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7 Simple Self-Care Activities to Build Your Mental Strength

By |2019-04-15T14:42:23-04:00April 1st, 2019|Categories: Mental Health|Tags: , , , |

By: Brad Krause, SelfCaring.info You’ve probably seen articles all over the internet touting the importance of self-care. Studies have shown that self-care is associated with improved mental health control and adherence to routines that promote wellness. Self-care is especially important for those in addiction recovery. Here are some simple self-care activities that can help you build [...]

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Seasonal Relapse Disorder: Why Seasons Can Trigger a Relapse

By |2019-04-15T14:34:10-04:00March 25th, 2019|Categories: Mental Health|Tags: , , |

Seasons affect more things than the weather - they also influence how we feel emotionally and physically which for individuals with alcohol or drug problems can often trigger a relapse. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, “Seasonal Affective Disorder” (SAD) is a type of depression that comes and goes over the year, typically starting [...]

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Mindfulness Based Addiction Recovery (MBAR)

By |2019-04-01T14:01:16-04:00October 3rd, 2017|Categories: Mental Health|Tags: , , , , |

Mindfulness Based Addiction Recovery (MBAR) and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy for Addiction Recovery (MBCT-AR): Coining the Terms There has been a burgeoning resurgence in innovations in mindfulness based cognitive behavioral therapies and treatments over the past decade.  These treatments and approaches have become extremely popular among therapists, treatment professionals, and individuals seeking greater awareness of themselves, [...]

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Addressing Narcissism in a Clinical Substance Abusing Population

By |2019-04-01T14:01:48-04:00September 4th, 2017|Categories: Mental Health|Tags: , , , , |

A Challenge for Even the Seasoned Practitioner...and No Match for the Unprepared   Nobody can be kinder than the narcissist while you react to life on his own terms. -Elizabeth Bowen Anyone working with those with a substance use disorder (SUD) understands the challenges associated with engaging individuals in a discussion regarding the merits of changing [...]

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