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Inhalant Addiction and Use

Inhalant Abuse  – The sense of smell is one that we often take for granted. We use our sense of smell to find out what is cooking, to enjoy flowers, to make sure our homes smell lovely, and for so much more. The sense of smell may also be what draws some to enjoy the…

Opioid Addiction and DARA Treatment Options

Opioid Addiction – Opiates refer to a large number of both legal and illegal drugs. Some of these have legitimate use, while others are manufactured just to get high. Any of the drugs in this class can lead to an addiction. Opiates are typically medications or drugs that bind to pain receptors in the brain…

Tailoring Treatment to the Individual

When someone makes the decision to enter alcohol and drug treatment they face a host of issues which must be evaluated from the start. There are alcohol and drug treatment programs which have a single system by which everyone who enters is expected to adhere and everyone is expected to recover in the same way….

LGBTQ and Treatment Barriers

There are a number of issues specific to the LGBTQ community and addiction. One of the most daunting is the barrier to getting proper treatment once there is a problem. The isolation and abuse so common in the LGBTQ community in general becomes intensified for people who are suffering from addiction. Substance abuse and addiction…

A Day in the Life of DARA – A Therapist’s Perspective.

It’s 6 am at Dara Rehab Thailand. The time my alarm clock rings each morning. I awake to the noise of the jungle. Monkeys gibber in the trees. A light breeze rustles the jungle canopy.  The sun kisses my balcony. I turn off the air conditioning as sounds of nature fill my room. I drink…