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    Substance use disorder – screening, referral and placement

    Posted on April 15, 2017 by Comments are off

    Does someone you know need treatment for alcohol or drug use?  Who do you rely on for accurate information regarding the best options? What type of treatment provides the best chances for long term, hopefully permanent, recovery? How do you learn about the fees programs charge if paid out of po... read more

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    Treating substance use disorders

    Posted on March 7, 2017 by Comments are off

    "I recently spent five weeks in an inpatient rehabilitation center. Prior to returning to work I was advised to seek out an outpatient program. Coming to these groups has helped me understand my disease process as well as meeting others who were also struggling. My therapist was excellent in fac... read more

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    Substance Use and the Family: Intoxicant Emotions

    Posted on November 18, 2016 by Comments are off

    Drugs and alcohol are "intoxicants," consumed to have fun, feel better, and eventually to become intoxicated - high or drunk. Family members are directly affected at many levels by the increased problems that addiction causes. No surprise there.  The behavior of the substance user causes the famil... read more

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    Aftercare from Inpatient, Residential & Hospital Programs

    Posted on November 11, 2015 by Comments are off

    Upon returning home from inpatient treatment, aftercare programs provide ongoing support and services as people go through life changes in early recovery. Early recovery presents multiple challenges, many expected and unexpected changes. Challenges occur regarding finding local self help groups, ... 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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    Daily Gratitude Journal

    Posted on May 7, 2014 by Leave a comment

    A daily gratitude journal can be surprisingly beneficial.  If done daily, the results can be almost magical over time. It is a great supplement to treatment, or a recovery program and to one's life in general. It will surely be a boost to those in 12-step, or any self-improvement program. A Gratitu... read more

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    A Few Words about Treatment and Recovery

    Posted on August 14, 2012 by Leave a comment

    A Few Words About Treatment and Recovery What is treatment? Treatment for alcohol and drug abuse is learning about chemical dependency, how it has affected the substance user (alcohol and/or drugs), his/her family and friends and how to avoid returning to life problem... read more

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    Choosing outpatient substance abuse treatment

    Choosing outpatient substance abuse treatment

    Congratulations! You have decided to seek counseling or education for alcohol or drug use. It is
    Substance use disorder – screening, referral and placement

    Substance use disorder – screening, referral and placement

    Does someone you know need treatment for alcohol or drug use?  Who do you rely on for accurate information
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    After 3 ½ years of sobriety, I relapsed; part of my recovery and turn to a life of sobriety was to seek help from First Step Services. During my time at First Step, I was impressed with the professional atmosphere and the group atmosphere had a major impact on my treatment. I have a renewed

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