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Peace, Balance, Body Positivity

Recovery from drugs addiction and alcoholism is often accompanied by secondary issues like body image. Both men and women suffer from poor senses of self-esteem and self-worth stemming from how they relate to and honor their physical selves.…

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Creative Practices for Curating Inner Peace

Being in treatment for drug and alcohol addiction often requires a lot of vocal expression. Alternative therapies like art or music therapy offer opportunities for unique expression. However, evidence based treatment methods like talk therapy are…

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Relapse Prevention: Mindfulness over Matter

Mindfulness based stress reduction has become an integral part of addiction treatment programs in recovery centers. Incorporating mindfulness based practices into an individualized treatment plan produces great results. Used to treat depression,…

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The Karma of Childhood Trauma: What Science Can Teach Us About Spanking

Parenting styles trend from one generation to the next. Though trends come and go, their karma carries on. Much of the baby boomer generation was raised receiving swift smacks to their bottoms or arms as reprimand. Schoolteachers used to reserve the…

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This is Your Daily Reminder: You Have a Purpose

Close your eyes. Notice your thoughts. See that? You have thoughts. You are thinking. Despite their painfulness, the horrible things they are saying to you, the dreadful memories of the past they are replaying or the stressful worries of the future…

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Understanding Addiction in the Brain: Pleasure

Addiction is a deeply misunderstood occurrence in the mind. Societal norms and cultural standards sadly contribute to the prevalence of stigma and shame surrounding addiction. Until recent years, addiction has been viewed through a lens of…

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What Happens to Our Memories?

The human memory has difficulty recalling experience before the age of about three years old. Humorously, we adopt this fact as if there is little significance to the first two years of our development. Psychologically, we have been convinced that…

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7 Lessons from Practicing Mindfulness

Being mindful...isn’t that hard. Building a mindfulness practice requires just a few minutes today. Thanks to technology, developing a mindfulness practice is easier than ever. Long gone are the days of having to travel to ashrams or pay exorbitant…

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ACOA Traits by Geoff Flower

This week our Enlightened Solutions partial care group were educated on Adult Children Of Alcoholics (ACOA) traits.  We have found that many of our clients have grown up in families in which substance abuse has been present.  Addiction is a family…

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