The Power of Mindfulness

May 28, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

Mindfulness therapies are a way of stepping outside your everyday attitudes and beliefs — those automatic to your thinking — in order to consider alternatives that might improve your life.

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If You’re Really Recovering, Why Do You Need AA?

April 29, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

Motivation springs from external as well as internal sources. Our internal desire for change is rarely enough to get us all the way through to our stated goals.

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Music Hath Charms

April 9, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

You’re aware that music therapy is used in mental health settings. Playing music is great, but for most of us, it’s enough just to listen and be affected.

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Recovery With Co-Occurring Disorders: Step Ten

January 7, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

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Many of us have deliberately set the bar too high to encourage ourselves to jump. Obviously, we don’t always reach it.

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Recovery With Co-Occurring Disorders: Steps 8 & 9

January 6, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

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The point is to foresee predictable traps and make changes to reduce your vulnerability to slips – defined as an unplanned use of drugs or alcohol that results from a weakness or flaw in your program of recovery.

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Recovery With Co-Occurring Disorders: Step Seven

January 5, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

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The intent is simply to make sure that everyone who needs to know, does know. That you get to explain things in your own way.

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Recovery With Co-Occurring Disorders: Steps 4, 5 and 6

January 4, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

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Accumulate a bunch of small positive accomplishments over a succession of ‘todays’, and you’ll be stunned at exactly how much your life has changed for the better.

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Recovery With Co-Occurring Disorders: The First Three Steps

January 3, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

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Someone who’s concluded that he or she has a disease is far more likely to treat it than somebody who is taking another person’s word for it (no matter how many degrees that other person may have.)

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A Simple Plan: Recovery With Co-Occurring Disorders

January 2, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

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One key to success is learning recovery skills for both addictive disease and mental illness, and applying them together.

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Will Spirituality Work for This Counselor?

September 23, 2011 by C. Scott McMillin

I wasn’t trained in how to incorporate material about faith and God into counseling. Most of my graduate school education was on traditional social work practice.

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