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A Gut Feeling on The Future of Addiction Treatment

What I find concerning in most modern addiction treatment programs is the lack of integration of new scientifically proven effective modalities with self-help programs. Let me be clear in saying self-help...
PETS IN RECOVERY

Pets In Recovery

People have heartrending stories when they reminisce with their collection of, “Susie Q was the best dog…” or “I adored my cat Sammy…” We all remember that fi rst neighborhood kitten...

Why Self-Esteem Matters and How to Build Yours

Self-esteem is the belief that you are good enough and worthy of enjoying happiness, success, healthy relationships and a good life. From a psychological lens self-esteem is about how we evaluate...
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Reduce Relapse- Feed the Brain First!

It’s our brain’s job to help us cope with stress gracefully. To do that, it needs to be fed optimally. An addicted brain is a starving brain! Starving brains cause us...

THE CIRCLE

With all the current talk and press coverage, addiction and those struggling with addiction, have fi nally gotten a lot of needed attention. Unfortunately, the parents and families who have loved...

STEPS 8 AND 9: MAKING AMENDS

The reality of alcoholism is that it will only get worse. Patterns of use follow a pathway snaking deeper and deeper into the murkiest reaches of human behavior. Tolerance steadily builds...

WHEN DONOVAN MOVED ON

“Sorry seems to be the saddest word,” ~ Elton John Donovan was adept at saying “I’m sorry.” After receiving his third DUI, he apologized to his wife, Mary Anne, and again after he...

THE CHANGING POINTE AT CENTERPOINTE HOSPITAL

Addiction to alcohol and other mood-altering substances has affected individuals, families and societies throughout recorded history. Research on genetics and the brain demonstrates that 10% of our population is at risk...

RECOGNIZING THE CHOICE OF RELAPSE PREVENTION (PART 2 OF 2)

In the last issue of The Sober World, aspects of Relapse Prevention were explored. But, there is still much more to the story. Sobriety assumes a million faces, showing up in...

THE CREATIVE ARTS COMFORT AND HEAL DURING CHAOTIC TIMES

It is one of the functions of art that it restores to us the whole of human history in optimum condition. In the face of fragmentation and alienation it restores our...

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