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For those who don’t suffer from drug and alcohol addiction, it is very hard to understand this disease. I have almost 20 years in recovery and sometimes it still baffles me. During the past three and a half years, we have helped hundreds of people recover. It’s a...read more
For someone in the grips of drug and alcohol addiction, the compulsion to use is fierce. With some substances such as crack, many refer to chasing the high as “chasing the dragon.”Alcohol was my substance of no choice. Having worked with hundreds of suffering...read more
Relapse is a common experience for many who are trying to leave compulsive behaviors behind. Falling back into addictive patterns when you want out is frustrating and discouraging. It doesn’t have to be the end of your story, however. Understanding why relapse occurs...read more
Substance abuse is insidious. It’s a disease that says you don’t have it. As a result, coming to grips with the fact you may be suffering from addiction can be very difficult.There is still tremendous negative stigma around the disease. No one wants to admit they are...read more
Drug and/or alcohol addiction tears families apart. Family members and loved ones of the suffering addict can be devastated by this disease. To be brutally honest, the actions of someone in active addiction can be abhorrent, and loved ones are often crushed...read more
Addiction is a powerful and mysterious disease. Why do some recover but others don’t?Here’s my take: I have treated thousands of addicts over the past 20 plus years and have never seen anyone relapse who 1) entered a good rehab program, 2) did all the required work,...read more