Addiction & Recovery

Treating Addiction: An Alternative to 12 Step Recovery Programs

Posted on December 8, 2021 by Liz Dederich

Dr. Michael Edelstein, Clinical Psychologist and Author of “Three Minute Therapy: Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life.”, joins Dick to discuss what he sees as shortcomings with 12 step programs and what he feels is a better alternative.

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Treating Addicted Professionals

Posted on December 18, 2019 by Dick Goldberg

Lawyers and doctors, despite their high income and status, have higher rates of addiction than the general population. Dick’s guest, Dr. Michael Miller is a psychiatrist and specialist in addiction medicine.

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Porn Addiction

Posted on October 9, 2019 by Dick Goldberg

The overuse of pornography on the internet is wreaking havoc in some people’s lives and their marriages. Why do some people fall victim to porn addiction? What are the patterns of use and abuse? What can be done? Dick’s guest is Joshua Shea, a recovering porn and alcohol addict as well as an author, speaker […]

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Drug Use and Treatment in America Today

Posted on July 17, 2019 by Dick Goldberg

The life expectancy for Americans has gone down due to deaths from drug use and overdoses, killing more people than suicide or accidents. What are the recent changes in drug use and treatment? Dick’s guest is Dr. Michael Miller, a psychiatrist and past President and Board Chair of the American Society of Addiction Medicine as […]

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Posted on January 16, 2019 by Dick Goldberg

More than 20 million Americans are addicted to drugs or alcohol. Yet less than 10% believe they need treatment. How can the other 90% be convinced they need help? Dick’s guest is Steve Bruno, a recovering addict himself who became a professional interventionist and has done over 500 interventions in the last 17 years.  

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Binge Drinking

Posted on August 2, 2017 by Liz Dederich

Is binge drinking just a college phenomenon? How prevalent is it? Is it just innocent fun? When does it cross the line from fun to danger? Dick’s guest, Gabrielle Koren, LCSW, SAC shares surprising information on what binge drinking really is and how pervasive it is in our culture.

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What to Expect Once You’re Sober

Posted on May 25, 2016 by Liz Dederich

Sobriety is only the beginning of overcoming the problems that caused the addiction. Dick’s guest, Jane Bartels, is the author “Broken Promises: One Family’s Journey Through Alcoholism to Reconciliation” and a certified addiction counselor, as well as a recovering alcoholic with over 25 years of sobriety.

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The Heroin Epidemic

Posted on November 5, 2014 by TSC Admin

Why the dramatic increase in use? Who is susceptible? What gets people to turn it around? What treatment works best? Dick’s guest is Dr. Michael Miller, Addiction Psychiatrist, recent President of the American Society of Addiction Medicine and Medical Director of the Herrington Recovery Center at Rogers Memorial Hospital in Wisconsin.

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Gambling Addiction

Posted on August 21, 2013 by TSC Admin

Is it a true addiction? Is the spread of casinos feeding this problem? Who is the troubled gambler? Is treatment effective? Dick’s guest, Keith Whyte, the director of the National Council on Problem Gambling, dispels several myths and explains the magnitude of this problem in the United States. “There’s a winning phase and a losing […]

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The 12 Steps and Addiction in America

Posted on August 7, 2013 by TSC Admin

How effective is the 12-step program in treating alcoholism and other addictions? When is the 12-step program not enough? Dick’s guest is Dr. Michael Miller, a board certified addiction psychiatrist who has practiced addiction medicine for 30 years. He is presently Director of Herrington Recovery Center at Rogers Memorial Hospital in Oconomowoc, Wis., and is […]

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Drug and Alcohol Use Among Young Adults

Posted on October 31, 2012 by TSC Admin

How common is binge drinking? How problematic is marijuana and other drug use at this age? When does recreational use of drugs and alcohol slide into abuse? What treatments are most helpful? Dick’s guest Shelly Dutch has 28 years of experience helping this population. She is the Founder and Director of Connections Counseling, a large […]

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Sex Addiction

Posted on January 25, 2012 by TSC Admin

Is sexual addiction really a clinical disease? What is it, why is this a growing affliction and how do you treat it? These questions are answered by Dick’s guest, Dr. Daniel Brakarsh, psychologist and Certified Sex Addiction Therapist.

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Internet Addiction

Posted on November 28, 2011 by TSC Admin

Internet addiction is real, growing and as prevalent as alcohol addiction. Dr. David Lacocque, a University of Wisconsin psychologist and frequent presenter on this subject, shares what he has learned in seven years of working with clients with this issue.

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