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Addiction, Relationships, and Attachment

Addiction, Relationships, and Attachment A friend of mine sent me an article a few days ago about the origins of addiction. The author cites research suggesting that addiction is not so much defined by changes in the brain, but is an attempt to adapt to our social environment. He concludes that “the opposite of addiction is not sobriety. […]

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Addictions: Attachment, 12-steps, and Group Therapy

Addictions: Attachment, 12-steps, and Group Therapy Below is a chapter I wrote for a book published in 2016, comprised of papers presented at a symposium of the International Association of Social Work with Groups. In this chapter I explain how addiction can be understood as an attachment disorder, and discuss the differences, similarities, and complementarity of […]

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Sex Addiction Clinical Example

Sex Addiction Clinical Example Below is an article I published in 2015 in the Journal of Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity. In that paper, I present a disguised example based on a former patient who identified as a sex addict. This article can be helpful to understand some factors underlying sex addiction, the impact on the patient’s life, and possible […]