Leaving Treatment Early – Leading Reasons (Excuses)

Valid reasons for leaving treatment early will only come from the collective decisions of the professionals doing the treating. Getting a loved one into treatment is sometimes a difficult feat to accomplish without an intervention.  What families don’t often realize is that the
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Gender Specific Treatment

A common question that comes up during a family’s search for treatment is whether or not to have a coed experience for their loved one or a gender specific treatment experience. While I have heard arguments for both over the years, I favor a gender specific approach. Most long term tr
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Best Drug Rehabs – Choosing the Right Experience

Choosing the best drug rehab for treatment can be a difficult experience. If you are reading this post as part of a search for help for yourself or a loved one, you have probably come across many sites that have wonderful photos and tout the best drug and alcohol treatment available a
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Dual Diagnosis

The days of a straight up alcoholic/addict have seemingly come to an end, and the term dual diagnosis, or synonymously co-occurring disorders,  is frequently used in recovery circles. So many in the recovery field these days talk of depression, anxiety, ADHD, bipolar disorder and othe
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Drug Treatment – Just the Beginning

As I work with families as an interventionist to get their loved ones into a process of recovery we focus first on the short term goal of getting them to enter treatment. We can’t  lose sight of the fact that this is just the beginning of what will hopefully become a lifelong en
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