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November 23, 2019
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Resting in a Restless World: The Power of Relaxation in Recovery.

We came, we acted, we conquered. This could be the epitaph for much of modern day society: the drive to succeed, achieve, overcome. These motivations and propulsions of powerful energy, though often incredibly effective, leave little room for the intention to simply be, to observe, to allow, to enjoy this existence that so many suffering addicts and alcoholics reach to […]
November 14, 2019
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Are we there yet? Tracking Progress in Recovery

With the diversity of backgrounds, mental health issues, walks of life, and so much more, tracking progress in addiction recovery can be a very personal endeavor, unique to each individual’s process. It is helpful to have a professional counselor, coach, mentor, or therapist to help gauge progress and hold ourselves accountable to the goals and positive changes that we aim […]
August 20, 2019
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Seeking New Horizons: The Transformative Power of Adventure Therapy

There is perhaps no venture that combines coping skills, self-learning, and therapeutic insight in as hands-on and vivid a way as adventure therapy. To see in new ways, under new circumstances, with budding understandings, is one of the most effective catalysts for building new neural pathways, and cultivating new aspects of one’s identity- both crucial for learning to live free […]
August 4, 2019
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The Importance of Medically Supervised Detox

Slowing The Train Before You Get Off: The Importance of Medically Supervised Detox  Many addicts and alcoholics, so fed up with the momentum and entrapment of their disease, want to run full speed into sobriety even if it means quitting cold turkey. Willing to do anything to find true relief, when the drugs and alcohol have lost their effectiveness, many […]
June 29, 2019
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The Opioid Epidemic

Have you Been Affected? We often see opioid use hollywoodized or glamourized in celebrity news, or in thrilling movies. Some witnessing from the comforts of their TV viewing rooms, are quite removed from it. Others, maybe you who are reading this, have personal experience with the painful reality of opioid addiction. But no matter where you stand in the opioid […]
June 10, 2019
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The Power of the Mind: An exploration of Psychological Dependence

We know that physical dependence can be very painful and require special detox assistance. We can identify, with observation, the symptoms and measurable affects of both physical addiction and psychological dependence. Though there are distinctions that we consider exclusively physical or psychological, the reality is that there is a symbiotic relationship between physical and psychological dependence. Can you really isolate […]
May 30, 2019
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Purple Drank Haze: The Lean Drink Craze

Purple Drank will “ Knock you out, make you fall asleep when you’re on them wheels ain’t no doubt…” These are a few lyrics from the song “Sippin on sizzurp” by Three 6 Mafia, with over 9 million views on youtube. It is one of many instances in pop culture bringing this new craze into the forefront of entertainment media. […]