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Addiction Counseling: What Makes it Different?

Addiction Counseling: What Makes it Different?

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William White, in his new book, The History of Addiction Counseling in the United States, says the following:“There are four defining premises of addiction counseling that historically separate the addiction counselor from other helping roles. These premises are that: 1) severe and persistent alcohol and other drug problems constitute a primary disorder rather than a superficial symptom of underlying problems, 2) the multiple life problems experienced by AOD-impacted individuals can be resolved only within the framework of recovery initiation and maintenance, 3) many individuals with high problem complexity (biological vulnerability, high severity, co-morbidity) and low “recovery capital” (internal assets, family and social support) are unable to achieve stable recovery without professional assistance, and 4) professional assistance is best provided by individuals with special knowledge and expertise in facilitating the physical,…
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What Constitutes an Addiction?

What Constitutes an Addiction?

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Addiction is a bio-psycho-social disorder characterized by a maledaptive pattern of behavior or substance use which leads to significant impairment in a person’s life. It is critical to understand addiction as a complex issue with roots that seem to be: (more…)
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Just What is Treatment Anyway?

Just What is Treatment Anyway?

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Treatment for Substance Use Disorders, just like treatment for any chronic illness, has evolved over the years as our knowledge has increased. Through experience, research and improved technology we now know more about the progression of addiction, about brain chemistry and the effects of drugs on brain activity, and, through outcome studies, what actually works and what does not. We have seen the emergence of a whole new profession – the addiction counselor. We have seen the development of college degree programs focused on addiction studies. And we have seen this thing called “treatment” become big business. (more…)
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What’s New

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What's New at Genesis Programs 20% of Recovery is Stopping, 80% is Staying Stopped!Our Alumni Association sponsors social activities throughout the year for Genesis Program graduates and their families. Community bowling, holiday potlucks, annual picnics, and benefit gatherings are part of keeping the Genesis alumni network.UPCOMING ACTIVITIES:UNDER CONSTRUCTION
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Addiction and Substance Abuse Treatment Services

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Genesis Programs Outpatient Services We have a program to fit your schedule Intensive Outpatient Program Our Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP), though quite structured, is our lowest and most utilized level of care. IOP is usually geared around those who have a stable home environment along with some other form of structure such as work or school already built into their lives. If during the initial evaluation the applicant can demonstrate enough motivation and stability to meet his or her day to day responsibilities while engaged in our treatment program, IOP is likely to be determined the appropriate level of care. Prior to any admission, the level of care, the initial treatment plan, and estimated length of stay are all determined by a clinical assessment performed by one of our qualified…
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