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29 07, 2015

Why Am I Still Smoking Cigarettes Now That I Am in Recovery?

July 29th, 2015|0 Comments

"Coffee and smoking are the last great addictions." ~Lara Flynn Boyle If you have ever gone into a regular 12-step meeting, you have without a doubt passed through the gauntlet of smokers sitting and standing outside partaking in what may be the only vice they have left. In fact, if you have ever attended an

29 07, 2015

The Real Story About Video Game Addiction

July 29th, 2015|0 Comments

"This fantasy world allows endless opportunities to the gamer to keep feeding their addiction. It's not the game that is the problem, it is other problems in their lives that they cannot control. The game allows a person to escape from reality and take control of the world." ~Sam Schaperow, licensed marriage and family therapist

29 07, 2015

All about Co-Occurring Disorders

July 29th, 2015|0 Comments

  The most effective manner to treat co-occurring disorders is to use a comprehensive "dual-treatment" approach, where both conditions are approached as the primary disorder. In other words, a personalized plan is drafted to offer relief from the symptoms of both maladies. Treating one illness while ignoring the other gives the recovering addict an incomplete

29 07, 2015

Benefits of Pet Therapy in the Recovery Process

July 29th, 2015|0 Comments

"We suggest that the dog interaction activities and/or the dog itself could potentially serve as a non-drug stimulus that may heighten the adolescents' response to naturally-occurring stimuli, therefore potentially helping to restore the brain's normal process." ~lead researcher Lindsay Ellsworth, Washington State University Addiction is a highly individualized disease that can manifest with an extremely

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