Can Heroin Addicts Recover?

Substance abuse can be overcome! Addiction is a treatable disease. That goes for heroin addiction as well, even as heroin routinely leads ominous lists of addictive substances.

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Surviving the Holidays in Recovery

For most, the holidays are a time to celebrate with family and reconnect with distant loved ones, a rare opportunity to share in laughter and joy around the same table. It’s normal to experience increased levels of stress in anticipation of the upcoming holiday, but for an active or recovering addict, it doesn’t take much…

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Video – Entering the Workforce as a Young Adult in Recovery

Last updated on December 17th, 2018 at 02:00 pm  This is the second in a series of talks regarding employment for those in recovery. This time, the topic turns to younger adults who have wasted early adulthood in addiction, and have not had the same experience in the workforce. In a sense, many of these…

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Video – The Changing Age of Addiction & Developmental Considerations

  If you’ve worked in addiction treatment for any length of time, you’ll recognize that our average client has changed recently. Older alcoholics who’ve often lived through significant life experiences both prior to and during addiction are being replaced by younger opioid addicts with drastically different backgrounds. The implications of this change are important to…

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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 – An algorithmic guide for ongoing self-assessment

  Treating trauma and addiction as co occurring disorders is challenging. This self-assessment ‘algorithm’ can help clients recognize behaviors as reactive (if they are still controlled by their addiction/trauma) or responsive (if they are thinking behavior through as part of long-term recovery). Toby Lineaweaver (MA, LMHC) presents the topic.   For a PDF of the…

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