One of my favorite therapists that I have worked with in Athens, Alabama is Merrilie Rackham. She has dedicated her career to substance abuse and she loves help…
One of my favorite therapists that I have worked with in Athens, Alabama is Merrilie Rackham. She has dedicated her career to substance abuse and she loves helping people get clean. Her philosophy on substance abuse is simple, she believes that all addicts should be addicted to something that is not a harmful addiction like drugs or alcohol. She likes to say that an addict is addicted to the cravings and wants and desires that are associated with the substance abuse. In her practice she treats addictions to alcohol, cocaine, marijuana, heroin, sex, pornography, and prescription drugs.
In her center in Athens, Alabama she treats all types of people. She treats couples, families, adolescents, teens, and even professionals like doctors, lawyers, businessmen, politicians, and college student. She specializes in substance abuse and works with patients who have alcohol and drug addictions. Merrilie knows what it is really like to have a substance abuse problem and how hard it is to overcome the physical and mental addiction to the substance. The first step is to admit you have a problem. If you do not seek treatment you may find yourself addicted and living the rest of your life in the drug or alcohol rehab.
Merrilie will give you a number of options for getting clean and starting over. She can help you with the twelve-step programs that are available from her center. If you go to the Athens area for your treatment you should check into the Substance Abuse Treatment Center. This treatment center offers both inpatient and outpatient services. Outpatient treatment is recommended if you are using drugs and have a hard time committing to sessions or if you are simply too far away from home to make it work for you in a long term treatment setting.