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Category: Addictions and Mental Health

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  • Counsellor’s Corner: Tackling Codependency, Trauma and more…

    By: Brittany McDonald, Addiction Counsellor, Graham Munro Treatment Centre Codependency: Many resources have helped me along my way in sobriety; however, I feel that the book “Codependent No More” by Melody Beattie has helped me the most. Doing much-needed work surrounding codependency, boundaries, healthy relationships, and inner-child healing has allowed for a tremendous amount of growth … Continued

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    Integrating Therapeutic Approaches: How Renascent’s Evidence-Based Approach Supports Lifelong Recovery

    Portions of this article are excerpted and adapted from the upcoming book Hope Against Hope, authored by Renascent’s Clinical Director Michael Lochran and consulting Psychotherapist Laura Cavanagh. Hope Against Hope’s anticipated release is in 2022. A Brief History For more than 40 years before Bill Wilson founded Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), alcoholism was considered to be … Continued

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    Inpatient Versus Outpatient Treatment: Which is Right for Me?

    Portions of this article are excerpted and adapted from the upcoming book Hope Against Hope, authored by Renascent’s Clinical Director Michael Lochran and consulting Psychotherapist Laura Cavanagh. Hope Against Hope’s anticipated release is in 2021. Since the New York State Inebriate Asylum opened in 1864, inpatient residential treatment has been the gold standard intervention for … Continued

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    Supporting Recovery in the LGBTQ+ Community

    By John Bushell, Registered Psychotherapist and Addictions Counsellor, Renascent’s Punani Treatment Centre I joined Renascent’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee a few years ago because I wanted to help the clients we serve. Renascent’s clientele has always been diverse, and we’ve really continued to strengthen our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion over the years. The … Continued

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