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3 Kinds of Motivation for Addiction Recovery

Addiction recovery is known to not be an easy process. It can be difficult for the person who has an addiction to even accept outside help. While in recovery it is extremely important for that person  to have motivation to be successful in recovery. According to Jeffery S. Smith M.D., a contributor writer for Psychology Today, there are 3 different kinds of motivation for addiction recovery.

  1. Self-Motivation
  2. Leverage
  3. Seduction

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Chris Massman is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist. Chris' training includes Family Systems Theory along with numerous other theories. She believes therapy is an art and chooses the theory she feels will most benefit the individual sitting in front of her. Her specialty lies is in the field of Chemical Dependency and Addictions. Chris is currently seeing individuals, couples and families. Chris is a Clinical member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists as well as the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. Chris has two locations including Tarzana and Agoura Hills, CA.