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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.

Trauma and Addiction Recovery Workbook [BOOK REVIEW]

Trauma and Addiction Recovery Workbook [BOOK REVIEW]

September 28th, 2018

We are beginning to understand the continuum of trauma and substance abuse disorders…and how they influence one another. But how can you address them both at the same time. This book just might be your way forward.

Hey Teens! Is Cannabis Bad for Your Brain or Mental Health?

Hey Teens! Is Cannabis Bad for Your Brain or Mental Health?

August 6th, 2018

With marijuana becoming legal in states across the nation, people are taking up a new perspective. What was once considered a dangerous narcotic is now finding positive light in medical use. But can cannabis harm the brain and associated mental health? More here.

1 What is the Relationship Between Addiction and Mental Illness?

What is the Relationship Between Addiction and Mental Illness?

May 29th, 2018

A look into the connection and linkages between substance use disorder and mental illness…plus the call for proper diagnosis and treatment. From expect Contributor, Dr. Jeff Nalin, Psy.D.

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.

What are Symptoms of Dual Diagnosis for Addiction and Mental Health Problems?

What are Symptoms of Dual Diagnosis for Addiction and Mental Health Problems?

February 7th, 2018

A look at the main conditions considered “Dual Diagnosis” in the treatment of addiction…with a practical list for how to identify their symptoms. More here.

Why Are We Unhappy? 5 Ways to Get Happier in Addiction Recovery

Why Are We Unhappy? 5 Ways to Get Happier in Addiction Recovery

November 18th, 2017

What if happiness was a practice instead of a state of mind? 5 practical ways to bring happiness into your life HERE.

Neuroscience for the Mental Health Clinician (BOOK REVIEW)

Neuroscience for the Mental Health Clinician (BOOK REVIEW)

October 3rd, 2017

A book review of the second edition of “Neuroscience For The Mental Health Clinician” by author Steven R. Pliszka. Explore why we recommend this book in the personal library of every mental health professional…more here!

The Drug, Set, and Setting Model of Addiction (An Intro)

The Drug, Set, and Setting Model of Addiction (An Intro)

September 26th, 2017

A look at the clinical importance of Drug, Set, and Setting and, more importantly, how it can be applied to reduce harm in substance use.

Victimhood & Addiction: How to Identify Victim Mentality

Victimhood & Addiction: How to Identify Victim Mentality

August 29th, 2017

Is your thinking creating a victim mindset? Learn how to recognize the 3 main beliefs of “victim mentality” here.

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