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The Protective Factors of Religion and Spirituality in Substance Abuse: A Brief Review of Research

Author: Hooman Keshavarzi The issue of substance abuse is a major concern in the United States of America.  Incidence of substance abuse has been increasing in the past decade.  This is especially a concern and problematic for adolescents as many start to experiment with drugs and alcohol around this time.  Adolescents begin searching for an …

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Lowering the Gaze & Managing Pornography Addiction

By: Hooman Keshavarzi One of the greatest struggles of life, especially for men has been the challenge of desisting from unlawful interactions with the opposite gender.  This is especially difficult on account of this desire being a natural human inclination that is universal to all human beings. Allah (SWT) has made human beings with a …

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Understanding Islamically Integrated Therapy:

Psychotherapy is a process of intervention that is rooted in the idea of the “talking cure”.  This process is guided by extensive research done on human behavior and empirically validated ways of intervening to alleviate psychological disarray.  In Islamic terminology, this is an attempt at understanding Allah’s Sunnah (system and structure that Allah has created) …

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Family Developmental: Stages of the Family Life Cycle

Early Stages – Forming and Nesting I.      Coupling Family Stage marker:   The family begins at the establishment of a common household by two people; this may or may not include marriage. Family Task: Individual independence to couple/dyadic interdependence. II.    Becoming Three – and more Family Stage marker: The second phase in family life is initiated …

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