Being abstinent does not mean you are in recovery

Being abstinent does not mean you are in recovery
By Bob Snyder, BA, CADC II, NCAC I

During my last 25 years of working as a treatment provider, the topic of what it means to be in recovery has often been debated. A very common misconception is that if someone is not using drugs or alcohol then they are “in recovery”. If someone…

Compassion, Experience, Recovery

Compassion, Experience, Recovery
by Dennis Crowell MA, LPC

Compassion, Experience, Recovery. Those three words are the cornerstone of BestCare’s new logo and tagline. They were formulated after hours of conversation, dialogue and questioning about who we are and what we believe in. They strongly describe this whole agency of 170+ employees…

From Chaos to Complete

From Chaos to Complete
by Joe Allred

I rose from a world filled with chaos and despair. I spent 25 years in the dark world of addiction. I was a career criminal with a nasty IV drug habit and a tendency for violence. I placed drugs above everything and everyone in my life and did not see any way of change, nor did I want change for most of my life.

You see,…

Parenting in recovery

Parenting in recovery
by Carolyn Knolle

Let’s face it: if parenting is challenging at best. That’s why parenting in recovery can be one of the most difficult challenges you will ever face. Much of the challenge can be in dealing with feelings of shame and loss that goes along with being an absent parent when caught up in the…

Failure vs Success

Failure vs Success
by Bob Snyder, BA, CADC II, NCAC I

One of the things we’ve been hearing from many different sources in the last couple years is “you have to fail at outpatient treatment before you can get into residential treatment”.

This…

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