Addiction disease or choice

Habili-blog 1/26/18 Just say NO by Jared Mayes Is addiction disease or choice? I remember in third grade we got ushered into the gymnasium, where a man dressed in a Crime Dog McGruff outfit was prompting us to, “Take a bite out of crime.” There was also a magician performing tricks. One in particular being burning a 20 dollar bill, …

Addiction Treatment Success

Dr. Timothy W. Wright’s testimonial about Addiction Treatment Success at Habilitat “The Place of Change.” “All four of my children were born in Hawaii during the course of my 41 years in residence. HABILITAT was well-known to me by stand-out reputation, although it never occurred to me that “my life” would ever be affected by drugs. Coming out of a strong …

Holidays for an addict

There was a time where the only thing I could ever want was to rip open that wrapping paper and find a Stretch Armstrong. Somewhere Along the line my wants drastically changed to me dreaming of unwrapping an eight ball of heroin for Christmas. Nowadays my gifts don’t fit under a Christmas Tree, and you can’t wrap the gift of …

Rehabilitation Over Incarceration

Free is an undefinable term for most Americans living in the “Land of the Free.” How’s that for ironic. Whether it be debt, an unhealthy relationship, or a dead-end job, the idea of freedom is only a dream for most. For some it is a little more black and white; Those who are behind bars. Once the doors slam behind …

DEA losing the fight against Opiods

I invite you to take a journey through time with me and imagine you’re on the front lines of a medieval battle along side King Arthur. You look around and notice something is missing. King Arthur’s legendary sword, Excalibur is nowhere to be found. Fast forward a few centuries and the DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration) is in the same boat. …

Behavior Modification Approach

When you think of the word epidemic most people think of something along the lines of small pox or the SARS virus. With today’s medicine we can generally contain or eliminate the fear of outbreaks of such diseases. Unfortunately in our society we have something way more deadly and powerful than any virus known to mankind; substance abuse. Different than …

Drug Treatment Programs

Aloha my world wide web-er-nauts. If you’ve stumbled upon this page there’s a good chance you’re in need of a life change. If you’re like me or any of my brothers and sisters here at Habilitat, the place of change, you’ve probably been to multiple rehabs or other drug treatment programs with no avail. Albert Einstein once defined insanity as …