The Insanity of a Family Disease

During my twenty-five year career in substance abuse treatment, I’ve frequently heard family members (and clients) insist that "Alcohol isn't his/her/my problem - drugs are!" and "Alcoholism isn't his/her/my problem - addiction is!" as if the same principles of recovery from chemical dependency don't apply to any dysfunctional situation where alcohol either isn't present or isn't present enough to be identified as the primary drug-of-choice.

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Couples

How to Be a Supportive Partner During Quarantine

In order to protect your health, as well as the health of those in your community, social distancing and stay-home measures have been implemented across the country. For many couples, this is placing strain on their relationships, causing increased tension, anxiety, and in more severe cases, domestic violence.

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Cabin Fever

How to Keep From Getting Cabin Fever During the Pandemic

With the threat of catching Covid-19 keeping people more isolated, it can be easy to succumb to feelings that you may not be used to. Feelings of isolation, anxiety, and…

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telehealth

10 Benefits of Telehealth for Addiction Treatment

10 Benefits of Telehealth for Addiction Treatment Given that the world is battling a worldwide pandemic, the ways in which various conditions are treated has been drastically changed. Although most…

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recovery

10 Tips to Help You Heal During a Loved One’s Recovery

10 Tips to Help You Heal During a Loved One’s Recovery “Addiction is a family disease. One person may use, but the whole family suffers.” — Shelly Lewis Research has shown…

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Counseling Techniques

5 Substance Abuse Counseling Techniques

If you or someone you love has substance abuse issues, you may be wondering what kind of counseling techniques are used to help towards recovery. While there are varying methods…

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Roxy Drug Abuse

Roxy Drug Abuse | Signs & Symptoms of Roxicodone Abuse

What is Roxicodone?  Roxicodone is the brand name of the drug oxycodone and is sometimes called “roxy” or “blue”. Roxicodone is an opioid-based pain medication and is used to treat moderate to…

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The Role of the Counselor in Addiction Recovery

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, In 2017, an estimated 20.7 million people age 12 and older needed treatment for a substance use disorder. Only 4 million people received…

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Prescription Drugs

Prescription Drugs: 7 Things you Didn’t Know about Prescription Drugs

Many doctors prescribe medications to patients without patients knowing much about them. Prescription drugs treat many ailments including pain and mental conditions. The following guide walks you through a few…

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Alumni Spotlight

May Alumni Spotlight – Christine M.

Hi, my name is Chris and I am an alcoholic, and by the grace of God I have been sober since September 6, 2016 and for that I am grateful. I took my first drink at the age of 13. I grew up in a loving non-drinking home with my parents, who are still married today, with two brothers and one sister. I had a huge Catholic family and alcoholism ran throughout it – grandparents, aunts, and uncles.

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