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Prescription Painkillers Can Make Chronic Pain Worse

Years ago, Dr. Michael Baron made a surprising discovery: Prescription painkillers often make chronic pain worse, not better. When he published his original research in 2006, this finding defied all logic. “When I told my patients they’d have less pain if they stopped using pain meds, they told me I was crazy,” Dr. Baron recalls. …

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Massage Therapy Benefits Drug, Alcohol Addicts

The national price tag for substance abuse is about $500 billion. Between lost productivity, criminal prosecution and health/social programs, the cost of drug abuse is high.  Finding effective therapy methods to work with rehab programs is important to successfully lowering the devastating numbers of drug abusers.  Interestingly, one of the best drug recovery therapies may …

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Recognizing Patterns – And How to Change Them in Recovery

Think about what comes to mind when you think of patterns. Likely it means doing something repetitive, over and over again, often without much thought given to the action. It’s more or less an automatic behavior, something that you’ve done so many times before and feel comfortable doing that you don’t see any harm to …

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Thoughts on Courage, Failure and Success

“It takes as much courage to have tried and failed as it does to have tried and succeeded.” – Anne Morrow Lindbergh, American author and aviator, wife of fellow aviator, Charles Lindbergh (1906-2001) What’s the next item on our to-do list? Is it something that we look forward to doing with anticipation or do we …

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Reduce Your Anxiety with 4 Practical Steps

Anxiety is about more than just worry. It’s an emotional burden and psychiatric disorder that can paralyze us into frustration, irritability, or inaction. There’s a physical element to anxiety as well. Anxiety triggers the release of stress hormones, like cortisol, which have an impact on the way your body functions. Emotions like dread, unease, or …

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Progress Not Perfection

The Twelve Step program of recovery encourages members to aim for progress, not perfection. But addicts are commonly a perfectionistic bunch. Any hint of failure or setback shuts us down completely. Fear of failure paralyzes us from even getting started. The founders of the Alcoholics Anonymous program understood this. And thus we have this directive …

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Dreams…And What to Do With Them

“If you have built castles in the air, you work need not be lost, that is where they should be. Now put the foundation under them.” – Henry David Thoreau, American author, poet, philosopher, abolitionist, naturalist, tax resister, best-known as the author of Walden (1817-1862)

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