Does Addiction Treatment Work?
Does Addiction Rehab Work? The simple answer is "YES." However, a more thoughtful answer will depend on the therapy program used and how you define success. For example, success in...Read more
Ending the Merry-Go-Round of Relapse
Allowing more time for the brain to recover from addiction may be the solution for chronic relapsers I entered rehab for my addiction to alcohol and prescription pills in...Read more
Immediately following an intervention, get him out the door!
Professionals have differing philosophies about when a person should depart for treatment following an intervention; some say anytime within 72 hours is sufficient, while others say the addicted person must...Read more
Identifying the Signs of Addiction
There’s plenty of physical evidence that suggests someone you care about has a drug addiction problem or is an alcoholic. According to the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, there’s an extensive...Read more
Why Alcoholics and Addicts Don't Listen to Reason
If you are living with an active alcoholic or addict, you are probably baffled by their troubling behavior and ignorance of the harm he is causing himself and others. What...Read more
A New Way of Life
Making the decision to get clean and sober is scary, especially if you’re not familiar with twelve-step programs. Prior to entering treatment, I had no idea what to expect. I knew...Read more
The Aging Population & Addiction
Substance abuse among an older population, particularly of alcohol and prescription drugs, is one of the fastest-growing health problems in the United States. In my former career as a commercial...Read more