CATEGORY: Addictions > Overcoming an Addiction 30 articles

Anorexia, Bulimia, Drug Addiction, Alcohol Addiction, Gambling Addiction, Relationship Addiction, Sexual Addiction, Internet Addiction, Workaholics, Shopaholics, are all examples of the various types of addictions that people struggle to overcome. To facilitate the change process, we have created self-help tips that can be accessed in the privacy of your own home.

Below you will find all the articles written on this topic.


Staying Sober During COVID-19

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

     In a time where social distancing and being homebound is at the forefront, how do individuals recovering from addictions stay sober during COVID-19.  When isolation, via physically…


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…


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…


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…


When Porn Becomes a Problem

Posted by: Melvin Tillman, Melvin Tillman, MA

            Sex is a natural behavior that can feel great, relieve stress, and strengthen relationships.  However, like most subjects, it can have negative consequences.  Porn is no different.  Sexual attitudes…


Healthy Narcissism

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

Healthy Narcissism 

The concept of healthy narcissism isn’t often talked about or even encouraged. When narcissism is discussed, it tends to be painted as something negative. You hear stories of narcissists…


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…


Letting Go of Expectations

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

Opening Yourself Up to More by Letting Go of Expectations

Do you find yourself often disappointed when things don’t go your way? Do you find yourself constantly disappointed by friends…


Quick Boundary Tips

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.

Once you have Identified Your Boundaries, you are ready to share them with others and express your feelings about the relationship and your boundaries


Having a conversation to assert your boundaries.

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.

After identifying that you have a boundary that has been crossed it is essential to express your new needs to others. This tip is designed to help…


Identifying Your Boundaries

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.

Boundaries are “guidelines, rules or limits that a person creates to identify for him- or herself that are reasonable, safe and permissible ways for other people to behave around him…


7 Essential Steps to Making Change Real

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

7 Essential Steps to Making Change Real. The concept of change is an essential aspect of what it means to be human, whether it is our own personal goal for…


Finding Motivation To Change

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

Therapy in Philadelphia: Finding motivation to change: Do you have a bad habit that you want to change? Do you find that no matter what you try, you keep falling back…


What Stage Of The Problem Are You In?

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.

What stage of the problem are you in? 

Pre-contemplation (what stage of the problem)

You do not believe that there is an actual problem. Thus, you are not ready to consider…

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