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Rehab 101: When Facing “Resistance to Change” in Body, Mind or Spirit, Open-Mindedness and Willingness are Key

“Change is never painful. Only the resistance to change is painful.” – Buddha So often in early addiction recovery (or later for that matter, after months and years of being sober/clean), we find ourselves facing either relationship issues, work-related matters or other “life situations” that require us to change how we’ve approached them in the…

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Rehab 101: We Don’t Drink or Use, No Matter What “Past Baggage” We’re Facing

“Don’t let yesterday use up too much of today.” – Will Rogers When we’ve “finally had enough” and come into recovery—via an addiction treatment center, an impaired professionals program or a 12 Steps fellowship—most of us are told that abstinence from drinking or using drugs is an essential beginning—”we don’t drink or use, no matter…

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What Is Marijuana?

As marijuana use becomes legal as a medical option, people are beginning to wonder, what is marijuana? Marijuana, a powerful hypnotic drug, raises levels of pleasure chemicals in the user’s brain. The flood of chemicals causes extreme pleasure, calmness and may raise or suppress appetite. The drug relaxes some people and energizes others. Repeated drug…

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PHP with Housing for Young Adults

Partial Hospitalization with Housing for Young Adults offers the structure and support of a traditional inpatient rehab without the confining institutional setting. BoardPrep PHP is structured with best-practice elements such as cognitive-behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, twelve-step facilitation and a trauma-informed approach. EMDR and TMS therapy are also available during PHP, as needed. The housing component…

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Rehab 101: Self-Care = A Multi-Dimensional Relapse Prevention Tool

“Self-care is never a selfish act – it is simply good stewardship of the most important gift I’ve been given.” – Parker Palmer Being in recovery—whether early on (e.g., in treatment for alcohol or drug abuse) or with many years “clean and sober”—we’re often reminded of the importance of regularly practicing self-care (i.e., daily self-care).…