Review some common forms of drug and alcohol testing, and read about the strengths and weaknesses of different tests. Click here to read the full article. This article also connects with our podcast Through the Trees Episode 18 – Trust but Verify.
This article uses the analogy of a game of chess to describe addiction treatment, specifically that of a solid opening, problem-solving and long-term recovery. As a game progresses, just as someone moves further along in recovery, options become more open and less structured. Find out how it works.
What is going on behind the scenes in treatment? What are some of the common perspectives of clinical therapists as they are working to help others heal? This article raises some of these questions and is useful for anyone seeking treatment.
One of the most predictive factors of someone building a successful recovery is their length of time in treatment. Why are people leaving treatment early? This article is helpful for family members seeking to be supportive of the treatment engagement process.
Have you or your loved one experienced significantly traumatic events in the past? Do you believe that working through these experiences may be an important aspect of your overall recovery? Find out how your answers can affect your treatment.
A treatment contract involves many things important to the therapeutic relationship. It also emphasizes the nature of your relationship as a fiduciary clinical relationship built on trust. You trust your therapist, not the other way around. Find out why. LISTEN TO THE AUDIO VERSION
Often referred to simply as Detox, the process can actually be highly dangerous for some people. If you or a loved one are entering treatment with the requirement of medical detox, it can be helpful to know some basic things about the experience.