How Much Is Too Much? A Closer Look at Moderate Drinking

Moderate Drinking at Picnic
Approximately 90% of Americans have had alcohol, about 50% are reported to consume alcohol on a yearly basis, and about 50% or so consume it regularly (as in within the last month). But how many of these people are drinking too… Read More

Creating motivation to overcome addiction: Use carrots, not sticks

Punishment is the status quo for dealing with substance problems even though research shows rewards are more effective at helping people break free from addiction By Dr. Adi Jaffe I was giving a presentation on non-traditional addiction treatment approaches to the… Read More

Neurofeedback: A Promising Alternative Therapy for PTSD

Medication is one of the most common treatments for PTSD, yet research suggests it works only about half the time By Dr. Adi Jaffe This weekend I was reading a gripping story in New York Times Magazine about Sam Siatta,… Read More

The Dirty Little Secret of Abstinence Treatment

Abstinence treatment is the norm in alcohol rehab programs, yet research shows many people secretly continue drinking throughout By Dr. Adi Jaffe Last week I was standing outside of one of the SMART Recovery meetings we host at Alternatives when a woman… Read More

5 Tips for a Better New Year’s Eve

By Dr. Marc Kern New Year’s Eve is, without a doubt, an occasion to look forward to a new year filled with possibility. There are more parties than you can shake a stick at and it doesn’t matter what your… Read More

Radical Acceptance: The Key to Surviving the Holidays

By Dr. Marc Kern During the holiday season we see an endless parade of advertisements presenting it as “the most wonderful time of the year.” However, in reality, this can actually be a time of emotional ups and downs, and… Read More