Addiction Therapeutic Services Blog

Simulation Experiences: Traditional Psycho-Education and Beyond

Simulation Experiences We’ve all heard treatment centers use “client-centered care” in their marketing taglines, but have you wondered what that really means?  At the University of Southern California C-Suite Invitational last week, Dr. Eric Coleman invited professionals from all over the healthcare industry to reflect on what those words mean. The Professor of Medicine and […]

National Mental Health Awareness Month

1949 marked the first year of Mental Health Awareness Month in the United States.  Since then, May has been observed as a time when organizations and individuals could speak out, share their stories and help spread knowledge about mental health. There have been great strides in understanding the causes of mental illnesses as well as […]

Gratitude: Gifts of Recovery from Unlikely Sources

Spring is upon us.  The season is ripe for learning new lessons, being inspired and becoming more aware of all of the bounties of this existence – even for those feeling the recovery blues. The Gifts of Recovery are numerous and come from both ordinary and surprising sources.  It’s just up to each individual to […]

Positive Psychology in Addiction Treatment

Have you heard the buzz about the power of positivity? It’s hard to avoid if you have access to YouTube videos, a bookstore or a friends that have been swept up by one of the many  positive-thinking movements in pop culture. Are you telling yourself that changing your viewpoint can’t possibly change your reality? Are […]

Inspiring Woman Leaders in Behavioral Healthcare

Addiction Therapeutic Services was proud to be a co-sponsor for the Women’s CEO Global Alliance Conference in Pacific Grove, CA.   As WCEOGA’S website says, the organization “is taking on a stronger leadership role on behalf of treatment providers in areas such as treatment standards, education, research, and advocacy of legislative, regulatory and reimbursement positions supported […]

Sexual Abuse of Boys and The Path to Recovery

Sexual abuse of men and boys is a little talked about issue.  Not enough people, clinicians included, know that this kind of trauma is being inflicted upon boys. To make matters worse, males are less likely to report sexual abuse than female victims. In the mid-1990s, the famous Adverse Childhood Experience Study reported that childhood […]

Evening Outpatient Treatment

Evening Outpatient Treatment for Addiction Recovery

Evening Outpatient Treatment offers More Flexibility These days, people are often strapped for time, cash and support that meets their unique needs for addiction recovery.  The corporate and government employment scene generally keeps people very busy from 8AM to 5PM not including a sometimes lengthy commute.  School schedules are often replete with a variety of […]