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Acute vs Chronic Care: Why Addiction Isn't a Broken Leg

Acute vs Chronic Care: Why Addiction Isn't a Broken Leg

Rick Baumgartle CADC II

 

In this country our medical system has two main models. One is acute and the other is chronic. Acute care is what you get when you have a problem that can be remedied such as an infection, a cold, or even a broken leg. You have...

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Overcoming Barriers to Treatment

Overcoming Barriers to Treatment

Rick Baumgartle B.S. CADC II

 

In 2006 an article in the Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment discussed the barriers that people reported when it came to getting and seeking treatment. While some of the had to do with not having the money or time, a lot of them had to do with some of...

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Relationships In Recovery: AKA When is it OKAY for me to Date and Other Questions

By Rick Baumgartle CADC II

In the movie 28 days, which is about a woman (Sandra Bullock) who checks into an inpatient rehab, there is a scene where the head counselor (Steve Buscemi in one of his best roles) is answering a question about dating from one of the clients. He said, “I like the pet/plant plan. Get a plant, if it's alive after a year, get a...

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