The Crossroads Centre Antigua Blog

Nutrition in Recovery, Feeding the Bra...

September 29, 2021 | #Recovery Article

Nutrition in Recovery Feeding the Brain Beverley Hill, MBA, BSc, RD Consultant Dietitian, Crossroads Centre, Antigua I always start by reminding the recovering addict that most are undernourished and, in many cases, malnourished. This is not a status...

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National Recovery Month with HOPE

September 7, 2021 | #Recovery Article

Claudine Knox, MS, NCC Clinical Mental Health Counselor Lead Therapist, Crossroads Centre Antigua H elping O thers P rogress E mpathetically Many people fall into the depths of despair during active addiction. As the disease worsens hope may be lost,...

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Supporting a Loved One in Recovery

August 2, 2021 | #Addiction Recovery

Joanne Gonsalves, MSW Clinical Director, Crossroads Centre, Antigua It is quite painful and devastating to watch a loved one suffer with the disease of addiction, and all too often friends and family suffer along with their loved one. Addiction is a ...

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Marijuana Addiction Facts

July 2, 2021 | #Addiction Recovery

Quick Facts about Marijuana Addiction Dr. Sherry Lynch-Yearwood- MD, MPH Manager of Medical Services Crossroads Centre, Antigua Marijuana refers to the dried leaves, flowers, stems and seeds from the Cannabis sativa or Cannabis indica plant which con...

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The Process of Addiction Recovery

June 4, 2021 | #Addiction Recovery

Sydney Retemyer, RAS II, MSc, Primary Addiction Therapist Alcohol consumption is usually initiated by recreational or social events, however, not everyone who drinks alcohol develops dependency on this substance. Quite many individuals have found tha...

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Relapse Prevention Techniques

May 6, 2021 | #Recovery Article

What is Relapse? Typically, like any other chronic condition, a relapse refers to the recurrence of any disease that has already gone into recovery. Relapse in substance use is the movement away from recovery. It happens when we stop being mindful or...

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