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How to cope with addiction: 5 steps for surviving a lifequake

How to cope with addiction: 5 steps for surviving a lifequake

August 1st, 2014

How can you survive and thrive in addiction recovery? Here, you’ll find 5 principles to encourage you to reach out and get help, from Dr. Howard Samuels.

Intervention step by step

Intervention step by step

May 2nd, 2014

Practical steps to help to guide you through the process of planning and performing a drug or alcohl intervention for a loved one, by author and addiction treatment specialist, Dr. Howard Samuels.

1 The benefits of a drug or alcohol intervention

The benefits of a drug or alcohol intervention

March 23rd, 2014

When faced with withdrawing all familial support, how can you pull off an intervention? Dr. Howard Samuels sheds some light on this tough topic here.

2 The heroin problem in the United States

The heroin problem in the United States

March 14th, 2014

Millions of families are affected by heroin addiction. Why is this a growing problem in the U.S. Dr. Howard Samuels weighs in here.

1 Holiday tips for people in recovery

Holiday tips for people in recovery

December 19th, 2013

Need some help through the holidays? You’re not alone. Here we offer you 7 spiritual tips for staying sane (and sober) through the holidays. For people in recovery…and beyond!

1 "The Holidays" in addiction recovery: Hell for the Holidays?

“The Holidays” in addiction recovery: Hell for the Holidays?

December 12th, 2013

How can you prepare for the Holidays? Learn how to break into new possiblities and create a new life for yourself with your family. More from author and recovery icon, Dr. Howard Samuels, here.

3 Emotional sobriety in recovery: 12 spiritual principles to live by

Emotional sobriety in recovery: 12 spiritual principles to live by

November 10th, 2013

Insight into simple universal truths to apply to your life to change how you feel, not only about yourself, but about the world around you. Emotional sobriety and more here.

10 Do Suboxone and methadone really work to treat addiction?

Do Suboxone and methadone really work to treat addiction?

July 18th, 2013

Do methadone and Suboxone work as a long-term solution for opiate addiction? Or do they do more harm than good? More on how methadone and Suboxone (buprenorphine) DO NOT treat the root of the opiate addiction epidemic here.

1 8 ways to prevent relapse

8 ways to prevent relapse

May 15th, 2013

The best ways to prevent relapse include practical suggestions: Sleep. Practice willpower. Stay in therapy. The best ways to prevent relapse from Dr. Howard Samuels (who’s been there) in this article.

1 My child is using drugs: 8 steps for intervention

My child is using drugs: 8 steps for intervention

April 18th, 2013

Is your child using drugs? Drug users are expert manipulators. To avoid denial or refusal of treatment, plan a intervention with family members to address your child’s drug use. 8 tips for planning a drug or alcohol intervention here.

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