Using Person-Centered Therapy to help Clients prepare for Addictions Treatment

Sometimes clients enter therapy prepared for change. Often it is the case that clients are not fully ready to embrace this change. Does that mean a client is "in denial" or "treatment resistant?" Some might say that is the case. I do not agree. I see a client's journey as a very personal process and [...]

By | March 16th, 2017|Addictions, Addictions Treatment, treatment|0 Comments

Drug ODs have nearly TRIPLED since 1999…with heroin and opiates accounting for half of those deaths

The Opioid epidemic in this country continues to rise and the numbers are not subtle. Since 1999, the CDC reports that the number of drug overdoses has nearly tripled, with heroin and other opioids accounting for about half of those deaths. Earlier this decade with prescription drugs being abused at at an all time high, [...]

By | March 3rd, 2017|Addictions, Addictions Treatment, Rehab, treatment|0 Comments

Baby Boomers Revisit Addictive Behaviors

As baby boomers face challenging milestones in life, such as failing health, injury, death of friends and family, many of them are turning to or returning to drugs. This generation first embraced recreational drug use in the 60s and 70s. While many may have stopped using for several decades to raise families and have successful careers, [...]