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Critical Look At 12-Step Programs

Psychiatrists Dr. Lance Dodes and Zachary Dodes (father and son) published a book offering critical look at 12-Step Programs in March 2014 called “The Sober Truth: Debunking the Bad Science Behind 12-Step Programs and the Rehab Industry,” citing 12-step programs fails to work for most people.  Dodes also cites work showing success rate of Alcoholics Anonymous…

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Living Providence Value Of Accountability

What it means to you Accountability means we take personal responsibility and ownership for our actions, our decisions, and the effectiveness of our results. Something to think about How are you living the value of accountability every day? How can our friends more effectively live our accountability value? At Providence Treatment in Philadelphia PA, we…

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Being Designated Driver During Holidays

Expressing an interest in being a designated driver “DD” is a noble and responsible task. The term originated in Syracuse, NY by Sally Kerwin. Some restaurants and bars may offer discounted non-alcholic beverages to DDs. Taking on the role of designated driver has some built in advantages and challenges. The advantages are clearly providing a…

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7 Signs Indicating Need For Drug Alcohol Addiction Treatment

You know many people who drink, smoke and use…why aren’t they thinking about getting help? They may be reacting by stating, “why is everyone on my case?” or “I just want to be left alone!” Drug and alcohol addiction is a killer, please do not hesitate in getting treatment today (for you or someone you love). Below are 7…

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Providence Treatment Grand Opening In Philadelphia

Welcome to Providence Treatment Grand Opening! We are a small boutique, highly customized outpatient treatment program in Media, PA (a western suburb of Philadelphia) meeting the needs of professionals and their families seeking addiction recovery and behavioral health treatment.   Providence Treatment provides programming that is state-of-the-art, best practices and integrating the body, mind and spirit…

Woman who needs a drug alcohol addiction intervention in Philadelphia

Drug Alcohol Addiction Intervention in Philadelphia

Thousands of people each year participate in an activity that is designed to help their loved ones to face their alcohol or drug addiction. Most families feel hopeless with a child, parent, nephew, spouse, partner, or co-worker who appears to refuse to change their behaviors and creating chaos at home, work and in their relationships. An intervention (made famous by A&E’s…

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Drug Alcohol Addiction Treatment Philadelphia

Dr. Olivier Amesisen, a French Cardiologist, alleges that his alcoholism was cured after he began taking a known muscle relaxant, Baclofen. He reports that after increasing the dosage he began to experience increasing well-being and less cravings for alcohol binging. It is most interesting that Dr. Amesisen considers himself cured from his alcoholism and congratulates himself on changing his behaviors,…

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Drug Alcohol Treatment Center Relapse Prevention in Philadelphia

Relapse occurs as a process, not an event. If we agree that relapse can occur at any time, but usually is preceded by a series of changed behaviors and thought shifts (many times weeks, or months prior to engaging in the substance), then we have a greater period of time and a broader array of…

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Drug Alcohol Addiction Early Recovery In Philadelphia

Too often, we are carrying negative perceptions, experiences and people in our minds in early recovery from drug and alcohol addiction and in our daily lives. It is “normal” to have a restless mind, but we can change that with a heightened sense of merely “what comes into view” without judgement and labeling. When we…