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The Need To Be Sober In Real Life

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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What is Medication-Assisted Treatment and What You Should Know

It seems that the new “hot commodity” in the addiction treatment industry is Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT.) For the past month, as I have scrolled through various addiction treatment related social media groups and conversed with colleagues it seems that everyone is opening a new MAT clinic in the near future or have done so already....

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Involuntary Commitment to Drug Treatment

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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Been Taken For A Ride? Ask About Your Treatment Provider

“Do you know what the Joint Commission is?” Usually the first question I have to ask an individual that doesn’t work in the addiction treatment or healthcare industry when explaining what Catalyst Recovery is. And, quite honestly, why should an individual know what the Joint Commission and their Gold Seal of Approval is? Call it...

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Eliminate the Middle Man

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

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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