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Are relapses able to be predicted? Do they have any early warning signs?

Can you sort out the myths of addiction?

Can you tell us more about dual diagnosis?

Chemical Dependency Treatment costs too much, doesn’t help people, and takes county and state tax dollars. Why are we doing this?

How are chemical abuse and addiction different?

How could I be addicted because I’m not physically dependent?

How do people get motivated for change?

How do you identify chemical abuse and dependence earlier rather than later?

How do you recognize the signs of addiction?

How does CD treatment reduce crime? Why not just put people in jail or prison?

I only get drunk on weekends, so how could that be a problem?

Isn’t acceptance giving up?

My loved one is really undecided and torn about entering treatment. Why is s/he so ambivalent?

People keep mentioning denial, but what do they really mean?

Shouldn’t a woman just stop using alcohol or drugs as soon as she knows she is pregnant?

So, if alcoholism is an illness, can I call in drunk/sick to work on Monday?

Those people just don’t have any will power. Why help someone like that?

What about alcohol and youth?

What about drugs and youth?

What about treating teenagers?

What are cravings and how can I handle them so I don’t use?

What are the excuses or real barriers to treatment?

What are the risk factors for developing addiction?

What are the stages of change as a person goes through the recovery from chemical dependency?

What are you doing about alcohol problems?

What does dual diagnosis mean?

What happens during “treatment”?

What happens if a woman uses cocaine or methamphetamine during pregnancy?

What is codependency?

What is DUI or diversion court?

What is methadone maintenance?

What is Recovery month?

What is the greatest barrier to treatment?

What options do I have for making changes?

Where are the kids and youth getting all those pain pills they overdose on?

Why are you saying addiction is a disease?

Why do you call it treatment if it is just substituting one drug for another?

Why does the family of the addict or alcoholic need to participate anyway? I’m not the sick one.