The Crossroads Centre Antigua Blog

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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RECOVERY STAYING ALIVE DURING COVID-19

July 10, 2020 | #Addiction Recovery

While substance abuse may seem as an attractive measure in coping with COVID-19 anxieties, the repercussions for the recovering alcoholic/addict may be problematic in the long run. Healthier coping methods and strategies can effectively reduce anxiet...

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Rokelle Lerner | Staying Home In Recov...

June 19, 2020 | #Recovery Article

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3B-_zhwVJtQ&feature=youtu.be Hello everybody. This is Rokelle Lerner, senior clinical advisor to Crossroads Center Antigua, and you know, it struck me that we take so much for granted in our lives. This has been pa...

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Sobriety rocks!

June 16, 2020 | #Recovery Article

As it looks like the world is slowly recovering from Covid-19 crisis, I get to reflect on how I live my own recovery during these confusing times. The program of Alcoholics Anonymous tells us that more will be revealed and that we don’t know much o...

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