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Addiction and the Mechanisms of Defense

Addiction, Lies and Relationships

Excuses Alcoholics Make

The Female Partner of the Male Alcoholic

Getting Away With Addiction?

Obstacles to Recovery From Addiction

Resistances to AA Attendance

The Addict's Dilemma

The Experience of Deprivation and Loss in Early Recovery From Addiction

What is Recovery?

Why is Recovery So Hard?

Your First AA Meeting: An UNOFFICIAL Guide for the Perplexed

Welcome to the mental health web site of Behavioral Medicine Associates, a multidisciplinary private outpatient mental health practice with offices in Alpharetta and Atlanta, Georgia.

We offer a broad range of modern mental health services, including:

  • Psychiatric evaluation and diagnosis
  • Individual, couples and group psychotherapy
  • Diagnosis, evaluation and treatment of addictive disorders
  • Psychopharmacology(psychiatric medications)
  • Diagnosis and treatment of mood and anxiety disorders
  • Medical hypnosis for habit control
  • Stress management, lifestyle and wellness counseling

The Psychiatry & Wellness web site is provided as an informational resource for present and potential patients, as well as for other interested parties in search of information about addiction and recovery and modern mental health conditions and treatments. We provide information and links to local resources in and around Atlanta, GA as well as to those located elsewhere. The focus is on mental health disorders pertaining to general adult psychiatry and to all aspects of addictive disease and recovery. Support groups, including 12-Step support for for substance abuse and process-based addictive disorders are heavily emphasized.

We hope you find something of value here - and we welcome your feedback and comments!

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