Tuesday, November 13, 2018


In the 1990’s, a unique cluster of musicians helped push grunge into loftier, and more commercial heights. Among them were Chester Bennington, Kurt Cobain, Chris Cornell, Shannon Hoon, Michael Hutchence, Bradley Noell, Layne Staley, Scott Weiland, and Andrew Wood. These individuals embodied unbounded potential...

Recover At Home – A New solution To An Old Problem

In today’s world, we are all too familiar with the drug crisis running rampant in the US. The CDC reported 63,632 overdose deaths from all substances in 2016, and multiple states have declared this a public health emergency. The bottom line is, people need...


Co-dependents have a bad rap! As family members of those with addictive disorders, we are often considered harder to treat than the addicts themselves. We are frequently angry, rigid, blaming, lying and self-righteous. We are also depressed, anxious, in pain and can’t sleep. We...


Have you ever gotten out of bed in the morning with a bad case of the hangries – or maybe in the evening during that space of time between the end of work and dinner? You know, that state of mind you find yourself...


When Vernon Johnson wrote I’ll Quit Tomorrow in 1973, and Intervention: How to Help Someone Who Doesn’t Want Help in 1986, his radical ideas were met with resistance from many groups. One such group included advocates of the peer-topeer recovery method, which was based...


Many years ago, I fondly recall sitting on a curb with a gentleman who was homeless. Reflecting upon that day, I distinctly remember many characteristics, mannerisms, and particular traits that made this person an individual. He was wearing an old black leather coat that...


Recently, I was engaged in a sobriety conversation with a random stranger while waiting for an elevator at the doctor’s office. I can’t remember how the conversation started, but she asked a profound question just as the elevator began to move upwards. I only...


I picked my son up from college at the end of his first semester as a seemingly successful student and exactly one week later was checking my drug addicted 18-year-old into rehab. Talk about recalibrating your entire life view at the speed of WHOA! My...


We’re all capable of abuse when we’re frustrated or hurt. We may be guilty of criticizing, judging, withholding, and controlling, but some abusers, including narcissists, take abuse to a different level. Narcissistic Abuse can be physical, mental, emotional, sexual, financial, and/or spiritual. Some types...

Heroin And The Age Of Jazz

Although only a select portion of his repertoire was about drug use, Cab Calloway inscribed  an important footnote to the underbelly of jazz. The film International House captured Calloway performing “Reefer Man” (Brunswick, 1932), a tune about a man who enjoyed marijuana cigarettes. “He...

Using Psychoeducation Materials For Co-occurring Disorders

Like a Storm Substance use starts out as a light mist, a gentle drizzle, occasionally drinking or using in a seemingly harmless fashion. However, with even a casual glance, one can see ominous storm clouds building and feel the accelerated gusts of wind. For some,...

How Could I Wish It Had Been An Overdose?

My husband and I had just had dinner at a restaurant when he got a call on his mobile phone. The officer who called said they’d meet us in the parking lot and didn’t say what it was about. When they did arrive, I...


My Dear Child, I miss you. I ache for you to fill your place in my life. Will I ever again feel your hug? Hear your laugh? See you proud? I don’t want you to be an addict. I don’t want you to push me away....

My Child is an Addict: A Parent-to-Parent Podcast

Each week, a group of parents warmly greet each other as we meet in a townhouse office building on the east side of Manhattan in New York City. Many different groups gather here, including those attending AA and Al-Anon meetings, sibling groups, and others...

Is Technology Use a Risk To Sobriety?

For many individual’s addiction is confounding, frustrating and destructive. Whether it’s sugar, caffeine, nicotine, shopping, gambling, alcohol or drugs, it seems no one is exempt. Everyone struggles with something. For many, involvement in these behaviors doesn’t appear to cause an issue. However, for many,...


Retreat Premier Addiction Treatment Centers offers addiction services from medically monitored detox, residential rehabilitation and outpatient aftercare services, providing a full continuum of care. We work with most commercial insurers, offer 24/7 admissions and complimentary ground transportation. We have locations in Lancaster County, PA and Palm Beach County, FL. as well as the future opening of Retreat at Southern Connecticut in New Haven, CT. At Retreat we pride ourselves in providing a compassionate and spiritual environment for those struggling with addiction in a secure and comfortable setting with dedicated and caring staff.

Wayside House in Delray Beach has since 1974 offered residential and outpatient services, plus day/night services for women 18 and older suffering from addiction and co-occurring conditions such as eating disorders. In addition to therapeutic services, we provide a wide range of holistic programs including equine, art and horticulture therapy, parenting, yoga and meditation. We also have a full-service employment preparation and placement program.

We treat not only the Drug & Alcohol Addiction but also the Mind, Body & Spirit utilizing a unique 3-pronged approach and offering specialty treatments such as DBT, CBT, EMDR, Psychodrama, Hypnotherapy, Relapse Prevention, Yoga, Massage Therapy and more.

Meridian Treatment provides the knowledge and tools needed for successful, long-term recovery for our clients and their families.

The recovery industry is experiencing faster changes today than they have ever experienced in the history of addiction. These changes and challenges will undoubtedly create an industry that does not look anything like it does today. I am Jeffrey Lynne, and I have been advocating for the rights of those in recovery since I began working in private practice.

At Beachway Therapy Center we understand that there may not be a second chance at recovery so we strive to be the last treatment program you will need.  By providing a continuum of care, from PHP (Partial Hospitalization Program) to Outpatient services, we can offer a fully individualized treatment plan that meets the clinical and medical needs of each client.

First Step is a detoxification center providing personalized care and assistance for patients dealing with various types of substance abuse. Our team has many years of experience helping people successfully recover using proven protocols to detox.

