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Senior Citizens and Addiction

Senior Citizens and Addiction

Think about the terms “substance abuse” and “drug or alcohol addiction.” What age group do they make you think about? Most people think about young adults or teenagers. However, there is another age group where addiction is a growing problem. Senior citizens are...

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What is a Dry Drunk?

What is a Dry Drunk?

Are you familiar with the term “dry drunk?” Many people have heard of someone being a dry drunk but are not really sure of its meaning. The Meaning of Dry Drunk An article in Psychology Today “Is there a Dry Drunk in Your Life?” by Carole Bennett, M.A., defines a dry...

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6 Tips to Help You Move Forward After Relapse

6 Tips to Help You Move Forward After Relapse

Interview with Kito Holtzman As CEO of Canyon Vista Recovery Center, Kito Holtzman spends his days facilitating and fine tuning the processes used to help those suffering from drug and alcohol addiction turn their lives around. This is a mission that resonates with...

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Recovery Issues in the LGBTQ Community

Recovery Issues in the LGBTQ Community

For many years, the popular belief has been that substance abuse was higher in the LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning) community. Now, statistics provided by the 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health and reviewed by the Substance Abuse...

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7 Myths About Drug and Alcohol Addiction

7 Myths About Drug and Alcohol Addiction

The topic of drug and alcohol addiction continues to be surrounded by a number of myths that cause some people to be misinformed as they accept the myth without questioning its truth. When a myth is treated as a reality, it often influences a person’s beliefs,...

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What is the Blackout Period?

What is the Blackout Period?

When a person enters a residential substance abuse program, one of the things they encounter is a blackout period, also called a no-contact period. During this time individuals are restricted from having contact with anyone outside of the facility. For many, this can...

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Dance Movement Therapy in Addiction Recovery

Dance Movement Therapy in Addiction Recovery

In the words of American dance pioneer, Ruth St. Denis, “I see dance being used as communication between body and soul to express what is too deep to find words [for].” For many people suffering with a substance abuse addiction, dance movement therapy (DMT) provides a...

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