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Treating Substance Abuse and Eating Disorders Together


*Melanie has struggled with her weight all of her life. She was teased as a teenager for being chubby and she tried Weight Watchers many times in college. Her weight a roller coaster of numbers. Until her twenties when she tried methamphetamine one night at a concert with friends. The high was beyond anything she ever

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Addiction

The Illusion of “The Addict” in the Family


“She just won’t stop. I have taken all of the alcohol out of the house, demanded she stop… and yet she won’t listen.” A loved one of an addict says. “Doesn’t she care about us?” “I would never tell anyone. I am so embarrassed. If she would just stop then we could move on with our

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Treatment

The Healing Effects of Acupuncture


Being in the present moment can be terrifying for many. Especially when the brain is used to artificial stimulation from substances. Yet, mindfulness practices, such as acupuncture, can be the balm to the weary soul of an addict. Research on mindfulness-based relapse prevention, offers hope even for addictions with the lowest recovery rates, such as opiate

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Treatment

When The 12 Steps Don’t Work For You


Is it called “soda” or “pop”? Depending on where you are from will determine how you refer to it. Many will argue and claim the highest authority that one is better than the other. One is right and the other is wrong… But what if they are both soda AND pop? Dialectical Behavior Therapy would

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Treatment

Happy First Birthday Beauterre Recovery Institute!


On January 28th, 2015, Beauterre Recovery Institute opened its doors for business. A new chemical dependency / mental health treatment center option located in the gorgeous 182 acres of Owatonna, Minnesota. If you build it, they will come.” – Field of Dreams Or will they? According to Bloomberg, 8 out of 10 entrepreneurs who start

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Addiction, Relapse

One Word to Keep You Sober In the New Year


Let me tell you a story… Once upon a time, in a beautiful land of 182 acres of prairie located just south of the Twin Cities, stood a young man ready to return to his world. After a few months of treatment he was going home to his family, his job, and his restored health.

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Relapse

Sobriety For Your New Year


Resolutions and goals. Parties, family and alcohol. It is that time of year, again.  Approximately 50 percent of the population makes resolutions each New Year. Among the top resolutions are weight loss, exercise, stopping smoking, better money management and debt reduction.” – Psychology Today The excitement of a resolution can die off quickly. Making resolutions

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Relapse, Treatment

Importance of Community In Recovery


“Together we must continue to face addiction because no one should ever have to overcome addiction alone.” – Huffington Post  Your recovery becomes a reality at Beauterre Recovery Institute. “Treatment enables people to counteract addiction’s powerful disruptive effects on their brain and behavior and regain control of their lives.” – Drug Abuse While Beauterre is

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Addiction, Drugs

Questions to Ask If You Suspect an Alcohol Use Disorder


According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) roughly 17 million adults (18 years or older) have an alcohol use disorder. In addition, it’s estimated that over 855,000 adolescents between the ages of 12 and 17 also have this condition. It may be difficult to know the difference between one or two

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Addiction

Attitude Of Gratitude In Recovery


Thanksgiving is a time for saying, “Thank you!” Colonists offered the holiday as a time to celebrate thankfulness for their survival and good harvest. Today, the tradition continues in the celebrated Thanksgiving, where turkey, mashed potatoes and pumpkin are served. While it is one day dedicated to this giving of thanks, research shows that gratitude

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