Category: coping strategies

Learn Self Soothing and Calming Techniques

Learn Self Soothing and Calming Techniques

At AToN Center, one of our goals is to teach our residents tools that they can continue to use after they have discharged.  By the time our residents discharge, they have learned cognitive behavioral therapy, relapse prevention skills and assertiveness …

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Creativity And Problem Solving At AToN Center

At AToN Center the residents create beautiful floral arrangements as part of a mindfulness and meditation exercise. The exercise illustrates the unique way each individual approached problem solving. Residents find the opportunity to tap into their creativity, to embrace nature …

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Cravings

An important part of treatment is to learn how to manage cravings when they occur.  Cravings can be characterized as an intense desire to use a substance that can feel almost impossible to withstand.  Fortunately, if you have learned coping …

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Stages of Recovery

The progression of alcoholism and addiction usually passes through several declining stages before an individual makes the decision to enter treatment. What might have started as a path to increase socialization and well-being often can lead to a solitary and …

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The First Step ~ Believe

Sometimes the biggest challenge we face is our own belief. Beliefs can support us, empower us, and guide us in our daily decisions. They can also limit us and work against our natural desires for happiness and success. Believing that …

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Approach Coping Responses

At AToN Center, a large portion of treatment is focusing on developing positive coping responses to life’s stressors that can precipitate relapse. So an important question to ask is: “What are the best types of coping responses?” Recent research suggests …

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Nurturing Your Investment in Recovery

The decision to enter treatment for substance abuse is a commitment. It represents a commitment of time, energy and money. Your recovery will need to be nurtured over time if you truly want it to be lasting. One way of …

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Developing Coping Strategies and Yoga

Developing Coping Strategies

At the AToN Center, one of my roles is to conduct a “Psychology Group” with our residents. During one of these groups I engaged our residents in a brainstorming session to develop their coping strategies for cravings. I stood at …

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Learn Self Soothing and Calming Techniques

Learn Self Soothing and Calming Techniques

At AToN Center, one of our goals is to teach our residents tools that they can continue to use after they have discharged.  By the time our residents discharge, they have learned cognitive behavioral therapy, relapse prevention skills and assertiveness …

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Discharge Planning at AToN Center

We begin considering discharge planning for our residents from the beginning of their treatment here at AToN Center. We do this to set our residents up for the most successful transition back out into the world as possible. Our residents …

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