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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 …


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Interventions: Don’t Love them to Death, Get Help

Drew Horowitz was recently consulted by The Phoenix Spirit to give insight on the benefits of intervention for a loved one. We’ve included an excerpt of that article below. Click Continue Reading at the bottom of this excerpt to see …


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Interventions Are Kinder Than Most People Think

By: Drew Horowitz, MA, LADC, LPCC, CIP I’m frequently asked, “What’s the worst thing you’ve ever seen at an intervention?” or “Have you ever had a person hit you during an intervention?” These questions baffle me, yet they reveal how …


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Don’t Wait for Addicts and Alcoholics to Hit Bottom

Waiting for drug and alcohol addicts to hit bottom and believing that doing so will make them get help is a myth. Is death their bottom? It was for 93,000 people in the U.S.—1,066 in Minnesota—last year, according to the …


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A Letter From Our Founder, Drew Horowitz

Dear friends and colleagues, I’ve been on the front lines of COVID-19 since its early days, not as a physician or nurse but as a clinical interventionist attempting to assist those deep in the throes of addiction. I’ve been entrenched …


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How to Guarantee Relapse After an Addiction Treatment Program

It’s what we all worry about after attending an addiction treatment program…What if I relapse? An overwhelming majority of those who attend addiction treatment programs will relapse multiple times before achieving successful, long-term recovery. Many times, relapse prevention education relies …


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Understanding the Importance of a Sober Support System in Early Recovery

When we remove old people, places, and things, we replace them with alternatives that will keep our recovery on track. These alternative people, places, and things all become part of our new sober support system. Our sober support system provides …


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Outpatient Addiction Treatment Services for Minneapolis and St. Paul

Overcoming an addiction to drugs or alcohol will be one of the most difficult things we experience in our lives. Choosing the right outpatient addiction treatment center that meets our needs is critical in our success or failure at achieving …