Tuesday October 21st 2014

psychotherapy

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Depression during addiction recovery: Am I depressed or just down?

When does short term sadness turn into long term depression? We review here and invite your questions about depression during addiction recovery at the end.

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Empathy and substance abuse counseling

Empathy in substance abuse counseling is well documented. But how can you use empathy in the context of varying viewpoints? Licensed clinical social worker and drug/alcohol counselor Kenneth Pecoraro elucidates here.

Family dysfunction and addiction: 3 steps for better emotional health

Addiction promotes family dysfunction. So how can you break out of roles you’ve adapted to survive? Maggie Harmon speaks from experience here.

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Guilt and shame in addiction recovery: 10 activities to help cope

You can learn to understand AND cope with guilt and shame after addiction. 10 practical steps on the psychological healing process during recovery from LCSW, LCADC, and CCS Kenneth Pecoraro here.

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Honesty in addiction treatment

Self-sabotage is a frequent barrier to those seeking addiction treatment and comes in many forms. So what’s the role of honest in addiction treatment? We explore here.

How to stop using drugs on your own: Surrender to Win!

This can be YOUR YEAR. It can be the year that you finally surrender your addictions, worries, fears and regrets from the past. How to stop using drugs on your own here.

What is a Change Analysis?

The purpose of a Change Analysis in substance abuse treatment is to try to open up an honest conversation about what is really going in the mind of those we are trying to help. More about what a Change Analysis involves, and major points of discussion here.

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Holiday tips for people in recovery

Need some help through the holidays? You’re not alone. Here we offer you 7 spiritual tips for staying sane (and sober) through the holidays. For people in recovery…and beyond!

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“The Holidays” in addiction recovery: Hell for the Holidays?

How can you prepare for the Holidays? Learn how to break into new possiblities and create a new life for yourself with your family. More from author and recovery icon, Dr. Howard Samuels, here.

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Addiction recovery tools (other than The 12 Steps)

Learning to overcome addiction and related mental health issues is a huge challenge. Here, we review tools you may NEVER HAVE HEARD ABOUT. Then, we invite your questions and comments at the end.

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