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“Self Help and The Addicted Mind” Written By Kirk Markey -- January 22, 2017 There has been a revolution in addiction treatment over the past decade or so.  This is great news for the millions who suffer from a substance abuse disorder, as the treatment community has...

“Taking Recovery to the Next Level – Emotional Sobriety and How to Get It” The Neurotic’s Take on Emotions in Recovery Written By Kirk Markey -- December 26, 2016 Okay folks, I’m going to get a little personal this week.  Forgive me for doing so, but emotional sobriety...

“The Hair of The Dog That Bit You – Managing Emotions in Recovery Part 1” This is the first post of a three part series that examines the connection between emotions and addiction.  We’ll start off by describing how the connection plays out in the life...

“Wade’s 12 Step Recovery Cocktail” November 30, 2016 - Written By Kirk Markey Wade Gets To Work Wade found addiction counseling tremendously helpful.  His therapist was a recovering cocaine addict named Rita.  Although she herself had experienced great success with 12 step recovery programs, she allowed Wade and...

“Wade Learns The Best Treatment for Alcoholism is Looking Outward” Written By Kirk Markey -- November 25, 2016 Although admittedly an alcoholic, Wade has never understood drug addiction.  This week, as he continues to look after Jonas, he finds that seeing it up close is like looking...

Can Wade Learn How to Help an Alcoholic? Wade's recovery from alcoholism is still in its infancy.  Sure, he hasn't had a drink in a few months, but he still walks through life resentful and frustrated.  And although they haven't yet led to a drinking binge,...

"When a Drinking Problem Isn't the Problem – Wade Seeing the World All Wrong” Written by Kirk Markey October 31, 2016 Last week, a drinking problem had just put Wade's life on hold. This time out, we'll see that Wade's life was something that never got started. We'll...

Wade the Alcoholic In Delray Beach Part I Written By Kirk Markey -- October 20,2016 A couple posts back, we discussed how the experience of starting a Delray rehab center ran parallel to the process of recovery.   The post talked in general terms about the importance of...

“Authentic Recovery and the Whole Person" Incomplete Treatment and Technique Sobriety Written By, Kirk Markey - October 14, 2016 Any effective addiction rehab center understands that their clients do not use drugs and alcohol in a vacuum.  Substance abuse is highly contextual.  It plays out along highly individualized...

“Group Participation and Becoming Who You Are” Challenged by Design Written By Kirk Markey - October 10, 2016 Seastone of Delray's founders knew exactly what they were getting into when they opened a drug rehab in Delray Beach.  They understood the appeal of Delray Beach as a recovery...