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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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Lying and Addiction

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

    Although someone with an addiction or their loved one may not want to admit it, lying and addiction go together.  This is especially true when the addiction…


Denial of Addiction

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

    Knowing someone or living with a person who is in denial of addiction can be very frustrating, especially if the person’s addiction is obvious to you.  It…


Understanding Denial with Addiction

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

     It is common to hear the question “why are you doing this?” from the loved ones of people with different addictions.  The hope behind this inquiry is to…


End Binge Eating with the Hunger Scale

Posted by: Shannon Oliver-O'Neil, LCSW Therapist, Supervisor of Interns, Art Museum / Fairmount Office Manager

Many people who struggle with binge eating have successfully disconnected from their bodies and their ability to sense hunger. This is because binges are triggered by uncomfortable emotions such as…


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…

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