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There is No Guilt in Relaxing Treatment
August 6, 2020

There is No Guilt in Relaxing

Dealing with difficult situations and experiencing trauma vicariously through patients is a constant struggle for professionals at every level in the mental health field. Each patient presents their unique struggles,...
Finding Safe Methods of Self-Expression MusicTreatment
August 3, 2020

Finding Safe Methods of Self-Expression

A large part of addiction recovery is finding a way to express yourself and your interests safely. It can be a journey to redefine someone's own identity. Finding a way...
Involving the Family Treatment
July 25, 2020

Involving the Family

Incorporating the family or loved ones into recovery has several advantages. An understanding support system provides countless benefits. As such, addressing the family when creating a treatment plan leads to...
Why Asking "Am I An Alcoholic" Is the Wrong Question to Ask Treatment
July 20, 2020

Why Asking “Am I An Alcoholic” Is the Wrong Question to Ask

Those concerned about their interactions with alcohol will often ask the question, "Am I an alcoholic?" They could be trying to figure out if they need help. They want to...
Beginning a Relapse Prevention Strategy Treatment
July 15, 2020

Beginning a Relapse Prevention Strategy

Having skills and strategies in place for a patient recovering from addiction is paramount. Goals and measures must be taken to help recovering addicts avoid relapse. However, urges and temptations...
Talking To People About Being In Recovery Treatment
July 13, 2020

Talking To People About Being In Recovery

The topic of bringing up the fact that someone is in recovery is a difficult one to process. Many people tiptoe around the subject and do everything that they can...
Developing an Escape Plan Early in Recovery Treatment
July 13, 2020

Developing an Escape Plan Early in Recovery

It is never too early to work with a patient and establish an escape plan for various situations. When recovering from addiction, triggers hit quick and hard. They can be...
Helping the Reluctant Treatment
July 10, 2020

Helping the Reluctant

Unfortunately, not all who come through the doors are ready or willing to receive the help being offered. There could be several reasons for this. They may be forced by...
Staying Sober in Quarantine Treatment
July 5, 2020

Staying Sober in Quarantine

Being bound inside one’s own home as of late presents an array of unforeseen challenges. However, for someone recovering from alcohol addiction, these issues can all compound into an urge...
First Impressions Treatment
July 1, 2020

The First Impression

Relationships with patients is a fragile thing, especially during the initial intake period. Careful language must be used during that all-important first impression. That first interaction can dictate whether a...
Recovery one size fits all Treatment
June 26, 2020

Recovery Isn’t One Size Fits All

Recovery is a word quite used to describe alcohol and drug rehabilitation. There is a notion that going to "recovery" will make one better and grant the skills to acknowledge...
Language Treatment
June 23, 2020

Dealing in Language

Words are a tricky thing, aren't they? What is being talked about and how it is being said are two vastly different things that each hold their own power. Inappropriately...

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