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    Jun
    Should You (Can You) Be Friends with a Sponsor?
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    Who is a sponsor? A sponsor is a person who has completed the 12 Steps in a recovery program and who usually takes on the responsibility of helping another individual in recovery to do the same. There are different recovery programs using the 12 Step method and they define the role of a sponsor in … Continue reading Should You (Can You) Be Friends with a Sponsor?

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  • 8
    Jun
    Look for Natural Highs as Alternatives
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      When an individual is in the height of their addiction, their main goal is to stay high all the time. In recovery, the individual is able to restore their body and mind but they may still miss the high. Fortunately, there are many natural ways to get a high, that don’t involve drugs or … Continue reading Look for Natural Highs as Alternatives

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  • 7
    Jun
    The Benefits of Meditation for Addiction Recovery
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    Meditation is an exercise that focuses on the mind-body connection, and has the goal of inducing relaxation and serenity. Improvements in physical and mental health have been linked to mediation. Meditation focuses on mindfulness or bringing awareness to one’s present feelings, as well as accepting any feelings and thoughts that come without judging them. There … Continue reading The Benefits of Meditation for Addiction Recovery

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    Jun
    What are the Top Contingency Management Interventions?
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      What is Contingency Management? The principles of contingency management for addiction treatment involve giving individuals tangible rewards to reinforce positive behavior, such as abstinence. Some other common treatment goals can be improved attendance at group therapy sessions or attending regular outpatient treatment. The reasoning behind this is that: Behaviors that are rewarded are more … Continue reading What are the Top Contingency Management Interventions?

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