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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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    How Alcohol and Drug Addiction Affects Family Members

    Posted on November 17, 2011 by Leave a comment

    The longer alcohol and drug users abuse their drugs of choice, the worse their lives become. Until they commit to recovery, the downward spiral continues until they end up in much worse situations. "Committed" to recovery means working a program or attending counseling consistently with commitment... read more

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    Anthony (Tony) Porrett M.A., LPC, LCAS, CCS

    Anthony (Tony) Porrett M.A., LPC, LCAS, CCS

    Anthony (Tony) Porrett M.A., LPC, LCAS, CCS facilitates our Family and Community Education (FACE)
    Aftercare from Inpatient, Residential & Hospital Programs

    Aftercare from Inpatient, Residential & Hospital Programs

    Attend your first group for free. Begin group counseling within 2 weeks of your intake during
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