Psychologist summing up results of young reunited family

Can You Be Addicted to a Person?

Understanding the origin of codependency, it’s long-term effects and available treatment options By Alisha Barnes, M.S.   What Is Codependency  Codependency is the reliance on another person for reassurance, validation and security. A codependent person may present with difficulties making independent decisions, struggle with self-esteem outside of the context of the relationship and a value…

Resources Available to Veterans: Seeking Treatment for a Substance Abuse Concern

Understanding the root causes of substance use in Veterans and identifying treatment services available towards those individuals affected: By Alisha Barnes, M.S. Presence of Addiction in Veterans Addiction is categorized as a complex brain disease, characterized by changes in the wiring of the brain and affecting aspects of judgment, decision-making and the management of behaviors.…

Young woman explaining her problem to counselor making notes on paper during psychological session on couch

SUD Aftercare: An Indispensable Part of Successful Treatment

Why do patients receiving Inpatient medically supervised detoxification and rehabilitation levels of care for their substance use disorders (SUD’s) usually succeed in achieving their treatment goals?  Our experience at Tully Hill Treatment and Recovery indicates that they succeed because their treatment and care occurs in a setting and environment that is highly structured. It also…