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An Interview with Dr. Jason Powers, Chief Medical Officer at Right Step
Elements Behavioral Health Hosts a Series of Professional Workshops on Serial Infidelity, Sex, Relationship and Porn Addictions
What Counts in Recovery is Where You Are Going Not Where You've Been
Alcohol Abuse and Alcohol Dependence: Are They Different?
The Election Reminds Us That Our Political System Is Failing Addicted and Mentally Ill Individuals
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Elements | October 11, 2012
Jason Powers, MD, wasn't a child prodigy. He wasn't even voted "most likely to succeed." But he was destined for greatness, despite getting in his own way a time or two. A highly driven, hard-working physician, Dr. Powers had to find something deep within himself - something he calls grit - that gave him the passion and resilience to fulfill his potential.
More than 10 years ago, Dr. Powers found his calling after a personal struggle with addiction - and, through his own recovery, became a healing force in the lives of others struggling with this disease.
Learn more about Dr. Powers...
Next month, Robert Weiss, LCSW, CSAT-S, founder of the Sexual Recovery Institute and Director of Intimacy and Sexual Disorders Services at both The Ranch in Tennessee and Promises Treatment Centers in California, will host three unique trainings in London, UK, about the diagnosis and treatment of serial infidelity, relationship, pornography and sexual addiction.
First, Mr. Weiss will speak on "Understanding the Diagnosis, Assessment and Treatment of Sexual Addiction in Gay Men" on Nov. 9. The following day, Mr. Weiss will lead an "Advanced Training in Sexual Addiction: Treatment and Practice." Finally, on Nov. 14, Mr. Weiss will spend the day training clinicians unfamiliar with addictive sexual disorders. "The Assessment and Treatment of Sexual Addiction in the Digital Age" at the Hilton Kensington in Hilltop Park will provide a thorough introductory training into the etiology of sexual addiction, assessment and treatment tools for sex addicts, spouses and couples, along with the role technology plays in the escalation of sexual addiction.
Read more and register today...
Promises | October 14, 2012
Feeling disgusted with yourself for your past days of addiction? Do you walk around with a gloomy look on your face, mirroring what you carry inside? Ashamed, guilty, filled with pain and anxiety, torn-up in your guts because you've destroyed everything important to you and lost everyone you loved?
It's not a pretty picture, is it? But the point of all this isn't to make you feel more miserable than you already do. It is to offer you an alternative way of looking at your life in recovery, one that is admittedly a lot more attractive than continuing along the path you've currently been traveling.
Learn more about moving forward in your recovery...
In his most recent Huffington Post blog our CEO Dr. David Sack reminds us that politics aside, our current public healthcare system routinely ignores people with addiction issues and/or mental health problems. Unfortunately, addiction and mental illness have (as usual) been placed on a back burner in the current presidential election, with state and local races following suit. Campaign speeches and advertisements are focused on the economy, while the on-going issue of treating rather than ignoring and/or incarcerating a large, constantly growing and needful segment of our population remains unaddressed.
Read more on Huffington Post...