Author Archives for Richard Blair

Break The Cycle

Breaking the Industry Cycle of Banking On Relapse

March 20, 2019 7:36 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Relapse. A slip. The event has many names that all carry the same weight. It is perhaps one of the most troubling incidents to occur in the quest for sustainable recovery and typically leaves many affected. Relapse, though disheartening, is sadly too common in recovery and too often happens after an episode of treatment. “Studies...

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Sober In Real Life

The Need To Be Sober In Real Life

February 27, 2019 7:25 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

I founded Catalyst Recovery because addiction treatment, especially residential treatment, isn’t built for real life. Let’s get down to basics. Recovery is much like cell service… It needs to work where and when we need it most: home, office, emergency situations, out & about, elevators (kidding) etc. Before we get to the point of this...

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Involuntary Commitment to Drug Treatment

August 8, 2018 4:39 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

I write this post not as a clinician, but as an individual who has personally experienced this interesting topic in my own life from both ends of the personal/professional spectrum. I came across this article and it brought up some interesting thoughts within myself. I know for a fact that others face the same question(s)...

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Eliminate the Middle Man

June 25, 2018 8:45 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The field of alcohol and substance abuse treatment can be likened to that of the electric vehicle. The first electric car was built in 1828. Yes, you read that correctly, 1828. The evolution of the EV that has occurred over the almost 200 years since has been a rollercoaster. Gas-powered vehicles have always outsold their...

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A Sustainable Reality: Complete In-Home Treatment

May 30, 2018 9:55 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

It does not come as news to anyone that the drug epidemic in the United States continues to prove resilient. Sadly, as communities are ravaged by the overdose deaths and tormented families are left to pick up the pieces of their loved one’s destruction, the current structure of today’s residential programs makes it difficult to...

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