Psychotherapy

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

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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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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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

Identifying Recovery Options with a Neuropsychological Assessment


“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.

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Treatment

What is Equine Assisted Psychotherapy?


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

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