How to Work Step One

We admitted we were powerless over alcohol (or drugs, sex, gambling, eating, shopping, etc.) – that our lives had become unmanageable. For a lot of people, walking into a treatment center or 12-step meeting for the first time is equivalent to working step one. The simple act of asking for help is, in and of…

What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy?

Anyone who’s done much web-surfing seeking information about treatment options for addictions or other psychiatric diagnoses has seen these three little letters: CBT. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, or CBT, is a treatment modality that is widely used and has gained much respect and acceptance by both treatment professionals and clients, mostly due to its reputation for…