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Understanding the Importance of Relationships in Recovery

Life is complex, and as human beings, we rely on others to learn and build our confidence and capacity to cope with changing situations. As a result, it stands to reason that the challenges of life are best faced when we surround ourselves with others who demonstrate healthy behaviors. For the recovering addict, this means […]

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Taking a Comprehensive Approach to Living

People who demonstrate a sense of well-being possess nine essential characteristics: balance, resilience, contentment, goal setting, flexibility, self-confidence, support, gratitude and connection. Back2Basics views addiction as a whole-person crisis, building those characteristics into every aspect of the experience to strengthen the well-being and enhance the overall sense of self of every resident. This whole-person approach […]

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Understanding Addiction as a Brain Disease  

The mere fact that relapse is more common than uncommon sheds light on how difficult it truly is to break addiction. No one enters rehabilitation with the intention to fail; rather, they enter a treatment program hoping in their heart they can stop using for good. The problem with this approach is that addiction doesn’t […]

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Mindfulness: What it is, How it Works

Simply put, mindfulness is the practice of being fully present. In our day of technical addiction and multitasking, this is actually more challenging than ever before, which is probably why mindfulness is becoming so mainstream. There is a desperate need to feel more connected and content. For some, this practice comes naturally. Those who are […]

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Exploring the Process of Change

We are now a month into 2019 and many have contemplated making changes as a component of a new year’s resolution. Identified changes may be orchestrated to become healthier by increasing physical activities or an effort to eat a well-balanced diet. You may have attempted these changes in the past, with limited success. In order […]

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