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How the Americans with Disabilities Act Protects You from Termination for Entering Rehab

By |October 16th, 2014|

If you are struggling with a drug or alcohol addiction and considering entering a treatment program, it is natural to worry that you may be fired from your job. […]

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4 Excuses People Use to Not Go to Addiction Treatment

By |October 3rd, 2014|

Making the decision to enter treatment for substance abuse is not easy, especially if you or a loved one allow common excuses to keep you from receiving the help […]

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How Do I Know it’s Time for Me to Get Professional Help?

By |April 8th, 2014|

There are certain undeniable signs that reveal a drug or alcohol problem, here is a list of signs it may be time to seek professional help.
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A Change of Scenery for Addiction Recovery

By |August 29th, 2012|

Drug and alcohol addiction treatment works on a number of positive fronts: aside from directly addressing the effects of substance abuse, it allows for co-occurring disorders – dual diagnosis– to be treated alongside the addiction, allowing for a more well-rounded recovery.

The Insanity of Addiction: The Twelve Steps

By |August 9th, 2012|

There’s an old saying we’re all familiar with: "The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results." It is largely attributed to one of the more brilliant minds in history, Albert Einstein.

Understanding Dual Diagnosis in Addiction Treatment

By |August 7th, 2012|

Drug and alcohol addiction carries with it certain stigmas, the most troubling of which is that addiction is a choice, and that as a choice, the addict or alcoholic is able to “turn off” his addiction at the drop of a hat.

Being Ashamed of Addiction

By |August 2nd, 2012|

The struggle for sobriety is a struggle against megalomania, against the Napoleonic “you” living inside your head asserting that you are the warm gooey center of the universe. Recovery from drug and alcohol addiction is a fight against the belief that you and only you are in charge of the fate that becomes you, of the consequences – good or bad – that shape the course your life takes, of the role you play in the world and of the role the world plays in you. The struggle for sobriety is the belief that you are in complete control.

Lurking Danger: Alcoholism in the Elderly

By |July 31st, 2012|

When we think drug and alcohol addiction, we envision swirling and bustling metropolitan areas. We think of experimenting teenagers, “yuppies” with too much time and money on their hands, and of the inner-city inhabitants who so pervasively make up the entirety of a crime drama’s cast. We think of the many stereotypes fed to us by the news and by creative (or not-so-creative) Hollywood minds.

Fear as Your Ally in Recovery

By |July 3rd, 2012|

Recovery from drug and alcohol addiction may be the most daunting experience an individual will ever have to encounter. Recovery depends on the admission that one can do it alone, that one isn’t in control, and this realization – this ceding of power – can be surprisingly empowering.

Religion and the Twelve Steps

By |April 25th, 2012|

All too often, addicted individuals choose to reject valuable, proven, free addiction recovery programs that have benefited millions in their struggles to recover from the diseases of alcoholism and addiction based on the suspicion that there is a religious, rather than spiritual, component to Twelve Step fellowships.