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Ask The Expert: option on rehab and treatment centers

What is your opinion on all these rehabs and treatment centers saying that they can cure someone or fix them, and giving their guarantee?
We at The Addictions Academy and the Addictions Coach do not believe you can cure someone or fix someone, however; we also do not believe that you have ‘an incurable disease, and that you must give up your will and surrender’, like most drug and alcohol treatment centers base their model on. We believe that each person has the power within themselves to change and to move forward in their lives. We assist them by getting to the root cause of the addiction and move forward with them from that point. We use the tools necessary to extract purpose and passion in their lives and re-learn old behavior patterns that were destructive.  Can we cure someone? No, but we can assist them with the tools to change and not make them feel shame and guilt like most programs.  We do not follow the disease concept model as we do not believe that people have an incurable disease.  For that we get a lot of flack, but only from those in the industry that still follow this antiquated model.  Our clients love us, because we are RESULTS DRIVEN. Not disease driven and our success rate speaks volumes for itself.

Will 3 More Months Of Rehab Make A Difference For Chris Brown?

Just when you thought Chris Brown was out…a judge is sending him back in.

Agreeing with the recommendation of the probation department, L.A. Superior Court Judge James Brandlin ordered the singer to spend another three months in a residential treatment facility, submit to drug testing and take medication as prescribed by his doctor.

Brown is also required to complete 24 hours of community service a week during the course of his time in rehab.

His latest round of penance still stems from his 2009 assault conviction for beating up Rihanna. He was sentenced to five years’ probation at the time and has been in and out of court over the past year while authorities investigated various possible violations.

According to the probation department’s latest report, on Nov. 10 Brown was kicked out of the Malibu treatment facility he checked into last month after he angrily threw a rock through his mother’s car window when she came to visit.

On Nov. 13, Brown told authorities that he suffered a “setback, mentally and emotionally, when he was not credited for all the community service hours he initially completed. He had issues with his attention deficit disorder and underwent a period of depression.”

Brown, who was told to check back into rehab today, did not object to Brandlin’s conditions.

He is not allowed to leave the state of California except to appear before a judge in Washington, D.C, this Monday on a misdemeanor assault charge—the incident that seemed to prompt his decision to voluntarily check into rehab for anger management last month.

“His goal is to gain focus and insight into his past and recent behavior, enabling him to continue the pursuit of his life and his career from a healthier vantage point,” said Brown’s rep after the Grammy winner was accused of breaking a guy’s nose in the U.S. capital after the man tried to photobomb Brown and some female fans.

Natalie Finn