Concept of Using Mental Illness as an Excuse for Bad Behavior

Using Mental Health Issues as an Excuse for Bad Behavior

Do people use mental health issues as an excuse for poor behavior? Clare Waismann, RAS/SUDCC and David Livingston, LMFT address this question on our podcast today and discuss the delicate balance between recognizing mental health issues and labeling people with limiting or destructive stereotypes.   Episode 28: Do People Use Mental Illness as an Excuse…

Enabling Partner's Addiction

Are You Enabling Your Partner’s Addiction?

This is the second part of our 2-part discussion with Clare Waismann, RAS/SUDCC and David Livingston, LMFT. When your loved one is battling substance abuse issues, the worst thing you can do is support their addiction. Learn the signs of enabling behavior vs. helping your partner in their recovery.   Episode 27: Are You Enabling…

Enabling Addiction in a Parent-Child Relationship

Families and Addiction: Are You Enabling Your Child?

Are you enabling or empowering your child? The desire to help those who mean the most to us is one of the most remarkable human instincts. But often, our determination to help ends up crossing healthy lines, especially when talking about addiction. In this podcast, Clare Waismann, RAS/SUDCC, registered addiction specialist, and David Livingston, LMFT,…

Honesty about Addiction Treatment

Did You Fail Treatment or Did Treatment Fail You?

An important part of understanding how treatment can help with dependence and addiction problems is recognizing the program’s limitations. What can an addiction treatment professional do to help? What limits do healthcare professionals and treatment programs need to be more honest about? Clare Waismann, RAS/SUDCC and David Livingston, LMFT discuss these questions and help illuminate…

Working in Addiction Treatment

Working in Addiction Treatment – the Highs and Lows

In this podcast episode Clare Waismann, RAS/SUDCC and David Livingston, LMFT address a listener’s question. Chris asks: What are the highs and lows of working in the addiction treatment field? We talk about the treatment approaches, the emotional investment of the work, and how sometimes the highs and the lows can be surprisingly related to…

Biden Administration to Relax Prescribing Requirements for Buprenorphine, an Opioid Treatment Medication

Our Experts Weigh in on Biden Administration’s Move to Ease Prescribing Requirements for Buprenorphine

Following the recent announcement of changes by the Federal Government in policies regarding the use of Buprenorphine, an antagonist medication used in addiction treatment, Clare Waismann, RAS/SUDCC and David Livingston, LMFT felt it was important to discuss a reaction to the changes and share it with the podcast listeners. The conversation addresses information about what…

Is Addiction a Choice

Waismann Method® Podcast: Is Addiction a Choice?

On this episode Clare Waismann, RAS/SUDCC, Waismann Method® and Domus Retreat founder and David Livingston, LMFT discuss the question: Is addiction a choice? This question is much more controversial than many people know and can be complicated by assumptions and judgment. Episode 20: Is Addiction a Choice?   Dwight Hurst, CMHC: Hi, everyone, welcome back and…

Trauma and Addiction

Waismann Method® Podcast: Does Trauma Cause Addiction?

Clare Waismann, RAS/SUDCC, Waismann Method® and Domus Retreat founder and David Livingston, LMFT discuss the complicated relationship between Trauma and Addiction. Episode 19: Does Trauma Cause Addiction? Dwight Hurst, CMHC: Hello, everyone, welcome back to the Waismann Method podcast with your hosts Clare Waismann and David Livingston. I’m Dwight Hurst and I’m going to be posing the question…