The True Cost of Therapy

The True Cost of Therapy

We have all heard of the countless stories in the media and elsewhere about the outrageousness cost of drug and alcohol treatment. Many of these stories are warranted but a good number are not. Here’s the truth – delivering effective treatment can be extremely...
Addiction: Why It’s a Progressive Disease

Addiction: Why It’s a Progressive Disease

Cunning, baffling and powerful – that’s how many describe addiction, which is truly a horrific disease. It’s also progressive. Once a person is addicted to drugs and/or alcohol, the disease gets worse if the person remains in active addiction. A vicious cycle takes...
Addiction: Why Some Recover and Some Don’t

Addiction: Why Some Recover and Some Don’t

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,...