Thursday May 28th 2015

Treatment

Addiction and long term recovery

Addiction and long term recovery

Recovery is not a sprint! In order to succeed we must learn to pace ourselves and prepare for what lies ahead. Tips here on how to apply self-restraint, trust, and a willingness to hang in there for the long haul.

1 The 9th Step: When making amends goes wrong

The 9th Step: When making amends goes wrong

A bit of experience, strength, and hope when it comes to people NOT accepting amends. More on the 9th step in the 12 step program here.

Myths vs. Facts: The truth about medication assisted treatment for opioid addiction

Myths vs. Facts: The truth about medication assisted treatment for opioid addiction

Is medication assisted treatment substituting one addiction for another? Do they get in the way of true recovery? A myth-busting guest piece from Mark O’Brien of the Legal Action Center here.

Should you go to an outpatient rehab? INTERVIEW with David Lisonbee

Should you go to an outpatient rehab? INTERVIEW with David Lisonbee

Are you considering inpatient or outpatient rehab? The following Q&A with David Lisonbee addresses some of the questions you may have.

Stuck in addiction? Believable Hope (BOOK REVIEW)

Stuck in addiction? Believable Hope (BOOK REVIEW)

Are you seriously stuck in addiction and see no way out? Take hope! In this book, Michael Cartwright gives you real life situations to provide you with hope for any and every kind of addiction. More here.

3 How to support a loved one in addiction recovery

How to support a loved one in addiction recovery

Addiction is stressful for the whole family. So, what can you do once a loved one starts the process of recovery? Three (3) things to remember as you deal with addiction in your family.

How does Intensive Outpatient Treatment for addiction work?

How does Intensive Outpatient Treatment for addiction work?

Intensive Outpatient Treatment (IOP) for addiction lasts for several weeks and requires a commitment of about 10 hours per week. More on how IOP works and its efficacy here.

Is addiction a choice? Contingency Management as treatment option

Is addiction a choice? Contingency Management as treatment option

An opinion piece weighing in on the debate of substance abuse as choice, and the role of Contingency Management in the treatment of addiction.

2 Is there a quick fix for addiction?

Is there a quick fix for addiction?

No, there is no quick fix for addiction. We explain why here.

1 Why aren't people receiving medication assisted treatment? (and why access is so important)

Why aren’t people receiving medication assisted treatment? (and why access is so important)

Why push for medication assisted therapies in the treatment of heroin or opioid addiction? An in-depth Q&A here with Paul Samuels, the Director and President of the Legal Action Center on why and how people SHOULD be able to access medications for addiction treatment.

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