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Date archive: July 2009

Treating Co-Occurring Disorders

What a heart wrenching thing to go through – watching a loved one suffer with substance abuse and feeling helpless to do anything about it. Millions of people suffer from substance addiction, and many of them are in treatment for it. But an estimated 7 million adults in the U.S. have co-occurring disorders, meaning they…

The Importance of Addiction Support Groups

If we look closely, we could find a support group for nearly every situation under the sun. There are support groups for cancer patients, divorcees, parents, those going through infertility, those that have lost a loved one, and even for those that are in a lot of debt. The thing about support groups that makes…

Holistic Treatment for Substance Abuse

Holistic medicine is a popular trend in our country today. But as more and more people have made use of this philosophy of treatment over the years, it is proving to be more than merely a trend. Holistic treatment is now used for many different ailments, including substance addiction and alcoholism. The definition of holistic…

Collison Corner – Cooperation

Cooperation is defined as two or more forces working or acting together towards a common end or purpose. In active addiction, my concept of cooperation was using and manipulating others, so that I could continue getting high. If a person or thing didn’t fit into my self-centered pursuit of the ‘next one’, I found very…

Treatment for Eating Disorders

Eating disorders are very much like substance abuse. Some individuals even suffer from both diseases at the same time. The substance of choice, whether it is food or drugs, is used by the person to try to control things in their life, or to block their emotional pain or emptiness. Eating disorders can affect nearly…

D.A.R.E. and Drug Prevention Techniques

  Teenagers are one of the largest demographics of people experimenting with and getting hooked on drugs. Numerous programs have been developed to help solve the teen drug problem, and many groups have wisely focused on prevention. D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education), possibly the most well-known prevention program there is, has been trying to educate…

Taxation for Medical Marijuana

Marijuana is one of those substances that seem to regularly cause a lot of stir in our country. It’s the kind of thing that always has a new story popping up about it, and sometimes the topic becomes tiresome. But a group of marijuana advocates in California are hoping to cause a lot more discussion…

From the Desk of Jim Bevell – the Higher Power Slap

While eternally grateful for the opportunity to oversee a business as fulfilling and successful as Treatment Solutions, I sometimes find myself getting lost in the day-to-day intricacies of business and lose sight of the big picture with regard to recovery. This is a troubling realization but I thank my Higher Power for the wherewithal to…

How to Talk to Your Kids About Drugs

As kids get older, they naturally begin to pull away from their parents. This is the beginning of them learning to live on their own and have their own lives. Before your kids get too old and independent, however, it is important to make sure you’ve instilled in them all the values you hope for…

From the Desk of Jim Bevell – Bringing and Keeping Addiction in the Media Forefront

The beauty of the internet as a public forum has truly elevated the idea of free speech to another level. As I see it, this cyber-medium is the last chance for individuals to seek out and deliver pure honesty without fear of censorship or editing, depending on where you choose to speak your truth. That…

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