Resources


Desire for Drugs

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One study indicated that it could take as little as 33 milliseconds to trigger a craving. If something only lasts three one-hundredths of a second, you’re probably not going to be aware of it.


Routines for Living Recovery

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Ultimately, what replaces addiction in recovery is life, in all its glory.


Hidden Withdrawal

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In the early and middle stages of addiction, addicts may experience mild to moderate withdrawal symptoms without recognizing them.


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Families Blogs


Are 12-Step Fellowships Religious?

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Both sides present arguments, and for the most part, those arguments depend on the separation of spirituality from religion.


The 12-Step Success Rate

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AA and NA aren’t designed to have a ‘success rate’. Their mission is to reach out a helping hand to those who still suffer.


Relapse After Longterm Sobriety

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Something serious is wrong, and it’s not being handled at all well.


Resources


Confrontation Without Conflict

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If we inadvertently activate the ‘fight-flight’ response, communication will come to a halt.


Confrontation

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What’s the difference? Maybe it’s in how confrontation is used.


Memory by Function

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The personal story that recovering folks tell at 12 Step meetings is a reconstruction of episodic memories.


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Clinician Blogs


Counseling Effectiveness: Allegiance and Alliance

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The challenge is to develop that relationship quickly enough to engage the client and create an environment that promotes success.


Professional Versus Not

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From the beginning, it was designed to be a program for living… a grass-roots approach based not on scientific research or professional practice but on the direct experience of recovering persons.


Are 12-Step Fellowships Religious?

BigBook12And12

Both sides present arguments, and for the most part, those arguments depend on the separation of spirituality from religion.


Resources


The March of Pseudoscience

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The treatment population is jam-packed with vulnerable people and families desperately looking for magic solutions to a genuinely challenging problem like recovery.


The Practitioner vs. the Technique

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I take great care in finding the right practitioner. He or she will likely be more important than the technique itself.


Models of Addiction: The Moderation Model

Little Man and Blue Drink Series

There’s always someone who is convinced that with the right support, the right technique, they could once again drink socially.


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Programs Blogs


Ethical Challenge

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The law can reflect professional ethics, but many times it does not. It’s quite possible for a certain type of conduct to be within the law and yet not meet ethical standards.


Are 12-Step Fellowships Religious?

BigBook12And12

Both sides present arguments, and for the most part, those arguments depend on the separation of spirituality from religion.


The 12-Step Success Rate

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AA and NA aren’t designed to have a ‘success rate’. Their mission is to reach out a helping hand to those who still suffer.



Newest Resources


Counseling Effectiveness: Allegiance and Alliance

April 24, 2014 in How to Talk so an Addict Will Listen (clinicians)

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The challenge is to develop that relationship quickly enough to engage the client and create an environment that promotes success.


Ethical Challenge

April 21, 2014 in Tips for Treatment Programs

ethics word cloud

The law can reflect professional ethics, but many times it does not. It’s quite possible for a certain type of conduct to be within the law and yet not meet ethical standards.


Professional Versus Not

April 17, 2014 in How to Talk so an Addict Will Listen (clinicians)

ProfvsNot

From the beginning, it was designed to be a program for living… a grass-roots approach based not on scientific research or professional practice but on the direct experience of recovering persons.


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