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Relapse Prevention: Self Care – Routine and Structure

In a previous blog we explored the relapse prevention skills needed to monitor people, places and things. This blog will be dedicated to the importance of routines, which are important for re-establishing good habits, structure and consistency. Routine Routines and daily schedules can easily become chaotic or nonexistent when someone is in active addiction. Life often becomes the barrier while...[ read more ]

Perfectionism and The 21st Century College Student.

This post originally appeared on my older blogging site over a year ago. I feel that the information is still pertinent and timely. College counseling centers have been recently overwhelmed with a ever increasing number of students seeking mental health services.  Two such issue that appears to be gaining prevalence are increased anxiety and panic related disorders.  Let's face it, college can be...[ read more ]

Reframe What Matters

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Four Ways to Cope With Experiential Avoidance

Experiential avoidance is the term we use to describe patterns of behavior that serves to ignore or avoid uncomfortable thoughts, feelings or memories. How many times have you said to yourself, “I don’t want to think/talk about it right now?” or “Out of sight out of mind?” Avoidance can be practical, but only if it is to address an emergency...[ read more ]

Six Ways To Cope With Depression

Relapse Prevention: People, Places and Things

This is the first in a series of blog posts that will explore relapse prevention as specific to opioid dependency. The opioid crisis in our country presents an ever-growing and quickly changing dilemma which government and health officials are struggling to appropriately address.  According to the National Center for Health Statistics (13 Hedegaard H, Chen LH, Warner M. Drug-poisoning deaths...[ read more ]

The Pitfalls of Negative Thinking

Negative thinking has a way of polluting our perception of people, the world and ourselves.  The ways in which we talk to ourselves about ourselves and the world around us has a profound effect on our thinking, emotions and behavior.  The pitfalls of negative thinking are are usually based in the core belief of a deficient self.  This can be...[ read more ]

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