Attention Parents: Know This – Addiction Isn’t Forever!

Attention Parents: Know This – Addiction Isn’t Forever!

One thing I’ve learned in helping people move past their addictions over the last 31 years, is that parents of an addicted son or daughter are scared. I mean really scared. They live in near-constant anxiety, fear and worry that their loved one will be OK. Worse yet,...
Addiction Is Not What You Think It Is

Addiction Is Not What You Think It Is

Confusion is a cancer to the truth, and clarity is the only antidote to that cancer. One of the most confusing concepts is the belief that drinking and drugging “change the brain” making the habit impossible to stop or moderate without outside intervention or...
Intervention for Addiction Is Harmful – There Is a Better Way

Intervention for Addiction Is Harmful – There Is a Better Way

There are not many things in life more difficult or troubling than dealing with a loved one that is struggling with an addiction. Whether your loved one is 16, 36 or 60, watching them self-destruct before your very eyes can make you feel helpless and hopeless. You may...
Why Recovery Prevents True Freedom From Addiction

Why Recovery Prevents True Freedom From Addiction

When people mention the word “recovery” from addiction, they have a certain image in their mind of an addict or alcoholic who has decided to quit their habit, has accepted their “disease”, and usually, they’ve attended some form of treatment for their affliction. In...
An Alliance to Help Those Desperately in Need

An Alliance to Help Those Desperately in Need

An Alliance between The Freedom Model for Addictions and The Hotze Health & Wellness Center   I met Dr. Steven Hotze in the summer of 2019. He flew up here to Upstate New York from Houston, Texas to visit our residential retreat, The St. Jude Retreat. We help...
Does Mental Illness Cause People to Abuse Drugs and Alcohol?

Does Mental Illness Cause People to Abuse Drugs and Alcohol?

We hear this said all the time, “My depression causes me to use.” Or, “I have mental illness and I self-medicate to get through it.” Statements like this are common. While I’ve addressed this topic in many other articles and in The Addiction Solution Podcast, it bears...

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