Fox Judith E has been a popular and successful psychotherapist and addiction psychiatrist for over thirty years. Her diagnosis and treatment of drug and alcohol…
Fox Judith E has been a popular and successful psychotherapist and addiction psychiatrist for over thirty years. Her diagnosis and treatment of drug and alcohol addiction have earned her numerous awards and honors including the Outstanding Psychotherapist of the Year from the A.M. Best Company and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Psychological Association. She is also a Board Certified Clinical Psychotherapist and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Denver School of Medicine. Her book, “Face Value: How People Get Addicted”, is considered as the bible of substance abuse treatment.
Her writings on drug addiction and its treatment are extremely insightful and deeply troubling. In her book, she provides several specific and highly effective steps that you can take to overcome substance abuse. One such step is to identify your innermost motivators and learn to release them. Once you have identified your motivators, you can work on changing the way you view and treat them. If your substance abuse treatment program does not include an effective self-help component, this is an area you should not neglect.
One of the most important parts of substance abuse treatment is to develop a healthy relationship with your primary care physician. It is important that he or she become comfortable with your need for therapy and your expressed desire to be free of addiction. You should find a doctor who understands that your feelings, wants, needs, and problems are just that feelings. Your doctor can provide you with the expertise you need to address the emotional aspects of addiction and overcome it.