Fighting Alcohol Addiction–The First Steps

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If you have a friend or family member suffering from alcohol addiction, confronting them about their problem can be one of the hardest things you’ll have to do.  Taking that first step can seem daunting, because you don’t want to push that person away–you want to help them. If you don’t know where to begin, read this article from Healthfinder about how to start the conversation about alcohol addiction: http://healthfinder.gov/prevention/ViewTool.aspx?toolId=37 Remember, it’s never...

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Nice Quote

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The Brains of Addicted People “have been modified by the drug in such a way that absence of the drug makes a signal to their brain that is equivilent to the signal of when you are starving, as if the individual was in a state of deprivation, where taking the drug is indispensable for survival.  It’s as powerful as that!” – Dr. Nora Volkow, National Institute on Drug Abuse Director.  We say it all the time here at Turning Point Centers, “the consequence is never greater than the...

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A & E INTERVENTION

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Michael’s Intervention Follow Up Finally, our clip that was on A&E’s INTERVENTION is on their website!   It was fun to watch and a pleasure to be involved with.  Michael is doing incredibly well battling his disease of alcoholism!  He’s been sober over 4 months now, is re-establishing his relationship with his beautiful daughter Bella, living in a local sober living house, attending our intensive outpatient program and generally doing exactly what he should be doing!!!  We’re very...

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Intervention

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After 2 + years of working on trying to get on the show “Intervention” on A&E it finally happened!  They were here yesterday and filmed the outside of our drug and alcohol treatment center.  Today, after a successful intervention last night with a 35 year old man dependent on alcohol, they’re back and filming our Clinical Director for the interview and some of the inside.  We’re all very excited and honored to be a part of such a great show.  What I love about the show is that it is...

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