Bridging The Gap: Improving Treatment Outcomes With Effective Family Engagement

By marilynldavis

  By Jim Savage, LCDC   Family Challenges in Treatment   I’ve worked in the addiction field for over 30 years. One of the most significant periods was from 2000-2010, when I owned an adolescent outpatient treatment program.  During that time, I got a good education about what works and what doesn’t in addiction treatment,…

Noticed Negative Patterns of Behavior? Then Make Changes

By marilynldavis

By: Marilyn L. Davis ____ Isolated Incidents or a Pattern of Behaviors?   “If we experience any failures or setbacks, we do not forget them because they offend our self-esteem. Instead, we reflect on them deeply, trying to figure out what went wrong and discerned whether there are any patterns to our mistakes.” Robert Greene When…

We Are All in Recovery from Something

By marilynldavis

Families develop a blind eye about the elephant in the room, and pretend that something so obvious as the neglect, abuse, or dysfunction do not exist. Recovering from these issues is as important as recovering from addiction.

BRANCH MANAGER OR ASSISTANT BRANCH MANAGER?

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By Whitney McKendree Moore   Who’s The Real Manager Here?  This photograph was posted with the caption, “BRANCH MANAGER AND ASSISTANT BRANCH MANAGER.” I howled (pun intended) because that little dangler is me. My real puny status was not in the least bit funny when I first crawled into Twelve-Step recovery, exhausted from years of…