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Out of the Wreck I Rise: Interview with Neil Steinberg

Addiction is easy to fall into and hard to escape. It destroys the lives of individuals, and it has a devastating cost to society. The National Institute of Health estimates that seventeen million adults in the United States are alcoholics or have a serious problem with alcohol.

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Understanding the Schick Shadel Method and Counter Conditioning


What exactly is the Schick Shadel method and counter conditioning? Does it work to treat addiction? What are the pros and cons? 

Counter conditioning (also known as aversion therapy) focuses on training the brain to avoid alcohol or drugs through negative associations.

Schick Shadel Hospital in Seattle pioneered this methodology, and the facility is one of the foremost counter conditioning practitioners.

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Subutex vs Suboxone: An Honest Comparison

What's the difference between Suboxone and Subutex? Both are medications used during medical detox to help rid the body of alcohol and toxic substances. Learn about the differences and which one might be right for you or your loved one given your specific situation.

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19 Top Medical Detox Centers in the U.S.

Looking for a medical detox center to help you get clean? In the US, more than 14,500 specialized drug treatment facilities provide counseling, behavioral therapy, medication, case management, and other types of services to persons with substance use disorders. Many of these offer medical detox services, specializing in safely cleansing your body of substances. We'll break down 19 top medical detox centers that do outstanding work.

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Book Review: When Your Partner Has An Addiction by Christopher Kennedy Lawford

What do you do when your partner has an addiction? Stay or walk away?

Perhaps you’re wrestling with this question, having heard well-meaning advice from friends and family who tell you to just leave rather than run the risk of enabling.

That leaves you wondering, Does simply staying in a relationship with someone who abuses drugs or alcohol constitute enabling?

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Healing the Root Causes of Addiction with Dual Diagnosis Treatment

Did you know that most people who have a dual diagnosis - an addiction coupled with a mental or emotional health issue  - aren’t receiving treatment for either condition?

Unfortunately, it’s true. The recent US Surgeon General’s report Facing Addiction in America found that more than 40% of people with addiction have a dual diagnosis, yet fewer than half of these people receive treatment for either disorder.

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Addiction and Your Brain: The Internal Recovery Journey

Did you know that addiction literally changes your brain? Abusing addictive substances physically alters the structure of your mind, leading to a destructive spiral. Does this sound familiar to you?

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Why The Clearing's Rehab Success Rate Is So High

Have you ever heard of an addiction recovery program with 80%+ success rates? This is unheard of in the modern addiction treatment industry.

Yet here we are, tucked away in a corner of the country on beautiful San Juan Island, WA. What’s the secret to our success?

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When Your Partner Has An Addiction: Interview with Christopher Kennedy Lawford

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Today we're speaking with author and activist Christopher Kennedy Lawford. He has spent twenty years in the film and TV industries as an actor, lawyer, executive, and producer. He's the author of three New York Times best selling books, Symptoms Of Withdrawal, Moments Of Clarity, and Recover To Live.

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Facing Addiction in America: A Full Summary on the Surgeon General's Report

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In November 2016, the Surgeon General made history by releasing an in-depth report on addiction in the United States. 

Surgeon General Dr. Vivek H. Murthy compares this report to the milestone Surgeon General report on the dangers of smoking, which was published in 1964.

The new report states that over 20 million Americans are addicted to drugs, but only about 10% are receiving any sort of addiction treatment. Get the full summary here.

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