Anyone who has ever broken a New Year’s resolution can appreciate how hard it is to make a behavior change. Whether you want to stop smoking, lose weight, or accomplish another goal, there is no one-size-fits-all solution. In the late 1970s, researchers James Prochaska and Carlo DiClemente introduced the stages of change model to aid in understanding how people go through changes. Stacey Karchner, a BALM family recovery life coach talks about the stages of change as it relates to substance use disorders and family recovery.
Other resources: Cambria County Drug Coalition