• Kratom: Truth or Lies?

    Some believe that kratom, a relatively obscure drug, may be a possible weapon against the opioid epidemic that has plagued the US in recent years. But along with with the drug’s growing popularity and easy availability, also comes a looming controversy. 

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  • You Can’t Have an Intervention without Storytellers

    When a family contacts me to help a loved one who is suffering from active addiction, and is interested in an intervention, I am confident they are in a desperate situation. They see me, the interventionist, as the last hope for recovery for a family member or friend in physical, emotional, and mental crisis.  

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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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