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Rock this

On the Addiction Recovery Path? Art and Musical Therapy Could Help The addiction recovery journey is often one of forgiveness, self-discovery, and healing. While you may be seeing a counselor, participating in group sessions, and/or attending an outpatient therapy treatment program, there is evidence...

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Be Mindful and Mind Full

   Thank you to Vivian C for the article What is Mindfulness? Mindfulness is a concept that originated with Buddhist meditation, but in recent years has been adapted as a secular approach to helping people with mental health issues like stress, anxiety, and depression. There are three main...

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Jan 29

Sleep problems?

One of the biggest issues for people who are actively using drugs or alcohol is that this use generally causes sleep issues and then they try to get more sleep by using more of whatever it is that they think helps.  Here are three great articles from Kayla Johnson at tuck.com Alcohol...

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Oct 02

Check the Operating System

We have an amazing operating system that we need to take care of here is an interesting look at what is going on up there. https://silverridgerecovery.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/silverridgerecovery.com_how_addiction_affects_the_brain_the_neuroscience_of_compulsive_behavior.pdf

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Trauma and Substance Problems

The longer I work in this field the more I understand that the substance use is generally a symptom.  I also understand that the substance use quickly makes everything worse.   Here is a great website that looks at the connections https://silvermistrecovery.com/childhood-trauma-and-addiction-in-adulthood/

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