Addiction Prevention vs. Intervention

By Amanda Stevens, BS | January 7, 2020

At its core, the conversation around addiction prevention versus addiction intervention reflects a similar dichotomy in medical circles: prevention vs. cure. Everyone knows the adage: prevention is better than cure. But in the case of addiction, it’s not quite so clear-cut and simple. The thing about addiction is that you have to approach it as…

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The Advantages of Family Involvement In Addiction Treatment

By Amanda Stevens, BS | December 24, 2019

In a way, we are the sum of our experiences and perceptions of people around us. Through our families, friends, adversaries, and role models, we create an image of what we should be like, and struggle to fulfill those self-set expectations. In a perfect world, the family helps us not just figure out who we…

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How To Talk About Addiction To A Family Member

By Amanda Stevens, BS | December 20, 2019

Addiction in the family can be very delicate, but when approached correctly, you can help avert a great amount of tragedy and find an opportunity to help your family member onto a path of recovery long before things hit rock bottom. Learning how best to talk about addiction to that family member is important to…

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IOP vs. PHP: Differences In Treatment and Care

By Amanda Stevens, BS | December 12, 2019

If you are ready to enter rehabilitation for your addiction, it’s important to understand your options. There are different levels of care depending on how intensive your treatment plan is. Each patient’s needs are assessed based on the level of their addiction, whether they can take weeks off of work, their family obligations, whether the…

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Can Addiction Kill Me?

By Amanda Stevens, BS | December 6, 2019

In short: yes, addiction can kill. But rather than keep it at that, it’s better to go in-depth into how and why addiction can kill you – and how you can keep it from killing you. There’s no doubt that addiction carries with it a lot of baggage. It can lead to long-term damage to your…

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Temptation Is Always There

By Amanda Stevens, BS | November 20, 2019

In days gone by, an excuse arose: “the devil made me do it.” The idea behind this phrase is that there are always nefarious spirits lurking about, whispering in our ears and encouraging us to do things that are against our self-interest. Temptation, in this worldview, is the manifestation of these invisible whisperers knowing what…

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Looking Forward To A Brighter Future After Recovery

By Amanda Stevens, BS | November 8, 2019

Starting on the road to sobriety is an exciting time. Dreams and hopes tend to come easily, as all of the possibilities for a future without drugs and alcohol appear bright. As your journey progresses, it is important not to lose sight of those initial hopes. The following is a list of some of the…

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