NAMA Recovery of Tennessee is proud to stand along side the National Advocates for Pregnant Women (NAPW), the National Perinatal Association, Healthy & Free Tennessee, the Tennessee Association of Alcohol, Drug and other Addiction Services (TAADAS) and many others saying...
LET THE TENNESSEE FETAL ASSAULT LAW SUNSET IN 2016!!!
Women need HEALTHCARE NOT HANDCUFFS.
Two's Company, Three's Even Better: Why It's Important for Couples and Families to Enroll in Treatment Together
Two’s Company, Three’s Even
Why It’s Important for Couples and Families to Enroll in Treatment
(originally written for and published in the 01/15/2016 of OTPG Quarterly, the quarterly newsletter of Opioid Treatment Providers of Georgia (OTPG), the Georgia state provider's association and chapter of the American Association for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence, Inc.)
by Zac Talbott, CMA
Director, NAMARecovery of Tennessee
Program Sponsor, CounselingSolutions of Chatsworth OTP
We know that addiction is a “biopsychosocial” disorder. That is, it has three very different parts or components that all must be addressed if a treatment approach is to give an individual the best shot at achieving recovery. It also means it’s a complicated disease that can be difficult to understand, as its manifestations do not directly correlate to a person’s “desire” or “motivation” to stop using illicit drugs. But one of these three areas, the “social” aspect of the disease, plays out in an individual’s environment and most especially a person’s home life.