Do You Reject Twelve-Step Programs?
Private Counseling for Addiction Treatment
Dr. Patrick J. Hart
Cognitive Behavioral Approaches to Self Regulation
Personal Relapse Prevention: Recovery Life Skills
Addictive Behavior Change:
Enhance Your Twelve-step Program
There is a principle which is a bar against all information,
which is proof against all arguments, which cannot fail to
keep a man in everlasting ignorance.
That principle is contempt before investigation.
Please! Never Underestimate How Useful The Twelve Steps Can Be!
We admitted that we were . . .
. . . and became willing to go to any length for victory over alcohol.
“Alcoholics Anonymous® is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking.”
“There are no dues or fees for AA membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions. Alcoholics Anonymous is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy, neither endorses nor opposes any causes. Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety.”
Twelve-Step Fellowship Meetings
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), Narcotics Anonymous (NA), Alanon and Codependents Anonymous (CODA) have organized numerous meetings throughout Seattle and the greater pacific northwest. They are a free help resource those confronted by problems of alcohol and substance abuse.
Please do not underestimate the power of connection in twelve-step fellowships to “help you go to any length for victory” over alcoholism and other drug addictions. Countless alcoholics and addicts would not be alive with out the support and structure of The 12-Step Traditions!
Dr. Patrick Hart
Behavior Change: Sick and Tired?
My practice helps people streamline (augment) their work with 12-step programs like AA, Alanon or CODA. Contemporary psychological perspectives and cognitive behavioral counseling can assist you in integrating what you are learning in twelve-step fellowships. These fellowships are “forever to remain non-professional.” So, professionally-guided counseling may help you resolve problems that remain “cunning, baffling, and powerful” influences that continue to sabotage your most valued relationships – and your very life. You may wish to consult me for referral to formal programs or for recommendations to Seattle’s best 12-Step meetings, resources that can help you resolve issues related to addictive and compulsive behavior problems. “Anonymous” programs for the following problems:
Alcoholics – AA:
Living With an Alcoholic – Alanon
Explore the above links to Seattle twelve-step programs based on the fellowship model developed by AA to help anyone who struggles with addictive behviors, substance abuse, or chemical dependency. These fellowships are free and “forever to remain non-professional . . .”
Stop the Progression of Drug Abuse Before More Damage Is Done!
Please Reach Out and Prevent Hitting Rock Bottom:
If you are an addict or alcoholic join the 12 Step fellowship! “It works if you work it!”
When it is Too Late to Resolve Your Problem With Substance Abuse:
From the links below you will find literature online or in printed books or journals for those interested in family intervention for alcoholism and other drug addictions. Explore models for counseling addiction and methods of change for chemical dependency and associated recovery resources. Help resources range from twelve-step programs like AA, to cognitive and behavioral therapy, to comprehensive medically-based or holistic recovery centers. There are also counselor referrals. Educate yourself as your first step toward safety, renewal, and recovery.
Some of the following links are geographically oriented to the Northwest while others are national counselors.
Alcohol and Substance Abuse Treatment Centers
If you are interested in researching treatment facility options, these links will provide a good starting point for research. Many are in Seattle and the Pacific Northwest while others are national in scope.
Addiction Intervention Counseling and Mental Health
If you wish to learn more about rehabilitation for addictive behaviors or intervention counseling, these are some valuable resources for research studies and papers published online.
Crossroads Coaching was founded by Alida Schuyler in order to inspire and empower persons in recovery. She says, “For too many of us, recovery equals “getting by.” There are steps beyond basic recovery. If you have a strong foundation, you can begin to recognize, focus on, and live your dreams.”
American Society fo Addiction Medicine: Explore Family Intervention
Much has already been published that forms the foundation of current thinking about behavioral health, addiction, and intervention. Here you will find some of our favorite titles.
Find Rehab and Treatment Centers in Seattle
Across the country there are numerous different kinds of alcohol addiction, rehab, and treatment programs. Whether you are looking for a drug rehab center for yourself or someone you care about, one of the most important things you can do is to become educated on the many different kinds of rehab methods that exist.
Drunk Driving: Safety Precautions and Harm Reduction
Referrals for legal assistance to lawyers-attorneys and counselors that specialize with defense for arrest while driving under the influence (DUI DWI) in King County or throughout Washington State.
The Hart Center Behavioral Health Services
Patrick J. Hart Psy.D.
Alcohol and Drug Treatment: Discreet Private Behavior Change Strategies and Alternatives to Traditional “Rehabilitation” and Twelve-Step Programs
If you seek entirely private and individualized therapy options or help with alcohol/drug relapse prevention, contact Patrick directly at his Seattle-based psychotherapy and family intervention counseling practice. You may also desire “treatment matching” or admissions process recommendations to ease your confusion about the services offered by various treatment centers and rehabilitation programs for alcoholism, drug abuse, depression, and similar mental health issues.
Private Drug-Alcohol Assessment
Alcohol and drug crisis counseling and family drug-alcohol intervention specialist. Promoting safety precautions, harm reduction, and crisis prevention for the risks associated with alcohol and other drug addiction.
Family Drug Intervention Counselor
National Telephone Consultation: Conference Call Assessment
Crisis prevention counseling and harm reduction recommendations. Confidential phone coaching can be scheduled to explore answers to your most pressing questions about mental health care and treatment matching. 206-547-Help (Seattle) 206-769-STOP (National)