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Show highlights:

1:40 Addictions intro. Degree of addiction. Chances of success for recovery. Stages of recovery. What is necessary for successful treatment? Intensive outpatient therapy.

3:20 We begin with meeting Ray. Our fictitious 35 year old dealing with alcohol addiction.

4:00 What is Ray’s degree of addiction? Follow along as Ray takes a six question quiz to figure out how addicted he really is.

6:30 We talk about the chances of success with recovery. What makes the difference?

9:20 The process of recovery. What are the different stages of recovery from addiction?

12:15 What is the difference between typical medical “treatment” and treatment and recovery from addiction?

13:20 We ask Ray what he thinks will happen in his first counseling session. We proceed with Ray’s first session, and in the process learn about motivational interviewing.

18:50 We address the stage of early recovery.

19:55 What is the last stage, active recovery, all about?

21:00 What happens when the addict really tries to face their addiction, and the process of recovery?

21:52 Creating positive relationships with meaningful others.

22:30 What is the role of the non-addictive partner?

23:00 Facing the physical process of recovery. What helps?

24:20 What kinds of behavioral changes are necessary? We talk about triggers.

25:00 We take a call from Eric. He asks about what the scores mean on the degree of addiction quiz.