Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Addiction

A Gut Feeling on The Future of Addiction Treatment

What I find concerning in most modern addiction treatment programs is the lack of integration of new scientifically proven effective modalities with self-help programs. Let me be clear in saying self-help...
PETS IN RECOVERY

Pets In Recovery

People have heartrending stories when they reminisce with their collection of, “Susie Q was the best dog…” or “I adored my cat Sammy…” We all remember that fi rst neighborhood kitten...

WHAT TO EXPECT FROM NEW OPIOID DRUG POLICY (PART 3 OF 3)

This is the third installment of this article. The previous articles can be found at www.thesoberworld.com In Part 1 of this article, I examined the first two prongs of the administration’s proposed...

TRAUMA THEN AND NOW (PART 3 OF 3)

In Part 1 and Part 2 we learned what trauma is, the history of trauma and the underlying causes. The Addiction/Trauma Connection Although I have worked with many patients over the years that...

THE CIRCLE

With all the current talk and press coverage, addiction and those struggling with addiction, have fi nally gotten a lot of needed attention. Unfortunately, the parents and families who have loved...

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...

MUSIC THERAPY: CONSIDERATIONS FOR TREATMENT AND RECOVERY

On their website www.musictherapy.org, The American Music Therapy Association (AMTA) defines music therapy as: …the clinical and evidence-based use of music interventions to accomplish individualized goals within a therapeutic relationship by a...

GENETIC SELFIE – A REAL TIME HD SNAPSHOT OF YOUR ADDICTIVE SELF

What is it about a good selfie that we find so endearing to our hearts? Thousands of tiny pixels, drawing from a palate of hundreds of different colors, coordinated on a...

LIVING BEYOND: FATHERHOOD – EMBRACING AND SUPPORTING A CHILD STRUGGLING WITH ADDICTION

The burden of addiction is challenging enough, but when your child has an addiction, the burden goes well beyond explanation. Fatherhood should be a time of joy, happiness, development, and when...

STEPS 8 AND 9: MAKING AMENDS

The reality of alcoholism is that it will only get worse. Patterns of use follow a pathway snaking deeper and deeper into the murkiest reaches of human behavior. Tolerance steadily builds...

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