Trying Again: Give Rehab Another Chance

Edited by Paul Alexander

Last updated August 23, 2016

There is no “cure” for addiction, so relapse is always a possibility, no matter how small. It is something that you should be mindful of. With the right strategies and supports in place, though, you can enter into long-term recovery. There is no guarantee that you will relapse. If you do relapse, it is important Read More

CORE Conference: Organizational Health and Ethics

Edited by Paul Alexander

Last updated July 26, 2016

The addiction treatment industry is massive and plays a significant role in societal health. With more emphasis being placed on awareness, treatment, prevention, and recovery from addiction, it is imperative that industry professionals remain up-to-date on best practices and current research. The Clinical Overview of the Recovery Experience (CORE) Conference allows treatment providers to do Read More

Criminalizing Non-Violent Drug Offenses is Not an Effective Way of Treating the Problem

Edited by Paul Alexander

Last updated April 28, 2016

There is no denying that addiction changes the way a person thinks and acts. This can lead to arrests for things such as possession of drugs, selling drugs, driving while intoxicated (DWI), stealing, domestic disputes, and other drug-related offenses. Many of these are non-violent offenses, but may still result in incarceration. However, criminalizing non-violent drug Read More

Exploring the Role of Faith in Recovery

Edited by Paul Alexander

Last updated April 21, 2016

When addiction takes over, it can be easy to lose your way and doubt the power of your faith. Everything was going well for a while and then it all started to fall apart. You found yourself turning to drugs or alcohol instead of a higher power. You may have wondered why God would leave Read More

Turning to Mindfulness Meditation and CBT for Pain Relief

Edited by Paul Alexander

Last updated April 14, 2016

A common factor that can contribute to substance use disorders is pain. No one likes to be uncomfortable, and for those who experience chronic pain, it can be very stressful and exhausting. Crunched for time and under pressure to produce results, many physicians over the years have turned to prescribing opioid pain killers to provide Read More

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