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Increasing our knowledge of addictive behaviors
Amanda L. Giordano Ph.D., LPC
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The Biopsychosocial Model acknowledges the complexity of addiction and provides multifaceted, holistic guidance toward a solution.
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How to recognize and address the barriers that people with addiction often encounter.
Addiction is not limited to drug abuse. It also manifests as compulsive engagement in rewarding behaviors. The more we know, the more effectively we can respond.
Amanda Giordano, Ph.D., LPC, is an associate professor at the University of Georgia and the author of A Clinical Guide to Treating Behavioral Addictions.