It could be said that each one of us has had and will continue to experience some form of trauma throughout our lives. In fact, trauma is a common normality that defines the human experience. It tests our coping skills, our levels of resilience and our survival instinct. At Crossroads Centre Antigua, we recognize this […]

In Part 1 of this series, I wrote about acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and how it has begun to be used at Crossroads Centre for relapse prevention. An essential aspect of ACT is the focus on values and how, in sobriety, we can commit with willingness to our individual values so as to re-engage […]

Part of my work as Chief of Psychology for Crossroads Centre is to integrate traditional 12-Step work with evidence-based treatments.  I’m happy to report that mindfulness-based relapse prevention (MBRP) and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) are now being utilized by our primary therapists with our clients to deepen and broaden the recovery experience. These therapies, […]

September is National Recovery Month. This month celebrates the success of those who have embraced a sober life and raises awareness that addiction treatment can benefit anyone who has a substance use disorder. 2016 marks the 27th annual celebration of National Recovery Month, and it comes at a time when more people need addiction treatment […]

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