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Treatment Corner: What the Heck is CBT and Why You Should Care

You may have seen the letters, C, B, and T tossed around on social media by friends and acquaintances in treatment and therapy. If you’ve ever wondered what those letters mean and why you should care, read on. CBT stands for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, an evidence-based, therapeutic approach for treating substance use disorders and other […]

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The Negative Impact of Short- and Long-term Alcohol Use on the Body

Gray-area drinking is a new catch phrase that you might find as you search the internet.  The term describes that space between very casual, periodic drinking, and heavy binge or daily drinking.  Essentially, it was coined to provide a category for those folks whose drinking may not look outwardly problematic (i.e. they haven’t gotten into […]

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Creative Connection During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Community and Connection are critical in early recovery from addictions of all kinds.  Getting clean and staying clean can be difficult for several reasons; it can also feel lonely when the people that are closest to us – in the environment and in our hearts – may not completely understand what we’re going through.  Worse, […]

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Acceptance: Transformation Step 2

“The first step toward change is awareness. The second step is acceptance.” Nathaniel Brandon “And acceptance is the answer to all my problems today” (The Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous. “Acceptance doesn’t mean resignation; it means understanding that something is what it is…” Michael J. Fox It took me a long time to get right […]

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Open the Windows of Awareness: Transformation Step 1

“The first step toward change is awareness.” Nathaniel Brandon “To become different from what we are, we must have some awareness of what we are.” Eric Hoffer “Awareness is the first step in healing.” Dean Ornish Here’s the truth. If we can’t see something, we can’t do anything about it. We’ll just keep doing the […]

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