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Treatment Aftercare & Monitoring

When referring to treatment aftercare in the addiction recovery realm, we’re referring to the support services and systems to the both the recovering addict after drug and alcohol treatment and to other involved people, such as family members and significant relationships. By this tim
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Intervention Help for an Alcoholic Husband or Wife

Intervention Help for an Alcoholic Husband or Wife

Lately I have been receiving more inquiries regarding intervention help for an alcoholic husband or wife.  Alcoholism is a disease that strikes at the very backbone of our society, the family.  The stories are frequently very similar.  “We drank socially in the beginning of our relati
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Prescription Drug Addiction

Prescription drug addiction has risen exponentially in the US the past 20 years. Prescription drugs of abuse are found in different categories, opioid pain medication, anti-anxiety (benzodiazepine) medication, sleep medication and stimulant ADD/ADHD medication are the most commonly ab
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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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Bath Salts Intervention

Bath Salts and Other Synthetic Drugs

In recent weeks the news has been awash with horrific stories involving bath salts. This punctuates a significant trend in the last few years of the increased use and addiction to synthetic drugs.
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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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Addiction Enabling

Addiction cannot exist in a vacuum. It has to be nurtured and fed. The fuel is the addiction enabling of unwitting family and friends. In the absence of nutrients, living things whither and die. This same truth holds true for a living addiction. If we remove its source of life, it wil
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Spiritual Solution

I wanted to write a post about the spiritual solution of recovery. I have been reading the headlines lately and I’m quite disturbed. I see things like “Should We Use LSD to Treat Alcoholism?” and “Heroin is the New Methadone.” As good intentioned as these proposed solutions may be, I
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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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