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Cyndi Turner


Cyndi Turner, LCSW, LSATP, MAC has been a harm-reduction therapist for three decades. She is the Co-Founder & Clinical Director of Insight Into Action Therapy and Insight Recovery Centers. She co-developed the Dual Diagnosis Recovery Program©, is a clinical supervisor for licensure, expert witness, topic expert contributor for GoodTherapy, therapist for players involved with the NFL Program for Substances of Abuse, and nationally recognized trainer on alcohol moderation.

Biography

Cyndi Turner is Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Substance Abuse Treatment Practitioner, and Master Addictions Counselor who is the Co-Founder & Clinical Director of Insight Into Action Therapy and Insight Recovery Centers. She is a harm reduction therapist who has been in the addiction treatment field for almost three decades. Cyndi co-developed and facilitates the Dual Diagnosis Recovery Program©, is a clinical supervisor for licensure, expert witness, topic expert contributor for GoodTherapy, therapist for players involved with the NFL Program for Substances of Abuse, and nationally recognized trainer on alcohol moderation. She designed the Alcohol Moderation Assessment which predicts who may be a successful candidate for alcohol moderation. Cyndi is the author of numerous articles and three books Can I Keep Drinking? How You Can Decide When Enough is Enough, The Clinician’s Guide to Alcohol Moderation: Alternative Methods and Management Techniques, and Practicing Alcohol Moderation: A Comprehensive Workbook.

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Cyndi is a harm reduction therapist with an expertise in alcohol moderation, addiction, and dual diagnosis treatment. She designed the Alcohol Moderation Assessment which gives the likelihood of a person's chances of success in practicing alcohol moderation. She is seeking a research team to test the tool's reliability and validity.

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Books

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Articles

Psych Central

The Right Kind of Alcohol Treatment


Published: Sep 25, 2019 by Psych Central
Authors: Cyndi Turner, LCSW, LSATP, MAC

22% of the American population is not getting the right kind of treatment for their alcohol use disorders. Many of them would benefit from alcohol moderation. This article reviews the "Can I Keep Drinking Quiz" which gives predictions for who may be able to practice alcohol moderation.

Psych Central

Shh! Let's Talk About Moderation for Mild to Moderate Alcohol Use Disorders


Published: Sep 15, 2019 by Psych Central
Authors: Cyndi Turner, LCSW, LSATP, MAC

The majority of people struggling with their alcohol use could benefit from alcohol moderation. This article gives positive and negative predictors for who might be able to try alcohol moderation and reviews the components of an Alcohol Moderation Plan.

Dryuary 2019 Collection

Am I Ready to Make a Change?


Published: Jan 10, 2019 by Dryuary 2019 Collection
Authors: Cyndi Turner, LCSW, LSATP, MAC

The Stages of Change Model is outlined to assist people in determining how to make changes to their alcohol use.

GoodTherapy

The Impact of Legalization on Health, Wellness, and Community


Published: Jul 13, 2018 by GoodTherapy
Authors: https://www.goodtherapy.org/blog/impact-of-legalization-on-health-wellness-community-0713184

There is a difference between decriminalization and legalization of marijuana. This article reviews how the increased availability and public perception is negatively affecting individuals' health and safety.

GoodTherapy

Answers to Your Questions About Residential Treatment for Addiction


Published: Apr 13, 2018 by GoodTherapy
Authors: Cyndi Turner, LCSW, LSATP, MAC

This article provides answers to the most commonly asked questions regarding residential substance use and mental health programs.

GoodTherapy

What Should I Look for When Seeking Help for Drug or Alcohol Abuse?


Published: Apr 02, 2018 by GoodTherapy
Authors: Cyndi Turner, LCSW, LSATP, MAC

The key components like the clinicians having an advanced degrees, licenses, and credentials with the faculty being able to individualize the assessment process and recommendations while having the ability to run groups and do onsite screening are explained for those seeking help for drug or alcohol use.

GoodTherapy

How Are You Feeling? Take A Minute to HALT for Your Health


Published: Mar 15, 2018 by GoodTherapy
Authors: Cyndi Turner, LCSW, LSATP, MAC

When life is out of balance, people are more likely to engage in unhealthy behaviors like substance use. This article teaches how to use the acronym HALT to address hunger, anger, loneness, and anger to prevent relapse.

Dryuary.org

Why One Therapist Recommends Four Months Alcohol Free


Published: Jan 17, 2018 by Dryuary.org
Authors: Cyndi Turner, LCSW, LSATP, MAC

The rationale for being abstinent from alcohol for four months prior to attempting alcohol moderation is detailed.

GoodTherapy

Am I Ready to Change My Drinking Patterns?


Published: Jan 10, 2018 by GoodTherapy
Authors: Cyndi Turner, LCSW, LSATP, MAC

The Stages of Change Model is explained for those who are deciding whether they want to make changes to their drinking habits.

GoodTherapy

Where Do You Fall of the Spectrum of Alcohol Use?


Published: Oct 24, 2017 by GoodTherapy
Authors: Cyndi Turner, LCSW, LSATP

The continuum of alcohol use and related problems is described for individuals to be able to complete a self-assessment and begin their process of change.

GoodTherapy

Men Who Drink: Exploring and Changing Patterns in Therapy


Published: Aug 25, 2017 by GoodTherapy
Authors: Cyndi Turner, LCSW, LSATP, MAC

This article explores how men have been socialized to use alcohol as a coping mechanism and how an effective therapist can help with issues like sex, relationships, and emotions.

GoodTherapy

Alternative for Addiction Treatment If AA Isn't for You, Try SMART


Published: Jul 18, 2017 by GoodTherapy
Authors: Cyndi Turner, LCSW, LSATP, MAC

The traditional recommendation for someone struggling with their alcohol use has been to go to Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meetings but it is not effective for everyone. SMART (Self-Management and Recovery Training), a mutual support group alternative that focuses on building and maintaining motivation; coping with urges; managing thoughts, feelings, and behaviors; and living a balanced life is described.

GoodTherapy

Substance Addiction: 5 Myths (and Truths) About Relapse Prevention


Published: Jun 26, 2017 by GoodTherapy
Authors: Cyndi Turner, LCSW, LSATP, MAC

This article dispels common myths about relapse prevention like thinking about substance use makes it happen or you have to "hit bottom" before you can get better.

GoodTherapy

Alcohol and Trauma: Drinking as a Way to Cope with the Past


Published: Jun 02, 2017 by GoodTherapy
Authors: Cyndi Turner, LCSW, LSATP, MAC

There is a strong connection between experiencing trauma and having a substance use disorder. Drinking alcohol can exacerbate symptoms and interrupt the body's natural mechanisms to heal after a traumatic event.

GoodTherapy

Women and Alcohol: Why the Effects Hit Harder, Faster


Published: Apr 17, 2017 by GoodTherapy
Authors: Cyndi Turner, LCSW, LSATP, MAC

The risk factors of being a female and consuming alcohol are reviewed.

GoodTherapy

Men and Alcohol: More Does Not Necessarily Mean Better


Published: Mar 28, 2017 by GoodTherapy
Authors: Cyndi Turner, LCSW, LSATP, MAC

This article reviews the risk factors that males have in relation to their alcohol use.

GoodTherapy

I Don't Want to Quit Drinking: Could Moderation Be for Me?


Published: Feb 06, 2017 by GoodTherapy
Authors: Cyndi Turner, LCSW, LSATP, MAC

Alcohol moderation is defined and positive and negative risk factors are reviewed to determine if someone can safely continue drinking.