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The Colors of Serenity

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We were using the same kind of language to talk about it: Focusing, centering, in the moment, relaxing, stress-reducing, peaceful.


Balancing Act

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It’s just an extremely effective way to establish a reasoned, rational sense of self that is unaffected by crisis and conflict.


Taking Action: Analyze Past Flaws

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Families often think it’s the addict or alcoholic’s emotions that need to be overcome to succeed. But in fact, we need to start by dealing with our own feelings.


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Pills by Default

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Besides, your insurance company probably loves them. It’s cheaper than extended psychotherapy.


The Pot Docs

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If I walked into a physician’s office convinced I had had high blood pressure and he prescribed medication based solely on my belief without bothering with an assessment, that’d be malpractice.


The EBP Conundrum

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When a clinician uses an EBP, she’s reassuring herself that it’s likely to be more helpful than if she sat on her hands and did nothing.


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The Colors of Serenity

sky

We were using the same kind of language to talk about it: Focusing, centering, in the moment, relaxing, stress-reducing, peaceful.


Groups That Work: Climate

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When a group has been mired in the hostile or helpless mode, and breaks through into work, you’ll see an almost tangible change in tone.


Outcome vs. Impact

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Correlation is not, I repeat not, causation, but it has some value in itself.


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Pills by Default

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Besides, your insurance company probably loves them. It’s cheaper than extended psychotherapy.


The Pot Docs

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If I walked into a physician’s office convinced I had had high blood pressure and he prescribed medication based solely on my belief without bothering with an assessment, that’d be malpractice.


The EBP Conundrum

Gift buying. Shopping cart full of boxes

When a clinician uses an EBP, she’s reassuring herself that it’s likely to be more helpful than if she sat on her hands and did nothing.


Resources


The Colors of Serenity

sky

We were using the same kind of language to talk about it: Focusing, centering, in the moment, relaxing, stress-reducing, peaceful.


Outcome vs. Impact

Signpost with arms pointing to good, better, best

Correlation is not, I repeat not, causation, but it has some value in itself.


Lifestyle Balance Model for Recovery

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This is where ‘recovery work’ comes in, in the form of acquiring healthy strategies to successfully handle (i.e., without resorting to substance use) stressful situations and resulting emotions.


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Programs Blogs


Pills by Default

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Besides, your insurance company probably loves them. It’s cheaper than extended psychotherapy.


The Pot Docs

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If I walked into a physician’s office convinced I had had high blood pressure and he prescribed medication based solely on my belief without bothering with an assessment, that’d be malpractice.


The EBP Conundrum

Gift buying. Shopping cart full of boxes

When a clinician uses an EBP, she’s reassuring herself that it’s likely to be more helpful than if she sat on her hands and did nothing.



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The Colors of Serenity

April 16, 2015 in Articles

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We were using the same kind of language to talk about it: Focusing, centering, in the moment, relaxing, stress-reducing, peaceful.


Pills by Default

April 13, 2015 in Thinking About Addiction

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Besides, your insurance company probably loves them. It’s cheaper than extended psychotherapy.


The Pot Docs

April 9, 2015 in Thinking About Addiction

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If I walked into a physician’s office convinced I had had high blood pressure and he prescribed medication based solely on my belief without bothering with an assessment, that’d be malpractice.


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