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Mental Health and Addiction

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Many people first come into treatment solely seeking relief from the consequences caused by their addiction. However, through the course of treatment it often comes to light that there are other factors that lead to the using behaviors in the first place. Recovery becomes so much more than just the ability to put down the […]

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Taking Suggestions

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It took many hard, painful, unnecessary lessons before I realized that perhaps I should follow the suggestions of others and stop trying to run the show. In my active addiction I always did whatever I wanted and was very set in my ways. Although, most all of what I was doing with my life didn’t […]

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Honesty

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To begin, congratulations on all your endeavors within early recovery; all the seconds, minutes, hours, days, months and years that you have achieved to get to this moment. As a clinical professional specializing within the addiction field I would like to explore the principle behind step one, honesty. Honesty is the foundation to asking for […]