How To Stay Sober

Getting clean and sober is one of the hardest things anyone suffering from addiction can accomplish. Going through a good treatment program can help you with your long-term sobriety, but what about the real life events that happen? How do you stay sober during these...

What Can I Do When I Work For An Unethical Treatment Center?

Thanks to social media, ethics is making a comeback in the addiction treatment field.  One doesn’t have to look far to find an industry Facebook group or an article on Linkedin that is exposing the greed and justification driven lack of ethics that has infiltrated our...

2016 San Diego RX Drug Abuse Report Card [infographic]

San Diego County’s Prescription Drug Abuse Task Force creates a Report Card every year to review data points concerning prescription drug abuse in San Diego County, and to discuss how this data and other factors may be affecting public health and safety. In the 2016...

24 Celebrities Who Are Celebrating Their Sobriety

There are many celebrities who are in recovery that you might not know about. They’ve been through the struggle and have come out on the other side victorious. They show us that recovery is possible. Because when one person has done it, it gives us hope that we...

6 Tips for Staying Clean and Sober With Trauma

Substance use disorders and trauma many times go hand in hand. When treating substance dependence, it’s very important to address and treat any past trauma to fully heal. Without treating the trauma, many people are not able to remain in recovery. Sometimes treatment...

What To Do When An Alcoholic Blames You

When you have an alcoholic friend or family member blaming you, it can be very difficult to know what to do. You might feel angry, frustrated, and even scared. You could also feel like everything you’ve done to help, just isn’t working. Even with all of your help and...

Where can I find a therapist that takes my insurance?

The Cafferty Clinic (www.caffertyclinic.com) is a private psychotherapy practice owned by the founder of True North Recovery Services. The Cafferty Clinic is primarily a health insurance based private therapy practice and is located in Encinitas, CA. It is in network...

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. ...