Essential Steps to Teach: Learning to Invest in Yourself

When clients with a substance use disorder learn to invest in themselves, they walk along the path to a lifetime worth of dividends. In addition, the act of investing in themselves can increase confidence, belief in their intuition, creativity, and engage in personal or professional development.   A common mistake many clients make is not […]

Helping SUD Clients Cope with Social Anxiety as COVID-19 Restrictions Ease

The COVID-19 vaccination rate continues to increase. As more people are vaccinated, the push to re-open businesses and relax social restrictions is also growing. The decrease in social regulations and the increase of companies, organizations, and people returning to normal can escalate social anxiety disorders in those with a substance use disorder (SUD).  As people […]

Strategies for Counselors Transitioning Back to In-Person Care

COVID-19 required non-essential businesses to shut down, including psychological and addiction services. As vaccination rollouts ensure more people received vaccination against COVID-19 and states relax their quarantine regulations, you may ask yourself if it is safe to re-open your practice. The American Psychological Association promotes the continued use of telehealth services and outlines ways to re-open your […]

5 Ways an Addiction Treatment Professional Can Ease Their Stress and Anxiety

Although you may be the ones typically handing out advice on managing stress, this past year may have caused you to feel overwhelmed by the endurance required to succeed at your job. It may have also taught you the importance of coping with your own stress too. By taking specific measures to ensure your own […]

Looking Your Best to Feel Your Best

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Keeping Up With the Human Element

[vc_row type=”in_container” full_screen_row_position=”middle” scene_position=”center” text_color=”dark” text_align=”left” overlay_strength=”0.3″][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_shadow=”none” width=”1/1″ tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default” column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid”][vc_column_text]Working in the ever-evolving field of addiction recovery requires a lot of dedication. New therapies are always being explored and new approaches are being developed to help reach a wider array of people who may be suffering from addiction. […]

Deconstructing Humor in Recovery

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How Motivational Enhancement Therapy Can Help Individuals With Alcohol Abuse and Dependence

[vc_row type=”in_container” full_screen_row_position=”middle” scene_position=”center” text_color=”dark” text_align=”left” overlay_strength=”0.3″][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_shadow=”none” width=”1/1″ tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default” column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid”][vc_column_text]The saying that people will not change unless they desire to change, may hold some merit when helping those in therapy for alcohol addiction. Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET) aims to evoke the motivation to change from within the client […]

Using Connection to Transform Ideas About Addiction

[vc_row type=”in_container” full_screen_row_position=”middle” scene_position=”center” text_color=”dark” text_align=”left” overlay_strength=”0.3″][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_shadow=”none” width=”1/1″ tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default” column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid”][vc_column_text]In the age of information and social media, it can feel like we are constantly connecting with others and catching up with online friends. Yet as a world, as a nation, and as individuals in the wake of the […]

Finding a Balance Between Personal and Professional Personas

[vc_row type=”in_container” full_screen_row_position=”middle” scene_position=”center” text_color=”dark” text_align=”left” overlay_strength=”0.3″][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_shadow=”none” width=”1/1″ tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default” column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid”][vc_column_text]Professionals in the mental health and addiction spheres are in a precarious position as they try to balance their treatment. On one hand, it is important to be professional at all times and exhibit a very clear professional relationship […]