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  • 00:01

    Addiction Help

    in Psychology

     
    My name is Todd Branston - I've been working in the field of addictions for over 27 years, within the inpatient and outpatient settings, as well as working in the Department of Corrections, the Director of Counseling for a large chemical dependency hospital, to where I'm currently employed doing in-home chemical dependency engagement with (mostly) seniors. I am part of an experts forum on chemical dependency and have a podcast on Xtremeoctaneradio.com every Tuesday @ 7 PM EDT
    I can answer questions related to getting/staying sober, queries related to support for loved ones, support groups, relapse prevention, communication skills, alcohol and drug pharmacology, and finding ways to increase joy within sobriety. I see sobriety as a skill and understand that recovery looks different for everybody.  When you listen to my show you’ll hear information on harm-reduction, methadone, mindfullness, stages-of-change, as well as a host of therapies including RET and CBT.
    I am a fan of mental-health and anti-craving medications as it seems to me that addiction is largely biochemical and that relapse is largely the result of cravings. I make the distinction between addiction and dependence as when we're talking about addiction we need to talk about craving.  When someone talks about being addicted to xbox or watching TV we are talking about a behavioral compulsion - while they might feel the same they are indeed different. It is my experience that it is important to make the distinction as treatment for both of these afflictions can be different.
    Please visit my fledgling site: askanaddictioncounselor.com. on Facebook, or on twitter: addictionguy.
    You can also send me email @ addictionhelppp@gmail.com
     
    Thanks for tuning in.

  • 00:30

    Addiction Help

    in Psychology

     
    My name is Todd Branston - I've been working in the field of addictions for over 27 years, within the inpatient and outpatient settings, as well as working in the Department of Corrections, the Director of Counseling for a large chemical dependency hospital, to where I'm currently employed doing in-home chemical dependency engagement with (mostly) seniors. I am part of an experts forum on chemical dependency and have a podcast on Xtremeoctaneradio.com every Tuesday @ 7 PM EDT
    I can answer questions related to getting/staying sober, queries related to support for loved ones, support groups, relapse prevention, communication skills, alcohol and drug pharmacology, and finding ways to increase joy within sobriety. I see sobriety as a skill and understand that recovery looks different for everybody.  When you listen to my show you’ll hear information on harm-reduction, methadone, mindfullness, stages-of-change, as well as a host of therapies including RET and CBT.
    I am a fan of mental-health and anti-craving medications as it seems to me that addiction is largely biochemical and that relapse is largely the result of cravings. I make the distinction between addiction and dependence as when we're talking about addiction we need to talk about craving.  When someone talks about being addicted to xbox or watching TV we are talking about a behavioral compulsion - while they might feel the same they are indeed different. It is my experience that it is important to make the distinction as treatment for both of these afflictions can be different.
    Please visit my fledgling site: askanaddictioncounselor.com. on Facebook, or on twitter: addictionguy.
    You can also send me email @ addictionhelppp@gmail.com
     
    Thanks for tuning in.

  • 00:31

    Addiction Help

    in Psychology

    My name is Todd Branston - I've been working in the field of addictions for over 27 years, within the inpatient and outpatient settings, as well as working in the Department of Corrections, the Director of Counseling for a large chemical dependency hospital, to where I'm currently employed doing in-home chemical dependency engagement with (mostly) seniors. I am part of an experts forum on chemical dependency and have a podcast on Xtremeoctaneradio.com every Tuesday @ 7 PM EDT
     
    I can answer questions related to getting/staying sober, queries related to support for loved ones, support groups, relapse prevention, communication skills, alcohol and drug pharmacology, and finding ways to increase joy within sobriety. I see sobriety as a skill and understand that recovery looks different for everybody.  When you listen to my show you’ll hear information on harm-reduction, methadone, mindfullness, stages-of-change, as well as a host of therapies including RET and CBT.
     
    I am a fan of mental-health and anti-craving medications as it seems to me that addiction is largely biochemical and that relapse is largely the result of cravings. I make the distinction between addiction and dependence as when we're talking about addiction we need to talk about craving.  When someone talks about being addicted to xbox or watching TV we are talking about a behavioral compulsion - while they might feel the same they are indeed different. It is my experience that it is important to make the distinction as treatment for both of these afflictions can be different.
    Please visit my fledgling site: askanaddictioncounselor.com. on Facebook, or on twitter: addictionguy.
     
     
    Thanks for tuning in.

  • 00:45

    Al-anon meetings can help those whose families are struggling with addiction.

    in Health

    Al-anon is a program to help families struggling with addiction to learn how to love the addict but to hate their addiction. To support the addict but to avoid enabling their addiction in anyway. On today's program we will describe what Al-anon is and why going to meetings can be so helpful.


    At Al-Anon Family Group meetings, the friends and family members of problem drinkers or drug users share their experiences and learn how to apply the principles of the Al-Anon program to their individual situations. Younger family members and friends attend Alteen meetings.

    They learn that they are not alone in the problems they face, and that they have choices that lead to greater peace of mind, whether the addict/drinker continues to use/drink or not.

  • 00:08

    Addiction Help: Thoughts of Suicide and GOD Help

    in Spirituality

    Ask GOD for 'help' if you are thinking about 'hurting' yourself or ending it all, something or someone will show up to help you not to do it !!!!

  • 00:58

    Understanding Love Addiction in the Lesbian Population

    in Self Help

    Different populations need different support and forms of treatment.  Listen as Carol the Coach interviews Dr. Costine who is an expert at working within the lesbian population to treat love and sex addiction.


    She has done research to show how lesbians frequently "urge to merge" which creates specific relational behavoirs that lesbians suffer from. Her Book Lesbian Love Addiction:Understanding the Urge to Merge and How to Heal When Things Go Wrong is an excellent resource for the Lesbian Community or for psychotherapists working with lesbians in relational conflict.


     

  • 00:59

    Can You Help Me with My Husband's Sexual Addiction with Carol the Coach

    in Self Help

    Carol the Coach will be answering emails and taking your calls to answer questions about sexual addiction or loving someone who has a sexual addiction. This disorder can wreak havoc in  families with sexual addiction so ask the expert what you can do if you suspect sexual addiction in your life!

  • 00:07

    Addiction Help: Forgiving your Family

    in Spirituality

    Is there lies, abuse or 'family secrets' keeping you stuck in your addiction, through anger, bitterness, resentment. Forgive!!!You must know family of origin purpose is to shape and push you towards your destiny with or without them, with total dependance on GOD.

  • 00:29

    Love Addiction with Sherry Gaba

    in Self Help

    Edie Weinstein and Sherry Gaba discuss love addiction and the journey people often take from addiction to recovery in interpersonal relationships as well as the one we have with ourselves.


    Sherry Gaba, LCSW, is a Licensed Psychotherapist, featured on VH1's Celebrity Rehab as Dr. Drew Pinsky's go-to expert.  Sherry regularly appears on CNN, The Bio Channel, Showbiz Tonight, E!News, and Fox News, Sherry’s the author of The Law of Sobriety, which uses the Law of Attraction to help people recover from addiction. 


    Edie Weinstein is a journalist, speaker, interfaith minister and licensed social worker who invites people to live rich, full, juicy lives.  


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  • 01:00

    Addiction

    in Spirituality

    Join us as we delve into the dark world of addiction. There are many forms of addiction and also many alternative cures..

  • 01:01

    Shame, Sexual Addiction and Eating Disorders with Carol the Coach

    in Self Help

    Carol the Coach will be interviewing Stacy Korfist who is an expert at treating Shame which is a by-product of Sexual Addiction.


    Find out some of the antedotes that she finds effective in treating shame.