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How Treatment Centers Fail Patients

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In this week’s episode of The Addiction and Mental Health Podcast, we discuss the various ways that treatment centers are failing alcoholics/addicts and what they can do better. Listen here.

Getting Sober — The Hardest Thing I’ve Ever Done

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Getting sober is the hardest thing I’ve ever done. I’ve done a lot of things that were hard. I’ve moved across the country and left women I loved. I’ve moved across the country with no idea what I would face when I got there—multiple times. I’ve completed multiple degrees, including a master’s degree. I’ve worked in the world of marketing where everything has to be… 

2 Amazing Ways to Help an Addict

Wondering how to help an addict? Here’s my experience. Trying to help an addict can be one of the most difficult and frustrating experiences of anyone’s life, especially if the addict has been using for a long time. The truth is that helping an addict is almost impossible when they’re not ready. So many of my sponsees are scared of sponsoring. They think they’ll mess… 

Why Sober Living Is a Good Idea

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Sober living is probably the only reason I made it through the first six months of my sobriety. The environment in most sober living facilities is not nearly as bad as most people think it is. I was scared to go, but once I got there, I found something incredible: a large group of men who were just like me, who were working hard to…