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How Social Perspectives Affect Addicts

Social Perspectives Can Lead To Shame Photo courtesy of Marc-Andre Lariviere This article emphasizes social context, in addition to biological factors and shame,  as a potent and challenging component in the disease of addiction....

Finding Nutrition In Addiction Recovery

Nutrition And Addiction Recovery Photo courtesy of Brent Hofacker Bluefield founder Becky Georgi recently discovered a great article by Lisa Frederiksen detailing the vital role nutrition plays in recovery from addiction. Frederiksen urges that...

The Six R’s of Mourning Grief

Grief. Photo courtesy of eflon(CC Attribution) What Is Grief? This instructional presentation highlights the parallels between grief and addiction. Jeff Georgi provides insight and resources for practitioners and relatives in dealing with the potential...

Trauma’s Role In Addiction

Trauma. Trauma This presentation, by Bluefield founder Jeff Georgi, begins by emphasizing two major points about trauma: 1) That it is complicated by addiction, especially when it develops into post-traumatic stress disorder  AND 2)...

Do 12 Step Programs Work For Teens?

This source examines a study by Sussman (2011), who found that teens whoattend 12-step meetings are 2-3 times more likely to demonstrate sustained recovery. However, this newsletter points out that teens are less likely to...

Trauma and Addictive Disease

Trauma Synapses.  This article focuses on how trauma, particularly when manifested as PTSD, increases the likelihood of addictive disorder. Trauma alters the brain, causing¬†biological impacts in addition to psychological ones. Accordingly, the article¬†adopts a...