All posts in the month of October 2015.

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Interview: Dr. Brown on Voice America Talk Radio

October 19, 2015 | Written by:

Dr. Brown spells things out in a Voice of America interview

Dr. Brown and I were recently interviewed by Dr. Irene Conlan of Voice America’s Self Improvement Show. The hourlong interview is a nice overview of Dr. Brown’s ideas and step method. What is addiction and where does it come from? What’s wrong with the traditional 12 Steps? How are hers different? Continue


Self-control Is the Only Control

October 12, 2015 | Written by:

All addictive behaviors are variations on the mother of them all: control

We are fundamentally powerless. But we don’t believe it. We try to control it all, fail, and then self-medicate the deepening sense of frustration, anger, and disappointment. And so this impulse to control is the undiagnosed addiction behind all the others. Solution? Another fundamental: what you can control is yourself.