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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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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: Center for Growth Therapists

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: Center for Growth Therapists

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…


The Addictive Family System

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

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…

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