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How to Find the Best Rehab for Your Child

By Joanna Conti on Jul 14, 2020 in Finding the Best Treatment

To select the best rehab for your child or other family member on Conquer Addiction, first figure out any criteria that the center absolutely must meet.  Some options you might want to consider are:

Financing Alternatives for Recovery

By Michael Lewis on May 26, 2020 in Finding the Best Treatment

Even though the Affordable Health Care Act makes substance abuse treatment more affordable, it is unlikely to cover all of a family's costs for residential treatment facilities, halfway houses, individual and family counseling, and other wrap-around services.

Helping Loved Ones Recover From Addiction

By Joanna Conti on Jan 12, 2020 in Helping Your Child Recover

Twelve years ago, one of our teenage daughters started drinking enough alcohol to possibly kill herself on a regular basis.  Over the next five years, we repeatedly found ourselves in crisis situations where it was clear we needed to find treatment for her immediately.  Each time, we were forced to make the life-and-death decision about which treatment center to send her to 

The Hidden Costs of Addiction

By Michael Lewis on Jul 19, 2019 in Families in Recovery

The financial implications stemming from addiction and recovery are significant, life changing and a critical component to the ongoing recovery of the individual and their family.

How the "Rock Bottom" Myth Perpetuates Low-Quality Treatment

By Karina Schultheis on Sep 11, 2018 in Finding the Best Treatment

There’s a common misconception in the addiction field that addicts and alcoholics must hit rock bottom before treatment can be successful.  This is a convenient scapegoat for treatment centers, allowing them to champion success stories while denying culpability – it’s not our fault your son relapsed, it’s his

What is Evidence-Based Treatment?

By Joanna Conti on Jan 25, 2016 in Finding the Best Treatment

You may have been advised to look for a treatment program that uses evidence-based treatment.  This charming video explains what this means and why this is good advice.

Transform Your Enabling Style into a Strength

By Nancy Clifford on Jan 13, 2016 in Families in Recovery

When addiction invades your home, it forces you to try to figure out how you might be able to help a child who seems beyond reach. Study your unique style of enabling to find your hidden strengths.

Worried Your Child Might Have a Problem with Drugs or Alcohol?

By Joanna Conti on Dec 23, 2015 in Helping Your Child Recover

If you’ve noticed one or more signs that your son or daughter might be drinking too much or using dangerous drugs, here's what you need to know.