Monthly Archives: June 2014

Common Roadblocks to Recovery

By |2018-10-23T18:34:41+00:00June 24th, 2014|Family Resource, For Families of Addicts|

There is no point in being less than honest.  Recovery is hard work.  It requires discipline and change – things that most of us resist, not just addicts and alcoholics.  To overcome addiction it is important to recognize that there is a battle taking place with a powerful, chronic disease.  It can be beaten, but [...]

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The Power of “Real”

By |2018-10-23T18:35:35+00:00June 4th, 2014|Spiritual Reflections|

Some would call it human nature, but perhaps it is more accurately described as a human weakness.  I’m referring to our common desire to sugar-coat the truth, making things appear better than they are.  People in recovery know what I am talking about.  To everyone except a select few, the years of active addiction are [...]

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Rehab at Gunpoint

By |2018-10-23T18:36:24+00:00June 3rd, 2014|Clinician Resource, Miscellaneous|

For a parent, a spouse, or a friend, it is incredibly hard to watch someone you care about sink into addiction without taking action.  The destructive behavior must stop.  They must get help now.  Any leverage seems fair, and appropriate, if it gets the addicted person into treatment. Unfortunately, while you may be able to [...]

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Prescription Pain Medication: a Gateway to Heroin

By |2018-10-23T18:37:51+00:00June 2nd, 2014|Heroin|

WPSU radio station wanted to discuss the increased use of heroin and the inherent dangers.  One of our graduates joined me for the interview and made a great contribution.  Emily was celebrating her third anniversary of sobriety and we are so proud of her.  She is proof that heroin can be beaten and life in [...]

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