Feb 14, 2019

Getaway or Outpatient Program?

No matter how long the "bottom" has been coming, when the time finally arrives to choose a treatment center—either as an addict, an...
Feb 5, 2019

How Long Until I Am Sober?

Good question. People ask us this often, not only for economic reasons (how much will this cost?), but also for work and family...
Feb 5, 2019

A Primer on Opiates and Opioids

In Signs of Opiate Addiction, we discussed the terms opiates and opioids. Both are powerful drugs that are highly effective for the relief...
Feb 5, 2019

Depression and Addiction

A Complex Combination  “If I am hurt in a car wreck, please don’t take me to a 12-Step meeting.” This bit of wisdom is occasionally...
Dec 4, 2018

10 Etiquette Suggestions for 12-Step Meetings

For many recovering alcoholics and addicts, venturing into a twelve-step meeting for the first time can be an intimidating prospect. Where...
Oct 23, 2018

New to Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings? 5 Things to Know Before You Go

More than what they remember hearing in their first few meetings of Alcoholics Anonymous, or any type of twelve-step recovery meeting,...
Oct 13, 2018

The 12 Steps in Medical Research

I recently read some information provided by a treatment facility in the South that stated non-12 step treatment modalities were more...
Sep 29, 2018

Understanding The 12-Step Program

It can be scary when you or a loved one acknowledges addiction but seeking help through a 12-step program is one of the best methods to...