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    Substance Use and the Recovering Family

    Posted on November 18, 2016 by Comments are off

    Family members are directly affected by the increased problems that addiction causes. Drugs and alcohol are "intoxicants", consumed to become intoxicated - high or drunk.  The behavior of the substance user causes the family to experience negative emotions, sometimes they become obsessed with the ... read more

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    Substance Abuse Assessments

    Posted on June 12, 2015 by Comments are off

    Do you or someone you care about have a concern about your alcohol or drug use?  In an effort to better serve our communities, First Step provides substance abuse assessments to anyone who is interested. If you would like to speak with one of our professionals to learn if you have a problem wit... read more

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    Not ready for substance abuse treatment?

    Posted on September 5, 2014 by Comments are off

    It seems impossible to convince the necessity of it to someone who is not ready for substance abuse treatment.  Research shows it could take 5 - 6 treatments to help a person with a serious addiction to permanently stop using alcohol or drugs. Is that too much for a long term change? How much eff... read more

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    Substance Abuse; Maturity & Responsibility  

    Posted on July 16, 2014 by Leave a comment

    Have you ever had the feeling that addicts act like they are still adolescents or children? Do you wonder why they are often unable to fulfill normal adult responsibilities? The 12-Step programs have a theory about that. Recovering addicts and alcoholics believe that when they picked up their fir... read more

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    Shame & Guilt Prevent Treatment and Recovery

    Posted on July 16, 2014 by Leave a comment

    Shame and guilt are powerful reasons substance abusers and their families take so long to reach out and accept help. Guilt says "I am doing something terribly bad and deserve to be treated that way." Shame says that "I am a bad person and do not deserve anything good in life." When these two beliefs... read more

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    What is treatment?

    Posted on November 4, 2011 by Leave a comment

    Treatment for alcohol and drug use  is a process of several components. Substance use treatment includes building new relationships, experiencing life without use of alcohol and drugs over and extended period and developing life skills to prevent a return to problematic use. Treatment is moving ... read more

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    Substance use disorder – screening, referral and placement

    Substance use disorder – screening, referral and placement

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    Treating substance use disorders

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