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Category Archives: Substance Abuse

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What I learned about Smoking, Drinking, Love and Weight Loss

Hypnotherapists and How They Help Hypnotherapists have been helping their clients to stop smoking, drinking, using drugs, and find the root of their suffering for years. The subconscious mind is so fascinating in that we alone have the solutions to our problems and can stop the addictive urges. For many individuals that I see, they […]

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Habit Transformation: How to Break Bad Habits

-Mayah Taylor, MA Creating new habits and transforming bad habits into good ones can be very beneficial to achieving wellness and happiness. Habits become hard to break because they are deeply wired by repetition in our brains. And when you add pleasure to them-like you have with drugs, alcohol, or food, for example-the pleasure centers […]

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Habits: What You Need to Know

-Mayah Taylor, MA As human beings we tend to be creatures of habit. Habits are rituals and behaviors that we do automatically, allowing us to carry out important activities like brushing our teeth, taking a shower, how we eat and sleep and talk to our kids and how we unthinkingly spend our money and time. […]

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How to Cope with Holiday Events Sober

-Mayah Taylor, MA One of the hardest challenges to overcome for an individual recovering from addiction is navigating through social situations while maintaining their sobriety. For the newly sober individual, navigating through social situations is especially challenging. The holidays present a unique challenge for those who are trying to protect their sobriety as often during […]

Tip of the day

Tip of the day: Face them.

Grief, loss, suffering, and even depression.  -The dark nights of the soul-only worsen when we try to ignore, deny or avoid them. The healing journey begins when we start to face them and learn how to work with them. -Jack Kornfield

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5-23-2018 Quote of the day: Recovery

You were never created to live depressed, defeated, guilty, condemned, ashamed or unworthy.  You were created to be victorious.

How to Succeed In Life After Adderall

How to Succeed In Life After Adderall

-Mayah Taylor, MA Adderall and other stimulant drug use is constantly rising. More and more people seek out the use of these drugs whether they are legally prescribed to them or not because they increase alertness, attention, and energy. But do you actually need these stimulant drugs to succeed? Are these drugs the only way […]

Dangers of the Study Drug with College Students

Dangers of the Study Drug with College Students

-Mayah Taylor, MA The life of a college student is a challenging one. Midterms,  finals, quizzes, 10+ page papers, or that big project they’ve worked on the whole semester on. Many students who are faced with this can often feel overwhelmed. In order to excel and not flunk out, students turn to “study drugs.” Study […]

Are You A Drug Supplier to Your Kids?

Are You A Drug Supplier to Your Kids?

-Mayah Taylor, MA In the previous weeks blogs, we discussed how to be aware of the signs you or someone you know may be misusing prescription meds and how to talk to your doctor about avoiding pain pill addiction. This weeks blog asks the question, Are you a drug supplier to your kids? Prescription medications […]


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