The idea of treating alcoholism in the context of marriage and family (as opposed to seeing it solely as a problem of the individual) has gained wider acceptance in the practitioner community in recent years, but according to an article in the June issue of Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, published by the American Psychological Association (APA), "methods that have shown promise in outcome research are not widely used by practitioners who treat alcoholics and their families" and more widely used methods have not been systematically studied. But authors Robert J. Rotunda, Ph.D., and Timothy J. O'Farrell, Ph.D., of the Harvard Medical School also describe a clinical research program that bridges the gap between research and practice.
I drink 5-9 beers almost every night in a bar for socialization. How can I continue with the social aspect and not drink.
Michael is a successful business owner who came to me for coaching because he felt he was doing something wrong, even though his business was doing well. He had a persistent underlying feeling of being a failure, even though all the evidence pointed to the contrary.
Despite years of work by doctors and advocacy groups to obliterate the stigma surrounding mental health issues, some people feel a deep sense of shame because their brains work differently. The decision to take psychoactive medications can be a tough one, and fears about side effects, health insurance consequences, and a radical change in personality can compound the difficulty. But when therapy's not enough and lifestyle changes aren't doing the trick, medication can be the shakeup you need.
Sometimes I get so frustrated. I have a clear (very clear) notion of how things should be or the ending I would like; and there is nothing (NOTHING) I can do to effect an acceptable outcome. I get so tense. I do everything one could possibly expect, I think about alternatives and plan for them, I visualize a different life experience. And yet ... nothing changes. Or, rather, nothing visible changes.
Laurie Thomas -
Apr 17, 2014
Apr 17, 2014
Thanks for sharing.