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Urge Surfing: Beat Cravings and Relapse with a Mindfulness Technique
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For the next 10 seconds, try not to think of a pink elephant…Impossible, right?! The fact is, the more you try to suppress an impulse to use drugs or alcohol the more fixated your mind becomes on ...

Planning a Successful Teen Intervention

by Evan Jarschauer, Aug 2016

Does your teenager have a problem with drugs or alcohol? You may very well need take some form of immediate action. The sooner the correct treatment regimen is started, the higher the prognosis for long-term recovery.

Dealing with Emotions in Early Recovery: There Are No "Quick Fixes"

by Jim LaPierre, Jul 2016

During early recovery we often find ourselves raw. But you can't heal what you can't feel. There are no quick fixes. Learn how to let it go.

SMART Recovery: The Power of Choice

by John Lee, Jun 2016

There are many pathways to recovery. If the 12 steps don’t feel right, consider SMART Recovery meetings. SMART Recovery is a free, science-based community self-help group.

Use Gut Bacteria to Fight Anxiety and Depression

by John Lee, May 2016

Imbalanced gut bacteria may increase your risk of anxiety, depression, obesity and a host of other diseases. Learn how digestive bacteria can cause anxiety and find out how dietary changes can help you instill or protect an optimal balance of beneficial bacteria.

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