Trauma — June 12, 2016

Trauma

Something like a divorce, a car accident or a romantic breakup can be as traumatic to one person as a more traditional “traumatic” experience is to someone else. Recent studies confirm that a history of childhood neglect or sexual, physical or emotion abuse is common among individuals undergoing treatment for substance abuse. Abuse, certainly traumatic, was also linked to a higher risk of anxiety, depression and suicide.

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Complex — June 10, 2016

Complex

Addiction is a complex illness with many characteristics and underlying causes and conditions. However, there ARE always underlying causes and conditions. It is why a person cannot just treat the physical aspect of addition and hope to be okay. It is typically why just getting a physical detox is never enough to treat an addiction. It is often the reason for relapse, because if the addict or alcoholic does not identify and treat those underlying issues they will continue to go back to abuse the substances that they had in the past. Why? Because the discomfort of sobriety will drive the person back to the ease, comfort, numbness and other feelings that allow them to cope with the underlying issues. We do not treat bronchitis by suppressing just the cough but instead by treating the root cause of the infection. In the same manner, addiction is actually a symptom of greater underlying issues and we cannot just treat the symptoms of drug and alcohol abuse but rather we need to treat the underlying causes and conditions if there is to be any hope of sustainable recovery.

Bob Lemoine

Ormond Beach, Florida

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Traits — June 9, 2016

Traits

A common trait is feeling “less than” and constant negative self-talk resulting in feelings of “I’m not good enough”, “I’m a piece of shit” and/or “I don’t deserve happiness”. Underlying fear, doubt, insecurity and self-esteem issues are common amongst most if not all of people that suffer from substance use disorders.
Bob Lemoine

Ormond Beach, Florida

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A Complex Illness — June 7, 2016

A Complex Illness

Addiction is a complex illness with many characteristics and underlying causes and conditions. However, there ARE always underlying causes and conditions. It is why a person cannot just treat the physical aspect of addition and hope to be okay. It is typically why just getting a physical detox is never enough to treat an addiction. It is often the reason for relapse, because if the addict or alcoholic does not identify and treat those underlying issues they will continue to go back to abuse the substances that they had in the past.

Bob Lemoine

Ormond Beach, Florida

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A Complex Illness — June 5, 2016

A Complex Illness

Addiction is a complex illness with many characteristics and underlying causes and conditions. However, there ARE always underlying causes and conditions. It is why a person cannot just treat the physical aspect of addition and hope to be okay. It is typically why just getting a physical detox is never enough to treat an addiction. It is often the reason for relapse, because if the addict or alcoholic does not identify and treat those underlying issues they will continue to go back to abuse the substances that they had in the past. Why? Because the discomfort of sobriety will drive the person back to the ease, comfort, numbness and other feelings that allow them to cope with the underlying issues. We do not treat bronchitis by suppressing just the cough but instead by treating the root cause of the infection. In the same manner, addiction is actually a symptom of greater underlying issues and we cannot just treat the symptoms of drug and alcohol abuse but rather we need to treat the underlying causes and conditions if there is to be any hope of sustainable recovery.

Bob Lemoine

Ormond Beach, Florida

(386) 846-6672

help@lemoineinterventions.com

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Issues — June 4, 2016

Issues

Sexual issues and gender issues often underlie addiction issues. Our American society has never dealt with sexual issues or gender issues well and therefore individuals who often are confused about their sexual identification, gender identification or have a history of sexual trauma often suffer from addiction. Guilt, shame, confusion or simply not feeling comfortable to discuss these issues often leads people to abuse substances in order to self-medicate or even be used as an excuse for sexual self-exploration, freedom or comfort.

Bob Lemoine

Ormond Beach, Florida

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Causes — June 3, 2016
The Goal — June 1, 2016

The Goal

Overall, it is the goal of Lemoine Interventions to be a community-based organization that offers necessary community and recovery support services in order to educate the community on addiction, break addiction stigmas and make sure that individuals and families are able to get vital services in order to overcome addiction and enter a life of sustainable recovery. The nationwide addiction epidemic is growing but we can turn the tide by working together in our communities to make sure that education, prevention, treatment and recovery services are available to those in need.

Bob Lemoine

Ormond Beach, Florida

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Hole in the Soul — May 31, 2016

Hole in the Soul

People in the rooms of 12 Step fellowships such as Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous will recognize underlying causes and conditions with little problem. 12 Step fellowships define addiction or alcoholism as a physical allergy, mental obsession and spiritual malady. The spiritual malady is often described as a “hole in the soul”, a disconnection between the addict/alcoholic and the world around them or just feelings of difference and separation from others and in not ever feeling comfortable or fitting in quite right.

Bob Lemoine

Ormond Beach, Florida

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Treating Addiction — May 30, 2016

Treating Addiction

Above any evidence-based research on addiction, the one common agreed upon fact is that longer term treatment equals better results. The longer a patient is engaged in a continuum with addiction treatment professionals the better the sustained recovery outcomes will be for both patient and family. This is even strengthened when like-minded providers exist and collaborate along the continuum, so the clinical work began in the 30 day residential rehab and continue all the way through the process. If we are ever to make a dent in the horrific addiction epidemic we are now facing, we must begin treating addiction like other chronic, progressive diseases and begin engaging patients in a continuum of care that sets them up for their best chance for success and a long-term, sustainable recovery.

Bob Lemoine

Ormond Beach, Florida

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