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Meditation Treatment: How Effective Is It

Meditation treatment in drug and alcohol recovery helps recovering addicts in more ways than you can imagine. In some cases, the benefits of meditation are more helpful than prescription drugs like Vivitrol and other meditations.  Even if you’re currently in a drug and alcohol detox program, meditation is a great complementary and alternative medical treatment

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The Four Agreements: Creating Your Serenity

One of the most influential books in the recovery world and very commonly used in addiction recovery centers is The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz. Many of our clinicians here at GateHouse Treatment suggest the book to supplement 12-step work or following it to our clients. The main concept of the Four Agreements is they work together to allow you to reshape your

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10 Ways to Practice Mindfulness Right Now

Listen to sounds. Several times a day pause and simply listen. Listen as if you had just landed from a foreign planet. See if you can hear all sounds as music being played just for you. Notice trees. Notice their different shapes and heights. Notice their different colors, branches and leaves. (If there are no

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