Chronic Pain

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Learn How to Practice Patience During Addiction Recovery

Life has a tendency to throw curveballs at us that try our patience. Learning how to practice patience and stress management is an essential life skill. For those who don’t know how to practice patience, coping mechanisms become necessary. These coping mechanisms then build into substance abuse and addiction. Holistic methods such as acupuncture or…

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Motivational Interventions in Substance Use Disorder Treatment

Using Motivational Intervention in Addiction Treatment This week’s presentation is on motivational interventions in substance use disorder treatment. Thank you to our presenting partner Vaughn Gilmore with the Menninger Clinic. There’s a lot here to cover and we’re certainly not going to cover everything but but sort of to start out with really an idea…

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Dangers of Binge Drinking

Binge drinking is one of the most common patterns of excessive alcohol use. Unlike heavy drinking, which entails consuming a large amount of alcohol regularly over time, binge drinking is consuming high amounts of alcohol within two hours or less. There are many dangers of binge drinking, including the risk of developing alcohol abuse disorder….

What is Step 12 of the 12 Steps Program?

Step 12 of the 12 Steps: Having had a spiritual awakening as a result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to other addicts, and to practice these principles in all our affairs. On the path to Step 12 of the 12 Steps, most recovering substance abusers go through a “missionary phase” of…