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validation after drug and alcohol rehabilitation

Validation

There I am on the side of my bed, hunched over my legs, as my fingers twist and pull. I stand up to get...
Symptom Substitution

Symptom Substitution

Jane was in a facility getting treatment for her bulimia and self-injurious behaviors. She reached out to me about her struggles, informing me that...
an exercise inrecovery

An Exercise in Recovery

Triggers are one of the leading causes of relapse. People, places and events from our past linger deep within our brains in our memories....

Dear Dr. Josh: Do I Need Rehab?

Dr. Josh Lichtman, answers your medical (and occasionally spiritual) questions. First up: letting an alcoholic know if rehab is necessary... Dear Dr. Josh: There is no doubt...
HAVE TO vs. GET TO

HAVE TO vs. GET TO

As people in recovery, we all face starting over and taking another chance at our goals, dreams and desires. We face setbacks, challenges, roadblocks,...
Hands Are Made For Holding

Hands Are Made For Holding

In the days preceding my crash course introduction to the world of sobriety, I was running ragged, to say the least. I was exhausted...
MoneyBall Analytics in Addiction Treatment

MoneyBall Analytics in Addiction Treatment

Recently, a non-profit organization called Fair Health, conducted a study using claims data from insurers representing 150 million patients to draw some interesting conclusions...
Inside the Mind of an Addict

Inside the Mind of an Addict

Why is it that no one understands me? Can’t they see I’m hurting and crying out for help? Yet my friends have stopped calling...
YOGA

A Strong Leader in Yoga for Recovery

When Taryn Strong took her first yoga teacher training in 2007, the concept of incorporating yoga into recovery was still pretty underground. “I couldn’t...
Seek Treatment or Face Jail Time-02

Seek Treatment or Face Jail Time

It’s a tough subject in which to stake a position. We all know prison is not the solution for addiction, but what if it’s used...

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