Category: addiction

The Power of Effective Communication

Messages sending mixed you are? No, that is not a quote from Yoda, it should read “Are you sending mixed messages?” There are so many things that we do without even knowing which impact our communication with others. Particularly during …

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What Does Holistic Healing Mean?

We hear a lot about holistic healing. Usually, it is associated with non-traditional and non-Western practices such as acupuncture, chiropractic care, homeopathic remedies, massage, aromatherapy, yoga, meditation, and more. While these various treatments may also take a holistic approach to …

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How Can I Prevent Relapse?

How Can I Prevent Relapse?

In researching treatment facilities for substance use, we might have seen the daunting statistics for relapse after treatment. If the numbers are so high, does it even make sense to try to recover? Yet our life is in shambles, we …

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Is EMDR the Right Therapy for Me

Is EMDR the Right Therapy for Me?

There are many different forms of therapy. Each of their methods and goals differs, which is helpful since each of us is different and have different stories and life experiences. The ideal is to be able to choose from various …

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The Science Behind Addiction

The Science Behind Addiction

Stigma has long propagated far too many myths about addiction. Those who use substances are not weak. They do not have some kind of moral failing. It is not their fault if they become addicted to substances. They are not …

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Why Are Pain Meds So Addictive

Why Are Pain Meds So Addictive?

Taking medication for pain is sometimes necessary. We may have been injured in an accident, needed major surgery, or have a serious medical condition. That level of pain can make it difficult to function, or perhaps even difficult to breathe …

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The Benefits of Privacy in Recovery

The Benefits of Privacy in Recovery

Change can be exhilarating. It can also be painful, difficult, intense, thrilling, sorrowful, breathtaking, infuriating, dramatic, and exhausting. When it comes to change in recovery, it can be all of those things in just one afternoon. This time is deeply …

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Taking Control Back from Substances

Taking Control Back from Substances

The loss of control is something that is rarely associated with positive outcomes. For example, losing control of our car typically results in an accident. Losing control of our temper means that someone or something may get hurt. Losing control …

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finding peace

How Can I Find Peace Again?

Substance use can be filled with chaos and uncertainty, not unlike the world we live in. We become accustomed to living in constant stress and turmoil. Whether it is at work, in our relationships with our friends, our family, our …

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fear of change

Why Am I Afraid to Be Healthy?

Many of us do things that are irrational. For example, why is it that those of us with food allergies often have cravings for the very foods we are allergic to? Or why is it that we are more attracted …

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