Susan Shirley

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Serving as the Inpatient Clinical Director at Immersion Recovery Center, Susan will work directly with staff members, clients, and family members to ensure the clinical program remains as effective and individualized as possible. Susan is no stranger to the fields of behavioral health and addiction. She has over 25 years of experience, working in an inpatient setting, an outpatient setting, acute stabilization and nearly all other settings in the realm of addiction recovery. Susan has worked closely with people of all ages and walks of life, from adolescents to older adults. She has served as the chief operating officer (COO) of five corporations in the substance use disorder and mental health realm, which include everything from startups to well-established treatment centers.

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Don’t Fall for the Cute Names, Substance Cocktails are Lethal

March 8th, 2022|Comments Off on Don’t Fall for the Cute Names, Substance Cocktails are Lethal

Don’t Fall for the Cute Names, Substance Cocktails are Lethal Powerballing, chasing the dragon, cocoa puffs; sounds like fun, doesn’t it? The names given to many mixed substance cocktails can often sound like ...

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How to Manage Chronic Pain After Opiate Detox

March 8th, 2022|Comments Off on How to Manage Chronic Pain After Opiate Detox

How to Manage Chronic Pain After Opiate Detox Chronic pain is debilitating, making it difficult to think about anything else. Opioids are usually the go-to for treating chronic pain, but for someone who’s ...

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Signs of Cocaine Use and Cocaine Abuse Symptoms

March 8th, 2022|Comments Off on Signs of Cocaine Use and Cocaine Abuse Symptoms

Signs of Cocaine Use and Cocaine Abuse Symptoms 14% of Americans, age 12 and older, have used cocaine at least once in their lifetime, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). ...

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Is It Safe to Quit Drugs or Alcohol Cold Turkey?

March 8th, 2022|Comments Off on Is It Safe to Quit Drugs or Alcohol Cold Turkey?

Is It Safe to Quit Drugs or Alcohol Cold Turkey? For many people who struggle with substance use disorder, quitting abruptly, or “cold turkey,” is appealing because it offers a fresh start that ...

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Morphine Abuse: What Happens in the Long Term?

March 8th, 2022|Comments Off on Morphine Abuse: What Happens in the Long Term?

Morphine Abuse: What Happens in the Long Term? Morphine is a powerful opiate derived from a poppy plant. It is prescribed to treat intense pain – usually in a hospital setting after a ...

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The Digital Detox: It’s Not Just for Tech Addicts

March 8th, 2022|Comments Off on The Digital Detox: It’s Not Just for Tech Addicts

The Digital Detox: It’s Not Just for Tech Addicts Virtually anyone living in our plugged-in society can benefit from an occasional digital detox. What is a digital detox? It’s making a conscious decision to break ...