Resources for Patients & Families FAQs
I felt detached from life and the people around me. I felt like a failure, but I had no other choice but to get back on my feet and try again.
They soon realize they need to learn how to stay sober, while also repairing relationships, restoring health, and picking up the pieces of a career.
We may be stuck relying on the soft stuff– therapy, support, behavior change, even spiritual growth– all those icky-squicky things that neuroscientists struggle to quantify.
…if this type of strategy didn’t succeed 30 years ago, what makes us think it’ll be a success this time around?
When they get sick with diseases related to substance use, they’ll avoid going to the doctor or hospital, until their illness is advanced and more extensive and expensive care is involved.