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Marijuana Dampens Brain Response

Dangers of Marijuana A compelling featured article dives into debunking the myth that marijuana is a safe drug. The Michigan Health Lab explains how marijuana dampens brain response as a dangerous side effect of marijuana use. If you or a loved one abuses marijuana, contact BoardPrep Recovery. Our addiction treatment centers provide specific substance abuse…

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Rehab-Recovery 101: Walking the Walk, Not Talking the Talk

“Be impeccable with your word.” – Don Miguel Ruiz, The Four Agreements Whether you’re in a substance abuse treatment center or an impaired professionals program, living with integrity is one of the key behaviors the staff — as well as your family, friends and coworkers — will be grateful to see emerging in you. Many…

Vaping and Teen Addiction

Vaping was once considered a safe alternative to smoking, but the truth is becoming more apparent. Vaping is addictive, comes with many health consequences and can trigger the pathways that lead to addiction, leaving the user vulnerable to more serious drug addiction. Pods for vaping are marketed with bright colors and fun flavors all wrapped…

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Identifying, Avoiding and Managing “Triggers” Makes it Easier to Grow in Sanity & Serenity – PART TWO

“Our inner beliefs (can) trigger failure before it happens.” – Marshall Goldsmith, NY Times bestselling author & considered “World’s Most Influential Business Thinker” (2018 Thinkers50 List) [Note to Reader: This is PART TWO of a two-part blog-post on addressing relapse triggers in recovery. It will help to have read Part One, especially since it covers…

triggers

“Often, little situations trigger enormous reactions.” – Eckhart Tolle After years of substance abuse, one of the important keys to gaining and maintaining sobriety—especially when one is in early recovery, i.e., at a rehab treatment center or in a professionals health program (e.g., a doctors recovery program)—is how to identify, avoid and properly manage relapse…

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Teen Program

Early Intervention Works A quick course correction into the teen program, at the first signs of substance use, may prevent catastrophic consequences and future expenses. Too often, parents wait until their teen is dangerously out-of-control before taking action. With the increased potency and availability of substances, “experimentation” quickly turns into seeking out the substance. The…

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Mental Health and Addiction Treatment for Professionals

Special Approach to Mental Health and Addiction Treatment for Professionals A private bedroom in an upscale recovery residence sets a relaxing tone. Delicious meals remind residents they are loved. A safe and clean environment reinforces a sense of security. Nurses, physicians, attorneys and other professionals treated for addiction and mental health at BoardPrep Recovery, cherish…

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Choosing Engaging Addiction Treatment

Addiction treatment clients that are involved in a traditional program may feel that it is just another form of punishment—not treatment at all. Treatment centers often reinforce that idea through “clinical over-reach,” insisting on highly restrictive care in practically all cases. Clinical over-reach (too intense for too long) damages the therapeutic bond that addiction professionals…