Substance use disorders can sometimes feel like a never ending onslaught of difficult or challenging news.  One of the overlooked difficulties surrounding addiction is the negative stigma that can be associated with seeking treatment, or identifying as being in recovery.  In this article VICE news discusses one of the few good things that have come…

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why change is so difficult (and 9 ways to make it easier). by BROCK HENRY     Retrived from: http://strategicsimplicity.com/why-change-is-so-difficult-and-9-ways-to-make-it-easier  Let’s face it…change is hard. It really is. Sometimes, it’s downright painful. Because of that, most of us (myself certainly included) tend to shy away from it. If we’re honest about it, “run” from it might…

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NFL-NFLPA finalize revised substance abuse policy; Josh Gordon ban cut By John Breech | CBSSports.com September 19, 2014 3:46 pm ET     Retrieved from: This website Josh Gordon can return to the Browns after he sits out 10 games. (USATSI) After months of negotiating, the NFL and NFLPA have announced that the two sides have…

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Wellness! Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has a model for holistic wellness that utilizes the balance of wellness in eight different dimensions. Maintaining wellness in multiple aspects of one’s life is optimal for those who might be feeling unbalanced and down. This model captures a clear picture of the multiple aspects leading…

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I found this quote in a book I was reading the other day and it really spoke to me. “Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and freedom.” –Viktor Frankl I found this statement to be quite profound.…

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