Category: Prevention

Communication Styles and Recovery – Social Wellness Month

July is Social Wellness month, so we’d like to talk about communication – what  it is and why it’s important to your recovery. The first year in recovery is a time of confusion, joy, fear, anger, sadness, happiness; a whole spectrum of emotions. Your loved ones may not know what to expect the first year, […]

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Relapse Prevention: Relapse Signs and Symptoms

When you make the decision to stay clean and sober, relapse prevention is critical. Addiction, like any other disease, has specific warning signs that can indicate an imminent reoccurrence of the illness. The disease of addiction can be deadly and thus requires planning and management in order to maintain good health. Relapse prevention involves educating […]

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The PTSD Plague

Brave. Heroic. Strong. These words define a firefighter.  Inhuman. Immortal. Immune. These words, however, don’t. Firefighters are some of the most courageous men and women imaginable, but each and every day, but they’re also at an extremely high risk of PTSD, or Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. PTSD can have such an impact on firefighters — and, […]

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Afraid of Drugs

We often have biases about drug abuse. Maybe we think all drug addicts live on the streets of big cities, or that every rich and famous person does drugs or abuses alcohol, or that all young people will try drugs at least once in their life. Some people are hopelessly optimistic that we can change […]

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Can Harm Reduction and the Disease Model of Addiction Coexist?

We hope you enjoy this article from one of our guest writers, Gerald “Jerry”  Shulman. Treatment Solutions is honored to have Jerry contributing to our blog. Jerry is a pioneer in the field of substance use and dependency and we thank him for putting his good name behind our company. Look for more from Jerry […]

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National Night Out 2011

Communities across the country celebrated National Night Out this past week. The event, which was held at police stations, fire stations, or community centers, is one way people are using to reduce crime and drug abuse in their neighborhoods. National Night Out has been celebrated for 28 years now, and it is typically held during the […]

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The Government's Drug Control Strategy

National Drug Control Policy director, Gil Kerlikowske, recently revealed the 2011 National drug Control Strategy, and with it, the government’s hopes of drug prevention. Kerlikowske is counting on collaborations from different areas in order to carry out the plan. Help for Women, Veterans, and College Students The first thing the strategy does is identify populations […]

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Just Say No Campaign

The “Just Say No” campaign of the 80s has been done away with for the most part in today’s anti-drug effort. Parents are now being taught to be more detailed and specific with their kids about the dangers of drugs. A Simple Message Many people label the “Just Say No” campaign as ineffective. While the […]

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The International Drug Problem

As we draw near to a day set aside to create awareness about the international illicit drug problem, countries around the world are planning events to educate people and prevent drug abuse. Many of the campaigns that are held center primarily around education for young people about the dangers of drugs. This year, however, many people have questions […]

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Effective Parenting

Parenting is hard work. There are countless how-to books that give parents all sorts of advice on the best methods to raising their kids. But new parents aren’t required to take a test or become licensed, and actually, many people become parents without really being prepared. Even well-meaning parents, however, can end up with children […]

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