This means we believe your behavior is determined in part by your past experiences as well as by the present state of your brain chemistry and neural pathways. We integrate current brain science into our approach in order to fully understand and manage not only addictive behaviors, but also a variety of social and emotional problems.
When I work with people with addictions, I am not trying to get them to use a particular model for managing their addiction. I am willing to support whatever path seems to work the best so long as the person’s life improves as a result. I also have relationships with several psychiatrists who specialize in addiction, so if a person needs medications to help with recovery or management, I can refer them to those providers and work together as a team.