Category: For Clients

Video – Getting Back to Work in Recovery

  For those in recovery, especially immediately after completing an addiction treatment program, getting back to work can be intimidating. A full-time career can also make recovery more challenging.   Toby Lineaweaver (MA, LMHC, Senior Clinician and Community Liaison) and Jennifer Rego (CADC, Case Management Supervisor) discuss.

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Video – Following Doctor’s Orders

  Addiction recovery is easier when patients take a more serious approach, following their ‘doctor’s orders.’ Toby Lineaweaver (LMHC) and Alyssa Horton (NCRC-II) discuss.   Visit this link for a companion piece to the video.  

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The Link Between Depression and Addiction

There is a very close link between depression and addiction. Depression causes addiction.  Addiction causes depression.   30% to 40% of people who are suffering from depression are also addicted to prescription drugs.   When we’re low, we feel depressed, anxious, and at the point of panic. We feel terrible, and we’re desperate to feel…

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Sober Retreat – Penikese: The Place to Be Is Where You Are

article provided by Toby Lineaweaver, MA, LMHC, Senior Clinician and Community Liaison This summer, leadership of the Penikese Island School invited Recovering Champions to conduct a sober retreat on Penikese Island, and after sending out invitations and a bit of planning and packing, eight RCI alumni and three staff headed out to Penikese Island on…

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What is Alcohol Withdrawal Like?

Alcohol addiction has the power to ruin a person’s life.  However, many people do not quit drinking because they want to avoid alcohol withdrawal.  Withdrawal and detox are known for being psychologically and physically challenging experiences.  If not supervised, alcohol withdrawal can become deadly. A 2014 study conducted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health…

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Alternatives to Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) has been super successful in helping people achieve long-term sobriety.  However, there are alternatives to Alcoholics Anonymous that are also evidence-based.  Additionally, Some of these alternatives target those who may be intimidated by the idea of abstinence, but still hope to manage their abuse and dependence. Although Alcoholics Anonymous has had success,…

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Detox – The First Step in Addiction Treatment

If you suffer from addiction to drugs or alcohol, but want to commit to a life of sobriety and clean living, detoxification (or detox) in addiction treatment is the first step. When you have decided that you have had enough of being ‘high’, ‘stoned’ or using drugs as a crutch, find a professional treatment center…

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