February 14, 2019

Why Experienced Clinicians Are Important to Getting Lasting Recovery

Why Experienced Clinicians are Important When it comes to choosing the treatment center that is right for you, there are many factors that need to be considered. No two treatment centers are the same, and choosing the right one will make all the difference. You may find that the accommodations need to be at a […]

Addiction, Addiction Recovery, Alcohol, Alcohol Rehab Information, Drug Rehab Information, Drug Treatment
January 17, 2019

Can I Quit By Myself?

Quitting substance abuse by myself? Have you ever asked yourself: Do I need to spend money on treatment? Do I really need to spend months away to get better? Can I quit by myself? You might be wondering if you can do it all yourself and quit cold turkey, without having to go to the “extreme” […]

Addiction, Addiction Recovery, Addiction Treatment and Program Resources, Alcohol Rehab Information, Alcoholism, Drug Rehab Information, Drug Treatment, Substance Abuse
January 17, 2019

Residential vs Outpatient: What is the difference?

Outpatient Treatment Centers If you are deciding between Residential vs Outpatient treatment, there are many things to consider. An outpatient treatment center allows the client to live at home while they go through treatment for their addiction issues, and visit a location for therapy work. Some of these programs may have a set schedule for […]

Addiction Recovery, Drug Rehab Information, Drug Treatment, Sober Living and Aftercare
April 26, 2013

The Importance of Aftercare to Prevent Relapse

For any addiction treatment center worth their salt, preventing relapse is as much a priority in treating clients as is any other part of an addict’s recovery. Statistics about relapse are estimates at best, and different treatment protocols claim different percentages.  What is clear from almost every treatment program is that recovery rates are extremely […]

Addiction Recovery, Alcoholism, Behavioral Addictions, Drug Treatment, Mental Health
March 18, 2013

Compulsive Gambling Now Labeled Behavioral Addiction by Psychiatrists

Beginning in May, psychiatrists will begin labeling compulsive gambling as a behavioral  addiction when the newest edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) comes out. The DSM is the psychiatry reference most used by doctors, insurance companies and courts. This is not simply semantics. “It’s a meaningful move,” Dr. Marc N. […]

Addiction Recovery, Behavioral Addictions, Mental Health
February 22, 2013

Bipolar Disorder in Teens Strongly Linked to Substance Abuse

We’ve long known that substance abuse is closely linked with certain psychological disorders. Co-occurring disorders complicate recovery for a large percentage of addicts nationwide. For this reason (among others), parents of teens who struggle with mental health issues have to keep a close eye on the warning signs for potential drug and alcohol addiction. In […]

Addiction Recovery, Depression Treatment, Drug Treatment, Mental Health, Teenagers
February 18, 2013

Undoing Damage Caused by Early Unhealthy Attachment

In an essay by Jon Daily, LCSW, CADC II, published in the most recent newsletter for the California Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors, titled “The Interpersonal Neurobiology of Addiction,” we learn that the roots of addiction can stretch back to an addict’s earliest childhood experiences with their caregiver. Those seminal relationships wire the […]

Addiction Recovery, Relationships
February 1, 2013

Staging an Intervention

Have you had conversations with your loved one about their drug or alcohol use only to be brushed off or verbally abused?  Has your loved one’s alcohol or drug use caused problems at work or home or created issues with her health or the law?  If you answered yes to these questions, you may need […]

Addiction Recovery, Drug Treatment