Author: Elite Recovery

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Attitude of Gratitude

By: Lulu Sveen, LSW In a meditation one morning, I was told “today is the first day that you will experience like this as well as the last day you’ll experience like this”. This couldn’t be more spot on and …

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Women; Recovering In Spite of Everything

Having conducted hundreds of female Interventions, a trend emerging is an increase in more severe physical conditions and mental health symptoms because of untreated addictions. Addiction, known as a “disease of isolation”, has been further compounded by the pandemic. Families I …

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Families are Addicted Too

What do we mean when we say addiction is a family disease? Well, it means that family members play a vital role in maintaining active addiction and just as vitally in preventing and discontinuing it. Yes, families are that powerful! …

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For Intervention, Clinical is Key!

Doing intervention like we do at Drew Horowitz & Associates means traveling around the country, often to remote locations. What does this look like? Well, long days in flight and behind the wheel of old, high-mileage rental cars; two-star hotels …

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Families Get Confused, and That’s OK!

When it comes to substance abuse, one thing is sure: Families get caught in the chaotic whirlwind created by a loved one’s addiction. And they struggle to comprehend the insanity that accompanies active addiction. We often refer to addiction as …

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Why the Push?

It’s often said that someone who abuses alcohol and/or drugs needs to “want to get help” for any type of treatment to work. We also hear that, unless the person decides to admit themselves, treatment is a waste of time …