A former addict who was lonely and in denial becomes an Above It All Treatment counselor. He expresses how addicts have to take direction from someone who has already walked in their shoes.
How does addiction change the brain? According to Dr. Gabor Mate, it's a difficult struggle for hard core drug addicts to kick their habit because their brains are impaired.
Celebrities and families of addicts share insight into breaking the stigma around alcohol and drug addiction to create a dialogue for healing and transformation to remind others no matter how bad it has been that you are not alone and there is always hope.
In this interview, a Substance Abuse Therapist discusses her typical day at work, the qualifications needed for the job, the best and worst parts of the job, and advice that can be used by students considering this line of work.