How The Right Step Can Turn an ‘Alcoholism Marriage’ into a Happy Union
Toby Rice Drews is the author of nine recovery books and is most notable for her million-selling series, “Getting Them Sober.” It is available from a variety of vendors, including peoplejam.com, a website devoted to offering items that help people improve their lives.
Drews, a former college professor of counseling and psychology, was reared in an alcoholic family, and her career has been dedicated to helping others who share the pain she endured. For more than 30 years she has written books on the subject, counseled family members, trained professionals, and presented seminars to community groups and associations.
Spirit Lodge is a luxury rehab center that provides holistic rehabilitation with spa and concierge services, an executive chef, acupuncture, recovery fitness programs, and more. Guests feel welcome and rested after the hard work of recovering from the effects of drug and alcohol abuse.
The Spirit Lodge alcohol rehab and drug rehab facility is scenic and woodsy, creating a sense of relaxation. The tranquility and sense of comfort experienced within the addiction treatment environment allows each guest to focus solely on recovery from chemical dependency and encourages him or her to build a strong foundation for recovery and positive change. When a guest first walks through the door, he or she is greeted by a concierge prepared to organize a variety of activities from airport transportation and family week to amenity services and specialized menu.
Doc Talk: Identifying and Treating Alcoholism
By: Dr. Jason Powers
Title: Chief Medical Officer, The Right Step and Spirit Lodge
Info: Among the first doctors certified by the American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM). H Magazine Texas’ “Top Doc” in Addiction Medicine, 2007-2009. 2008 winner of Sierra Tucson’s Gratitude for Giving, Compassion Award.
Dr. Powers, The Right Step Chief Medical Officer, has worked in addiction recovery for over eight years and has helped The Right Step’s inpatient detoxification program reach out to, and reform, hundreds of addicts over the years. We asked him to share some information on detoxification for addiction victims and their loved ones.
Addiction is a disease, and every victim “treats” it in a different way: with opiates, with cocaine, with alcohol. Each “treatment” ravages victims’ minds and bodies until they are able to get clean and sober through a program like The Right Step’s. However, alcohol addiction does differ from other substances in several key ways, and it’s important to recognize both the similarities and differences.
How Alcohol is Different From Other Drugs
Many drugs are illegal to use in any situation, and most require at least a doctor’s prescription. Alcohol, by contrast, is a relatively uncontrolled substance: once you reach 21 years of age you can purchase it freely. As such, it’s everywhere, and our culture glorifies and, sometimes, even rewards drinking in certain circumstances, such as parties, clubs, and sporting events.