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June Calendar of Events @ Centered Recovery

Summer is finally here, and with warmer temps, Centered Recovery is heating things up in the recovery world. We’re so excited about our new schedule, which allows our clients, past or present, to deepen their understanding of clarity and mental health resilience in new ways with Friday Experientials. Friday afternoons at CRP will be open Read More

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A Huge Thank You to a Few of Our Supporters!

Centered Recovery wants to acknowledge the amazing outpour of support we felt at our Open House on May 22. We had an amazing turnout of local clinicians, recovery partners, and recovery peers from all over Georgia, and a few from North Carolina and Florida! We so enjoyed sharing about our program, meeting old friends and Read More

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Centered Recovery Launches Free Support Group Program

Centered Recovery Launches Free Support Group Program Mindfulness based non-12 step meetings provide new format for growing movement Roswell, Ga. – One of the most valuable attributes of recovery support group meetings is the human connection. Some like to call it the fellowship. Feeling like others share in your interests and goals and understand what Read More

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MBSR and Addiction Treatment

The Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program was developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn through the Stress Reduction Clinic at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He studied Eastern philosophy and practices, yet is a scientist at heart, having earned a Ph.D. in molecular biology from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Although MBSR was originally used for Read More

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Losing the “Addict” Behavior

Many of us have heard the term “dry drunk” before, which basically means that someone may be sober, but little else has changed in the person’s behavior. Although we prefer to stay away from labels, this speaks to a phenomena that is often observed in the recovery field. A similar situation includes when people have Read More

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Researchers Find Link Between OxyContin Reformulation and Increase in Heroin Deaths

Efforts by the manufacturers of OxyContin to make the prescription pain medication more tamper-resistant haven’t been successful at reducing the number of opioid over-dose deaths. Researchers at the University of Notre Dame have discovered a link be-tween the drug and the rising death toll due to heroin. In 2010, Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin, Read More

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Introducing Guest Speaker Jill Whalen

Mindfulness Based Educational Program Centered Recovery takes its educational curriculum very seriously. Our clients come to us because our  program is very different from other recovery centers–we pride ourselves on sharing an understanding of how the experience of life–and everything in it, from relationships to addiction–is formed. In that understanding, clients experience insights into their Read More

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Mindful Moments: Slow Down and Savor

Centered Recovery began a new series called “Mindful Moments”, designed to help you see the importance of being mindful as a way of life, rather than a “practice you have to do”. Mindfulness is a way of life, not one more thing to add to your already busy to-do list. “If small moments can be Read More

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Alcohol Consumption and Awareness

April is National Alcohol Awareness Month. It is an annual observance that was started by the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD). It started back in 1987 and was created to “help reduce the stigma so often associated with alcoholism by encouraging communities to reach out to the American public each April with Read More

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Mindful Meditation and Science

Sometimes there are people who are quick to dismiss meditative practices as being little more than mildly therapeutic, however, long-term practitioners personally experience much more than that. Thankfully, there are actually thousands of peer-reviewed scientific papers about the benefits of meditation and other mindfulness exercises. For their book Altered Traits: Science Reveals How Meditation Changes Read More