Month: March 2015

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 industry. The truth is that giving up your old friend (alcohol or another drug) is going to be a difficult, slow process. You’re going to need a new friend to replace your old friend. The new friend will be a therapist with whom you develop an important relationship over time. 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 …