Addiction: Disputing the Myths, Presenting the Fact - What is addiction & how do you treat it? What are the words, actions, behaviors, etc. of those considered an addict? How does society make you think? It's time to rethink what you think you know and open youself up to other possibilities.
This conversation with Rich Dowling, MA, LPC, MAC, founder/owner of The Thought Exchange, LLC: Center for Personal Achievement is a tough one as we discuss the sensitive topic of addition.
Rich offers to others The Thought Exchange Processfor Creating a Happier, Healthier, More Satisfying Lifestyle He gained independence from alcohol, nicotine and caffeine, earned a Master’s Degree in Counseling, married and founded a successful counseling practice. His credentials include Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Master Addictions Counselor (MAC) and Associate-Fellow, Albert Ellis Institute.
Rich specializes in assisting individuals with their desire to enhance their emotions and behavior by learning to take control of the one thing humans have most control of, their thinking. He is especially interested in letting individuals who do not find the 12-step disease model helpful know there are professional treatment and self-help options available for gaining independence from drugs including alcohol, nicotine and other problematic behaviors such as compulsive gambling, eating disorders etc.
Rich served as a founding member of the board of directors for S.M.A.R.T. Recovery (Self-Management And Recovery Training) Self-Help Network.
Rich is an adjunct instructor at Montclair State University, teaching Interpersonal Relations, Social Psychology, Child Abuse and Neglect and General Psychology.
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