Sunday, July 17, 2011

New Website! The Abstinence Alternative Harm Reduction site from Dr. Andrew Tatatarsky

The Abstinence Alternative Process is now available for free on my new website.

It has a series of questions designed to encourage reflection on one's substance use and the process guides people through an evaluation of their substance use, the complex ambivalence to changing, positive change goal setting and making a personal plan for change.

Please visit I welcome comments and suggestions.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Dr. Andrew Tatarsky on Change Talk Radio (July 6, 2011)

Dr. Tatarsky explores the limitations of traditional abstinence-only treatment, the elements and process of Integrative Harm Reduction Psychotherapy and the Abstinence Alternative Framework and the life-saving value and limitations of AA. He told the story of a successful harm reduction therapy participant and how the approach was necessary to facilitate his positive changes when traditional treatment had been unsuccessful.

Listen to my new episode Harm Reduction with Dr. Andrew Tatarsky at