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    Common Myths about Addiction and Treatment

    Posted on September 12, 2014 by Comments are off

    Many times when a person walks into our office with thoughts and ideas on what they think substance abuse treatment is and what they have heard about treatment. As with most who are not trained in the field of substance use disorders, they may only have heard the common myths about addiction and tr... read more

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    Recovery Quotes

    Posted on September 12, 2014 by Comments are off

    Quotes are a great way to provide ourselves with some positive thoughts along with motivation and inspiration. Here are some inspiring and uplifting quotes that you reflect on on a daily basis.

    Best Addiction Recovery Quotes

    1. “I avoid looking forward or backward, and try to ke... read more

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    Not ready for substance abuse treatment?

    Posted on September 5, 2014 by Comments are off

    It seems impossible to convince the necessity of it to someone who is not ready for substance abuse treatment. Most of us have been told that you can lead a horse water but you can't make him drink. I believe that, if that is all we do. Does that mean we give up after walking the horse to the wa... read more

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    The Risks of Caffeine Powder- A New Trend

    Posted on September 4, 2014 by Comments are off

    There has been a lot of awareness lately about the negative effects of caffeine. Powered caffeine is becoming a new trend especially among the adolescent population. Normally a person would purchase this product to facilitate weight loss.  It can be purchased from m... read more

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    Book Corner- Happiness

    Posted on September 4, 2014 by Comments are off

    With life being full of up and downs a good book to promote happiness is always a good way to relax and have a fresh new outlook on life and how we approach it. Here is a list of great books to help promote happiness inside and out that I have enjoyed.

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    Sign of Failure? The Relapse Process

    Posted on August 29, 2014 by Comments are off

    People in recovery sometimes feel that relapse is a sign of failure or that a person is just not trying in their recovery. However, it is more than that;  it is more than just using alcohol or drugs. According to T. Gorski it is a progressive process of becoming dysfunctional in recovery and use... read more

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    Book Corner: Books on Twelve Step Programs

    Posted on August 20, 2014 by Comments are off

    Recently it has been requested to research books and post suggestions in the Book Corner that are about the Twelve Step Programs. There are several out there and many of them have excellent reviews. I have listed the top few I have read along with ones that have had the highest ratings. Enjoy:... read more

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    Go Forward and Shine, do a little work in their recovery to get there!

    Posted on August 20, 2014 by Comments are off

    Have you ever came across a person that when they share there is the bright twinkle in their eye and they just seem to glow? When people enter a recovery program they sometimes see people just like this and want to be like that so much. These people have fresh skin, they were full of energy and laug... read more

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    Increase of Fatalities with Marijuana Influenced Driving

    Posted on August 11, 2014 by Comments are off

    One thing I hear quite often in my counseling work is how marijuana does not affect a person's ability to drive; that there are not fatalities related to marijuana and driving. There was a study at the University of Colorado which indicated a large increase in fatalities related to marijuana use.  ... read more

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    Loneliness and Recovery

    Posted on August 11, 2014 by Comments are off

    There are so many different emotions that a person can go through when they are going through the stages of recovery. One that we hear about quite often are the feelings of being alone, and the thoughts of loneliness. Successful recovery requires learning how to handle loneliness to enhance our e... read more

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