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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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Drug and Alcohol Recovery Success Rates

By |2019-04-11T12:49:13-04:00February 11th, 2018|Categories: Addiction Recovery|Tags: , , |

Addiction psychiatrists and psychologists are often asked about successful recovery rates for addicts and alcoholics in their clinics and practice and until recently there have been few data to support most therapist's claims. Here is a local guest blog reposted from my own site at Jeremy Frank PhD CADC which discusses the more optimistic side of [...]

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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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How to Choose an Addiction Counselor

By |2019-04-01T14:02:03-04:00July 14th, 2017|Categories: Addiction Treatment|Tags: , , |

Whether your goal is to stop using alcohol or substances or to learn whether moderation, control and social use is appropriate for you, finding a professional both knowledgeable in addiction treatment and the underlying psychological factors of mental health can be a daunting task. If you are ready to choose abstinence or want to explore “harm [...]

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