The Motivation To Change

The Motivation To Change

 In our fourth episode of “Cupajoe & Chats to Go” (quick hot topic interviews with healthcare professionals): Do you need to “hit rock bottom” in order to make change?  Community Liason Robyn Duberstein meets with Dr. Aaron Weiner, Board Certified Psychologist and Master Addiction Counselor to discuss motivation versus bottom. Dr. Weiner talks about his…

Transportation to Recovery

Transportation to Recovery

In some cases, for people with Substance Use Disorder (SUD), the step of physically getting to a recovery facility can be an issue because they simply don’t have a reliable way to get there. Maybe they don’t have a car, or a person who will drive them there, or public transportation is not an option…

What is Methadone?

What is Methadone?

It is likely that you have heard of Methadone as a treatment for withdrawal symptoms from heroin and other opioids. It has been around a long time. Developed in Germany in the late 1930s as a painkiller, it was approved for use in the United States in 1947. Today, Methadone is approved by the Food…

Do Interventions Work?

Do Interventions Work?

Substance Use Disorder (SUD) is a disease that affects the entire family. You recognize that your loved one is struggling because of his or her drug use. It’s causing your relationship to deteriorate. It’s breaking up the family. It’s causing financial issues, and so much more. You want to stage a drug addiction intervention, but…

My Recovery

My Recovery

  THIS IS FOR ANYONE WHO DOESN’T GET IT: You drank the same alcohol I drank. You smoked the same weed I smoked. You even tried the same line of white stuff someone put in front of you at a party. You were able to walk away and not take it to the extreme. Since…