Integrated addiction treatment should focus on an individual AND their family environment. More on best practices in family therapy for addiction here.
Recovery support groups provide tangible benefits, but are 12-step groups and A.A. the only way? No! There are many other paths to recovery! Learn more about alternatives to A.A. here.
Is group therapy adaptable for treating addiction? Yes! During times of crisis, groups can comfort and guide people who otherwise might be unhappy or lost. More on how groups can work FOR YOU in this article.
The common arguments against 12 step programs – and their counters – here.
Many 12-step recovery programs imbed spirituality within its constructs, but how important is spirituality or religion in recovery? Insight into the trends and recent research here.
An exploration of some of the most effective alternatives to A.A. here, with a section at the end for your questions.
January is National Mentor Month! How can you help Mentor someone in addiction recovery(apart from the 12 Steps)? An interesting look into how addiction treatment alumni can “pay it forward” through Mentorship. More here!
A clear plan to help you support and encourage your husband’s sobriety.
12 step support groups believe that total abstinence is the only means to complete recovery. But, can this notion be more harmful than beneficial for some individuals in recovery? More on why no one should be stigmatized for their drug replacement and maintenance, here.
Aftercare is important to help recovering addicts stay sober. In fact, having a program in place after formal treatment can help prevent relapse when treatment end. Learn more, here.