Why do people get addicted to drugs, alcohol, food, sex, gambling? Here’s why trauma is the root cause of addiction and how trauma leads to addictive behavior.
Here’s the key to counseling men who aren’t serious about recovering from alcoholism and drug addiction. I’m working in an alcohol and drug treatment program, and was recently told that 85% the men in counseling aren’t serious about recovering from their addiction.
As part of my MSW, I’m in a counseling practicum in Vancouver. These examples of learning goals for new counselors are from my Field Placement Practicum Evaluation – it’s a complete list of goals I’m working towards as a counselor in training.
Experienced counselors know what questions to ask during an intake interview for an alcohol and drug recovery program – and they learned by filling out form after form. Here are the questions I’m asking when I interview applicants for our recovery program.
Many people wonder how alcoholism can be a disease, because drinking is a choice. Here is a simple explanation of alcoholism as a disease, based on a question from a reader whose sister is an alcoholic.