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When It’s Time to Tell the Family About Your Addiction

Coming to terms with your addiction is the first step on the road to recovery. Once you’ve done that, it’s time to tell your loved ones what’s been happening. Although it’s not something we look forward to, following these guidelines will help you accomplish the next step as smoothly as possible. Remember that you will continue communication with your loved ones as you go through treatment and they may want to seek additional support for themselves to help them deal with their own emotions. After you’ve had that all important talk, it’s now time to focus on yourself and do the work that only you can do.


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Dual Diagnosis: Substance Abuse and Mental Illness

According to the National Alliance of Mental Health, dual diagnosis is a term used to describe people with a mental health disorder who have coexisting problems with drugs and/or alcohol.

Recent studies suggest that nearly one-third of people with all mental illnesses and approximately one-half of people with severe mental illness, such as bipolar and schizophrenia, also experience substance abuse.

The relationship between the two is complex, and the treatment of people with co-occurring substance abuse and mental illness is more complicated than the treatment of either condition alone.


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World Intervention Day: An Invitation to Change

February 26, 2015 is World Intervention Day

It’s time to consider who you might rub the right way, with an invitation of sorts. As a former addict myself, I have learned that by creating a firewall of strong, consistent care, you can implement a plan for change with a lasting effect. When you’re starting from a place of honesty and compassion, you are coming from a position of strength no matter how desperate you feel. At the end of your rope is hope…


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