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Addictions Counseling in Philadelphia.  Self help articles about anorexia, bulimia, over eating, gambling addiction, sex addiction, porn addiction and codependency. 

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Asking for Help

Posted by: Richard (Rick) Snyderman, Richard (Rick) Snyderman, LPC, CADC, CSAT, NCC

    Asking for help may seem easy for some and difficult for others.  Usually it is not asking for help itself that is the issue, but the meaning or…


Moving Towards Recovery or Relapse

Posted by: Richard (Rick) Snyderman, Richard (Rick) Snyderman, LPC, CADC, CSAT, NCC

    Recovering from an addiction, whether it be substances, sex, work, or money, has its rewards as well as challenges.  Although relapse prevention may appear to look easy, preventing…


Addiction Interaction

Posted by: Richard (Rick) Snyderman, Richard (Rick) Snyderman, LPC, CADC, CSAT, NCC

Addiction Interaction

   A bad day at work or stress in a relationship can lead to people engaging in self-soothing behaviors such as eating comfort food or participating…


Codependent Couples

Posted by: Richard (Rick) Snyderman, Richard (Rick) Snyderman, LPC, CADC, CSAT, NCC

Codependent Couples:

How to Heal from being Codependent on your Partner

    Codependency, a popular buzz-word today in many social circles, is still often misunderstood in relationships…


Benefits of Twelve Step Meetings

Posted by: Richard (Rick) Snyderman, Richard (Rick) Snyderman, LPC, CADC, CSAT, NCC

Benefits of Twelve-Step Meetings: A Twelve-step meeting such as Alcoholics Anonymous, Gambling Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, or Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous and many others are designed to be a support group…


Resolving Shame

Posted by: Jennifer Foust, PhD, MS, LPC, Director of Clinical Services

What exactly is shame?  Shame is the feeling that results from how we negatively judge ourselves about an action we did. Actions that create shame are ones that we want…


Owning Your Porn Problem

Posted by: Melvin Tillman, Melvin Tillman, MA

Porn is a sexual tool that many people utilize.  However, while some have a healthy relationship with pornography, others develop obsessive and destructive tendencies with porn.  Some people would…


Confronting Lying in Recovery

Posted by: Jennifer Foust, PhD, MS, LPC, Director of Clinical Services

In your drug and alcohol addiction you likely engaged in lying to everyone on a regular basis.  You likely engaged in lying so frequently that lying is now a…


Food Journal

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

How to Keep a Food Journal for People Struggling with Binge and Over-Eating: Anyone who has ever kept a personal journal or diary knows how therapeutic it can be to…


Underlying Issues of Addiction

Posted by: Jennifer Foust, PhD, MS, LPC, Director of Clinical Services

Drug and alcohol recovery often includes addressing underlying issues of addiction. Do you know what the underlying issues are that contributed to your drug and alcohol addiction?  Underlying issues are…


Recovery from Drug and Alcohol Addiction: Negative Thoughts and Emotions

Posted by: Jennifer Foust, PhD, MS, LPC, Director of Clinical Services

Recovery from drug and alcohol addiction involves learning to manage problematic thinking.  This tip will specifically focus on negative thoughts and how they are tied to negative emotions. You may…


Managing Problematic Thinking

Posted by: Jennifer Foust, PhD, MS, LPC, Director of Clinical Services

Managing your problematic/persuasive thinking is a big part of drug and alcohol recovery.  Whether it’s rationalizations or thoughts persuading you to use, they need to be managed as part of…


Managing Your Drug and Alcohol Cravings and Triggers

Posted by: Jennifer Foust, PhD, MS, LPC, Director of Clinical Services

Learning to understand and manage your cravings and triggers is an essential part of your drug and alcohol recovery. While 12 step meetings and your sponsor are very helpful…


Addiction Therapists Work

Posted by: Jennifer Foust, PhD, MS, LPC, Director of Clinical Services

Once you finished your drug and alcohol addiction treatment program, you were probably more than ready to move on with your life.  You have likely been attending 12 step…


Identifying and Managing Your Emotions

Posted by: Jennifer Foust, PhD, MS, LPC, Director of Clinical Services

Depression, anxiety, shame and guilt are emotions that nobody likes to experience. Unfortunately, when you are in drug and alcohol recovery, especially early on, these emotions are often present…

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