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Comparing SMART Recovery and the 12-step Model

For over 80 years, the 12-step program has helped millions of people achieve sobriety. However, there have long been questions about the efficacy of the 12-step model, as well as the deep entrenchment of spirituality within the program. One of …

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A Message to Families of Substance Abusers

A Message to Families of Substance Abusers

Many of you may have heard that Jackie Chan, who is a Narcotics Control Ambassador for the Chinese police, and is an anti-drug advocate, has been struggling with some recent events.  It has become known that his son, Jaycee, has …

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Staying Sober After Residential Treatment

Staying Sober After Residential Treatment

While staying sober can be a daunting task, there are things you can do to increase your chances of staying sober after residential treatment.  However, staying sober after residential treatment actually requires a lot of effort while you are still …

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SMART Recovery as a Treatment Model

SMART Recovery as a Treatment Model

SMART Recovery, as a treatment model, incorporates parts of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with mindfulness training and what is referred to as the SENs. The emphasis on Sleep, Exercise, and Nutrition highlights the SMART emphasis on lifestyle balance as a key …

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Doing What Works

Doing What Works

One aspect of treatment at the AToN Center that sets us apart from other centers is that we value SMART Recovery, 12 Step and other approaches of community support.  AToN Center takes a unique approach by offering residents the opportunity …

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Do I Have a Problem with Addiction?

It can be difficult to look in the mirror and admit it.  How do you admit that you’ve got a problem that seems so overwhelming? The stigma of the word, “addiction,” is enough to bury your head in the sand. …

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Codependency and Addiction

Those suffering from addiction often also suffer from codependency. This is a familiar dynamic to family members and loved ones of the substance abuser and often overlooked by those who also have addiction issues themselves. Whether you’re a loved one …

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SMART – The Therapist’s Bind

Since its inception, AToN has integrated components of SMART Recovery into its curriculum. As the acronym suggest, SMART promotes autonomy in recovery. An alternative to Step work, the Self-Management and Recovery Training model is commonly referred to as the self-empowering …

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Exposure Therapy in Recovery

At AToN Center we believe in practicing exposure to some of the elements that could be triggering over the weekends with a purpose of minimizing the stress of being exposed to these factors. For many people the external triggers such …

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Benefits of Meditation in Recovery

At AToN Center, we strive to educate our residents on how to balance the mind, body and spirit. One important tool that many of our residents utilize is meditation. Meditation has been practiced for thousands of years, and for good …

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