are 28 days enough?

The public misconception that 28 days of treatment is enough is ridiculous. Anyone in the business of recovery knows that its only the beginning and that the real work starts after you get back home or at least live in a more realistic environment. Some treatment centers are so sterile that it’s almost impossible to gauge how you will do handing regular day to day activities.

On the most recent episode (click here) of The Couch Live, Lui & Trinity speak to Ed McDonough who shares his own personal story of use and recovery, including his day of working at the same DA office that later charged him during his spiral downward. Ed is the CEO of GateHouse Treatment in New Hampshire. He speaks of his re-introduction into society by graduating GateHouse in the early years, making ends meet at his “getting better” job, and eventually returning to GH to join his friend Nathan Irvine, founder of GateHouse.

They also talk about more recent treatment approaches like Medication Assisted Treatment. Medication Assisted Treatment includes Methadone, Buprenorphine (like Suboxone), and Vivitrol. This may be a controversial issue in some circles but anyone sick of burying their friends is at least willing to learn more about it. They share their opinions on The Couch Live, and so should you. Feel free to comment below.

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