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Addiction Counseling

Some Tips for Making Good Referrals

When homeless people look to rescue missions for help, they come with a wide variety of needs.   These include: food, clothing and shelter job counseling and training legal assistance literacy training and other educational skills parenting skills training family and couples counseling medical care and family planning services social support services child care during treatment […]

Is Relapse a Normal Part of the Recovery Process?

Doesn’t saying “relapse is normal part of the recovery process” give clients the ability to abdicate responsibility for behaviors that lead to using – practically giving them permission to relapse? People who work in the addiction recovery field pour their lives into troubled people day after day.   Nothing is more discouraging than to see these […]

What about Smoking and Recovery from Addiction?

Smoking is the most preventable cause of death in our society.   It is responsible for about 419,000 US deaths each year.   Smoking accounts for 1/3 of cancer deaths. It is a major cause of heart disease and cancers of the lungs, mouth, pharynx, larynx, esophagus, pancreas, uterus, cervix, kidney, and bladder.   The average smoker shortens […]