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The Importance of 12 Step in Recovery

Achieving sobriety is no easy feat, which is why you may be tempted to think that all the work is done. That once you are free and clean from drugs and alcohol, you are cured. But the truth is that recovery is a long, ongoing process that doesn’t happen overnight. It doesn’t happen the moment … Continued

What is Vivitrol?

Certain individuals need some extra help to stay on the path to recovery. For many, Vivitrol can help. In this short video, learn more about the benefits of Vivitrol and how it can strengthen your recovery.

How to Talk to Your Loved One About Your Addiction

Telling your loved ones that you are struggling with substance abuse can be difficult. These are some tips to help you be better prepared for this important conversation.  

Addiction: Men vs Women

Men and women are different – physically, mentally, and emotionally. So, it should come as no surprise that men and women require distinct things when it comes to alcohol and drug addiction treatment. To provide individuals with the best, most effective treatment, it is important to take into consideration the role that gender differences play … Continued

Evidence for “Non-Evidence Based” Treatment

By: Joseph Budenholzer, MA, CCAR In recent years, there’s been growing enthusiasm in addiction treatment for Evidence Based Practices or EBP, defined as: “The conscientious use of current best evidence in making decisions about patient care.” Who can argue with that? But in the current climate, traditional 12 Step recovery is sometimes portrayed negatively as a dreary, … Continued