Tactical Recovery

Tactical Recovery

Tactical Recovery If you want to take a little experiment on perspective try the following. Close one eye and hold a quarter or another small item directly in front of the other eye about one half of an inch away from the eye. In this scenario the quarter represents an overwhelming human emotion. When the…

Signs of Addiction

Signs of Drug Addiction

Signs of Drug Addiction The first step in seeking recovery from a drug addiction is recognizing and admitting you have a drug addiction. If you are unsure that you or a loved one is addicted to drugs, including prescription drugs, these are signs you can look for. Control Problems You can’t stop using drugs even…

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Mindful Walking

Mindful Walking As summer begins to taper down I find myself wanting more and more to enjoy the remains of the warm crisp weather, especially in the early mornings as I watch the sun rise before starting my day. It’s this simple exercise that I often forget is so healing.   As a clinician I…

Signs of Alcohol Abuse

Signs of Alcoholism

Signs of Alcoholism Because drinking is a prominent social activity, and every person’s tolerance level is different, it can be hard to determine if you or a loved one has an alcohol addiction. The following signs of alcoholism can help you to know if you or your loved one needs addiction treatment. Signs of Dependency The following…

5 Steps to Addiction Recovery

5 Principles For Recovery

5 Principles For Recovery 1. Commitment to integrity. ”telling the truth about yourself is the most concrete, active step you can take in the process of finding real love.” Greg Baer. 2. Commitment to affirming worth, and showing genuine compassion. Compassion, from latin, compati ‘suffer with.’ Compassion is a desire to remove the suffering from…

PERMA for Balanced Living | Brighton Recovery Center

PERMA for Balanced Living

PERMA for Balanced Living Positive Psychology represents the new direction of psychology. Focusing on strengths and wellness in a person rather than what is “wrong”. In focusing on strengths already in a person a counselor can direct that person to use those strengths in their recovery process. This is not to suggest that Positive Psychology…