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  • Understanding Substance Use Disorders
    Friday, November 6th, 2020

    Understanding Substance Use Disorders

    David Fawcett PhD, LCSW When most people hear the word addiction, they picture some form of substance use disorder – most likely alcoholism or illicit drug addiction. However, individuals...
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  • The Substance/Sex Addictive Cycle
    Friday, October 30th, 2020

    The Substance/Sex Addictive Cycle

    David Fawcett PhD Addiction is characterized by far more than acting-out behaviors such as using drugs, alcohol, pornography, or having compulsive sex. Triggers launch addicts through the addictive cycle...
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  • Just Plain Adultery vs. Sexual Addiction
    Monday, October 26th, 2020

    Just Plain Adultery vs. Sexual Addiction

    Is there a difference between just plain adultery and sexual addiction? Yes, without doubt. An individual can be an adulterer without being a sex addict. Another individual can be...
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  • Understanding Process (Behavioral) Addictions
    Friday, October 23rd, 2020

    Understanding Process (Behavioral) Addictions

    David Fawcett PhD, LCSW Nearly everyone is familiar with and understands to some degree the concept of substance addiction—the abuse of and dependency on ingested chemicals such as nicotine,...
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  • Addiction and the Brain
    Monday, October 19th, 2020

    Addiction and the Brain

    Addiction is not a moral failing, a sign of weakness, or a lack of willpower. It is a brain disorder. Addictions take root not because alcohol, drugs, sex, porn,...
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  • Addiction: The Role of Denial
    Friday, October 16th, 2020

    Addiction: The Role of Denial

    David Fawcett PhD, LCSW What Is Denial? Persons in active addiction, both substance and behavioral, are unlikely to view their substance use and compulsive behaviors as causes of the...
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  • Why I’m Grateful to be an Addict
    Monday, October 12th, 2020

    Why I’m Grateful to be an Addict

    By Scott Brassart When I first entered recovery in the summer of 2000, I remember hearing people introduce themselves in 12-step meetings with statements like, “Hi, I’m Joe. I’m...
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