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How Experiential Therapy Can Help with Addiction

How Experiential Therapy Can Help with Addiction

If you’ve ever paid attention to your emotional response to a song, you’ve gotten an introduction to one of the main ideas behind experiential therapy. A song can take you to a specific time and place in life, along with uncovering a specific set of emotions tied to...

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Gratitude

Gratitude

Bart Ross, Recovery & Alumni Services Coordinator What is gratitude? What’s the difference between being thankful and grateful? Gratitude is the quality of being thankful with a readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness. It’s the action of showing...

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Gender Differences in Substance Use

Gender Differences in Substance Use

Effective treatment programs understand how gender plays an important role in addiction. Gender differences in addiction and recovery can even play a role in the misuse of specific drugs or alcohol. That’s why a treatment resource designed with gender in mind can be a...

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Hanging Up My Running Shoes – Alumni Testimonial

Hanging Up My Running Shoes – Alumni Testimonial

Angel H. - Hanley Center Alumnus The beginning of October 2017 was one of the lowest points of my life. I had been reported missing and was on a suicide mission, I could no longer use or live. If it wasn’t for the staff who kept me alert that night, I wouldn’t be...

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Best Inpatient Treatment Centers in South Florida

Best Inpatient Treatment Centers in South Florida

A choice to begin a recovery program at an inpatient treatment center suggests you recognize the severity of your addiction and realize it’s less likely you will sustain recovery through an outpatient program. While this self-awareness can be a helpful start, deciding...

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Substance Abuse and its Effects on Older Adults

Substance Abuse and its Effects on Older Adults

Substance abuse among older adults is a multigenerational issue affecting adult children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. As one of the adult children of an elder with a new alcohol or drug problem, you may be surprised when a loved one with no history of...

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The Doctor’s Opinion

The Doctor’s Opinion

Bart Ross, Recovery & Alumni Services Coordinator Who was this doctor? His name was William Duncan Silkworth, M.D.("Silky"). Like much of the Alcoholics Anonymous history, exact dates are unclear. The research I've done had many discrepancies. He was born around...

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A Power Greater Than Myself – Alumni Testimonial

A Power Greater Than Myself – Alumni Testimonial

Peter M.  - Hanley Center Alumni Thank God for Hanley Center. It feels strange to use the word "God" as something other as a euphemism. For 44 years I was an atheist.  Yes, I was in a 12-Step fellowship and going to meetings and staying sober, but I never bought into...

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West Palm Beach Residential Opioid Treatment Programs

West Palm Beach Residential Opioid Treatment Programs

Choosing the right kind of treatment program is crucial in achieving long-lasting sobriety. If past attempts at outpatient programs have failed, looking for evidence-based treatment at an inpatient facility could be the right answer. Today, let's talk about the...

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It’s A “We” Thing

It’s A “We” Thing

By Bart Ross | Recovery & Alumni Services Coordinator Is a 12-Step program really a “we” thing? Yes! But it didn’t always feel like one to me. I began attending 12-Step fellowships in 1987. I was very shy and never felt comfortable around groups of people, since...

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The Right Alcohol Treatment Programs in West Palm Beach

The Right Alcohol Treatment Programs in West Palm Beach

Residential Alcohol Treatment Programs in West Palm Beach Recognizing your loved one has a substance use disorder is a difficult first step in guiding them to recovery. For many, finding the right resources can seem overwhelming. There is a lot to consider when...

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Understanding Powerlessness

Understanding Powerlessness

By Bart Ross -- Recovery & Alumni Services Coordinator Step One: “We admitted we were powerless over alcohol – that our lives had become unmanageable.” (Big Book, Page 59) What does “powerless” mean when it comes to alcoholism/addiction? The dictionary defines...

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Five Ways to Cope with a Family Member’s Substance Use

Five Ways to Cope with a Family Member’s Substance Use

Self-care is an essential part of responding to substance use disorders in the family, yet it’s something that often gets neglected. As the demands of managing a family member with an SUD increase, it’s not uncommon to focus all of our energy on the crisis itself—much...

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Letting Go is the Key to Freedom

Letting Go is the Key to Freedom

Cara O’Neill, MS., RMHCI | Director of Alumni Services We often hear that addiction is a family disease. I have encountered many people that have a hard time accepting this. People with substance use disorders (SUDs) tend to believe that addiction recovery is all...

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Coping with Anxiety

Coping with Anxiety

Dr. Stacy Grossman, Psy.D. - Director of Center for Brain Recovery  Many of our learned behaviors to cope with anxiety tend to feel right at the moment, but they are often not beneficial in the long term. One of the most common coping techniques people use is...

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How Personal Loss Affects Addiction

How Personal Loss Affects Addiction

In a year where deaths related to Covid-19 are fast-growing and routinely compared to past American disasters, it’s likely we all personally know someone affected by the virus. There’s no question the level of loss and grief in our midst is at an unprecedented level...

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12-Step Recovery: Getting Through Changing Times

12-Step Recovery: Getting Through Changing Times

By Bart Ross | Recovery & Alumni Services Coordinator Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) was in its infancy when WWII erupted in 1941. Thousands of men volunteered or were drafted for the war. The home AA office in New York, which later became the General Service Office...

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