Cigarettes, Marijuana, and Detox

Bill CarrickAlcohol Detox, Opiate Detox

Cigarettes, Marijuana, and Detox Do you have to stop smoking cigarettes or stop smoking pot if you want to get clean or sober? Cigarettes A middle aged man, Randy, called Executive Home Detox for a Vicodin and SOMA detox. He had just left a second inpatient detox / rehab in as many days. He wanted to get off the drugs but couldn’t stop smoking… so he left rehab and called us. Marijuana A young adult, Joseph, was hooked on Oxycontin and Xanax. He agreed to get off Oxy’s and Z-bars but adamantly refused to stop smoking Pot and refused to … Read More

Lohan released early: Good for sobriety or bad for sobriety?

Bill CarrickAlcohol Detox, Celebrities, Recovery

Lohan Released Early: Good for sobriety or bad for sobriety? Lindsay Lohan is set to be released from Rehab early. She received a shortened jail sentence and is now released from a shorter than expected rehab stay. Many of my colleagues insist Lohan should have had to serve her full jail term and finish the fully assigned 90 day rehab stint. They argue that would be best for her sustained recovery. I’m not necessarily in agreement. Lohan has had long stints at rehab and she has continued to use substances in a destructive manner. Ninety day rehabs are great for … Read More