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  • Addiction Doesn't Happen in my Neighborhood

    Until recently, drug and alcohol use or addiction was considered a “lower class” affliction. Affluent families were assumed to be immune from the drugs and alcohol thought to plague hard-scrabble neighborhoods. Perhaps this was a byproduct of stereotypes pe...Full Post
  • At What Age Should I Talk to My Kids about Drugs and Alcohol?

    When children first come into the world, the idea that they may struggle with hard issues such as drug or alcohol abuse is difficult to imagine. Those first few years often fly by, and before you know it you are driving the carpool to middle school. It’s crazy...Full Post
  • Intervention and Treatment: A Guide to Ethical Practice

    September 29, 2017

    Contributions by Heather R. Hayes, M.Ed., LPC, CAI, CIP, Founder & CEO of Heather R. Hayes & Associates; Jack Kline, MS, LPC, LPCS, LCAS, CCS, CEO at Red Oak Recovery; Jay S. Crosson, MBA, CEO at Cumberland Heights Alcohol and Drug Treatment...Full Post
  • Respectful Adolescent Transports: Principles and Dynamics

    By: Kacy Silverstein, M.Ed., NCC & Heather R. Hayes, M.Ed., LPC, CIP, CAI

    Here’s the nightmare: Something in the family system has gone awry and parents must make the emotional decision that their son or daughter would be better cared for in a treatment program...Full Post
  • Ethics 101

    Yes, in many ways, treatment providers and professionals are responsible for the opioid epidemic and its seemingly inescapable grasp…

    By Heather R. Hayes, M.Ed., LPC, CAI, CIP & Louise Stanger, Ed.D., LCSW, CDWF, CIP

    In the wake of the addiction treatment...Full Post
  • The Life or Death Matter of Ethics

    by Heather R. Hayes, M.Ed., LPC, CAI

    Ninety-one people die each day from opiate overdoses.1

    Every day, 2,500 teens try a prescription pill for the first time, to get high.2

    Our nation is deeply in crisis, and for far too long, we haven’t addressed it. But...Full Post
  • Trauma-Informed Transports: A Healing Approach

    Trauma-Informed Transports: A Healing Approach
    By: Kacy Silverstein, M.Ed., NCC & Heather R. Hayes, M.Ed., LPC, CAI, CIP

    Trauma is not a new concept. We have studied it for years but until recently, the subject has been relegated to a select group of individuals...Full Post