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BEING READY, WILLING, AND ABLE FOR CHANGE

BEING READY, WILLING, AND ABLE FOR CHANGE
People change when they are ready, willing, and able. We know this because of exciting scientific data backing up this worn cliché. In the 1970s, Rhode Island University researchers James Prochaska and Carlo DiClemente developed the Stages of Change or Transtheoretical Model. They were...

The Fire Extinguisher Relapse Prevention Technique

The Fire Extinguisher Relapse Prevention Technique
In my 30 years of working with addiction in various levels of care and treatment modalities, I have seen clients who continually relapse even after numerous treatment attempts and continually fail to maintain their sobriety.  It just seemed that there was something missing, something...

MUSIC THERAPY IN ADDICTIONS TREATMENT

recovering woman singing
I sit in a small, unadorned room with ten other women—all residents of an addictions treatment facility in Dayton, Ohio. Samia’s hands rest casually on the tubano drum, positioned on the floor in front of her. “This is how I feel right here, right...

When Helping Hurts

When Helping Hurts
Let’s face it, not all adult children are dysfunctional, any more than all parents are enablers. Many adult children have been raised to have deep respect for their parents and themselves. For these children, the thought of taking advantage of anyone, let alone the...

ALCOHOL-RELATED DEATHS RISING, ESPECIALLY AMONG WOMEN

A recent study has found that the rate of alcohol use-related deaths in the U.S. has increased by more than 50% in the past 20 years. According to R. Kathryn McHugh, PhD, a psychologist in McLean Hospital’s Center of Excellence in Alcohol, Drugs, and...

CODEPENDENCY: IT MAY NOT BE WHAT YOU THINK (PART II)

CODEPENDENCY: IT MAY NOT BE WHAT YOU THINK (PART II)
Healing from codependency is a process that takes practicing new behaviors. In this month’s article, Part II of “Codependency: It May Not Be What You Think,” I’m sharing some of the ways you can begin to move down the scale of codependency. All healing...

TOO MANY MOMS MOURNING

In the middle of the dual crisis of COVID-19 and opioid overdose, the systemic racism of our criminal justice system raised its ugly head with the police killings of Breonna Taylor and George Floyd, after a long line of violent and unjust law enforcement...

LONELINESS AND SOCIAL ISOLATION

LONELINESS AND SOCIAL ISOLATION
As a species, human beings are socially driven. Unlike the wolverine who has been described as the “ultimate loner,” we were not designed to be loners or isolated from other human beings. For this reason, the pandemic has created a whole new perspective on...

Sno Babies – Better Noise Films first trailer to Bridget Smith’s feature film

Sno Babies - Better Noise Films first trailer to Bridget Smith’s feature film
Better Noise Films has released the first trailer to Bridget Smith’s feature film SNO BABIES. The film, produced by Allen Kovac, Mike Walsh and Michael Lombardi, stars Katie Kelly (Game of Silence), Paola Andino (Queen of the South), Michael Lombardi (Rescue Me) and Shannan...

A ROCKY ROAD TO JOY

I was filthy and smelled horrible. I caught wind of myself occasionally and was repulsed. I was destitute and ashamed. I was living on an apartment building roof top in Manhattan Beach, California. I only climbed down to obtain/steal some more vodka. I was...

Relapse Warning Signs

Relapse is more than just not using alcohol or drugs. It is the progressive process of becoming so dysfunctional in recovery that self-medication with alcohol or drugs seems like a reasonable choice. The relapse process is a lot like knocking over a circle of dominoes....

YOUR LIFE SKILLS GAINED DURING COVID MAKE YOU STRONG!

YOUR LIFE SKILLS GAINED DURING COVID MAKE YOU STRONG!
Hello Graduates! Don’t lose heart. Your best education starts now. Welcome to the world of uncertainty. Fasten your seatbelt. Your career road may be a long ride. But they say half the fun is getting there. You’ll be railroaded on life’s path of twists and...

Ketamine: The Many Faces of the Chameleon Drug

Ketamine: The Many Faces of the Chameleon Drug
Because of its many faces, Ketamine has been called the “chameleon drug.” Now, this popular club drug has reappeared on the streets, as a tool for law enforcement. Elijah McClain was a 23-year-old Black man apprehended by Colorado police for “suspicious behavior.” After being placed...

The Rise of Domestic Violence

The Rise of Domestic Violence
The pandemic’s mandatory lockdown has set in motion an array of economic, political and global instabilities. It has been the catalyst of political and civil unrest. It has created a massive burden on the tax payer. While it is understood that the lockdown was...

