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The Passive Aggressive – great information 

The passive aggressive needs to have a relationship with someone who can be the object of his or her hostility. They need someone whose expectations and demands he/she can resist. A passive aggressive is usually attracted to co-dependents, people with low self-esteem and those who find it easy to make excuses for other’s bad behaviors. […]

How Interventions Work in Real Life | VICE | Canada 

How Interventions Work in Real Life | VICE | CanadaStill from the TV show Intervention. Photo via Facebook. The TV series Intervention follows a predictable trajectory: bright-eyed kid suffers some sort of trauma, starts using, careens into full-blown addiction, goes through an intervention and is redeemed by treatment. Usually. But what does a real-life intervention […]

Are Video Games a Concern? 

It’s a typical day. Your son comes home from school, throws his book bag down and dashes to the Wii. You go back and forth. Should you tell him to stop? Let him play for a bit? Make him run around outside or require he does his homework first? Options abound, but uncertainty strikes. As […]

Lots of parents worry about their children taking drugs. 

Maybe you feel that you don’t know much about drugs, that you’re not sure what to say about them to your kids and that they might not want to listen? You might be doing better than you realise. Your kids probably do care what you think even if they don’t show it. What matters even […]

It’s no secret that having a loved one in addiction can affect the entire family 

When a member of our family suffers, we all suffer. Statistics show that the children of people who suffer from addiction are more likely to suffer from issues that will lead them into addiction as well. Families also suffer when their loved ones begin to exhibit alternate behaviors that cause them to lie, steal or […]

How do I know if my teen or young adult has a substance use disorder? 

How do I know if my teen or young adult has a substance use disorder? Addiction can happen at any age, but it usually starts when a person is young. If your teen continues to use drugs despite harmful consequences, he or she may be addicted. Anyone Can Become Addicted to Drugs If an adolescent […]

Who are Interventions best suited for? 

Addicts in denial are the most typical candidates for an intervention. 95 percent of all substance abusers don’t even recognize that they have a problem. Some aren’t in denial at all, but they are fearful of undergoing treatment because they know they’ll have to endure withdrawal. Most addicts have heard horror stories from others, or […]

Applying Case Management 

Applying Applying Case Management to Substance Abuse Treatment Posted on July 21, 2015 Updated on July 21, 2015 Case management is almost infinitely adaptable, but several broad principles are true of almost every application. This chapter will discuss those principles, the competencies necessary to implement case management functions, and the relationship between those functions and […]

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