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How to Talk with Clients about Chronic Pain and Opioids

How to Talk with Clients about Chronic Pain and Opioids

December 12th, 2018

 #1: Meet Clients Where They Are. #2: Understand Trauma and Talk About it. #3: Teach About Opioids and Chronic Pain. #4: Educate on Alternative Pain Management.

Gratitude Activities for Addiction: A Meditation on Abundance and Gratitude

Gratitude Activities for Addiction: A Meditation on Abundance and Gratitude

November 9th, 2018

In time for Thanksgiving, check out these tips from Dr. Louise Stanger on how to manifest abundance. A look at personal experience with practices guidelines on how to FEEL gratitude…and to live with joy.

Change is Strange: Coping with Change in Addiction Recovery

Change is Strange: Coping with Change in Addiction Recovery

October 10th, 2018

It takes from 60-90 days to change just one behavior. So, how can we process big changes in our recovery program? Tips from Dr. Louise Stanger here.

Addiction, Autism, and Sensory Integration

Addiction, Autism, and Sensory Integration

September 11th, 2018

A look at some recent research into the connection between autism and addiction. Plus, a look into sensory-based treatments that might just help our clients in suprising and wonderful ways.

Addiction Interventionist Training | Learning How to Pivot

Addiction Interventionist Training | Learning How to Pivot

June 26th, 2018

 What do Kevin Durant, LeBron James, and I have in Common? I guess you might say “PIVOT” is the name of the game. While the NBA Championship is over and teams are busy resting, recuperating and figuring out who and what the next best strategy will be, my assumption is all the positions in this […]

You Can Be Gay and Happy in Addiction Recovery | Is Your Soul Proud?

You Can Be Gay and Happy in Addiction Recovery | Is Your Soul Proud?

June 12th, 2018

Coming to terms with your identity can be a difficult and painful path…but one that leads to freedom and joy. If you are gay and struggling with substance use, this personal experience can help encourage you to live in your truth.

Is Vaping Bad for Teens?

Is Vaping Bad for Teens?

May 17th, 2018

Yes, vaping can damage developing bodies. More here on the recent discoveries, the differences between cigarettes and vapes…as well as steps parents can take to talk with their teens openly about vaping.

How to Cope with Family Addiction

How to Cope with Family Addiction

April 25th, 2018

A look at daily practices and strategies for managing the stress that comes with having a family member addicted to drugs or alcohol. From expert interventionist, Dr. Louise Stanger, Ed.D.

6 Daily Exercises for Stress and Addiction Relapse Prevention

6 Daily Exercises for Stress and Addiction Relapse Prevention

April 13th, 2018

Six (6) daily practices that can help you get your stress under control.

2 Chronic Pain: The Brain to Pain Game

Chronic Pain: The Brain to Pain Game

March 10th, 2018

More on the relationship between painkillers and the brain.

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