It isn’t easy to learn self-care. Sometimes, you need to go through a fiery furnace to arrive at a place of centeredness. Read more

IFS and Chronic Pain

Listening to Inner Parts that Hold the Hurt

If most chronic pain is maintained by complex mind–body interactions, how can therapists help treat it? Read more

therapy-beat November 3, 2020

The pandemic continues to strain small addiction clinics and their struggling clients. Read more

The Addict in All of Us

Gabor Maté's Unflinching Vision

Canadian physician Gabor Maté believes that addictive behaviors are woven into the very fabric of our materialistic society. Read more

therapy-beat October 28, 2019

A new documentary on comedian Darrell Hammond’s life spotlights the legacy of childhood trauma. Read more

A Bridge to Recovery

A Grassroots Approach to the Opioid Crisis

Years into the opioid epidemic, a journalist travels to the hardest-hit state to get an up-close look at addiction treatment and the “radically... Read more

Fighting the Epidemic

An Interview with the Author of Dopesick

An interview with Beth Macy, author of Dopesick, on solution-oriented journalism and creative ways of confronting the opioid crisis. Read more

The Challenge of Harm Reduction

Changing Attitudes Toward Addiction Treatment

Until they’ve done the challenging and sometimes painful work in therapy, many people can’t even begin to imagine curtailing their drug use. For them... Read more

High Times in Therapy

Are We Ready to Talk Pot?

Thirty-three states and the District of Columbia have legalized medicinal or recreational marijuana, or both. But sizeable protests against legalization are... Read more

Craving Device-Free Attention

Technoconflicts in Families Today

Therapists are used to adolescent girls grumbling about their hovering, overinvolved parents. But these days, many have a new complaint—technoference in the... Read more