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Category: Addiction

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04 November

Co-occurring mental health issues often compound substance use disorders. Cognitive-behavioral therapy techniques offer proven strategies for managing the impulse to engage in substance misuse or other harmful behaviors. Cognitive-behavioral therapy is a highly effective treatment modality for people struggling with substance use disorder and other addictive behaviors. Cognitive-behavioral therapy techniques are designed to address negative or […]

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03 November

The urge to exercise regularly is certainly a trait more of us wish we had. But how can we distinguish enviable discipline from unhealthy compulsion? Here is what you should know about exercise addiction. Regular exercise is an essential component of optimal physical and mental health. Countless studies have found that exercise helps regulate mood, improve focus […]

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03 November

If you’re unfamiliar with addiction, you might not be able to recognize the indications of substance use disorder in a loved one. Here are a few signs your loved one might be misusing drugs or alcohol. When a loved one has a substance use disorder, the signals aren’t always easy to identify. After all, people […]

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03 November

New Year, new rules, new you! Here’s how to reinvent yourself and discover a healthier and happier you in the process. If you’ve decided to pursue recovery from a substance use disorder, you’ve undoubtedly thought about what you want your life to become. Once you’ve broken free from addiction, how will you realize your other […]

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10 October

Are you confused about whether you should lean in or let go regarding your child’s drug or alcohol use? Do you feel frustrated when things are out of control? There is a lot of advice out there, the most common being to let go and detach. Your child may have the best chance of changing […]

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10 October

Ironically, parenting is a shame and judgment minefield precisely because most of us are wading through uncertainty and self-doubt when it comes to raising our children. ~  Brené Brown  Shame can isolate you. It can also hold you back from reaching out for help. If your child is struggling with drugs or alcohol, Shame can […]

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09 October

September is National Recovery Month.  But, it is important to acknowledge those in recovery every month. Our sons and daughters have worked hard to turn their lives around. So many are beginning to share what recovery means to them. I hope ideas from others will inspire you to keep moving forward. Recovery happens every day. […]

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09 October

Are you looking for ways to support your child in recovery? There are about 20 million people in long-term recovery in America.  They are seeking a more positive lifestyle. The negative consequences now outweigh the highs of their drug or alcohol use. Don’t lose hope if your child is still struggling. Change can happen when […]

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09 October

International Overdose Awareness Day is August 31st. I find this to be the most heartbreaking part of working with families. It seems so unfair and so unnecessary. Yet, we want to remember those gone too soon due to an overdose. The International Overdose Website states, “We acknowledge this day to raise awareness of overdose and […]

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