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Alcohol, Gender, and Brain Activity

Alcohol, Gender, and Brain Activity

New research exploring the reasons that men seek out alcohol to regulate difficult emotions compared to women suggests distinct motives and long-term effects on brain structures due to alcohol abuse. …

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What is Office-Based Opioid Treatment?

What is Office-Based Opioid Treatment?

Office-Based Opioid Treatment Programs – also called OBOTs – are a type of outpatient addiction treatment designed for people living with opioid use disorder (OUD). OBOTS are classified under the …

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Excessive Alcohol Use: The Harm it Causes Others

Excessive Alcohol Use: The Harm it Causes Others

by Tom Delegatto, MS, CADC, Executive Director, Recovery Works Merrillville

People who have problems with alcohol often continue drinking because they believe that if their alcohol use harms anyone, it only …

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14 Movies to Watch During Recovery

14 Movies to Watch During Recovery

If you’re in recovery from an alcohol or substance use disorder, you know one of the most challenging things to figure out is how to spend your downtime.

When you’re not …

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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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