I pushed through a revolving door a few years ago, went all the way around and ended up going out the entrance again. My full 360-degree turn was embarrassing, humiliating, and to be honest, a little confusing—I ended up back where I started! In the fog of confusion my inconsiderate friends laughed from the other … Read More
Addiction can affect anyone. We often associate addicts and alcoholics with those living on the streets, but in reality, drug and alcohol addiction can affect anyone. At Duffy’s we recognize the reality that your addiction has become a disease in your life and needs to be treated. Therefore, we embrace the medical model that your addiction is a disease, and we use the social model—which includes education, counseling, and peer support—to treat it. The following blog posts and articles are designed to help you to better understand the disease of addiction.
The new year is off to a start, but we want to take a few moments to reflect on some unique and important headlines from 2011. Death of Betty Ford: Wife of former President Gerald Ford and advocate for alcohol and prescription drug addiction who battled addiction herself died in July 2011. Teen Drinking is Up: After … Read More
Haven’t we often dreamed of just being able to “fix” or “manipulate” that one gene in our bodies to make our lives better? Wouldn’t it be amazing if a mother’s touch of her infant could prevent future drug addictions? Those dreams might not be that far off. Power of a Mother’s Touch: A Quick History … Read More
Being addicted to something isn’t always bad. In fact, sometimes addiction to a noble goal or cause can push us to accomplish what we never thought was possible before. The other day, someone sent me this YouTube video about Todd Crandell who spent 13 years in a drug and alcohol addiction spiral. But in 1993, Todd chose … Read More
Anyone who has worked in rehabilitation for some time knows that becoming addicted to pain killers is a common way patients become substance-dependent. Unfortunately, prescription drug dependency is one of the saddest forms of dependency since the patient often becomes dependent after seeking some form of relief from doctors for his or her chronic pain … Read More