By: Robert Schmidt, M.A. “My name is Robert and I’m an addict.” In the 10 plus years that I have been clean and sober I have made that statement about myself out loud hundreds of time before speaking about personal experiences regarding substance abuse and recovery processes. That one phrase is both introduction to a […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By: Robert Schmidt, M.A. What do we mean when we use the word “recovery” in regards to substance abuse rehabilitation? Generally speaking, this word suggests something different than words like “sobriety” or “abstinence” do. Saying that an individual is in recovery usually implies that he or she is actively working some solution based program to […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By: Dr. Carol Maxym According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, illicit drug use in the United States in on the rise; in 2013, an estimated 24.6 million Americans 12 or older had used an illicit drug in the past month. Since 2002, the percentage of Americans using illicit drugs in the past month […]Continue Reading... 6 Comments.