Never Alone: How Testimonials Help to Heal

Never Alone: How Testimonials Help to Heal

Treating addiction isn’t like any other illness. There is no pill to take or exercise to do that eliminates the problem, only the power of internal strength to overcome struggles of the “every day.” And when that strength wanes and resolve seems at its lowest, those...
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,...
Is Addiction Genetic?

Is Addiction Genetic?

In my 40 plus years of working with suffering addicts and alcoholics, I have definitely seen a genetic component to the disease of addiction. Over the years, a great deal of medical research has been done around the genetics of addiction. We now know that certain...