Rewired: A Bold New Approach to Addiction and Recovery - Book Review and Erica Spiegelman Interview

Leading addiction expert Erica Spiegelman discusses her revolutionary new book, "REWIRED: A Bold New Approach to Addiction and Recovery." Rewired is a new, breakthrough approach to fighting addiction and self-damaging behavior by acknowledging our personal power to bring ourselves back from the brink.

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7 Ways to Deal with Your Loved One's Addiction During the Holidays

If the thought of spending time with your family this holiday causes you to feel anxious and apprehensive, does that makes you ... a very bad person?

Actually, it makes you human.

If you’re feeling stressed about family time with a loved one who has an addiction, you aren't the only one.

How do you deal with your loved one's addiction during the holidays without stepping on land mines and having things flame out of control?

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Free eBook: The Ultimate Guide to Choosing a Residential Addiction Treatment Program

Addiction is a battle – a battle worth fighting. Far too many have given up from lack of hope, lack of direction, lack of support, or simply from lack of effort. Yet each person has the ability to win the fight.

The right residential addiction treatment program can help you learn how to heal, setting you free to live more of your life in love, peace, harmony and joy. By contrast, the wrong rehab program can set you back tens of thousands of dollars with little to show but a tan and some volleyball skills.

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Free eBook: Supporting A Loved One Struggling with Addiction

If you’ve just realized that your loved one has an addiction, you’re likely feeling overwhelmed by the ramifications of the news. You may struggle just to get through your days, and that’s entirely understandable. After all, you’re coping with many practical concerns, from treatment options to family finances to insurance coverage.

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Opioid Addiction Medication: A Step Forward or a Step Backward?

Trending news in the recovery community: a longstanding governmental rule about the number of patients for whom doctors can prescribe opioid addiction medication - such as buprenorphine - may be revised soon.  

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Key Factors in Selecting the Right Inpatient Residential Addiction Treatment Program


If you've come to the realization that Residential Rehab is the best way to heal from an addiction, you've come along way. Residential Treatment helps remove a person who is struggling from an environment that is usually distracting and triggering, and sometimes toxic. Now, it's time to ask yourself some important questions to help you select the right program for you.

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The Good News and Bad News Relating to Your Addicted Spouse

What was the moment you knew for sure that your spouse was addicted? Maybe it was discovery of a hidden cache of booze or pills, or the phone call informing you that your spouse was in police custody. Or perhaps it wasn't a single dramatic incident, but rather the slow piecing together of seemingly-unrelated behaviors such as increased irritability and secrecy.  
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Signs of Addiction: How to Know If Your Spouse is Addicted to Drugs or Alcohol

 It's the question that sneaks up on you in quiet moments, the one that tugs at your metaphorical sleeve whispering: “What if?” The fear and worry follow you around like a cloud shadowing your days, and you wonder …What if my spouse is addicted? Am I just being paranoid, or is there real cause for concern here? What is addiction anyway? How do I tell if my family member has crossed the line?

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Seven Things to Do and Not Do if You Have an Addicted Spouse

As a residential rehab and recovery center for people struggling with addiction, we hear from many family members. Often the person who contacts us isn’t the one suffering from substance abuse, but their distraught husband or wife.

We've heard so many spouses say, “I'm at the end of my rope; I can't do this anymore. Can you tell me how to help my spouse with addiction?”

No matter how many times we have these conversations, that is a powerful moment to witness. Sometimes, the act of owning up to the truth and requesting addiction help is the hardest part of the whole recovery process.

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