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An Alternative to Quitting & Anonymous Groups (AA, NA, etc.)

My treatment approach is based on "harm reduction" principles and utilizes evidence-based treatments such as cognitive-behavioral therapy.  In keeping with the principles of such, patients struggling with an addiction do not have to practice or achieve abstinence.  While this certainly can be the goal, significant progress and relief can be accomplished without abstinence!

  1. Addiction
    A psychological dependency usually on some type of substance (i.e., alcohol, heroin/opiates, cocaine, benzodiazepines, etc.) that can sometimes be physical as well.
  2. Behavioral Dependency
    Behavioral Dependency
    Any pattern that one feels compelled to repeat (i.e., binge eating, gaming, sex, gambling, etc.), including substance addictions, even if it adversely impacts an area of his or her life.
Are you working and/or living here in the Big Apple and struggling with substance abuse, addiction, or any other type of behavioral dependency (i.e., eating disorder)? Are you not sure if abstinence is right for you but still want drastic relief from your behavioral dependency?  You've come to the right place!
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What is unique about my treatment approach is how I integrate two therapeutic strategies to effectively help a person make progress in one problem area, such as an addiction, in order to gain leverage to successfully and more effectively make progress in another problem area:
  1. Set The Goal
    Set The Goal
    We start with the problem area that we may be able to make the most progress in initially. We might start making progress by reducing the frequency, intensity, or duration of your addiction or behavioral dependency.
  2. Chart Causes
    Chart Causes
    Once you are less under-the-influence of your behavioral dependency, then we have leverage to help you make better choices in your career, social life, etc. and carry out a plan of action for greater success.
  3. Take Back Control
    Take Back Control
    Feeling more in control of your career or social life, and experiencing greater satisfaction in this area, gives us leverage to start making even more progress towards reducing the influence of your addiction.
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... In other words, if you are feeling more fulfilled in your social life, for example, this will undermine the need to abuse drugs. My specialty is treating addictions and other behavioral dependencies with a flexible but highly effective approach for those people in New York City seeking an alternative to traditional addiction treatments 
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