Addiction

Addiction

Damaging Effects of Alcoholism on Families


The damage alcoholic parents cause due to their alcohol use disorder can be more subtle than verbal and physical abuse. As they grow, children require guidance from adults to strike a balance between autonomy and belonging. Adult children of alcoholics (ACoA) rarely receive this, which can lead to many problems. As one daughter of an

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Addiction

Dangers of Binge Drinking


Consumption of alcohol lowers inhibitions, which makes it all too easy to reach for that next drink, even when you’ve had more than enough. Binge drinking has been a problem on college campuses for decades, despite many organized efforts to curtail it. No mere rite of passage, binge drinking is a public health crisis, affecting

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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 Smartphones to Love — Why We Get Hooked & How We Can Break

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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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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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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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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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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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