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“I Will Not Relapse”: Introducing Our Free Recovery Workbook

By |2018-10-24T11:34:33+00:00April 15th, 2015|Clinician Resource, Family Resource, For Families of Addicts, Relapse, Resource|

Addiction destroys lives and families, hopes and dreams. Addiction is a disease, and everyone hopes for a cure. Why wouldn't they? A cure is easy; it is, by definition, a one-time event. Who wouldn't want to take a pill, get a vaccine, or even have surgery if it meant they would never again have to [...]

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Relapse: why addiction treatment often falls short

By |2018-10-23T18:33:36+00:00July 14th, 2014|Clinician Resource, Relapse|

Addiction treatment can be discouraging.  As a healthcare professional you can invest huge amounts of energy and passion into helping someone enter into recovery, only to see them fall back into the old patterns of using.  The addict or alcoholic comes to understand their disease, learning techniques to manage their urges, triggers and weaknesses. You [...]

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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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Consequences: A Critical Tool in Addiction Treatment

By |2018-10-23T19:27:27+00:00July 10th, 2013|Clinician Resource, Family Resource, For Families of Addicts|

When we acknowledge that addiction is a brain disease it becomes easier to understand that there is a battle going on inside the addict’s head.  They hear the “voice of the disease” saying that they need drugs and alcohol to cope with life, or they really don’t have a serious problem, or what they do [...]

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How do you choose a rehab for drug and alcohol addiction?

By |2018-10-24T10:42:18+00:00November 15th, 2012|Clinician Resource, Family Resource|

If you had a disease that could kill you without an operation, my guess is that you would diligently seek a well-qualified surgeon with an excellent track record in hopes of saving your life.  Why then do people often select a treatment program for drug and alcohol addiction without equal dedication?  While addiction is a [...]

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