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Award Winning Author and Addiction Expert

Award Winning Author and Addiction Expert

Award Winning Author and Addiction ExpertAward Winning Author and Addiction ExpertAward Winning Author and Addiction Expert

Richard has been sharing his wisdom and practical suggestions through his books for over 15 years!!

Addiction Assessment

quiz! Are you an Addict?

Do You Have an Addiction Problem?

Addiction is more prevalent in our society than ever before.  It is important to understand addiction and know if you are at risk or have an addictive disorder. 


Take this short quiz based on the psychiatric diagnostic criteria for addictive disorders. It will let you know where you stand in regard to addiction.  

This is a general assessment and can be used for any addictive substance or compulsive behavior you may be engaging in. If you have any concerns or questions about the quiz or results you can contact Richard Singer at any time.  

*This is not to be used as a substitute for a medical or addiction professional's assessment.  This quiz is simply here to help you identify if you have a problem.

Media articles Richard Singer contributed to:

Work Addiction

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Article concerning work addiction in the work place featured in the Rochester Business Journal.

17 Expert Tricks for Emotional Intelligence

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Article on MSN Best Life Online discussing 17 expert tricks for increasing Emotional Intelligence

Power of Positive Thinking and Perception

Brain and positive thinking

Article featured on Under Armour Blog discussing perception and the power of positive thinking.

Therapeutic Communication Skills List

Therapist working with a couple in therapy environment.

This article discusses skills that should be learned and used by therapists when working with clients in order to effect change in the therapeutic process.

How to Deal with Emotional Pain

Woman with head in her hands in emotional pain.

This article discusses how to deal with emotional pain according to 24 experts in the field of psychological healing.

21 Things Grandparents Should Never Say to Their Grandkids

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Sarah Crow from MSN Bestlife Online discusses things that grandparents should never say to their grandchildren.

Psychotherapist : Reading Good Books is Therapeutic

Man reading a book in library.

Interview with Richard Singer about the book, Your Daily Walk with the Great Minds 3rd Edition.

Ever Heard Of A Somatic Narcissist?

Man admiring himself narcissist.

Suzannah Weiss discusses 7 signs you may be dealing with a Somatic Narcissist on MIND BODY GREEN.

9 Common Eating Disorders

Woman counseling a distressed woman.

Sarah Crow from MSN Bestlife Online discusses 9 common eating disorders beyond anorexia and bulimia.  

How to Stop Obsessing Over Your Crush

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Suzannah Weiss discusses gaining control when you are obsessing about a crush.

Therapeutic Process

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The Cayman Compass, a newspaper in the Cayman Islands, discusses the process of psychotherapy with Richard Singer.  Great article about the benefits and process of therapy.

East Meets West in the Bedroom

Sexy woman meditating in lotus position in bikini under water falls.

A captivating article written by Jenny Block from Fox News listing the top 10 things we can learn about sex from eastern religions or philosophies.

My Blog

Check out Richard's blog posts.  Make sure you take a moment to comment and share.

Get Best Selling Book Now

101 Tips for Recovering from Addictions can help transform the life of any recovering addict from bleak to bright. These practical suggestions give hope, from seeing the light at the end of the tunnel, to realizing this light holds a promising future to reclaim. This book helps to make addiction recovery possible.

Readers will learn:

  • How to keep hope and seek help, even in the darkest of days
  • How to deal with the major monster of denial
  • How to plan to become consistently productive
  • How to take care of your brain and body so that you're happier and healthier
  • How to routinely remember to never give up
  • How to push through and know that recovery can be realized
  • And much, much more

 "101 Tips For Recovering from Addictions is a must read and a wonderful tool for anyone dealing with addictive behaviors and life's many waves. Rick Singer is writing from the heart and provides us with so many helpful strategies and coping skills! This book is a fantastic one to have in your hands!"
--Erica Spiegelman, Addiction Expert, speaker and author of Rewired: A Bold New Approach to Addiction and Recovery 

101 Tips for Recovering from Addictions book cover image.

101 Tips for Recovering from Addictions  by Richard A. Singer Jr. Book cover image.

Who is Richard?

Richard A. Singer Jr.


Richard Singer is a recovering alcoholic and drug addict who was once homeless and ready to die as a direct result of addiction. Richard has over 20 years of extensive experience in the field of addiction treatment as a psychotherapist and educator. 

His professional experience includes the entire spectrum of treatment from detox to long term residential treatment.   He has specialized experience treating healthcare and law enforcement professionals as well as dual diagnosis, personality disorders and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.  Additionally, he has developed  structured programs and facilitated individualized groups for New York City Police Officers and Firefighters suffering from PTSD and addiction following 9/11. 

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Important Updates

Cover image of upcoming book 101 Tips for the Families of the Addicted by Richard A. Singer Jr.

What's New?

Richard Singer is working on a new title for families struggling with a loved one who has an addiction problem.  The book is titled 101 Tips for the Families of the Addicted: Caring without Codependence and will be published by Loving Healing Press in Michigan. This title is due to be released in the first half of 2020!  Please stay tuned in for updates.  You can find other addiction recovery books published by Loving Healing Press by clicking below.  Also check out their Recovering the Self Journal!  

Coming Events

Richard will be featured on a popular and really helpful Apple Podcast in the upcoming month!  More info to come soon.

Richard is going to be participating in an Addiction Panel in Philadelphia, Pa. more info to come about date and location as they are revealed.


You can currently purchase signed copies of 101 Tips for Recovering Addictions for $10 by messaging the author directly. Click below to pay and PayPal and I will send signed book out immediately to you or a loved one of your choosing!

Media Coverage

Article in Times Leader when Richard released Eastern Wisdom Western Soul.

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