The Crossroads Centre Antigua Blog

Failure – A Process of Discovery

January 18, 2021 | #Recovery Article

They say that ‘failure isn’t fatal, but failure to change might be’. There is always an air of failure as I speak with an addict in my office, especially when they have come to the point where they are having to talk to me about getting treatme...

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Recovery and Moving Forward During thi...

December 1, 2020 | #Addiction Recovery

This past year has brought about so much change with curfews, socializing, even a simple thing as a hand shake or hug is no longer possible when you greet someone you have not seen in a long time. Covid-19 has created a list of added stressors with u...

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Understanding Fear

November 10, 2020 | #Recovery Article

 What is fear? Fear is a natural and normal human reaction in response to something. Fear can either positively or negatively affect us depending on how we perceive the fear to be. The interesting thing about fear is, that our body reacts in a s...

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Calming Your Nervous System and Mind

October 8, 2020 | #Addiction Recovery

Have you experienced a racing heart beat or tightness in your chest in response to a threat? Your sympathetic nervous system has activated the fight-or-flight response because your brain has sensed a threat. A perceived threat may be physical or emot...

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VIOP-Virtual Intensive Outpatient Prog...

August 26, 2020 | #Recovery Article

The start up of any new programme or service is often challenging as there are any number of unknown variables that can interfere or prohibit the delivery of services, delay start dates, or inflate budget. There is a normal process of trial and error...

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Finding Contentment by Accepting Disco...

August 3, 2020 | #Recovery Article

At the beginning of each Crossroads Renewal I ask a question that often gives pause for thought: what brings you joy and contentment? Some say, “I haven’t experienced joy for so long that I’ve forgotten what that experience feels like” or “...

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