Men and Therapy: Get Past the Stigma and Feel Better!

Men and Therapy: Get Past the Stigma and Feel Better! Men benefit from therapy just as much as anyone else, but are generally very apprehensive about actually going to see a therapist. Only 2 out of 100 men seek outpatient help for depression, for example; the other 8 are more

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New Years Resolutions: The Psychology of Calendar Landmarks

With New Years upon us, it is inevitable that many of you will be making New Years Resolutions. It seems to be a human, or at least a cultural behavior to set up goals along with calendar landmarks. “I will start exercising on Monday,” “I will stop smoking tomorrow,” etc.

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Hitting Rock Bottom, Don’t Wait

Many people believe that addicts will not change their behavior until they hit “rock bottom”. This means that a person loses everything that was important and has nowhere to go but up. Compulsive gamblers are not thought to be an exception to this rule. Although many compulsive gamblers take multiple

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Being a Partner of Someone Who has a Problem with Alcohol

Being a Partner of Someone Who has a Problem with Alcohol As someone who facilitates a group practice in Dallas that focuses heavily on helping people with addictions, I see the impact that addictions can have on partners. It’s common for partners of addicts to feel burdened and even responsible for making

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