cravings

Using Smartphones to Dampen Cravings

Using Smartphones to Dampen Cravings

A recent study (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28703611) from the American Psychological Association reports there are several highly effective benefits to using recovery designed Smartphone Apps to help dampen cravings for alcohol. Researchers are just beginning to understand to the power of using Location Based Monitoring and Intervention for...

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Relapse Prevention and Abstinence Self–Efficacy

Some researchers in the field of addictive behaviors have focused on the concept of "Abstinence self–efficacy", which is defined as the confidence to abstain from using alcohol or drugs in different situations. Multiple research studies have identified increased abstinence self–efficacy as a consistent predictor of...

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Importance of Biofeedback

One of the treatment modalities offered at AToN Center is Heart Rate Variability Biofeedback.  Many of our residents avail themselves of this training and have reported it to be a wonderful addition to their relapse prevention plans.     A recent article in the journal of Applied...

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