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EMPOWERMENT: HOPE, HEALING AND RECOVERY IN WOMEN’S HEALTH

This essay is about hope, healing, and recovery regarding women impacted by the opioid epidemic. It is not about blame, shame, or placing guilt on anyone or any system such as...

WHY TOUGH LOVE MIGHT FINALLY BE THE ANSWER

CONFRONTING YOUR LOVED ONE ABOUT SUBSTANCE ABUSE IS DIFFICULT. BUT TAKING A FIRM STANCE – AND NOT BACKING DOWN – MAY BE THE BEST GIFT YOU CAN GIVE THEM. At 22 years...

The Crooked Road Of Recovery: Rethinking Relapses And Success In Addiction Treatment And Research

It’s Friday night in West Los Angeles. As Angelenos flock with their entourages to trendy restaurants and night clubs, an eclectic group of recovering addicts attend Shabbat services at Beit T’Shuvah...

Denial: The False Harbor That Families of Individuals With Use Disorders Run To Again...

Whoever it was that said love would be easy was wrong, especially when the person you love has a use disorder. And it doesn’t matter really which one…alcohol, other drugs, gambling,...

50% Is The New Norm For Addiction Treatment

Yep, I said it. Truth bomb. I have been in this field for the last 20 years and in recovery as well, and I can say- the field has changed a...

MAKING ANXIETY MANAGEABLE

There are things in life that we never think of controlling. We tend not to worry about those things or try to change them. For example, I used to live around...

CREATING POSITIVE CHANGE

Many people live their lives in a state of predictable boredom. There is little spontaneity, little excitement, and little reward. Nothing changes. Everything remains the same. The common complaint of the...

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...

INTERVENTION: THE JOHNSON MODEL

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....

Armor

The darkest of hours could not bring me light. I reached a place where peace felt unobtainable. Night after night, I stared at my walls alone, wondering how or even if...

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