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Category: Mindfulness

12 Steps of AA | Abstinence | Addiction Recovery (Life After Treatment) | Boredom | Mindfulness

What our Alumni Have Told us About Their Struggles in Recovery

When we ask clients what addiction is, they provide any number of answers: “It’s a disease” “It’s not a disease, I just made bad choices” “It’s a bad habit” “I was irresponsible” Everyone seems is

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Addiction Recovery (Life After Treatment) | Goals | Life at SCHC | Mindfulness

To Our Recovery Community

We said goodbye to 2014 last week and since then it has been a good time to reflect and look at the past year. The good times, the rough and tough times, but more importantly to make

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Addiction Recovery (Life After Treatment) | Mindfulness | Relapse Prevention

What is ‘Urge Surfing’?

Urge surfing is a practice developed by Alan Marlatt. It is a mindfulness technique centred around cravings and automatic, reactive behaviour. According to the one of Marlatt’s studies, urge surfing can help individuals be better aware

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Addiction Recovery (Life After Treatment) | happiness | Meaning and Purpose | Mindfulness | Motivation | Self Awareness

The Problem with Being Normal

We’ve all heard this term that I’m about to talk about. It is a theme in every teenage movie, magazines falsely convey it, and doctors use it too willingly and inappropriately. We all want to

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Addiction Research & Theories | Coping Skills | Mindfulness | Relapse Prevention

Does Addiction Treatment Really Work? The Maladaptive Learned Behaviour Model

By Geoff Thompson, Ph.D. (cand.), RCC Program Director A large number of psychological theories of addiction argue that addiction arises because addicts have learned that using is a form of coping for various problems. For

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Relapse, Addiction & The Stages of Change

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Relapse, Addiction & The Stages of Change

Relapse and Fear For families with loved ones in recovery from addiction, the R-word is a very scary word. Family members typically fear relapse because they make sense of it as a disaster or failure

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