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DETHRONING THE REIGN OF OPIATES IN CHRONIC PAIN RECOVERY: UNHOOK FROM PRESCRIPTION CULTURE AND...

Hopeless. Depressed. Anxious. Angry. These are just a few of the words an individual with chronic pain knows intimately, a condition experienced by many millions of Americans. Chronic pain affects most Americans...

A NEW HOPE FOR DEPRESSION – PART 1 OF 2

Treatment resistant depression is one of the most crippling and emotionally devastating conditions known to man. The loss of hope in ever recovering from a disease that does not respond to...

OUR EVOLVED UNIQUE “FEEL GOOD” CIRCUITS MAKES HUMANS DIFFERENT FROM APES

The brain regions circuitry tied to pleasure are difficult toaccurately describe, partly, because of many different ways we can trigger enjoyment or “Feel Good.” Pleasure can result from engaging in sex,...

A SECRET NO MORE

When addiction crept into my household 11 years ago, I retreated to a journal. The clean, white pages offered me refuge to pour out my anguish, fear, confusion, and shame. It...

THE IMAGINATION OF DREAM GLIDING

“All the breaks you need in life wait within your imagination. Imagination is the workshop of your mind, capable of turning mind energy into accomplishment and wealth.” ~ Napoleon Hill Napoleon Hill...

NEW ENERGY FOR BETTER RECOVERY OUTCOMES IN THE NEW YEAR

Happy New Year! I hope everyone enjoyed their holidays as much as I did. The holidays are such a special time of the year; they seem to elevate nearly everyone’s mood...

DIALECTICAL BEHAVIOR THERAPY IN RECOVERY

Have you ever used your drug of choice (or been tempted to) because of overwhelming emotions or thoughts that were stuck in your mind - beating yourself up about things you...

WHAT NOW?

Each time I get a call from a parent of a struggling teen, I’m all too familiar with the questions, concerns, and powerful emotions I encounter. And while there’s no way...

LIVING BEYOND

“Sometimes even to live is an act of courage” ~ Seneca Suicide is the most unthinkable choice, but is it really a choice? In times past, suicide and suicidality were considered to be...

A NEW YEAR, A NEW YOU

There can’t be a New Year without a new you! I look at Recovery the exact same way – a new you. The New Year brings about a new beginning, just...

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