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
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
There are times when wisdom stands ready to be applied to the cultural moment. Author and speaker Dan Griffin is ready for this particular moment, and Beauterre Recovery Institute is proud to present the gift of his understanding to more audiences in the addiction recovery community. On November 10, 2017, Beauterre partnered with The Retreat
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
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
“Change” is the process of making something different. It can be important to know “what to change” or “how to best change.” A neuropsychological assessment can be very helpful in identifying skills, weaknesses, perceptions, and projections. As part of our addiction treatment programs at Beauterre Recovery Institute, a neuropsychological assessment is provided to incoming patients.
Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) is a team-based, therapeutic approach that promotes change and growth in an individual by interacting with horses. Through the on-ground interactions—EAP is not a riding or horsemanship program—metaphors are created as a way to address current emotional, psychological and interpersonal challenges, as well as healthier ways to respond to them. It