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The Truth Behind Casey’s Law

Posted by Heather Valsan on Oct 10, 2017 10:05:00 AM

 

 

 

In 2004, Casey’s Law came to pass in Kentucky and was implemented in 2012 in the state of Ohio. It was initiated after the death of Matthew Casey Wethington who died of a heroin overdose at age 23.

This law serves to legally mandate people with drug and alcohol disorders into treatment programs. The length of treatment varies and can range from the detoxification stage which lasts about one week, to several weeks, a month, or even longer.

Addicts are often in a state of denial about their self-destructive behaviors.

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Topics: Casey's Law

The Dark Mine of Addiction

Posted by Heather Valsan on Sep 7, 2017 10:00:00 AM

 

Understanding Why Change is Difficult for Addicts Written by Heather Valsan

The power to change. We all have it – that deeply rooted internal force within us that cries out, “Stand up and do better. Be better.” Making a change that positively impacts your life is like searching for a rare and precious diamond in a mine. You know that somewhere within the ashy, dark rocks is something sacred and beautiful. Finding it will change your life forever. There’s only one caveat. You’re going to have to roll up your sleeves and jump into a dark and scary place that offers no promises or guarantees.

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Topics: Addiction