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Robin William's Suicide and Connection with Dual Diagnosis

Robin William's Suicide and Connection with Dual Diagnosis

2014-08-18 12:04:26 I have been deeply impacted emotionally by the news of Robin William’s suicide… Original Source »

Parenting High-Functioning Teens Around Drinking and Drugs

Parenting High-Functioning Teens Around Drinking and Drugs

2014-11-19 10:13:36 Many parents have questions and concerns about their teenager’s alcohol and drug usage, including how best to set limits and rules within the household.These issues may become concealed and more complicated when these individuals are high-functioning—in that they are performing well in school,engaged in extra-curricular activities,socialize with friends and appear healthy. Orig... »

Non-Traditional Addiction Services That Work

Non-Traditional Addiction Services That Work

2015-02-23 11:05:40 Navigating addiction treatment services can be an overwhelming process, especially when you or your loved one is in crisis. However, it is also important to understand that there are non-traditional forms of addiction/mental health treatment that are being utilized more often and are becoming more mainstream. Original Source »

Irrationality of A.A.?

Irrationality of A.A.?

2015-03-25 01:51:55 My friend recently forwarded me the April 2015 Atlantic Magazine article “The Irrationality of Alcoholics Anonymous” by Gabrielle Glaser. If I did not have personal and professional experience with alcoholism and in treating alcoholics, then I imagine I would not have felt such a need to respond to this article. Original Source »

Sober Summer!

Sober Summer!

2015-06-29 10:23:09 For those trying to cut back on their drinking or for sober alcoholics, the summertime and the many celebrations that accompany it can be temptations.Many will report that the warm weather, the outdoor bars, family gatherings, vacations, the beach, sporting events, etc. can bring back memories of “the good ole’ days”. Here are some tips for sober summertime fun! Original Source »

Not Just One Way to Get Sober!

Not Just One Way to Get Sober!

2015-09-29 13:28:13 There are many views and opinions about what is needed for alcoholics to maintain long-term sobriety/recovery. There are therapeutic coping skills, medical model, evidence-based research, 12-Step model, SMART Recovery, Celebrate Recovery, alternative treatments, spiritual/religious perspectives and more… Original Source »

"Fools Rules" for Justifying Drinking

"Fools Rules" for Justifying Drinking

2015-10-13 15:44:28 One of the symptoms of an alcohol problem or Alcohol-Use Disorder is when individuals make “rules” around their drinking. These rules may offer a false sense of security that their drinking is under control. Original Source »

What Type of Addiction Services Do I Need?

What Type of Addiction Services Do I Need?

2016-01-13 11:36:44 There is an endless and overwhelming amount of information on the Web about addiction treatment options. Many people have no idea where to begin… Original Source »

Alcoholism and Shame

Alcoholism and Shame

2016-04-08 16:13:20 Throughout my personal and professional experiences working with active and sober alcoholics I have noted a theme: shame. Original Source »

Renewed Faith in Insurance Coverage for Addiction Treatment

Renewed Faith in Insurance Coverage for Addiction Treatment

2016-07-19 17:37:59 I have witnessed staff conduct insurance utilization reviews advocating for additional days of treatment for clients desperately in need—sometimes successfully and sometimes not. Original Source »

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