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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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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 |2019-06-24T15:38:28-04:00March 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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The 5 S’s of Addiction Recovery Part 5: Substitution

By |2019-04-01T13:12:11-04:00March 3rd, 2019|Categories: Addiction Recovery|Tags: , , , |

This blog addresses the fifth  factor "substitution," which is integral to anyone's addiction recovery. Whether your goal is abstinence or moderation and harm reduction, these five factors (structure, supervision, spirituality, social support and substitution) are essential components of successful and healthy drug and alcohol and other addiction recovery.  What follows is Teddy Kradzinski's personal account through [...]

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