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Relapse: Why Addiction Treatment Often Falls Short

By |2020-02-11T17:10:54-05:00July 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 |2020-02-11T17:17:14-05:00June 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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The Elephant in the Room

By |2018-10-23T18:50:32-04:00April 1st, 2014|Clinician Resource, Relapse|

When you are helping people begin their recovery, all of your instincts tell you to act like a sports coach.  You want the addict or alcoholic to feel empowered, prepared to fight against the strength of their addiction, ready to beat the odds.  So often they begin from a broken place, and your prayer is [...]

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Consequences: A Critical Tool in Addiction Treatment

By |2019-09-11T17:21:39-04:00July 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 |2019-09-11T17:23:53-04:00November 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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