MATT HAWK, BS, CADC-II, ICADC
Living with a Recovering Addict—Dos and Don’ts
Someone you care about just completed a drug and alcohol rehab program and is about to come back home. What do you do to support them? What shouldn’t you do?
Drug Rehabs Should Do More Than Save Lives
Rehab performs the heroic task of saving lives on an immediate basis. But should it do more? If it is to be an effective part of solving a problem as deep and as wide as addiction it should; by reducing future risk of death.
Seeking Help for Yourself While a Loved One Still Struggles
Can a recovering addict seek treatment and create a relapse-free life if they have a loved one back at home who is still using drugs and alcohol?
Closing the Revolving Door—Problems With Intensive Outpatient and Partial Hospitalization Treatment for Addiction
Drug and alcohol abusers frequently get caught in a revolving door of treatment – a perpetual cycle of treatment and then relapse. Treatment can get a bad name. Yet, treatment is usually the only real solution for someone struggling with addiction.
The Shocking Truth About America's Opioid Use
Recently, I was editing an article about the opioid epidemic and I read a statistic that seemed quite salient to the discussion at hand. It seemed to illustrate the problem in a clear easy to understand fashion that anyone could understand.