Relapse is Not Failure

June 22, 2017 by Parker Horveath

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.

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Compliance via Incentives

June 15, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

An important step that programs often skip: the collection of baseline data. Improvements are often incremental, and if you don’t know exactly where you started, it’s easy to miss them.

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Compliance via Fellowship

June 8, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

In his review of long-term outcome studies involving both alcohol and heroin users, Vaillant noted the inspirational aspects of such participation.

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Is it Recovery Yet?

May 18, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

It may seem to the individual as if it happens by itself– the result of an autopilot, set to return home.

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The Medicine They Don’t Take…

May 11, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

But given the experience in other fields of healthcare, a return to the old lifestyle, however destructive, may be little more than human nature.

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Fault and Blame

March 7, 2016 by C. Scott McMillin

Rehab isn’t intended to effect a cure for someone’s addiction. We don’t have a cure for anybody’s addiction.

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Social Media and Recovery

January 21, 2016 by C. Scott McMillin

In other words, they may also be engaged in professional treatment, attending live support groups, seeking medical or mental health care, or some combination of the above.

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Recovery Maintenance Tip: Avoid Casinos

January 7, 2016 by C. Scott McMillin

Many arrive in addiction treatment with clear symptoms of pathological gambling that often go unrecognized.

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Recovery at Christmas

December 24, 2015 by Helen Graham

Having an escape plan or a back-up excuse should you need to leave a stressful situation quickly can also be very helpful.

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Working the Steps

December 10, 2015 by C. Scott McMillin

I’m constantly focused on acknowledging things I can’t control. I turn it over to my HP just like I used to do with the desire to drink.

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