Client Empowerment

Client Empowerment: Taking Charge of Addiction Treatment

When it comes to picturing addiction treatment that works, many people think of the old labor camp model – a gray, dingy facility where patients scrub away at the floor with a toothbrush. Some people embraced this model of treatment-punishment because they thought of addiction as a moral failing that needed to be corrected through … Continued

The Most Common Reasons People Don’t Go to Treatment

The Most Common Reasons People Don’t Go to Treatment

People often assume that an addicted individual who doesn’t go to treatment is just in denial about their problem. While this is sometimes true, it isn’t the only reason. Family, friends, and society can play a role in a person’s apprehension. Below, we’ve gathered other reasons – or excuses – people use to resist getting … Continued

Can Addiction Be Cured?

Can Addiction Be Cured?

Addiction has long been considered by some to be a sign of moral failing. Families and friends of individuals struggling with addiction have held — and many still do hold — the belief that once a person completes detox, gets a hold of their values, and develops a strong sense of what is right and … Continued

Obama and Macklemore

Macklemore Helps Obama Tackle Opioid Epidemic Awareness

Grammy award-winning rapper Macklemore and President Barack Obama teamed up last weekend to talk about the national opioid addiction crisis by calling for Congress to increase funding for addiction treatment. The president invited the addiction and recovery advocate to the presidential weekly address to talk from a personal standpoint about the seriousness of drug addiction … Continued