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How to Navigate Telling Your Family you Need Treatment

How to Navigate Telling Your Family you Need Treatment

“Hiding, secrets, and not being able to be yourself is one of the worst things ever for a person. It gives you low self-esteem. You never get to reach that peak in your life.” - Grace Jones "I remember when I was deep in my crack addiction in 2004 and my sister and...

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Addiction Stigma: Choice Versus Disease

Addiction Stigma: Choice Versus Disease

"Mental illness is the last frontier. The gay thing is part of everyday life now on a show like 'Modern Family,' but mental illness is still full of stigma. Maybe it is time for that to change." - Eric McCormack In doing my research for this blog, I came across an...

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What to Expect When a Loved One Comes Home from Treatment

What to Expect When a Loved One Comes Home from Treatment

“A house must be built on solid foundations if it is to last. The same principle applies to man; otherwise, he too will sink back into the soft ground and becomes swallowed up by the world of illusion.” - Sai Baba Your loved one has made the first step; whether by...

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GateHouse Treatment: Black Balloon Day

GateHouse Treatment: Black Balloon Day

GateHouse Treatment Black Balloon Day This is a day of remembrance and action. Black Balloon Day, like many other overdose awareness campaigns, emerged from the unfortunate and tragic death of Greg Tremblay, of Saugus, Massachusetts. He died at age 38 of a drug...

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Why the Communication Restrictions in Treatment?

Why the Communication Restrictions in Treatment?

"Life is like a landscape. You live in the midst of it but can describe it only from the vantage point of distance." - Charles Lindbergh I've been to treatment a few times. Always after some failed attempts at stopping on my own. Even if it's not the last house on the...

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Stigma: Stigma Free

Stigma: Stigma Free

"All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident." - Arthur Schopenhauer Decriminalization of Drugs? The Portugal Addiction Treatment Approach Everyone knows substance abuse is...

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Do I Need Treatment?

Do I Need Treatment?

GateHouse Treatment Centers   There is indeed no monopoly in ways to get clean or sober. It does appear though, the right addiction treatment centers can provide assistance in assuring the best possible outcome. The main reason for this is that the disease of...

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