Many people wonder how alcoholism can be a disease, because drinking is a choice. Here is a simple explanation of alcoholism as a disease, based on a question from a reader whose sister is an alcoholic.
Why do people get addicted to drugs, alcohol, food, sex, gambling? Here’s why trauma is the root cause of addiction and how trauma leads to addictive behavior.
Experienced counselors know what questions to ask during an intake interview for an alcohol and drug recovery program - and they learned by filling out form after form. Here are the questions I'm asking when I interview applicants for our recovery program.