Step Nine – Amends


“ Made direct amends to such people whenever possible except when to do so would injure them or others. ” Alcoholics Anonymous pp.83 By doing Steps 1 through 8, we have made significant progress in uncovering the things that are blocking us from a conscious connection to God. It is paramount to first address our internal condition if we are … Read More

Opiate Addiction and Treatment

James Boone, MDArticles

Opiate addiction and its devastating consequences, including over 25,000 deaths1 per year related to overdose, continue to be an overwhelming, catastrophic, and heartbreaking problem in the United States. There are a number of medications that can help address this addiction but no medications that provide anything close to a cure. We recognize that substituting longer acting opioids like methadone or … Read More


La HaciendaArticles

Detoxification, the process of ridding the body of toxins, is a vital initial step for those entering substance abuse rehabilitation. While some believe that leaving addiction behind is as simple as ‘going cold-turkey,’ once a person’s body reaches the stage of chemical dependency which includes a physical addiction to alcohol or a drug, a medically supervised detoxification is often necessary. … Read More