• The Final Days of “The Rebel”

    On February 6, 1968, actor Nick Adams was found dead in his Coldwater Canyon home in Los Angeles, California. He had hitchhiked to Hollywood boasting, “Some men bet on horses or dogs. I gambled on myself” (Donnelley, 2003). Adams was thirty-six years old at the time of his mysterious death.

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  • The Path Towards Successful Sobriety: Rethinking the Disease of Addiction

    For individuals struggling with addiction, their families that are affected, and the doctors and therapists looking to treat this disease, it can be discouraging when a recovering addict relapses or struggles to maintain sobriety. In fact, 90 percent of alcoholics will experience one or more relapses during their first four years of treatment, according to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (2000).

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Focus on Family Recovery: An Interview with Sharon Wegscheider-Cruse, MA

Feature Articles

2017/Jan-Feb

efi_15032386018Before the 1980s, family members interacting with addiction professionals were more likely to be viewed as contributors to addiction or hostile interlopers in the treatment process than people in need of recovery support services. That began to change when a vanguard of advocates challenged such attitudes and focused attention on the effects of addiction on families and the family recovery process....
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