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Gregg Makuch

Gregg Makuch
Gregg helps get the word out about The Clearing. When he’s not riding his bike and enjoying the beauty of the San Juan Islands, Gregg loves to cook and spend time with his family.
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What Is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy?

Many rehab centers adopt the 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous to treat addiction. However, not everyone believes that this treatment method is effective. In the realm of alternatives, there's one popular method. Although many people have heard of it, they often ask, "What is cognitive behavioral therapy?"

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The Addiction Definition: Why It's Not the Same as Substance Abuse

When discussing drug use with friends and family members, we frequently don’t use the right terms. For example, did you know that the addiction definition differs significantly from a substance abuse problem? Words matter. Here’s what you need to know the next time you’re talking about the issue.

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Is Alcohol a Drug? Why It's One of the Worst

When there’s a celebration, people crack open a bottle of champagne. Bars are regular  social scenes where friends meet over a beer. However, is alcohol a drug? Not only is the answer, “yes”, but you could also make the point that it’s among the most dangerous out there.

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Codependency: Addiction's Best Friend

You’re struggling with an addiction. The person who lives with you can choose to worsen your condition or contribute to your desire for treatment. How is codependency addiction's best friend? If your loved one decides to support your drug habit, that’s a learned behavior, which mental health professionals call codependency.

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Passages Malibu Cost and Feature Comparison (Ratings / Reviews)

Did you know that among people who are ready to stop using drugs, the number-one hurdle to receiving addiction treatment is a lack of financial means?

Passages Malibu costs about $80,000 and up for a month-long program. It's one of the most if not the most expensive among many luxury rehabs in Malibu and perhaps the entire country.

So given the expense and price of Passage Malibu, what exactly do you get for your money?

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How Long to Detox From Alcohol?

 

Detox from alcohol can begin shortly after your last drink. Depending on the circumstances, the process typically takes between 3 to 10 days in an outpatient or supervised inpatient setting.

Have you ever heard the joke about how an alcoholic is someone you don’t like who drinks as much as you do?

If so, then you’ll see the irony in waking up and realizing: Wait a minute, I’ve become that person. I don’t like myself much anymore.

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Am I an Alcoholic?

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Best Non 12 Step Rehab Centers in the Northwest

Looking for non 12 step rehab centers in the Northwest? Find out the what the differences and what options might work best for you.

While we're a non 12 step rehab center, we might not be the right rehab for you. In the end, we work with less than 20% of all the people we speak with on the phone!

Don’t get us wrong; we’ve seen our addiction recovery program change lives, and we’re proud of it. We have a very strong success rate, with more than 80% of our graduates living their lives free of addiction.

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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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