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Medical Detox | Addiction: A Tie That Binds

Besides treating/counseling patients here at Pat Moore Foundation, helping them through an alcohol and drug medical detox, establishing possible dual diagnosis, as well as follow up therapy with our residential treatment program, we also look for interesting and informative way that will help us do our jobs to the best of our ability. We attend conferences, conventions, and read as much literature as we can. But, one of the best ways to help is to be there for our clients who are going through a medical detox and follow up treatment. Experience can be the best teacher of all.

Our experience also teaches us we have so much more to learn, especially about ourselves. Life is a journey, and there isn’t only one way to live it, nor is there only one way to treat an addict. We are all different in our addiction. Sure, there are similarities in addiction, and in general, we feel we’re terminally unique to our own story; we might tend to believe we are capable of handling our alcohol and other drugs, and that this time it will be different. We usually wake up the next day or a few days later and think, ‘Wow, I did that again?’ It’s a difficult cycle that will eventually take its toll on friends, family and your physical, mental, and spiritual self.

So, how we got where we are, our ‘story,’ our ‘drunk-a-logs’ will be different of course, but the main component each of us has, what ties us all together, is the fact that we’re addicts.