Consuming pieces related to wellness, practice, addictive behaviors, community and growth is fascinating to me. Here's what has caught my eye recently...
Co-authored by Drs. Michael Ascher, Jeff Foote, and Elana Rosof, posted in Psychology Today, and promoted by SMART Recovery (via their Facebook group), this article describes the potential influence a concerned family member can have on an addicted loved one's decision to go into treatment, and touches on many of the important points along the way.
Source: Psychology Today, dated 6/16/2017
A short 3-minute article by Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. that introduces the important distinction between self-compassion and self-indulgence.
Source: PsychCentral, dated 6/5/2016
Article by Tom Horvath, Ph.D., ABPP, one of the leaders in the field, discussing his perspective of how to successfully shift addictions treatment in the United States to be more effective and humane via 4 major avenues: decriminalization, harm reduction, multiple pathways to recovery, and support for families.
Source: PracticalRecovery.com, dated 3/13/2017
A 5-minute, animated Ted Talk that illustrates the connection between repeated actions and physical changes in the brain...as well as how to harness this power!
Source: NPR, dated 3/6/2017
Have you run across something you think I should check out?