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Substance Use Disorder and Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

by Jason Simpkins

January 26th, 2017 Substance Use Disorder And ADHD_

There has been a consistent amount of attention paid by clinicians and cultural pundits to children diagnosed with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) for several decades now, and rightly so as the numbers of children diagnosed with this condition have been increasing for years (CDC, 2016), making this is a situation that begs to be understood […]

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Finding Yourself In Recovery From Addiction

by Annette Goodyear

November 7th, 2016 Finding Yourself In Recovery From Addiction

Jane is a 22-year-old girl, who just graduated from a university. She is struggling with finding herself and keeping focused on her goals. When Jane was 12 she loved to horseback ride, hang out with friends, play the guitar, she even started writing songs. She was passionate, caring, loving, funny, and loved being around her […]

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The Pursuit Of Happiness In Battling Addiction

by Anil Gupta

September 9th, 2016 The Pursuit Of Happiness In Battling Addiction

Anil Gupta, best-selling author of “Immediate Happiness,” offers his ever-growing audience the chance to find fulfillment in life by coaching them through their adversities. Leading his listeners down a path of eventual awareness and clarity in their lives, his words bring new meaning to the notion of living in ultimate happiness. Impactful words of wisdom […]

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Stick With It! How to Keep Persistent in Recovery

by Daniel D. Maurer

June 28th, 2016 Stick With It

In my travels around the country speaking on the topics of addiction and recovery, I frequently get asked these questions: Recovery is hard! How do you keep on keeping on? How do people continue to remind themselves that recovery is worth it? Why is relapse so common, and why do people go back to a […]

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Feelings, Thoughts, And Behavior: How To Cope With Impulses: Part 2

by Carol Lynn Anderson

June 22nd, 2016 How To Cope With Impulses Part 2

In this article, we will continue to explore how to cope with impulsive behavior regarding our thoughts, feelings, impulses, and behaviors with examples of two situations – Jerry and Alicia. In all situations, the ability to interrupt an impulse is best done immediately – first with emotion and then with thought. There is a continuum […]

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Feelings, Thoughts, And Behavior: How To Cope With Impulses: Part 1

by Carol Lynn Anderson

June 21st, 2016 Feelings, Thoughts, And Behavior How To Cope With Impulses Part 1

There is much literature that explores both emotional feeling and analytical thought and which of these processes come first in the human brain. Our limbic system, with its aspects of emotional response, developed first and our intellectual brain, capable of producing abstract thought and imagination, developed later. We may often believe that our feelings and […]

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The Grieving Addiction

by Annette Goodyear

June 13th, 2016 The Grieving Addiction

When you hear about grief or even just the word, what do you think of? Like so many others, your mind probably immediately started thinking of losing a loved one that has passed away. In history, grief has been strongly linked to death and other severely traumatic experiences. But what is grief? Grief is typically […]

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Using Mindfulness And Meditation To Treat Addiction

by Annette Goodyear

June 10th, 2016 Using Mindfulness and Meditation To Treat Addiction

Mindfulness meditation practices are holistic and ancient practices that are believed, by scholars, to be around 5000 years old. Meditation is believed to have begun before civilized societies were developed, being used by hunters and gatherers. In 500 BC, Buddha developed meditation teachings into what we know them as today. Meditation mostly stayed in Asian […]

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The Benefits Of Family Counseling When Dealing With Substance Abuse And Addiction

by Alison Neihardt

June 9th, 2016 The Benefits of Family Counseling When Dealing with Substance Abuse and Addiction

When someone in the family uses substances, whether it is drugs or alcohol, their substance use affects everyone in the family. The whole family suffers and plays different roles for the substance user. Whether they are enabling or in denial that there is even a problem or trying to just get through each day, everyone […]

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“Honey, I’m Home!” — Transitioning Back Into Life After Rehab

by Daniel D. Maurer

June 3rd, 2016

The Transition From Recovery To Re-Entering Society

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