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Rehab/Recovery 101: The Power of the Group to Help Us Address Emotions – “Alone, I Can’t… Together We Can!”

“There’s strength in numbers.” – English idiom When a person comes into addiction treatment or recovery—whether you’re in a substance abuse treatment program, a professionals health program, a 12 Steps fellowship, whatever—once the alcohol and/or drugs have been stopped (through “one day at a time” abstinence), emotions and feelings may arise that we’ve never before…

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DBT Techniques for Treating Substance Use Disorders

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) is a type of psychotherapy used in addiction recovery. Psychologist Marsha M. Linehan developed the therapy to treat suicidality. Now substance abuse treatment centers in Tampa, FL, and elsewhere, use DBT techniques as first-line treatment for severe forms of mental disorders. They include those that do not respond to standard treatments,…

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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…

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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…