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17 San Francisco Therapists for Addiction and Substance Use including 12 Step and Harm Reduction

17 San Francisco Therapists for Addiction and Substance Use including 12 Step and Harm Reduction

There are many different ways to approach therapy for addiction / substance use. You may want to quit using all substances or some substances, reduce your use, reduce the harms associated with your use, or make no changes and just discuss the role it's playing in your life right now. Those are all perfectly okay ways to show up to...[ read more ]

Do You Experience Love, Sex, or Relationship Addiction?

Do You Experience Love, Sex, or Relationship Addiction?

Do you find yourself constantly searching for love, seeking out sexual encounters, or unable to be single, even if the relationship is unhealthy? If so, you might be experiencing the grip of love, sex, or relationship addiction. Of course, if you're enjoying the experiences, then there may not be a problem at all. However, if the behavior feels compulsive or...[ read more ]

6 Popular Alternatives to 12 Step Recovery

6 Popular Alternatives to 12 Step Recovery

People seeking recovery from addiction often turn to 12-Step programs because that's what they're most familiar with. However, if you find that these aren't right for you, then what are your options for recovery? Actually, there are many alternatives to 12 Step Recovery. Why Seek Alternatives to 12 Step Recovery? 12-Step Recovery, such as Alcoholics Anonymous or Overeaters Anonymous, is...[ read more ]

Mindfulness for Addiction Recovery: 7 Reasons It’s An Effective Treatment

mindfulness for addiction recovery

You can use mindfulness in therapy for a variety of different types of issues. Mindfulness refers to being present with what's happening in the moment. This is a foundational step towards improving your life through many different challenges. Many people don't think about meditation or mindfulness for addiction recovery. However, it's an increasingly critical component of treatment for both substance...[ read more ]

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