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Is Technology Use a Risk To Sobriety?

For many individual’s addiction is confounding, frustrating and destructive. Whether it’s sugar, caffeine, nicotine, shopping, gambling, alcohol or drugs, it seems no one is exempt. Everyone struggles with something. For many,...

Living Beyond – BE PREPARED AND AWARE: SUICIDE PREVENTION

You are not alone; suicidal ideation occurs when someone is considering taking his or her own life. It is the constant dwelling and preoccupation with suicide that heightens the risk. It...

College Mental Health: A Checklist For Parents

Approximately four million students will enroll in college for the first time this year, and the transition to university life can be overwhelming. Coupled with the known fact that many mental...

Will I Ever Sleep? Sleep In Year One

The first year of sobriety is incredibly stressful, and if you are maintaining sobriety you deserve all the self-praise you can muster. During this first year, you may struggle with roller-coaster emotions...

Living Beyond: WHEN IS AN ADDICT MOST LIKELY TO RELAPSE

The risk of relapse is at its highest when an addict lacks support, accountability, and an ongoing relationship with a mental health professional. While the relationship with the mental professional may...

Jimi Hendrix: Ill-Fated Emissary

The psychedelic trinity of Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and Jim Morrison embodied the volatility, excitement, and substance abuse of the 1960’s. Demonstrating an unprecedented musical ability, these overachievers rose to the...

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...

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...

RECOGNIZING THE CHOICE OF RELAPSE PREVENTION

Many have heard the time-worn expression, “relapse is the rule and not the exception.” Relapse is always lurking somewhere. It is only as close as the next drink or that next...

GENETIC INNOVATION FOR ADDICTION RECOVERY AND PREVENTION

Following 27 years of extensive worldwide research, a panel of ten reward gene risk variants, along with a proprietary scoring index called the Genetic Addiction Risk Score (GARS™), has been developed....

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