Codependency: It May Not Be What You Think

Codependency: It May Not Be What You Think
Codependency is an issue that is often misunderstood. I know this to be true because of all the individuals and family members I’ve worked with over the years, and their responses when I present and discuss codependency. Many have told me that what I...

Setting Boundaries: Loving an Addict, Loving Yourself

Setting Boundaries: Loving an Addict, Loving Yourself
As anyone who cares about an addict knows, these relationships can be very difficult. The basic challenge for loved ones of addicts of any kind is to continue to care without losing themselves in the process. One of the most important ways to do...

Addiction: It’s Not a Crime, It’s a Chronic Disease

Addiction: It’s Not a Crime, It’s a Chronic Disease
We’ve all read the headlines.   Drugs reportedly found strapped under woman’s vehicle Vehicle search uncovers pot, coke, heroin, and meth Jail inmate dies of suspected overdose Inmate dies of dehydration in holding cell while detoxing from opioids What drives someone to use illegal substances, sell drugs and use them...

Social Distancing, Isolation, and Staying Healthy

Social Distancing, Isolation, and Staying Healthy
I turn the faucet on and sing "Happy Birthday." Twice. To stop the spread of the coronavirus, I obey the government guidelines- social distancing, isolation, and staying healthy. What I can’t wash off is the most life-changing birthday of my life. The day my husband...

Prostitution, Sex Trafficking and Bondage of the Human Mind

prostitution, sex trafficking and bondage of the human mind
Other than TV, the first time I heard about sex for hire, I was sixteen years old. I had just interviewed for my first job. During the interview, I quickly decided that I was not interested in the advertised role of emptying vender machines....

DISCRIMINATION-MANAGING THESE TURBULENT TIMES

DISCRIMINATION-MANAGING THESE TURBULENT TIMES
In the wake of George Floyd, I respectfully compose this article. The intent of my article is not to debate or facilitate hate or discrimination. I write this article from a place of genuine concern and with a heavy heart. It is not only...

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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, Palm Beach County, FL. And New Haven, CT.

Sunset House is a licensed, residential Treatment Program classified as a level 4 transitional care house, according to DCF. This includes providing 24 hour paid staff coverage seven days per week.

The popular Be A Loving Mirror (BALM) Family Recovery curriculum has become the go-to program for families looking to get their lives back AND help their loved ones get and stay in recovery. Our two-prong approach will help you move from obstacle to chief support using powerful research-based tools.

 

The BALM Family Recovery Life Coach Training Program provides 164+ hours of training, experiencing, and being immersed in the world of BALM and Family Recovery Life Coaching. This program is the first and only full, supercharged ICF-ACTP (International Coach Federation Accredited Coach Training Program to focus on family recovery!

“MARSTE Training Services (MTS) has agreements with CCAPP and CADTP which accept the academic hours toward Substance Abuse Disorder (SUD) counselor certification. MARSTE is a vocational school, also known as a trade school, which teaches job specific skills.  In this case, MARSTE focuses on education for counselors who wish to enter the SUD field. In addition, MTS is an approved CE provider for AOD and BRN continuing education hours.”

What Is the Beit T’Shuvah Difference:

    • 31-years of Trailblazing Holistic Care

 

    • Wraparound Services

 

    • Long-Term Residential Treatment

 

    • Integrated Treatment Teams

 

    • Helping Residents Discover their Purpose

 

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.

 

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.

 

CenterPointe Hospital 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!

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.

Joe Considine has practiced law in South Florida since 1983. His practice is limited to family law and addiction related law including the Marchman Act. Joe works extensively with families whose loved ones have substance abuse and mental health problems as an attorney.

Family

GROWING UP STONED – THE IMPACT AND OUTCOMES OF CANNABIS ON...

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

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Codependence In Men

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ADDICTION & CODEPENDENCY IN THE MIDST OF A NATIONAL CRISIS

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

THE KAVA AND KRATOM CRISIS

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.

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.

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

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.

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. 

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.

 

Villa Tranquil is a unique transitional sober living program that helps women continue their path in recovery from addictions. Following their treatment experience, Villa Tranquil helps women continue their process and lifestyle of addiction recovery. Our program is rooted in the 12-step recovery process, where clients and their families will feel the support of the fellowship of the program. We value the importance of creating a community where respect and healthy relationships guide the culture.

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.

“Community Counseling for People and Families” Dr. George Stoupas, licensed mental health counselor and addictions specialist, offers individual, couples, and family therapy in West Palm Beach, Florida. Serving Palm Beach County families since 2009. Dr. Stoupas specializes in Family Conflict Resolution, Young Adults, Men's Issues, and Addiction Recovery. Evening and weekend appointments available.