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Tips for tailoring an intervention

November 25, 2016
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If you’ve come to the realization that your friend, family member, or loved one has a substance abuse problem, then you might be looking for a way to offer them help. One of the most effective ways of doing this is through intervention. However, it is important [...]

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Sober Coaching Dealing with Withdrawals

Sober Coaching Tips: Things to know about withstanding withdrawals

November 18, 2016
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Withdrawals are often the biggest sign that one is addicted to something. It is also the reason why it can be so hard to overcome addiction in the first place. But withdrawals are not dead ends; they are a part of the road to recovery. Everyone experiences withdrawals [...]

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Nation's Drug Czar Battled His Own Addictions

November 11, 2016
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America has had "drug czars" -- someone who directs the nation's drug policy -- in place since the 1930s. We didn't start using the term "czar" until a little more recently.

Seventeen people have held the position since its inception, but today we're going to discuss the [...]

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Alcoholism

Insight into Alcoholism

November 4, 2016
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There's a thin line between social drinking, alcohol abuse and alcoholism, writes DeAnna Jordan in the U.S. News and World Report.

Jordan is the clinical director of a California treatment center, and writes that there's no "Ah ha!" moment for when a drinker crosses these [...]

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