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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You Deserve Personalized Treatment

When it comes to substance use disorder or mental illness, the evidence is clear: Treatment works. With the right treatment, an individual can recover from either of these illnesses and…

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Unexpected Triggers for Alcoholism

When it comes to alcoholism, the odds are good that you’re familiar with the factors that can lead to an alcohol use disorder. Many aspects are well known, including genetics,…

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Examples of Dual Diagnoses and How to Get Help

A substance use disorder or mental illness can lead to significant personal challenges. If you suffer from either disorder, you need to know you’re not alone. Both of these illnesses…

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A Disease, Not a Moral Failing: Why the Mindset of Addiction Matters

When you come down with a cold or flu, you don’t think you’re a bad person, right? If you break your leg, do you look at the sky and curse…

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What Is Group Therapy Like?

What Is Group Therapy Like? Mental health issues like depression and substance abuse have become common in society. These issues can affect your quality of life and how you relate…

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What To Expect In Rehab

What To Expect in Rehab After a person struggling with substance abuse realizes that they need to seek professional treatment, their minds often race with endless questions and concerns. Entering…

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What if I don’t like rehab?

You Hate Rehab? Here’s what to Do To Achieve Your Addiction Recovery Goal Alcohol and substance abuse and addiction are common problems worldwide. According to statistics, 50% of the world’s…

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How do I know if I’m ready for rehab?

How Do I Know If I’m Ready For Rehab? Making a move to get treated for mental illness or drug abuse is a major step. How do you know if…

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Prescription and Street Drugs That Cause Shortness of Breath

Shortness of breath is one of the main symptoms of respiratory issues. Difficulty breathing is also a side effect of some medications and illegal drugs. Some drugs can cause symptoms…

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