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Dual Diagnosis Addiction Treatment

Up until the mid-1990s, mental illness and substance abuse were treated separately. Those suffering from mental health issues were frequently instructed to “sober up” if they had simultaneously been using chemical substances. Those with substance use disorders were told that they could receive the necessary […]

The Best Non-Narcotic and Non-Addictive Treatments for Pain

Pain is a common and unpleasant sensation that we will all experience at some point during our lives – in fact, most of us will experience some degree of pain somewhat regularly. Pain can vary in severity, from stubbing a toe to childbirth – from […]

Professional Sports Sober Athlete Highlight – Baseball Star Celebrity CC Sabathia

Guardian Recovery Network logo added to image. Image originally posted to Flickr by Chris Ptacek with license CC by 2.0

In Nov. 2016, New York Yankees starting pitcher […]

Holiday Relapse Prevention Planning – Staying Sober for the Holidays!

Overcoming Addiction During the Holidays

The holiday season is a time of merriment, family, and above all else – booze-fueled social events. Whether it be Thanksgiving, Christmas, or New Years, alcohol is almost always present (unless you’re attending a sober event, of course). […]

Former NY Jet Erik Coleman Speaks About Addiction Recovery Advocacy & The Guardian Recovery Network

Erik Coleman, former New York Jet, had his sights set on broadcasting long before his current job in broadcast journalism.

Coleman, the Jets’ free safety and former 5th round pick from the 2004 NFL draft, says one of the things […]

6 NEW YEAR’S RECOVERY RESOLUTIONS YOU’LL STICK TO

The end of the year always has a way of making you feel introspective. The New Year is a benchmark and a new beginning, and people can’t help but reflect.

Now is as good a time as any to take stock of your life and well-being. […]

Early Sobriety Tips – How to Avoid Thanksgiving Temptation

If you have completed a treatment program and achieved sobriety, you have much to be proud of. Going through the detox and withdrawal process from drugs or alcohol is both mentally and physically exhausting and takes unbelievable strength. Despite this victory, it’s important to remember that […]

Interview with Dr. Michael Weiner of Guardian Recovery Network

In a recent interview, Dr. Michael Weiner of Guardian Recovery Network discusses the long term nature of addiction treatment the similarities between that and chronic disease management. He also deconstructs the stigma around recovery.

Addiction Recovery: A Lifetime Commitment and Journey

When someone checks into rehab, many […]

Where and When Recovery Begins

By Michael Weiner, Ph.D., MCAP

My goal is to write a series of articles on important topics. Last week it started with making the decision to begin recovery. What happens next?

After working through your fears and anxieties you decided to go to residential treatment for addiction. […]

What Does It Feel Like to Jump Off a Cliff?

By Michael Weiner, Ph.D., MCAP

It’s about the same feeling as being admitted to treatment for addiction. Jumping off of a cliff is jumping into the unknown. The only reason that you would jump is to get away from something.  It’s likely that you would be […]

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