I can’t understand why my family member or friend still uses – it’s so clear their life is a mess. What can I do?

People using are often still seeing benefits of use and are ambivalent about stopping, while their loved ones are in ‘action stage’ – more than ready for behavior change! This discrepancy can cause resistance with nagging, confrontation or anger on one side and rebellion, distancing and more use on the other. The first step is [...]
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What is case management?

This is therapy and life-coaching in the field, not in the office. It’s side by side exploring values, goals and structuring the steps towards success. These may include vocational coaching and application and interview prep; or study skills and sleep habits; or budgeting; or cooking nutrition and exercise; or a behavioral exposure exercise to reduce [...]
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What therapies do you use?

The bedrock of our approach is evidence based practices including CBT, motivational interviewing, stage of change models, CRA-FT and contingency management, integrated with medication management. However, we also utilize mindfulness, yoga, case management and especially experiential emotionally focused therapies to enhance deep change. The treatment is tailored to the patient and the approach is explicitly [...]
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