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If 28 days in Addiction Treatment Doesn’t Seem to Work

If 28 days in Addiction Treatment Doesn’t Seem to Work

Re-thinking the Landscape of Addiction Treatment.  The Analogy of Addiction Treatment: Addiction treatment is not always treatment.  Common definitions of treatment include “medical care given to a patient for an illness or injury,” “a session of medical care,” or...
Step 2 – The missing link in sober living in New Jersey

Step 2 – The missing link in sober living in New Jersey

Imagine asking a 14 year old to shop for and cook Thanksgiving dinner completely by himself/herself. I can assume that somewhere between selecting recipes, trying to figure out how to physically get to the grocery store and making grandma’s homemade stuffing, they may...
Steps Don’t Work

Steps Don’t Work

The Steps Don’t work, we use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Wait, WHAT??!!!?! I recently spoke to a few treatment centers and therapists who have made bold statements like, “The 12 steps don’t work, but have you considered using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy...

Supporting Someone with Addiction: Getting Help

Getting Help with Addiction: where to start? Families supporting someone who is addicted to drugs and alcohol could be the difference between life and death. It can also determine what the journey of life will have in store. Knowing how and when to help with addiction...
Cell Phones: The downfall of 12-step recovery

Cell Phones: The downfall of 12-step recovery

I often wonder what 12-step recovery would be like if during the start, Bill Wilson had an iPhone. With addiction rampant in younger generations, treatment centers pushing folks to 12-step recovery like never before and the recovery statistics not changing; is the...
Fostering Motivation in Structured Sober Living

Fostering Motivation in Structured Sober Living

Structured Sober Living: Programming to Foster Motivation At Surfside Structured Sober Living, people often hear about our services and immediately ask how we differ from the typical halfway house, sober house or Oxford house.  When people hear the world “structured,”...