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The Benefits of Volunteering as a Recovery Activity

The Benefits of Volunteering as a Recovery Activity

By Peggy Gemperline BSN, MBA, Executive Director, Recovery Works, South Shore, Kentucky

People in recovery are always looking for productive ways to spend their free time.

They can’t help it: everywhere they …

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Attention, Stress, and Triggers: What's the Connection?

Attention, Stress, and Triggers: What's the Connection?

If you’re in recovery from an alcohol or substance use disorder, you’ve learned all about triggers. In plain language, triggers are things you see, hear, or feel that make you …

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In the News: Increase in Alcohol-Related Emergency Room Visits

In the News: Increase in Alcohol-Related Emergency Room Visits

Over the past three decades, reports on rates of alcohol use and consumption in the U.S. and Canada have contained contradictory information. Several large – meaning they include tens of …

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Why We Gather in Fellowship

Why We Gather in Fellowship

By Joi Honer BA, CAC, CADC, National Alumni Director, Pinnacle Treatment Centers

Two years ago I was blessed with the opportunity to help build touch points and connections for the clients …

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Tai Chi as a Complementary Support for Addiction Treatment and Relapse Prevention

Tai Chi as a Complementary Support for Addiction Treatment and Relapse Prevention

As the medical community becomes more aware of Tai Chi and its many benefits for mental and physical health, a growing number of addiction treatment centers have integrated the practice …

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Depression and Substance Use Disorder

Depression and Substance Use Disorder

We all have times in our lives when we feel down in the dumps. Sadness is a normal part of the human experience. Feelings of apathy and pessimism strike even …

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Mindfulness, Women, and Treatment for Substance Use Disorder

Mindfulness, Women, and Treatment for Substance Use Disorder

For women recovering from substance use disorders (SUDs), promising research shows mindfulness-based interventions (MBIs) are a good complementary treatment option. A systematic review of 54 studies from the last decade …

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The Second Drunk Driving Ticket: Costs and Consequences

The Second Drunk Driving Ticket: Costs and Consequences

By Tiya Stokey, Executive Director, Recovery Works Columbus, a drug and alcohol addiction residential treatment center of Pinnacle Treatment Centers

People struggling with alcohol use often enter treatment when their addiction …

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Yoga, Meditation, and Mindfulness for Addiction Treatment and Relapse Prevention

Yoga, Meditation, and Mindfulness for Addiction Treatment and Relapse Prevention

Mind-body techniques are gaining greater acceptance in our culture. With each passing day, their use in medical settings, schools, and the workplace increases. Their use in alcohol and drug treatment …

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July is Minority Mental Health Awareness Month

July is Minority Mental Health Awareness Month

More than 60 years ago, Mental Health America (MHA), a non-profit organization committed to raising awareness and promoting the mental health of all Americans, held the first ever Mental Health …

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