Monthly Archives: December 2018

Family counselor talks interventions at Fairbanks

One thing Bruce Perkins has learned, over many years and thousands of interventions, is that it’s a myth that you can’t help someone with a substance use disorder (SUD) into recovery unless they want it. In recovery himself, the Muncie-based family counselor and interventionist decided to study therapy after getting sober. Since then, he’s or...

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What are the symptoms of addiction?

Addiction is a disease with a range of harmful conditions and behaviors. Recognizing these signs can help a person with addiction receive the treatment they need. Doctors currently diagnose addictions under a category known as “substance-related and addictive disorders.” The main symptom of an addiction is a problematic pattern of use...

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What is addiction?

Addiction is a psychological and physical inability to stop consuming a chemical, drug, activity, or substance, even though it is causing psychological and physical harm. The term addiction does not only refer to dependence on substances such as heroin or cocaine. A person who cannot stop taking a particular drug or chemical has a substance depen...

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