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How Can Outpatient Rehab Support Police Officers with Substance Use Disorder?

Police officers deal with challenging scenarios at work on an almost daily basis. Depending on where they work, they may deal with fatal car accidents, shootings, domestic violence calls, distress calls, and death. Sometimes they deal with all these in a single shift, or within a week’s period of time, they may experience several deaths of those they encounter on… Read More

How Partners of Veterans with PTSD Can Offer Support in Rehab

Spouses and partners of veterans often don’t know who they will greet when they come home from service. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can take over their loved one’s personalities and abilities. It may feel like the person they married disappeared and is replaced with this entirely new person. Marriages can struggle, relationships may be on the brink of failure, and… Read More

What is Motivational Enhancement Therapy? 

Finding help for addiction takes time. When someone finds a treatment program, there are different ways to offer support. People who use substances and become addicted need different therapeutic support to heal. Everything they do revolves around addiction so they need space to deal with the challenges appropriately. Motivational enhancement therapy (MET) is one way they use to navigate healing… Read More

Why Peer Support Matters in Recovery

Social interaction and peer support is a key component of a healthy recovery. Even people who have lost loved ones through estrangement are distanced or not able to connect well with others who need love and support of fellowship. When a person is isolated in recovery, they may quit rehab early, relapse, or not feel like recovery matters and give… Read More

How Does Outpatient Care Support Someone with a Dual Diagnosis?

Finding the right treatment program for a loved one with addiction is a challenge. There are many things they might need: treatment for mental health issues, support for detox, medical and health issues, and a host of other factors. Treatment is not one-size-fits-all. In fact, people often need many different methods and modes of treatment on their journey to healing… Read More

Here Are a Few Reasons Why Family Counseling Helps a Loved One in Treatment

Family therapy helps people deal with issues they cannot otherwise deal with on their own. Within certain confines, they begin to see their role in the family and how it impacts everyone else. There are some reasons why family counseling can help a loved one in treatment for addiction. If they are willing to own up to their part… Read More

Is Stress Related to Addiction?

The world is full of stressors. They creep into our world a little at a time, slowly leaking into our mental, physical, and spiritual space. Stress is one precursor to addiction. Childhood trauma is a stressor, parents with addiction can be stressors, and life itself on a daily basis carries stressors as well. The human response to stress is hormonal… Read More