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Families in Crisis: The Importance of Comprehensive Care Across the Entire Family System

Posted by: Dr. Robin Barnett, March 12, 2018

Dr. Robin Barnett, EdD, LCSW, LCADC, CSAT

When a person abuses drugs or alcohol, their addiction demands focus as it churns constant crises around them—physical, psychological, financial, and legal.

While the addicted person stands at the center of their self-made tornado of destruction, the

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What to Do When Working with Families of Addicts

Posted by: Dr. Robin Barnett, March 01, 2018

Dr. Robin Barnett, EdD, LCSW, LCADC, CSAT

When a family comes to you because their loved one has an addiction, they bring with them a unique set of issues. They are frightened and traumatized by the chaos the addiction has ushered into their lives. They often feel like they are walking on eggshel

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Sex Addiction: A Family Disease

Posted by: Dr. Robin Barnett, April 22, 2018

Dr. Robin Barnett, EdD, LCSW, LCADC, CSAT

The mainstream psychotherapy world is still getting its arms around sex addiction, yet the behaviors that comprise it are nothing new to those who engage in them and their families.

Like any addiction, it’s characterized by uncontrollable compulsions

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Pregnancy and Addiction…The System Is Broken, Not The Moms!

Posted by: Dr. Robin Barnett, February 12, 2018

Dr. Robin Barnett

Say the words pregnancy and addiction, and the first response is often judgment and indignation, images of alcohol bottles alongside swollen bellies filling people’s minds. Sadly, it is this prevailing ideology that keeps increasing numbers of women pregnant and trapped in

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Is Drama Addictive?

Posted by: Dr. Robin Barnett, February 13, 2018

Dr. Robin Barnett, EdD, LCSW, LCADC, CCS, CSAT

Does it feel like you are always attracting dramatic situations to your life or engaging in activities that are risky, painful, emotional, exciting or create anger? If so…  you may be addicted to DRAMA. The no drama zone has become a mantra for ma

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Dr. Robin Barnett is a revered behavioral health expert, certified sex addiction expert and former CEO of Park Bench Group Counseling, a progressive addiction rehabilitation facility in Northfield, New Jersey, which she co-founded in 2006 and sold in 2014.

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