Relapse and Fear For families with loved ones in recovery from addiction, the R-word is a very scary word. Family members typically fear relapse because they make sense of it as a disaster or failure
Is AA for you? Different people respond to different drug rehab models, but in this blog we’ll do our best to help compare your options. What is AA? Alcoholics Anonymous, commonly known as AA, is
Researchers are always trying to figure out what is it about therapy that helps people change. In the old days, we used to think that the therapist was somehow responsible for any change in the
When we ask clients what addiction is, they provide any number of answers: “It’s a disease” “It’s not a disease, I just made bad choices” “It’s a bad habit” “I was irresponsible” Everyone seems is
“Scrooge was better than his word. He did it all, and infinitely more. . . . He became as good a friend . . . and as good a person, as the good old city
This blog is a shortened version of, program Director, Geoff’s original blog from meaning.ca What comes to mind when you hear addiction treatment or, more commonly, drug rehab? Does it involve someone’s life unravelling who
Going to treatment can be one of the scariest moments in life for people living with substance dependency and addiction. When you finally get there, though, it’s empowering. Now comes another hard part – recovery.
Do you know what the Prohibition was? If you’re a Boardwalk Empire fan, you’ll probably know what I’m talking about. The prohibition of alcohol in 1920. Originally intended to stop violence and other problems resulting
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I think one measure of a good addiction treatment program is its ability to address the unique needs of individual clients. Over the years, our program has evolved to handle just about any situation. There
While people with addictions scoff at Nancy Reagan’s anti-drug slogan, ‘Just Say No’, the truth is that their own strategy of staying clean and sober is not much different than the former first lady’s. According to Geoff, finding something meaningful is critical to lasting, fulfilling recovery.