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Dealing With Difficult People

by Thaddeus Camlin, Psy.D. We all deal with people who bug us every day. Sometimes the people who annoy us are our neighbors, our co-workers, or our family members. Improving our ways of dealing with difficult people can help us

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7 Ways Unhealthy Relationships and Substance Abuse are Related

#NowIsTheTime to end domestic violence and related substance abuse. Our very own Jessica Yaffa, president of The San Diego Domestic Violence Council, and founder/president of No Silence No Violence, kicked off a series of public service announcements in partnership with

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How to Help a Loved One Who Drinks Too Much

By Tom Horvath, Ph.D., ABPP Does your loved one drink too much during the holidays? Or at any time for that matter? What’s the best way to respond? Here are some general guidelines for navigating this challenging time. Every person

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Dating In Recovery: 4 Questions to Ask Yourself

Dating and relationships are a big responsibility, especially in recovery. Ask yourself these questions to see if you’re really ready.

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Building Trust in Recovery

While it can be daunting to think about repairing your important relationships, here are 5 ways to help you manage the process:

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Making Amends:

by Devon Berkheiser, Psy.D. For members of AA/NA, making amends is part of the program. The 9th step of the 12 steps is to make direct amends to people that have been hurt. Practical Recovery and SMART Recovery don’t have

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Watching Porn is a Bad Adaptation to Marital Dissatisfaction

Are you or your spouse addicted to watching porn? David Jacobs, Ph.D., has found watching porn is actually an adaptation to an unhappy relationship.

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SDSU Greek Outreach: Sex, Alcohol, Fun, Abuse

Our very own Jessica Yaffa and Dr. Horvath presented at an event sponsored by SDSU’s Greek community. They covered tough issues such as sexual assault and the role alcohol plays in sexual abuse.

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Is Someone You Care About Getting Drunk?

by Dr. Horvath, Ph.D., ABPP Holiday gatherings can be high-risk times if alcohol is involved—as it usually is. Most of us in the moment will attempt to ignore excessive drinking. It’s not a good time for a rational discussion; there’s

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The Science Behind “The Restoration Inn”

The Inn maintains Practical Recovery’s signature non 12 step approach to substance misuse and co-occurring disorders including relationship issues and trauma.