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Whiteboard Wednesday – Alarm Clock

Welcome to a new feature we’re adding here at Centered Recovery – Whiteboard Wednesdays! These will feature program co-founder Reed Smith sharing some elements that we discuss here that are also universally applicable. In this episode, Reed talks about how the snooze buttons on alarm clocks aren’t as friendly as we might think. What kind Read More

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Why would anyone relapse when things are going well?

Following the carrot In recovery It can be daunting, those first steps of recovery, returning home to your family and career and friends and knowing that you must figure out how to navigate that web of fellowship and work and yet still be careful, still mindful of what you’ve learned about yourself in rehab. You Read More

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Why Choose a Mindfulness Based Treatment Program?

Why Choose a Mindfulness Based Treatment Program? If you have ever felt like your addiction was not a disease If you are uncomfortable with the religious aspect of traditional models of recovery If you like the idea of empowering yourself to overcome your addictions If you are not excited by the prospect of regular meetings Read More

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The Truth About Goals

#goals Everyone knows that the best way you can accomplish something is by setting a goal to get there. Your parents, your childhood teachers, your boss, even your trainer gives you the same tome over and over: set a goal and make a plan to get there, and boom! Success will follow. There are over Read More

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Centered Recovery Celebrates World Mental Health Day

Yesterday was World Mental Health Day, which is annually held on October 10th worldwide with the main objective of raising awareness of mental health issues and mobilizing efforts in support of better mental health. “Mental health in the workplace” is the theme of this year’s World Mental Health Day, and we at Centered Recovery are Read More

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Science Notes Promise of Mindfulness in Addiction Treatment

National Geographic explores Mindfulness While alcohol and drug addiction have been an ever-increasing epidemic for our country as well as much of the developed world for decades, the prevailing method for addressing addiction issues here in the U.S. has been largely centered on one modality: the Twelve Step Model. In its inception, the Twelve Step Read More

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Why the Worst Days are Actually the Best

It’s been one of those weeks. I started the week off with a tough discussion with my daughter about fighting with a school friend. Two of my kids stayed came home sick from school on two different days, so in a week that was already pretty full we threw in some additional doctor’s appointments and Read More

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Addiction Treatment Center Opens in Atlanta Area

Growing Population in North Metro Atlanta means desperate need for addiction treatment services The Metro Atlanta area is home to an estimated 5.8 million people, a population that grows by about 1.5 percent per year. As the population has increased over the years, the number of residents who desperately need treatment for substance abuse has Read More

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Centered Recovery Programs Holds Ribbon Cutting and Open House

Innovative addiction treatment center celebrates Recovery Month with distinguished guests (Roswell, GA) – Last Wednesday, September 13th, The Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony at Centered Recovery Programs, which is a non-12 step outpatient substance abuse treatment and education program. In addition to many community leaders and Chamber Ambassadors, the Read More

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The Peace That Comes With Vacations

Peace and contentment come from peaceful places…don’t they? I’m lucky enough to be sitting in a beautiful cabin on the top of a mountain this weekend. Far above the hum of traffic, away from shopping malls and grocery stores and the duties of my own house, this house feels like a quiet refuge, even if Read More