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Groups in Residential Treatment and IOP – What is their purpose?

Anyone who has been in an alcohol and drug rehab and/or has attended IOP (Intensive Outpatient Program) sessions know that there are regularly scheduled and mandatory ‘groups.’  These can be run...

Legal Intervention In Alcohol Related Illnesses And Cannabis Induced Psychosis

Legal Intervention In Alcohol: Lost sometimes amidst the opioid epidemic dominated news over the last several years, we note the steady increase in deaths related to alcohol and the rise in...
Acknowledge the Elephant- Support a Grieving Mom

Acknowledge the Elephant- Support a Grieving Mom

After losing my son Matt a few years ago, I felt like I had inherited the elephant. You know the one I'm talking about- the elephant in the room that no one will...
The Drug War’s Censorship Weapon

The Drug War’s Censorship Weapon

As the war against drugs weaponizes criminality and incarceration, its censorship weapon continues to repress critical and privileged information from the masses. In this article, we will explore how rampant censorship...
Handling Emotional Pain In Addiction Recovery

Handling Emotional Pain In Addiction Recovery

Those of us who work in the addiction field will often explain to clients battling various addictions, “you need to learn to hold onto your emotional pain and move forward despite...
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...
recovering woman singing

MUSIC THERAPY IN ADDICTIONS TREATMENT

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...
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....

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,...
Music Therapy in Addictions Treatment

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...

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