water boils, the atomic weight of hydrogen, etc. Read more

How Does Change Occur in Psychotherapy?

I think it will be helpful to me and to prospective and beginning clients to try to provide an overview of how I think about …

Make-Believe in the Addiction Treatment Industry

Therapists shouldn’t be in the business of make-believe. There is a great deal of make-believe in the addiction treatment …