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The CDC says: Alcoholics Anonymous, covid fatigue and abstinence…

By |2022-01-04T10:18:27-04:00January 4th, 2022|Categories: Addiction Recovery, Uncategorized|Tags: |

The CDC says Alcoholics Anonymous members who have experienced covid fatigue can now drink without loosing their clean and sober time or having to start a new clean date or sobriety anniversary! Just to be clear, this IS an Orson Wells War of the Worlds-like statement from me, an addiction psychologist, as a joke to ad [...]

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What is The ASCENT Approach?

By |2022-03-14T15:32:22-04:00May 17th, 2021|Categories: Addiction Recovery, Couples, Relationships, Wellness|Tags: , , , , |

A New Framework for Working with Couples in Recovery from Substance Use Disorders: The ASCENT Approach By Jake Brennan The ASCENT Approach is a therapeutic framework work that was developed by Dr. Jeremy Frank and Chantal Jauvin. The approach focuses on couples in recovery from substance use and drug and alcohol addiction. Whether one or both [...]

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Mindfulness in The ASCENT Approach

By |2021-02-12T13:11:02-04:00February 10th, 2021|Categories: Addiction Recovery|Tags: , , |

Engaging in Your Life, Nurturing Your Spirituality & Reconciling a Paradox in Mindfulness for Couples in Recovery As a meditator, recovering addict, and mindfulness oriented therapist, the fourth and fifth practices in The ASCENT Approach--Engage in Your Life and Nurture Your Spirituality--meld into one core project, which in turn lays a foundation for the final component [...]

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Where to start? Rehab inpatient or outpatient substance abuse counseling?

By |2019-08-08T11:33:11-04:00July 18th, 2019|Categories: Addiction Recovery|Tags: , , , , |

In today's clinical world, in the midst of an opiate crisis, medical and recreational use of marijuana, it appears that substance abuse treatment centers are popping up all over. We are seeing commercials on TV, on the radio, many promising to be "unique, and individualized" which are words that obviously are attractive to those seeking this [...]

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