The Discovery Phase of Recovery

With addiction, pleasure and enjoyment become deeply linked with the drug or behavior of choice. Once a client stops the behavior they often feel that “something is missing,” or that they do not...

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Book Review - In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts by Gabor Mate

As a mental health clinician working in the addiction recovery field, I highly recommend Gabor Mate's exceptionally well-written book on addiction, In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters...

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Technology to Support Mood and Emotional Regulation

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Laughing all the Way

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One alcoholic mind

Early in my advertising career, I traveled the backroads of North Carolina in my car listening to music while I was alone killing time. This was pre-cell phone days. To date myself even further, I...

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