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Drugs

What You Need to Know About Accidental Overdose


On April 21st 2016 Minnesota and the rest of the world listened in as the shocking news of Prince’s sudden death spread across news outlets. The sky began to erupt in dark clouds, and thick heavy raindrops fell through the city of Minneapolis as we mourned with the rest of the world, a life gone

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Addiction, Treatment

The #1 Reason You Need To Get Sober


Are you the funny guy at the party? A few drinks or a couple of hits and you capture the attention and the gaze of all the guests, captivating them with your hilarious stories and unabashed boldness. Or maybe you are the strong one for your family, taking care of all the details, making sure everyone else

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Relapse

Five Key Tools For Successful Recovery


The doors open and after thirty days in a treatment center, away from family, work and life it is no wonder most patients simply want to get on with life in sobriety. Patients longing to begin a fresh start. But many begin in the unreliable pink cloud of recovery. But there is another cloud waiting

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Treatment

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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