WELCOME ! This blog is dedicated to ASI (Addiction Specialists, Inc.)…..and to the many, many patients who have gone through treatment there and who miss the therapeutic value that the family atmosphere gave them. April 30,2016 ASI was shut down by the PA Dept. of Health ………….. it was totally unfair and unjustifiable. October 8, 2015 the FBI unexpectedly raided the facility. It was a nightmare. The loss was almost unbearable. ASI was not a methadone clinic. ASI was not a drug & alcohol rehab. ASI was not a suboxone program.
ASI was Family.
Be prepared to hear the ups and downs, struggles and successes of a life you could never imagine. Addiction is an ugly illness and it causes major pain and suffering for families as well as addicts. If you live with an addict, give them a new name. They are two people. Two very very different people. Know who you are talking to at all times. If their birth name is Laura, you can name her Lisa. If their birth name is Robert you can name him Randy. One of them is the active addict and the other is the recovering addict. Let me take you on a walk down memory lane.