Stress Tolerance: Building Resilience in Early Recovery

Stressful situations come and go throughout our lives and it affects each of us differently. Some of us are resilient to higher levels of stress while for others it is more of a challenge. Our innate “fight or flight” response to stress helps p

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Reach Your Goals: 4 Ways to Beat Negative Thinking

I dare you to read this without thinking about an orange gorilla. Now, think of anything you can without thinking of the orange gorilla and count to 10. No matter how hard you tried, you thought about the orange gorilla, didn’t you? No matter how h

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The Benefits of Vibroacoustic Therapy for Addiction Recovery

Vibroacoustic therapy is the use of low frequency sound waves and therapeutic music to heal people from pain, addiction, and other medical issues. Not many people have heard of vibroacoustic therapy or are aware that it exists, but we all know how mu

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First Surgeon General Report on Addiction Released

Facing Addiction in America, reveals important findings on the neurobiology of substance abuse; prevention programs and policies; early intervention, treatment and management; different paths to recovery; and health systems for substance abuse di

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IOP: The Role of Community in Addiction Recovery

As humans, we all have a natural need to connect and bond with others. When that bond breaks or is under-developed, there’s a greater tendency to develop unhealthy and destructive behaviors. In our hyper-individualistic and hyper-competitive societ

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FMLA and Addiction: Go to Treatment Without Compromising Job

Making the decision to go to treatment for your drug or alcohol dependence is an important first step towards living a healthier life. It is a difficult decision and there are typically some common barriers that prevent people from seeking the trea

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First Responder Addiction Treatment: Need for Specialized Treatment

For firefighters, police officers, combat veterans, and EMTs, witnessing violence, abuse, and death are daily occurrences. In order to cope with the stress of their jobs, many first responders turn to drugs and alcohol. First responders have high

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Holistic Drug Rehab And Alternative Therapies

The word holistic is often used in discussing a person’s health or treatment, but many people have a misperception of exactly what holistic treatment is. Holistic comes from a Greek word meaning “whole.” Rather than some far-out or weird defini

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Defining The Holistic Approach

Defining The Holistic Approach What is “holistic?” The word holistic is often used in discussing a person’s health or treatment, but many people are still uncertain exactly what it means.  The word holistic comes from the Greek word holos, meaning “entire” or “all.”  Rather than some far-out or weird definition, holistic treatment simply means treating…

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