Former Addict? Share Your Story!

Because addiction recovery continues after leaving our treatment facility, we offer a customized aftercare plan for you. Your unique aftercare treatment plan will include a variety of support systems and treatments, one of which can be working with others who are struggling with addiction. Many clients find a sense of fulfillment sharing their stories of…

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Do You Suffer from a Co-Dependency Addiction?

Co-dependency is a common condition experienced in families dealing with substance abuse or addiction. A co-dependent family member values his relationship with the addict more than his own well-being. Spouses, children and parents can all be co-dependent. In its own way, co-dependency is as addictive as any substance. Symptoms of Co-Dependency Co-dependent family members enable…

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Avoiding Alcohol and Drug Counseling Because You Fear Abstinence?

Traditionally, substance abuse programs take a zero-tolerance approach to drug or alcohol use. While effective for some, many find the notion of complete abstinence — and the withdrawal symptoms accompanying abstinence — a frightening prospect. Unfortunately, concerns about abstinence often delay much-needed substance abuse treatment. A study by the American Psychological Association indicates counselors share…

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DSM-5: What the Most Recent Version of the Psychiatry Manual Means for Addiction

The DSM is often referred to as the “Bible of Psychiatry” because it provides the official definitions of psychological conditions, including addiction. Any changes made to the DSM have a major impact on the way patients with psychological conditions are treated and the types of treatment insurance companies will cover. Because psychological disorders typically lack…

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