Is the Florida Model for Everyone?

On sight it makes an awful lot of sense.  We are treating an illness that impacts a person’s mind, body and spirit.  Even the six dimensions of a person’s life that are proposed by the American Society of Addiction Medicine seem to examine every aspect of a patient’s...

Ethical Substance Abuse Treatment

The field of substance abuse treatment is fairly new.  Prior to the 1950’s, people who were living with addiction were sent to hospitals and mental institutions to dry out or die.  For many years, there was little to no oversight in the addiction treatment field. ...

Should I Go to Sober Living? What Should I Expect?

I have been a drug and alcohol counselor for a few years now, I have worked in recovery a bit longer, and I have been around recovering alcoholics and addicts even longer than that.  I have known a lot of people who have gotten and stayed sober, many of them in sober...