On Rejecting Addiction & Drama

Intensity is not the same thing as intimacy.

Keith Humphreys, Ph.D.

Dr. Humphreys is a Professor of Psychiatry and a Senior Research Career Scientist in the Department of Veterans Affairs. He studies treatments and self-help programs for substance abuse and psychiatric disorders. In addition to his scientific projects, he is actively involved in teaching addiction prevention and treatment methods to medical students, psychiatric residents, and clinical psychology interns. Dr. Humphreys has been extensively involved in U.S. policy making in the areas of mental illness and addiction, and has also been a consultant to science and human...

Sara Denman, Psy.D.

Dr. Sara Denman focuses on compassionate therapy for change, transitioning clients from merely surviving to thriving by helping them identify and remove obstacles that prevent them from reaching their full potential. This is achieved by looking for peoples strengths and building upon those to overcome challenges. As a licensed psychologist, she work with clients who have a variety of issues that include but are not limited to; life changes, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, parenting challenges, body image issues, eating issues, sexual abuse, addictions, gay/lesbian...

Patricia Hoffman Judd Ph.D.

Dr. Judd is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the UCSD School of Medicine. She is Director of the UCSD Co-occurring Disorders (Substance Abuse and other Mental Disorders) Integrated Treatment and Research Program, Director of Clinical Training for Allied Mental Health Professionals at the UCSD Outpatient Psychiatric Service, and Director of the UCSD Attachment Institute. Dr. Judd’s research focuses on cognitive functioning in patients with borderline personality disorder. She also studies characteristics of clients with co-occurring substance abuse and other mental disorders and what factors contribute...

Programs for Struggling Teens: Substance Abuse Courts

Many different kinds of services and programs are available for struggling teens.

Pornography, Cybersex & Your Relationship

For some adults the use of pornography (which includes adult and sexually oriented DVDs and websites)

George Vaillant, M.D.

Dr. Vaillant is a Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and the Department of Psychiatry, Brigham and Women's Hospital. He has spent his research career charting adult development and the recovery process of schizophrenia, heroin addiction, alcoholism, and personality disorder. He has spent the last 35 years as Director of the Study of Adult Development at the Harvard University Health Service. The study has followed the lives of 824 men and women for almost 70 years. A graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Medical...

Not your grandfather’s depression

My grandfather was a caricature of the stolid working-class, blue-collar, hard-scrabble miner whose parents came to this country with virtually nothing.

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