Addiction is not really a hedonistic pursuit. It is a grueling, maladaptive way of relating to other people and an inability to be present in one’s life and self. Explore basic concepts brought forward by The Rat Park and learn how you can overcome addiction through connecting to other people. More here.
An article with 5 practical tips to getting started towards improved self-awareness. Learn how to identify and prevent relapse triggers with these beginning steps.
Experiential therapy used in addiction treatment can include equine, music and art, yoga and adventure therapy. Learn more about how getting a person into “an experience” can enhancement treatment outcomes here.
In order to resolve anger, you first need to understand what’s the problem that fuels it. Then, you look at your emotional reaction and decide whether you can resolve it or let it go. More here.
Behavioral healthcare professionals: An article that explains WHEN and WHY working with a certified interventionist can help your client(s).
Can you get effective EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) therapy from home? The Virtual EMDR Program may offer you just that! We experienced the service for ourselves and present you with our findings, here.
Guest blogger Dr. Jonathan Cowan, Ph.D. discusses the potential of neurofeedback in the treatment of addictions. Can new protocols really help treat dopamine deficiency in the brain? More here.
A look at Harm Reduction and the possibilities that this philosophy opens up in addiction treatment.
Neurofeedback can be used to reward the brain and nervous system the way drugs and alcohol do. How does it work for addiction treatment? Is it effective? Find out here.
The legalization of marijuana makes many addiction treatment professionals uneasy. Here, we get an insider’s look into how recent changes in policy can/will impact the addiction industry as a whole. A timely and important commentary here.