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How Siblings Can Support Their Loved One Through Rehab

Siblings with addiction can create a struggle between how best to support them and how to avoid enabling their addictive behaviors. Going through this struggle is unbearable for some siblings as they watch the person they have known for their entire lives change before their eyes. The problem is there but no solution. There is no cure so powerlessness sets… Read More

Family Therapy Can Help Beat the Odds Against Intergenerational Trauma and Addiction

While people with addiction have to work on their own journey, the roots of addiction run deep, far, and much wider than people realize. There are many working parts of addiction. Many people with addiction experience intergenerational trauma which influences their substance use and recovery. When people don’t know the origins of their substance use, it can perpetuate it until… Read More

What is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) in Veterans and Treatment Options?

Veterans struggle with their physical and emotional health when they return home. If they have been deployed multiple times, their risk factors increase exponentially. For some, they may suffer from what is called ‘chronic fatigue syndrome,’ or CFS. this disorder brings on a state of chronic fatigue in the body that seems to have no end. It lasts six months… Read More

How Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Helps Chronic Relapsers Find Success

  When people go to rehab, they often experience a similar process. First is an assessment of their personal history, medicines, substance use history, and medical workup. After that, they begin to find their way through detox to recovery where they can begin the journey of putting their life back together. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) can help people therapeutically look… Read More

Is Sleep Apnea a Health and Safety Hazard for Police Officers?

Sleep apnea can disrupt sleep and cause problems with concentration, focus, and energy. When a person cannot sleep, they experience mood disruption and physical health issues, not to mention the physical issues presented with sleep apnea. Police officers are not immune to sleep apnea. In fact, they suffer from this condition more than others, which may pose a health and… Read More

Why Length of Stay Matters for People Seeking Addiction Treatment

People who have addiction can choose different options when they seek treatment. They don’t have to go for 30 days or even 60 days. There are 90-day options for inpatient treatment, there are intensive outpatient programs (IOPs) and other options to consider. Any amount of time a person spends in rehab is good. Not everyone wants to go to treatment.… Read More

How Does Trauma-Informed Care Help Heal Old Wounds of Shame?

Childhood can be a mixture of fond memories and difficult times with family. For some, there is exposure to a lot of painful memories of trauma. Trauma-informed care can help reshape old wounds of shame and patterns of behavior that keep people stuck in unhealthy patterns, including addiction. A good program with trained therapists can be helpful in getting the… Read More