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Finding Hope For Opioid Addiction


In the news, there are stories of terrible suffering from the epidemic of opioid addiction afflicting the nation. But there are hopeful stories, too. For example, the fire department in one hard-hit community opened up their stations to those experiencing substance use disorder. They applied their responsibility as first responders to the crisis and gave

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Addiction

Mindfulness Meditation for Addiction Treatment


How do addictions form, and how we can we use mindfulness to escape the “habit loop” that entraps us? These important questions are addressed by University of Massachusetts psychiatry professor and author Judson Brewer in his 2017 book, The Craving Mind: From Cigarettes to Smart-Phones to Love — Why We Get Hooked & How We Can Break

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Recovery Review

Waiting on a Friend


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Recovery Review examines books and other media on topics related to substance use disorder, treatment, and recovery. This time of year I can’t help but recall one of my favorite obscure album tracks by the Rolling Stones, “Winter,” a wistful number bemoaning present circumstances and hoping for better times ahead. Mick Jagger sings: It sure

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Addiction, Case Studies, Drugs, Relapse, Treatment

Happy Renewal Year!


A vintage illustration of the holiday season’s end depicts a wizened old man alongside a diapered baby. These are classic representations of the year almost gone and the new year aborning: Out with the old, in with the new. Painful memories can make the holidays a time of despair, but we shouldn’t allow the past to

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Addiction, Relapse

Happy (& Sober?) Holidays


Ahhhh, the holidays. For many of us, the one time each year that we gather with the entire family (parents and siblings, aunts and uncles, cousins, distant cousins, great uncles, those aunts and uncles that aren’t even related to us, yet always seem to be around, step-everythings, in-laws!?… you get the idea) to celebrate the

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Treatment

Want To Make A Change?


God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference. – Reinhold Niebuhr Change is the first part of the serenity prayer and the first expected outcome when a patient enters treatment for addiction. Patients can talk about change, consider

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Treatment

The Impact of Food, Exercise, and Nature in Addiction Recovery


The 180 acres of sprawling land with walking trails, a labyrinth and a golf driving range are not simply aesthetic bonuses to treatment at Beauterre. The dining room, with crisp white tablecloths overlooking a forest of trees and colorful fresh food is more than simply a nice eating experience. There is focused intention in every aspect of our

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Addiction

Recovery And The Man In The Hallway


Beauterre is thrilled to partner with treatment providers across Minnesota for a presentation by Judge Shuan Floerke on Thursday September 22nd, 2016. As a preview to this event, Mr. Floerke was kind enough to write a post for us. Enjoy. Recovery and the Man in the Hallway by Judge Shaun Floerke A few weeks ago I was

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Relapse

Is It Relapse Or Your Next Step In Recovery?


You have used again. You have longed for the escape from your life, your problems and the over stimulation of the world. You take that one drink or that one hit and then you feel the hot sweat of shame making it’s way into your stomach, your chest, and your knees. You want to hide.

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