Sarah Allen Benton's Blog

June 19, 2017

Suicide is not a “blame game."
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Published on June 19, 2017 13:43 • 4 views

June 3, 2017

Why it was surprising to read the title of the New York Post article "Brad Pitt and the New Alcoholism."
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Published on June 03, 2017 06:48 • 6 views

February 6, 2017

The term “Savior Complex” may have a positive connotation- however, when you learn more—it is clear that this behavior pattern may be problematic.
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Published on February 06, 2017 09:21 • 6 views

November 1, 2016

Sadly, politics are not the only arena for scandals, corruption and greed. The addiction treatment field is an arena that we would hope to associate with a caring culture.
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Published on November 01, 2016 12:07 • 5 views

July 19, 2016

I have witnessed staff conduct insurance utilization reviews advocating for additional days of treatment for clients desperately in need—sometimes successfully and sometimes not.
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Published on July 19, 2016 14:37 • 11 views

April 8, 2016

Throughout my personal and professional experiences working with active and sober alcoholics I have noted a theme: shame.
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Published on April 08, 2016 13:13 • 7 views

January 13, 2016

There is an endless and overwhelming amount of information on the Web about addiction treatment options. Many people have no idea where to begin...
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Published on January 13, 2016 08:36 • 11 views

October 13, 2015

One of the symptoms of an alcohol problem or Alcohol-Use Disorder is when individuals make “rules” around their drinking. These rules may offer a false sense of security that their drinking is under control.
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Published on October 13, 2015 12:44 • 21 views

September 29, 2015

There are many views and opinions about what is needed for alcoholics to maintain long-term sobriety/recovery. There are therapeutic coping skills, medical model, evidence-based research, 12-Step model, SMART Recovery, Celebrate Recovery, alternative treatments, spiritual/religious perspectives and more…
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Published on September 29, 2015 10:28 • 18 views

June 29, 2015

For those trying to cut back on their drinking or for sober alcoholics, the summertime and the many celebrations that accompany it can be temptations.Many will report that the warm weather, the outdoor bars, family gatherings, vacations, the beach, sporting events, etc. can bring back memories of “the good ole’ days”. Here are some tips for sober summertime fun!
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Published on June 29, 2015 07:23 • 20 views