plant-keeping and mental health

Posted April 16, 2022
Plant-keeping and mental health

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How alcohol impacts your immune system

Posted December 8, 2021   

The following link was sent to Recovery Alternatives by Granite Recovery Centers.

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Does AA work?

Posted October 26, 2021
The largest, most rigorous independent study on Alcoholics Anonymous to date shows that AA can help people get sober, stay sober, drink less, and suffer fewer negative consequences of drinking

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Understanding Addiction

Posted October 4, 2021
Addiction is a complicated biological/psychological/social and spiritual illness.  In the following TED talk, Johann Hari provides a fresh and insightful look at how social connectedness plays a role in addiction and recovery

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Posted September 8, 2021
This first video explains a little about the disease of alcoholism and why it is so difficult for someone who is alcoholic to stop drinking.

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TAAP Conference

Posted July 29, 2021

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Why He Will Not Go To Treatment

Posted July 8, 2021
If you have a family member who suffers from addiction, has worked in the field of substance abuse, or perhaps struggled with the illness yourself, then some of the following statements may sound familiar:
  • He drinks because of the problems he has
  • now is not a good time to confront him about drinking

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What is Addiction/Alcoholism?

Posted May 6, 2021
Addiction/alcoholism has a different definition to about anyone you ask. It is important to understand that the illness is not a behavior problem. It is not a moral failing on the part of the afflicted individual and it is not a question of will power. The ASAM (American Society of Addiction Medicine) gives us this definition:  Addiction is a treatable, chronic medical disease involving complex interactions among brain circuits, genetics, the environment, and an individuals’ life experiences. People with addiction use substances or engage in behaviors that become compulsive and often continue despite harmful consequences. Prevention efforts and treatment approaches for addiction are generally as successful as those for other chronic diseases.

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Posted May 6, 2021
Do you remember the 70’s show called "All in the family?" Carroll O'Connor starred as Archie Bunker. Maybe you were also aware that he lost a son to the disease of addiction?  Because of this tragedy, Mr. O’Connor was one of the first celebrities to talk openly about the illness. Maybe you recall the P.S.A. that he produced in which he shared about his loss and plainly advised the American public to “Do whatever you can to get between your kids and drugs.” I have never forgotten that commercial.

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