December 14, 2017

Berni Fried Identifies the Signs of Isolation in Addicts and Alcoholics

As a longtime therapist, Berni Fried knows that people who are socially isolated may be more prone to drug addiction and alcoholism. Here, Berni Fried tells the staff at Interviewing Experts how the therapy community is trying to overcome these troubling inclinations.

Interviewing Experts: Thank you for calling in to talk about this sensitive topic.

Berni Fried: It’s my pleasure.

Interviewing Experts: In your experience, what’s the most common signal that an addict is suffering from relapse?

Berni Fried: One of the most common behaviors of addicts is the desire to be isolated from the rest of the world. [Read more…]

Bernadine Fried Employs Medical Research about Brain in Private Practice

Bernadine FriedFor Los Angeles-based therapist Bernadine Fried, the emergence of scientific research about the brain has assisted her in treating a diverse range of clients. More specifically, Bernadine Fried has employed these study findings to improve her private practice. According to Bernadine Fried, the brain is at the core of a person’s beliefs, values, thoughts and behaviors.

Interviewing Experts: It’s a pleasure to have you speaking with us today. Welcome to Interviewing Experts!

Bernadine Fried: Thank you for inviting me.

Interviewing Experts: Let’s get started. What’s your general impression of the brain after years of study?

Bernadine Fried: The brain is a truly riveting organ. As further research becomes available, it’s been fascinating to see the relationship that occurs between addiction and the brain. [Read more…]