Bringing Mindfulness Into Everyday Living

Five Ways to Zen Your Food Experience Written By: Nicole Makin, MACP, RCC Mindful eating is an ancient practice of eating with the intention of taking care of yourself and of giving the experience the attention required to notice the flavors of the food and experience its effects on your body. In honor of Eating Disorder Awareness Week, […]

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How the New Recovery Advocacy Movement is Helping Change the Way We Talk About Addiction

REPOSTED FROM EDGEWOOD HEALTH NETWORK BLOG: THE PATH Written by Annie McCullough The Canadian Society of Addiction Medicine defines addiction as a primary, chronic and progressive disease, with a tendency to relapse, leading to disability or premature death without treatment and engagement in recovery activities. Today neuroscientists know the parts of the brain involved in […]

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How the New Recovery Advocacy Movement is Helping Change the Way We Talk About Addiction

Written by Annie McCullough The Canadian Society of Addiction Medicine defines addiction as a primary, chronic and progressive disease, with a tendency to relapse, leading to disability or premature death without treatment and engagement in recovery activities. Today neuroscientists know the parts of the brain involved in addiction and that the behaviors of addicts are, […]

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The Reality About Group Therapy

Written By Sophia Scholtes, BSc Sharing thoughts and feelings with a group of strangers. It sounds a little intimidating doesn’t it? As a professional who has been in group therapy sessions, I can tell you that group therapy has many benefits. Having people listen to your problems or feelings can seem intrusive and perhaps, overwhelming […]

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Can You Be Too Old To Start Recovery?

More research has been showing an increase in the number of older people, including baby boomers, overdosing or abusing drugs and alcohol.  Perhaps you thought addiction only affected young people or the wealthy?  Studies are revealing that substance abuse in seniors is becoming an urgent matter in geriatric medicine. Some seniors are becoming addicted to painkillers […]

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5 Reasons Why You Need Continuing Care After You’ve Completed a Drug Rehab Program

Congratulations on completing your addiction treatment program! You have an opportunity to start fresh at a new life. Your therapist recommends you enroll in a continuing care program, but you thought you were finished with therapy. Perhaps, you’re wondering what is continuing care and why is it important after treatment? You are not alone. Many of […]

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