hope and healing for addiction recovery

Basics

Can Addiction Be Cured?


For some diseases, there is simply no known cure. In such cases, a regimen of medical treatment is needed in order to sustain quality of life, or to sustain life itself. Addiction is a brain disease, diagnosed as severe substance use disorder. Can addiction be cured? Not at present, though researchers are working on it. However,

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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, 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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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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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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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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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

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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