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Addiction

Monday, February 26, 2018

by Kelsey Kirkwood (MA, LADC) and Lynn Moore (MA, LADC), Acres for Life Therapy and Wellness Center (Minnesota) One of the first things counselors are taught in school is the value of individualized treatment planning. Taking into consideration evidenced-based practices and approaches, as well as customizing a plan specific to the individual being treated, is … Continued


Horse Power

Equine therapy

Thursday, February 8, 2018

The world can be divided into two kinds of people: horse people and non-horse people. The funny thing is, all horses are people horses. Also referred to as horse therapy or equine-assisted psychotherapy, equine therapy consists of direct interactions between people and horses. It is an evidence-based therapy that has shown efficacy in patients with depression, … Continued


The Power of Gratitude

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Gratitude is one of the most important qualities for happiness, acting as a gateway to a healthier emotional view of yourself and the world. People in recovery often struggle to practice gratitude, partly because it works entirely different muscles in the brain than active addiction. Like addiction, though, gratitude can be self-perpetuating. The regular practice … Continued


When ED and Substance Abuse Co-Occur

Eating Disorder Treatment

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Many people with ED—eating disorders such as anorexia, bulimia nervosa, avoidant restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID), binge eating disorder—show a tendency toward substance abuse disorders, requiring a special level of diagnosis and treatment. In the groundbreaking 2003 study by the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University, Food For Thought: Substance Abuse … Continued


Jungian Dream Work at JourneyPure At The River

Substance Abuse Addiction Treatment Nashville TN

Thursday, November 30, 2017

JourneyPure At The River is well-known for its comfortable amenities and cutting-edge therapies, including adventure therapy and neurofeedback. But one of the most effective therapies offered as part of its professional women’s treatment program is Jungian dream work, which dates back nearly 100 years and has roots in pre-history. “All indigenous cultures used dreams for … Continued


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