Harm Reduction

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is just one of the meditation based approaches being used to address the Substance Use Disorders (SUDs) today. Mindfulness Based Addiction Recovery (MBAR) and Mindfulness Based Relapse Prevention (MBRP) are other approaches incorporating mindfulness based approaches in helping individuals cope with cravings, stress and the co-morbid presentation of other mental health [...]

Ever wonder how many calories are in a shot of vodka? Do you think the light beers you are drinking since you became more health conscious are actually a lower calorie alternative? What about wine? Is the old myth about drinking a glass of wine every day for its health benefits really true? We can all [...]

Please read my new post as a guest blogger at GoodTherapy.org,  Three Reasons to Leave: Abuse, Addiction, and Affairs.... http://www.goodtherapy.org/blog/three-reasons-to-leave-abuse-addiction-affairs-1205134 Philadelphia Psychologist and Addiction Counselor http://jeremyfrankphd.com/      

I was recently interviewed by Kenneth Anderson on Blog Talk Radio for his regular show on Harm Reduction treatment for drug and alcohol use.  His introduction and link to the show are below: Our guest today is Jeremy Frank PhD CAC, harm reduction therapist in Philadelphia. Dr. Frank is also past Coordinator of Campus Alcohol and [...]

Addiction Psychologist Philadelphia Finally there is some good research showing pot's effect on something other than short term memory and motivation which for a long time have been the only thing researchers have reasonably concluded are consequences of smoking dope. Other recent research found that pot can exacerbate a tendency towards mental illness and now [...]

Sacha Z. Scoblic’s book Unwasted: My Lush Sobriety is a compelling read for anybody contemplating sobriety, questioning their drinking habits, or the casual reader who identifies or struggles with any kind of habitual self-defeating behavior. The book is a first person account of Scoblic’s initial journey “white knuckling it” through the hinterlands of sobriety. A [...]