Blog Articles

Dealing with Stigma

Only 10% of substance users ever get treatment. Why? Many feel they don't need or deserve it. Others feel it is a hopeless untreatable condition. Some can't travel or miss work. income or are needed for dependent care.But the main cause- guilt and shame.

Sep 8th, 2022
Why Medication?

Usual treatment for substance use is talk therapy. It believes addiction is a choice- a moral and willpower failure. Recent evidence proves Addiction is a chronic genetic biochemical disease. Like Diabetes,only Medication+CBT works. Results are 7x better

Feb 12th, 2022
Treatment: In or Out Patient?

People commonly think of treatment being 1-6 months of inpatient care. Most can not afford to lose income, job, rent, relationship disruptions of that program. Evidence shows outpatient therapy is as or more effective with best outcomes.

Jan 19th, 2022