The Delray Center is one of the most advanced outpatient treatment centers in the United States. The Center incorporates the most effective evidence based psychological and medical therapies to provide comprehensive outpatient treatment of Substance Abuse, Eating Disorders, Major Depression, Anxiety Disorders, Bipolar Disorder, Trauma, Personality Disorders, and Addiction.

CenterPointe Hospital, located near St. Louis in the beautiful rolling hills along the Missouri River, provides a full continuum of addiction treatment at our Changing Pointe Addiction Treatment Center including detox, 4 weeks of residential treatment, outpatient treatment, medication-assisted treatment, family support groups and aftercare for life. Our dedicated and highly trained staff provide treatment that addresses the complexities of addiction as well as underlying mental health issues that often accompany addiction such as depression, anxiety, trauma and other emotional issues. Let this be your changing point in life! For more information call 800-345-5407

The Florida House Experience is a nationally recognized, dually accredited behavioral health treatment facility that offers the newest treatment options for both addiction and mental health. Our mission is to provide safe, effective, medically integrated behavioral healthcare to revitalize brain function and restore health to patients and their families. We deliver innovative therapies including neuro rehab to inspire patients and families to pursue healthy, productive lives.

Family Center for Recovery treats adolescents, adults and pregnant women for mental health and substance use disorders. In all of Florida, we are the only owned and operated by a triple board certified psychiatrist. We offer residential inpatient care, partial hospitalization programs, intensive outpatient and outpatient care. Transitional living facilities are also provided for patients that advance through our program, along with a free alumni program that includes all kinds of fun events and activities.

Our outpatient drug and alcohol treatment center offers a variety of programs for addiction treatment including holistic and treatment for substance abuse.



In part one, we culled the scientific literature and presented the best available research to bring forth the facts amid the current controversy. Framing...


Codependence In Men



We are a nation in crisis. There is hardly a family that has not been affected by addiction. The statistics on the matter of...




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The recovery industry is experiencing faster changes today than they have ever experienced in the history of addiction. These changes and challenges will undoubtedly create an industry that does not look anything like it does today. I am Jeffrey Lynne, and I have been advocating for the rights of those in recovery since I began working in private practice.

Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour course that teaches you how to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The training helps you identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders.

When substance abuse or drug addiction affects a friend or member of your family, there is a legal procedure that allows you to confidentially request a court order for assessment, stabilization and treatment. In Florida, this procedure is called “The Marchman Act.” This measure provides court-ordered consequences if the person does not follow the court’s directives.

Emotionally Naked is a growing village of changemakers focused on all the taboo subjects no wants to talk about: mental illness, addiction, suicide, and grief. The site is in memory of Charles Aubrey Rogers who died by suicide 6/5/2015 in Richmond, Virginia. He suffered from depression and addiction


Not All Aftercare Programs Are The Same! We will help you build a foundation tailored to your specific needs that will support and promote your recovery with evidenced – based and scientifically proven therapies. Help in just one phone call away 786-271-5732.

Florida Center for Recovery (FCR) provides supervised medical detox and rehab programs to treat alcoholism, drug addiction and co-occurring mental health disorders such as PTSD, depression and anxiety. Our 72-bed rehab facility, accredited and certified by The Joint Commission, sets the standard for the delivery of the safe and effective care of the highest quality and value for our clients.

Bluff Plantation Augusta, GA
Positive Sobriety Institute Chicago, ILL
Malibu Beach Recovery Centers Malibu, CA

We are a national organization- with meetings throughout the U.S. Parents with a child addicted to drugs and/or alcohol can find hope in a support program called Parents of Addicted Loved-ones (PAL). Meetings are held around the U.S. and are expanding monthly. PAL meetings are open to anyone of any faith or background as our primary goal is to provide hope through education and support for parents dealing with addicted loved ones. The guiding principles of PAL are confidentiality, respect, acceptance and support. Differences in opinion are embraced without judgment and suggestions are offered in lieu of advice. Members are encouraged to “take what works and leave the rest.” Everyone experiences the journey at their own pace and is supported by the group regardless.

Desert Rose has created a gender-specific, long-term treatment program designed to help people overcome addiction and reclaim their lives. Addiction is always accompanied by emotional and spiritual scars. We don’t believe complete recovery is possible without addressing the issues that caused the addiction in the first place; this is what we call Soul-Centered Treatment ™. The average length of stay at Desert Rose is about 90 days, and many of our clients stay with us for a year or longer. We take the time to know and love every person who walks through our door.

Futures of Palm Beach is an addiction treatment center located in Tequesta, FL, providing residential and aftercare treatment for those suffering from alcoholism, drug addiction and co-occurring disorders and is the centerpiece of the Futures Recovery Healthcare platform. We believe everyone deserves the opportunity to live a healthy life, which is why our fully credentialed and experienced staff provides unparalleled addiction treatment to serve each person’s unique journey towards a lifetime of recovery.

The Recovery Research Network (TRRN) is a licensed outpatient adult substance use disorder treatment facility in Lake Worth, Florida. TRRN has developed a treatment platform that includes a health outcome tracking evaluation software to individualize treatment in order to mitigate relapse and support long-term recovery.  TRRN offers comprehensive substance use disorder treatment, including medication to support recovery as appropriate.  Additionally, The Recovery Research Network Foundation (TRRNF), a 501(3)(c), is active in engaging the local community to reduce the stigma, increase education, and support chronic disease management.

Palm Beach Outpatient Detox specializes in the personal and direct
treatments for the detoxification of opiates, alcohol and benzodiazepines.
Our success is based on treating both the physical and psychosocial
components of addiction.  Not only does Dr. Scanlan tailor and closely
monitor each patient’s detoxification from drugs or alcohol based on each
patient’s particular medical needs, he also helps each patient begin a life
of sobriety by introducing them to the principles of recovery.