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Waiting for Morning, Loving Today

We were the stable family. Ours was the rare modern-day clan where mom and dad stayed married, lived in the same neighborhood for years, and wove church, scouts, homework and sports into weekly schedules. We rented a home and were far from...

Find a Therapist: How to Choose the Right Mental Health Professional for You

Mental Health Professional
Finding a therapist that’s right for you can be an important step in addiction recovery. There are many things that you can do on your own to improve your mental health. Getting sufficient sleep, exercising, eating well, and meditating...

New Year’s Resolutions and Self-control

New Year’s Resolutions and Self-control
New Year’s is the time when many of us make resolutions to replace questionable habits with better ones. We decide to lose weight, eat healthier, drink less, or change countless other nagging and maladaptive behaviors. The New Year’s is symbolic of a...

What is Love? Identifying Healthy and Unhealthy Relationships

What is Love?
What is love? There are a variety of ideas, philosophies and beliefs around the concept of love.  Love is romanticized in the movies, novels, and on Broadway. Love has a flowery and poetic way about it. We are all aware of the...

The Truth About Why Your Brain Drives Your Behavior and Addiction

Human Brain
Richard, 38 years old, had gone to twelve addiction treatment programs and failed every one of them. He really wanted to quit. He went to AA but was so impulsive he was unable to stop himself from drinking. When he had his...

Traumatic Events- Their Effect on Thinking Behavior

Traumatic Events
Trauma victims disassociate or compartmentalize traumatic events in the subconscious mind. How can we unlock those sequestered trauma memories that reproduce negative or even life-threatening situations or activities? Years ago, I had a patient referred to me for self-harming; she was hitting...


Friedrich Nietzsche said “That which does not kill us makes us stronger.” Trauma consists of reactions to an overwhelming danger or an inescapable chronic threat which, particularly if it happens in childhood or adolescence while the brain is still developing, is an...

Relapse Prevention – The Question of When

Relapse Prevention
Relapse Prevention is important in addiction recovery. People who learn relapse prevention skills have a lower risk of relapse, and a better quality of life during periods of recovery. If they do relapse, many are able to stop quickly before serious consequences...

Is Alcoholism More Difficult to Treat than other Diseases?”

Alcohol can certainly be more challenging to treat than other substances for several reasons. One is that it there is a longer continuum that is affected by genetic and environmental factors; many young people start out drinking socially - - responsibly and...

3 Tips to Help You Experience Joy This Holiday Season

How you can truly enjoy the holiday season despite substance use disorder in the family Are you sitting on pins and needles wondering which of your struggling loved ones will have a meltdown at Christmas dinner? Do you spend...

Saving Your Loved Ones from Addiction By Treating the Disease in the Brain and Restoring HOPE

Across America today, families are faced with unparalleled challenges from social media, peer pressure, financial insecurity, health issues, pervasive anxiety and inordinate stress which opens the door to darkness and temptation and these temptations are endless. Most have no solution and turn to drugs and alcohol...

Naltrexone Therapy for Addiction Recovery

This opioid blocking agent can save lives. What is Naltrexone Therapy? Naltrexone is non-addictive/non-narcotic FDA approved medication that blocks the brain’s receptors for opioids/alcohol, thus blocking the high from opioids/alcohol and reducing the patient’s cravings. Naltrexone...

Living Beyond – Let 2020 Be The Year Of Compassion

The field of mental health encourages compassion, but do you really know and fully understand what it is to be compassionate. There is often confusion around the word compassion and whether or not everyone is compassionate. In our high tech and...

The Deaths of Prince and Tom Petty: Something Wicked This Way Comes

Fentanyl is a powerful narcotic painkiller known to be 50 to 100 times more potent than morphine. It can easily paralyze the chest wall and stop a person from breathing. Only 125 micrograms of fentanyl, the equivalent of five or six grains...

Trauma, Addiction, and the Community

For many individuals in recovery self-help groups have evolved to give encouragement, support, and understanding to individuals who face lifelong trauma. Support groups outline a way of living that is not just related to issues of chemical use and abuse but provide...

Increase the Chance of Reaching Your New Year’s Goals

Book with New Years Resolution
This New Year’s Eve, millions of Americans resolved to lose weight, give up smoking, save money, do volunteer work, or find a new job. Chances are, they made the same resolution last year and the year before. Research shows that nearly 90% of New Year’s resolutions...


If you think you are at risk for substance misuse, be realistic about how the holidays can increase your anxiety and stress and lead to dangerous behavior It’s important for people to have a realistic attitude about the potential...


At a recent conference on substance abuse among the elderly, Brenda Iliff, Director of the Hazelden Betty Ford Older Adult Program, reported a precipitous increase in substance abuse among older folks, indicating: “Nationally, there are 17% of older adults at high risk.”...


Our children are dying en masse of opioid overdoses and the federal government is going back in a time machine arguing that marijuana is a gate-way drug. As they would say on Saturday Night Live: What’s up with that? As the mother...


You may have heard it said that “addiction is a family disease.” That’s true in more ways than one, but in its most fundamental sense, it means that addiction often runs in families— and, that like other diseases, such as breast cancer...


Recovery Home for Sale

Approved, single family sober house for sale in Waterbury, Connecticut. Fully rented. Good investment opportunity. Located in a good section. Does need some work. $129,000. Please call or text (203) 206-2529, or e-mail for details.

Inspire Palm Beach is a 22-bed private room, Neuroscience Center in West Palm Beach focusing on mindfulness, meditation, wellness, mental health and addiction recovery. Utilizing cutting-edge brain-mapping and sculpting technologies combined with holistic health and wellness therapies, Inspire Palm Beach offers treatments such as Deep Brain TMS, High-density EEG, CBD therapies, Infusion therapy’s (focused IV multivitamins and minerals), InfraRed Sauna, Yoga, Meditation, Acupuncture, Shamanic Healing, Cognitive Therapy, Life Regression Therapy and more


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.

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!

Pure Recovery California are the leaders in neuroscience recovery treatment specializing in the holistic treatment of addiction, depression, anxiety, PTSD, and closed head injury. 

“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.

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.

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.



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...


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.