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    Black Tar Heroin

    Posted on September 23, 2014 by Comments are off

    Black Tar Heroin is considered a strong and cheap form of heroin. It is mainly made in Mexico and can be found in America, Canada and Europe. It is not a new drugs and actually has been around since heroin was discovered and scientist synthesized the heroin. It has many names it goes by such as Chee... read more

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    Book Corner- For Families

    Posted on September 23, 2014 by Comments are off

    It can be very encouraging to read a helpful book when we find ourselves struggling. First Step is not all about the person in treatment but we also families. We do this by offering family sessions, family group and even the FACE program. Sometimes family members ask to recommend helpful boo... read more

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    Common Myths about Addiction and Treatment

    Posted on September 12, 2014 by Comments are off

    Many times when a person walks into our office with thoughts and ideas on what they think substance abuse treatment is and what they have heard about treatment. As with most who are not trained in the field of substance use disorders, they may only have heard the common myths about addiction and tr... 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. Most of us have been told that you can lead a horse water but you can't make him drink. I believe that, if that is all we do. Does that mean we give up after walking the horse to the wa... read more

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    Sign of Failure? The Relapse Process

    Posted on August 29, 2014 by Comments are off

    People in recovery sometimes feel that relapse is a sign of failure or that a person is just not trying in their recovery. However, it is more than that;  it is more than just using alcohol or drugs. According to T. Gorski it is a progressive process of becoming dysfunctional in recovery and use... read more

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    Substance Abuse and Responsibility  

    Posted on July 16, 2014 by Leave a comment

    Have you ever had the feeling that addicts act like they are still 14 years old? 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 first drink or... 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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    The Book Corner: Self Esteem

    Posted on June 10, 2014 by Leave a comment

    As an avid reader I love making some great recommendations to others that enjoy sitting back with a good book. Sometimes reading is also a great way to work through your recovery program along with attending meeting and your group sessions. I get asked many times what book I can recommend that ar... read more

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    Chemical Dependence and Responsibility

    Posted on May 29, 2014 by Leave a comment

    Have you ever had the feeling that addicts act like they are still 14 years old? 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 first drink or... read more

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    Denial: A Roadblock

    Posted on May 23, 2014 by Leave a comment

    The road to recovery starts with the first step, not to be cliché however that is the truth. If a person is able to admit things to be exactly as they are and what they are then they can actually... read more

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