Substance Abuse Treatment

Which Stage Of Change Are You In?

In the substance abuse field, there is something called motivational interviewing. I use it in my work with people having drug or alcohol problems. One of the first questions I ask someone is, “What are you motivated to do?” I don’t try to persuade you to follow some plan or program. Because you won’t do…

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How to Spot a Possible Addiction

If you’re concerned that you or someone you know may have an addiction to drugs, alcohol or a problem behavior, it can be difficult to know for sure. There is a shorthand test that can help make this determination. It’s about applying the three C’s. I’m not talking about the three C’s of addiction recovery,…

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