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Taking Action: Analyze Past Flaws

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Families often think it’s the addict or alcoholic’s emotions that need to be overcome to succeed. But in fact, we need to start by dealing with our own feelings.


Good Practice Over Bad Habit

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If you’re not fighting your own conscience, you feel better about yourself, and conflicts with others diminish, too.


Taking Action: Review the Defenses

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They believe that by demonstrating you can’t make them do anything against their will, they’ll convince you that confrontation is useless.


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Families Blogs


Risky Decision Case Study: Quarterback Derby

Man drawing a game strategy

To a seasoned counselor, there’s another way to view it. For one thing, these aren’t isolated incidents.


Requisition for an Alcoholism Cure

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Politics, Money, and Addiction Treatment

Business concept design illustrating controlled spending.

$85 million, or 64%, of the new money would go some place other than addiction treatment.


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Groups That Don’t Work pt 2

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We’ve never seen a group that works, right from its inception. Progress toward work usually involves struggle through one or more of these modes.


Groups That Don’t Work pt 1

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When a group adopts one of these operating modes permanently, as a primary form of interaction, they end up actively resisting any responsibility for achieving individual and group goals.


Lifestyle Balance Model for Recovery

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This is where ‘recovery work’ comes in, in the form of acquiring healthy strategies to successfully handle (i.e., without resorting to substance use) stressful situations and resulting emotions.


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Clinician Blogs


Risky Decision Case Study: Quarterback Derby

Man drawing a game strategy

To a seasoned counselor, there’s another way to view it. For one thing, these aren’t isolated incidents.


Requisition for an Alcoholism Cure

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Please get back to us as soon as you’ve perfected this cure. We can promise you massive profits, guaranteed.


Politics, Money, and Addiction Treatment

Business concept design illustrating controlled spending.

$85 million, or 64%, of the new money would go some place other than addiction treatment.


Resources


Lifestyle Balance Model for Recovery

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This is where ‘recovery work’ comes in, in the form of acquiring healthy strategies to successfully handle (i.e., without resorting to substance use) stressful situations and resulting emotions.


Ten Steps to a Strategic Plan

Business documents and binders, strategic planning for managers

“I don’t know why we bother. Hardly any of the stuff we predict ever comes to pass.”


How Come Outcomes?

Private Detective

Yet because the information is compiled by an outside firm, the program can trumpet ‘independently verified’ outcomes.


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Programs Blogs


Risky Decision Case Study: Quarterback Derby

Man drawing a game strategy

To a seasoned counselor, there’s another way to view it. For one thing, these aren’t isolated incidents.


Requisition for an Alcoholism Cure

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Please get back to us as soon as you’ve perfected this cure. We can promise you massive profits, guaranteed.


Politics, Money, and Addiction Treatment

Business concept design illustrating controlled spending.

$85 million, or 64%, of the new money would go some place other than addiction treatment.



Newest Resources


Risky Decision Case Study: Quarterback Derby

March 2, 2015 in Thinking About Addiction

Man drawing a game strategy

To a seasoned counselor, there’s another way to view it. For one thing, these aren’t isolated incidents.


Taking Action: Analyze Past Flaws

February 26, 2015 in Articles

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Families often think it’s the addict or alcoholic’s emotions that need to be overcome to succeed. But in fact, we need to start by dealing with our own feelings.


Requisition for an Alcoholism Cure

February 23, 2015 in Thinking About Addiction

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Please get back to us as soon as you’ve perfected this cure. We can promise you massive profits, guaranteed.


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