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Preventing Relapse

When people make the choice to become sober, there is often a fear that they will not be able to stay sober. Recovery is not easy, though, and it includes more than just abstaining from substances. Making the commitment to recover from chemical dependency includes...

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Mindfulness Based Relapse Prevention

Mindfulness Based Relapse Prevention

We practice and discuss Mindfulness Meditations and see how one responds in the moment to difficult or triggering situations. Becoming aware in the moment of sights, sounds, sensations, thoughts and emotions is part of Mindfulness training. Practicing Being in the moment, Urge Surfing, The Mountain,...

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The 3 Rs to Recovery from Addiction

In my time working with those suffering from addiction I have seen what I determine to be patterns in a highly successful recovery process. These “stages” represent the chief turning points that a once afflicted individual passes through. These three critical stages are: Resentments, Relief,...

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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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