Drug Courts Recognize Addiction as Disease, Not Crime

Drug Courts Recognize Addiction as Disease, Not Crime

Substance abuse provides a motivation for many crimes, from petty theft to physical assault. Traditionally, law courts focus on the crime, not the underlying cause. As a result, many addicts find themselves caught in a repeating cycle of arrest, imprisonment and release. The cycle costs the legal system millions every year. More importantly, people suffering…

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Former Addict? Share Your Story!

Because addiction recovery continues after leaving our treatment facility, we offer a customized aftercare plan for you. Your unique aftercare treatment plan will include a variety of support systems and treatments, one of which can be working with others who are struggling with addiction. Many clients find a sense of fulfillment sharing their stories of…

Do You Suffer from a Co-Dependency Addiction?

Do You Suffer from a Co-Dependency Addiction?

Co-dependency is a common condition experienced in families dealing with substance abuse or addiction. A co-dependent family member values his relationship with the addict more than his own well-being. Spouses, children and parents can all be co-dependent. In its own way, co-dependency is as addictive as any substance. Symptoms of Co-Dependency Co-dependent family members enable…

Avoiding Alcohol and Drug Counseling Because You Fear Abstinence?

Avoiding Alcohol and Drug Counseling Because You Fear Abstinence?

Traditionally, substance abuse programs take a zero-tolerance approach to drug or alcohol use. While effective for some, many find the notion of complete abstinence — and the withdrawal symptoms accompanying abstinence — a frightening prospect. Unfortunately, concerns about abstinence often delay much-needed substance abuse treatment. A study by the American Psychological Association indicates counselors share…

Substance Abuse on the Rise in the U.S.

Substance Abuse on the Rise in the U.S.

A new study has revealed the United States experienced a substantial increase in substance abuse from 2001 to 2009. Overall, the number of drug and alcohol addiction diagnoses increased by a daunting 70 percent. The Hard Facts The study was conducted using data from doctor visits. From 2001 to 2003, the number of addiction diagnoses…