two individuals in gestalt therapy

Getting to the Basics of Gestalt Therapy

What is gestalt therapy and will it work for you? Developed in the 1940s by Frederick “Fritz” Perls and collaborators Laura Perls and Paul Goodman as an alternative to conventional psychoanalysis, gestalt therapy has been used today to successfully treat a host of addiction disorders and mental illnesses, including substance use disorder, sex addiction, compulsive…

girls selfie shows addiction

Selfie Shows Face of Addiction

A woman’s recent selfie on Reddit is sending a very real message about the harmful effects of drugs on your skin and the positive transformations that can occur from getting sober. She posted two photos – shot 826 days apart – of herself while using heroin and then in recovery. The result: a dramatic improvement…

girl suffering from the causes of addiction

Unraveling The Causes of Addiction

Why are some of us prone to addiction — whether alcohol, drugs, food, gambling, or sex — and others aren’t? It’s a complicated question and one that continues to be investigated and debated by scientists and addiction specialists alike. A column written by Daniel Sumrok, MD, an assistant professor at the University of Tennessee Health…