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Drug and Alcohol Addiction: Drug and alcohol treatment is available Center City, Philadelphia, at The Center for Growth, Inc. Addiction is characterized by a physical and psychological dependency on the substance. Conventional wisdom is that if you think you have a problem with drugs or alcohol, you probably do. Sometimes people use drugs or alcohol as a way to

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Anxiety and Drug Use

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

Anxiety and Drug Use: Whether or not you have a predisposition to anxiety, it is important to understand how drug use plays a part in your mind and body connection. This…


What is Codependency?

Posted by: Aimee Wood, LCSW

Center for Growth / Codependency Therapy in Philadelphia:  Codependency 

This tip is to provide you with the typical characteristics of people who struggle with codependency, a brief history of the term…


Re-framing the Concept of Boundaries

Posted by: Aimee Wood, LCSW

Boundaries: Re-framing the concept

The term boundaries means the limits you set with others based on what you feel most comfortable with; this can be physically, emotionally,intellectually, sexually, the list goes…


Family Roles: In the Addictive System

Posted by: Aimee Wood, LCSW

Center for Growth / Addiction Therapy in Philadelphia: Family Roles

In an addictive family system, it is common for the disease to become the central focus within the system. Often all of…


The Addictive Family System

Posted by: Aimee Wood, LCSW

Center for Growth / Addiction Recovery in Philadelphia:  The Addictive Family SystemGrowing up a part of a family, it’s easy to believe that how you are raised and what you…


Anorexia and Substance Abuse

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

Anorexia and substance abuse treatment in Philadelphia.

SUBSTANCE ABUSE occurs in (12-18%) of Anorexics. However, most Anorexic patients with a Substance Abuse problem are in the Binging/Purging subtype not the Restricting…


Bulimia Nervosa and Substance Abuse

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

Twenty percent to thirty-seven percent of women with Bulimia also have a problem with Substance Abuse. Twenty two percent of women with Bulimia have a problem with Alcohol Abuse. 

Many…


Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

OBSESSIVE-COMPULSIVE DISORDER: Approximately one-third to one fifth of people suffering from anorexia are diagnosed with an obsessive-compulsive disorder.  (Similarly, people struggling with the different addictions, gambling addiction, sex addiction, d/a addiction also…


Understanding the Addicted Brain

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

Drug Addiction Treatment in Philly: It’s All In Your Head: Understanding the Addicted Brain Drugs and alcohol interfere with the exchange of information in your brain, producing changes that promote…


Addiction Treatment in Philadelphia

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

At the Center for Growth we work with many people suffering from addictions.  Addictions come in all sizes, shapes and forms. Some people are addicted to food, while others are addicted…