Monthly Archives: July 2015

Practicing Recovery:  Healthy Stomach, Healthy Brain

By |2018-10-23T17:48:39+00:00July 28th, 2015|Practicing Recovery|

Overeating processed foods is one of the most common ways to replace a drug or alcohol addiction. Pamela M. Peeke, MD, MPH, has worked with addiction treatment centers across the country to educate residents about “hyper-palatables”—sugary, fatty, or salty foods—and how they hijack the brain and trigger compulsive behaviors, making relapse even more likely for [...]

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The Senior Addict: Meeting the Treatment Needs of Older Adults

By |2018-10-24T11:31:52+00:00July 13th, 2015|Family Resource|

Addiction among seniors is a growing problem. Unfortunately, this problem often slips under the public radar, and the government does not provide seniors the education, attention, and funding they deserve. This article looks at 10 barriers to age-appropriate treatment for seniors. The barriers come from all sources: families who are embarrassed by the problem or [...]

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Practicing Recovery: Yoga

By |2018-10-23T17:51:24+00:00July 6th, 2015|Practicing Recovery|

What does yoga have to do with recovery? Quite a lot, according to Google. Search “yoga for addiction,” and you will find countless articles from professional sources about the benefits of yoga in recovery. Yoga is not just for women, hippies, or the extremely flexible. It has been found to effectively regulate stress hormones that, [...]

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Enabling: Learning the Difference Between Love and Attachment

By |2018-10-23T17:52:42+00:00July 6th, 2015|Family Resource, For Families of Addicts|

Guilt. Resentment. Anxiety. Exhaustion. If you have an alcoholic or addict in your life and feel one or more of these feelings consistently, you are probably engaging in enabling behavior. What is enabling? Enabling is the illusion of help, the illusion of love. Enabling is what we do when we want to control outcomes, when [...]

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