Crisis Counseling, Not Therapy, Is What’s Needed in the Wake of COVID-19

Crisis Counseling, Not Therapy, Is What’s Needed in the Wake of COVID-19 A Look at the Five Key Concepts of Crisis Counseling Dr. Lloyd Sederer Lloyd Sederer, MD Advisory Board Chair Ensuring safety and promoting return to functioning, as well as being informed about immediately available resources, are the centralContinue reading “Crisis Counseling, Not Therapy, Is What’s Needed in the Wake of COVID-19”

What Do We Know About Resilience in the Wake of Disaster?

What Do We Know About Resilience in the Wake of Disaster? We have evidence of what works, lessons learned, to guide us. Dr. Lloyd Sederer Lloyd Sederer, MD Advisory Board Chair During this time of “social distancing” and “sheltering at home,” this means over-communicating. Use whatever device works best forContinue reading “What Do We Know About Resilience in the Wake of Disaster?”

The Business of Recovery

People with addiction and their families often are (over)promised the moon, so to speak, and as we read in the accompanying story. But – they are required to pay rates from hundreds (to tens of thousands of dollars), every month for treatment. Some families mortgage their homes or spent their savings or money meant for the education of all their children.

Is a Detox Program Necessary?

Is A Detoxification Program Necessary? Using is Dangerous. But so is stopping Using is dangerous, but so is stopping – withdrawal must be undertaken with caution and, often, with medical supervision. Depending on the substance being abused, withdrawal symptoms might include:   Loss of appetite Abdominal cramps Nausea Vomiting DiarrheaContinue reading “Is a Detox Program Necessary?”

Why is 90 Days Needed for Addiction and Alcoholism Treatment?

Why is 90 Days? Having a loved one attend treatment for 90 days will also provide adequate time for the family to receive support. It provides more time for involvement in family therapy, and time for adjustment to a new family dynamic. Download get help app One way to increaseContinue reading “Why is 90 Days Needed for Addiction and Alcoholism Treatment?”

“Getting in the Door”: First steps in Addiction Treatment.

Treatment can be part of recovery Addiction is a powerful and progressive brain disease that affects individual addicts and their families. Addiction is a disease that may be arrested through abstinence. But achieving and maintaining abstinence can be very difficult. Although there are many good options available for outpatient treatment,Continue reading ““Getting in the Door”: First steps in Addiction Treatment.”