The Road We Leave Behind

His name is Jordan Belfort, star of “Wolf on Wall Street”. Self-proclaimed “former member of the middle class raised by two accountants in a tiny apartment in Bayside Queens. The year I turned 26 is the head of my own brokerage firm I made 49 million dollars, which really pissed me off because it was…

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Kratom Overdoses and Drug Rehab

In the ongoing search for changing the way that people feel, there is a trend all too alarming to Burning Tree Transitions Services (BTTS) staff concerning people in early recovery, more specifically, young people in early recovery. It may start out by drinking a few more cans of energy drinks, and when that doesn’t work…

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Heidi Smith, Clinical Director

Heidi Smith, (LPC, MA), is the Clinical Director at Burning Tree Ranch in Kaufman, Texas. Along with her full-time responsibilities at Burning Tree, Heidi is a published author, addiction blogger, and keynote speaker. She has presented at numerous conferences, luncheons, and networking events and is quickly becoming the most trusted voice on chronic relapse. Heidi’s…

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Drug Addiction and Long Term Rehab Statistics

In 2012, an estimated 23.9 million Americans aged 12 or older were current illicit drug users. This estimate represents 9.2 percent of the population aged 12 or older. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, 31% of patients achieved one continuous year of abstinence after completion in a treatment program of 90 days or…

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Video: Burning Tree Alumni Golf Classic

The sun played peek-a-boo all afternoon, but nothing could darken the spirits at the 1st Annual Burning Tree Alumni Golf Classic held at The Golf Club of Dallas in Dallas Texas. The event raised money for the Burning Tree Alumni Program (BTAP). BTAP is made up of a committee of Burning Tree alumni, and money…

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Burning Tree Annual Reunion 2013

Burning Tree held their annual “Alumni Reunion” on Saturday, October 19, 2013. The 11th annual reunion went off without a hitch, or none the staff will admit to. Family, friends, alumni, staff, and current clients gathered in Kaufman, Texas to revisit old memories, twist a few truths, and catch up on how life has been…

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Diet Coke and Alcohol : BAC Overload?

For people still keeping their New Year’s resolution to lose weight, eat healthier, etc. some troubling news recently came down the pipe about diet sodas, more specifically, Diet Coke. Diet Coke contains no calories, but the added ingredient aspartame complicates Diet Coke as a healthy option for losing weight and eating healthier. Studies show that…

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Burning Tree’s Interview with Vince Carter About Addiction

The word addiction is paralyzing in its truest form. Ask anyone that has dealt, suffered, or loved someone with an addiction, you’ll know that addiction knows no bound. It doesn’t matter how much money you have, where you live, or how many people know your name. Most sports fans know Vince Carter as a high-flying…

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