pets role in recovery

Burning Tree West and Our Use of Pets to Aid in Recovery

4 June 2015,
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We believe that pets are powerful allies in the fight against addiction. While familial bonds are often strained during addiction and recovery, the bond […]


approaching friends about their addiction

How to Approach Friends Who May Have a Problem with Addiction

6 May 2015,
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The problem with helping an addict is often how we go about doing it. What we actually should be doing may seem counter-intuitive to […]


how to approach teens lying about addiction

How Should Parents Approach Teens Lying About Addiction?

28 April 2015,
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The teenage years are a tumultuous time for both child and parent. In this transitional period, teens tend to rely on parents less and […]


What’s Under the Alcohol in Alcoholism: Examining the Causes and Patterns Behind Alcohol and Co-Occurring Mental Health Conditions

15 April 2015,
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Alcohol abuse rarely happens on an island independent of outside factors. Substances such as alcohol are commonly used to avoid or completely discredit underlying […]


Synthetic Marijuana aka “Spice”

31 March 2015,
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While marijuana is still classified as a Schedule 1 narcotic in most places, “spice” or synthetic marijuana is completely legal in nearly all corners […]