Can I Ever Drink Again?

Can I Ever Drink Again?

This is a question a lot of people ask themselves when they first enter treatment. Some continue to ask this question despite countless years of alcoholic drinking and treatments for their disease. It’s a very common question. The answer is quite simple. If you truly...
Understanding Cross Addiction

Understanding Cross Addiction

Addiction is complicated. The more researchers explore what causes some people to become dependent on drugs and alcohol, the more they realize that ending substance abuse is about more than just saying no. Part chemical craving and part behavior, the cycle of...
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...
Steps To Take After a Relapse

Steps To Take After a Relapse

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...
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,...