Recovery: The Journey Of Transformation addiction codependency family spirituality Nov 27, 2021

 

I've worked in the addiction treatment industry for a long time—like over 30 years. 

But I've actually been AROUND the treatment industry longer than I've been a professional in...

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Connection: The Solution To Addiction addiction spirituality Nov 09, 2021

 

"What's this got to do with drug use?"

I get a lot of mileage out of the short video above in my work with substance use disorder clients. 

I simply ask them to watch it, and then tell...

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Effective Addiction Treatment Planning: Cart before The Horse? addiction chemical dependency stages of change substance abuse Oct 26, 2021

There's no denying that substance abuse treatment “success rates” can be alarmingly poor. It is an all-too-common scenario to see a client go through residential treatment for a month...

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Family Support In Addiction Treatment: What's The Problem? Aug 19, 2021

 

The past ten years for me has been a steady process of identifying and becoming increasingly focused on addressing an issue that I am quite passionate about. And that would be (drum roll...

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Does Rehab Really Work??? May 02, 2021

The short video above addresses what I consider to be somewhat of an elephant in the room when it comes to the public perception of "drug rehab." And that's the question of whether rehab really...

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Support For Families Impacted By Addiction addiction boundaries family parents Mar 09, 2021

I had an experience yesterday that really got me thinking.

About drug treatment.

And what it’s like for families who have a loved one in treatment.

More specifically, about how challenging...

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Rehab Failure? Check The Foundation! addiction family parents professional training Feb 23, 2021

"Rehab doesn't work."

"I don't trust those rehabs. They're only in it for the money."

In my line of work I frequently find myself in the position of suggesting to a family that it might be time...

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Expect A Miracle addiction family Feb 03, 2021

I ran an adolescent outpatient substance treatment program for many years.

One night I was standing in my office with some parents. We had just finished a graduation group where their daughter had...

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Treatment Rescue: Everybody On The Same Page! Jan 26, 2021

The video above describes a really common problem that occurs in drug treatment, and that's when the client, the family, and the treatment team aren't all on the same page with regard to the...

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Addiction Education: Back To Basics! addiction professional training Jan 14, 2021

Last week I presented a webinar for The Greenhouse Holistic Healing CEU Series, a monthly training hosted by The Greenhouse, a leading substance use treatment facility here in Dallas, Texas. 

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Addiction And The Family System addiction boundaries chemical dependency codependency family parents substance abuse Jan 05, 2021

The video above includes two of the shortest—but perhaps most effective—lectures you'll find on how addiction impacts the family system:

  • The 8-Second Lecture on Chemical Dependency
  • The...
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Understanding Substance Use Disorder Jan 01, 2021

At first I was going call this post "Back To Basics." But I decided to be more direct, so I went with "Understanding Substance Use Disorder." Let me explain...

I've worked in the...

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