The 12 Steps: 4 Values, Part 3

November 14, 2016 | #Recovery Article

In Parts 1 and 2 of this series I wrote about acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and how this evidence-based treatment for relapse prevention, anxiety, depression and pain is being integrated into Crossroads Centre treatment protocols. As a psyc...

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Crossroads Staff Member Wins Research ...

October 24, 2016 | #Recovery Article

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 o...

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The 12 Steps: 4 Values Part 2

October 12, 2016 | #Recovery Article

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 wi...

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The 12 Steps: 4 Values Part 1

September 24, 2016 | #Recovery Article

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) a...

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September is National Recovery Month!

September 12, 2016 | #Recovery Article

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 ...

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Fitness in Recovery

August 24, 2016 | #Recovery Article

Sobriety is full of hard work, and the last thing you may feel like doing is to add in a strenuous exercise regime. However, a regular fitness routine can contribute lasting benefits that carry over into your other efforts to maintain your sobriety. ...

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