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SHELVE IT: TOOLS OF THE SOBER TRADE

Recently, I was engaged in a sobriety conversation with a random stranger while waiting for an elevator at the doctor’s office. I can’t remember how the conversation started, but she asked...

SMART: Raison D’etre And An Introduction

A short time ago I asked Patricia Rosen, Publisher of The Sober World, if an article on SMART (self-management and recovery training) might be in order. An introduction was suggested. So,...
MIDLIFE: THE FORGOTTEN FRONTIER

Midlife: The Forgotten Frontier

The only time you really live fully is from thirty to sixty. The young are slaves to dreams; the old servants of regrets. Only the middle-aged have all their five senses...
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...

MUSIC THERAPY IN ADDICTIONS TREATMENT

I sit in a small, unadorned room with ten other women—all residents of an addictions treatment facility in Dayton, Ohio. Samia’s hands rest casually on the tubano drum, positioned on the...

MUSIC THERAPY: CONSIDERATIONS FOR TREATMENT AND RECOVERY

On their website www.musictherapy.org, The American Music Therapy Association (AMTA) defines music therapy as: …the clinical and evidence-based use of music interventions to accomplish individualized goals within a therapeutic relationship by a...

MOSAICS AS ART THERAPY FOR GRIEF

“Break a vase, and the love that reassembles the fragments is stronger than that love which took its symmetry for granted when it was whole” ~Derek Walcott “If we’re willing to give...

RESET THERAPY: AN ALTERNATIVE TREATMENT FOR ADDICTION

Twenty years ago, we knew very little about how memory was stored in the brain let alone how to alter it. Neither were we aware of the critical role that memory...

OXYGEN 8 ADDICTION – USING HYPERBARIC OXYGEN AS AN ADJUNCTIVE THERAPY FOR ADDICTION RECOVERY

“It’s not your fault”, are the famous words that Robin Williams repeatedly spoke to Matt Damon in the nine time nominated Academy Award film Good Will Hunting, and may very well...

THE “HOW TO GUIDE” FOR FAMILIES AND TREATMENT CENTERS USING THE MARCHMAN ACT

In Florida, the Marchman Act is a very effective tool to get the necessary help for those whose loved ones are abusing substances. Unfortunately, it has historically been underutilized by families...

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