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Addiction Counseling

Motivating Addiction Recovery Program Participants (Part 1)

The more time I spend with rescue mission recovery programs, the more I’ve become convinced that the most important gift we can give homeless addicts is community, a place to belong. Homelessness is a state of complete disaffiliation–being cut off from all meaningful and supportive human relationships. Suc ­cessful residential recovery programs actually provide a supportive […]

Helping the Children of Addicts and Alcoholics

In the US, twenty million children are expe ­riencing physical, verbal and emotional abuse from parents who are addicted to alcohol and/or drugs. This is tragic when we con ­sider that childhood is the foundation on which our entire lives are built.When a child’s efforts to bond with an addicted par ­ent are thwarted, the result is confusion […]

Nutrition and Addiction Recovery Index

How Diet and Nutrition Impact Recovery – A look at how proper diet can contribute to a state of well-being and reduce the cravings for drugs and alcohol in the early stages of recovery. The “Recovery Diet” – Some practical suggestions, based on nutritional studies, to help people to make good food choices. How Drugs […]