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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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Common Mental Health Disorders

Mental health disorders include a wide range of conditions that affect cognitive function, moods, thought patterns, and, ultimately, behavior. There are a wide range of common mental health disorders including anxiety disorders, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), borderline personality disorder, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Common Mental Health Disorders Recognizing common mental health disorders…