Destin Recovery

18 Added | 8 Magazines | 2 Followers | @DestinRecovery | Located in Destin, Florida; Roland Reeves, MD and the staff at Destin Recovery use a wide range of evidence-based (proven) tools. Destin Recovery’s medical professionals treat the chronic brain changes and resulting life issues that are the symptoms of the disease. The “need for relief” that is described as craving is quenched in healthy long lasting ways. Destin Recovery believes all addiction treatment should include medical treatment by a hands-on addiction doctor combined with counseling therapy and self-help groups. Therapy must include learning in fun and productive ways how to truly engage in life and relationships while living and experiencing the present moment.

Happiest Man in the World: Stop Trying to be Happy

In his new book, Altruism, a scientist turned Buddhist monk argues that we’re all hardwired to be altruistic—and that’s the secret to true bliss.<p>Type …

Emeritus Senior Research Consultant Chestnut Health Systems | William L. White

Welcome<p>This site contains the full text of more than 300 articles, 8 monographs, 30+ recovery tools, 9 book chapters, 3 books, and links to an …

Drug Addiction

Are You An Alcoholic?

After years of living in denial, I finally confronted my alcoholism when I was 35. These are the tough questions I had to ask myself.<p>My twentysomething social life was one long drink special. Margaritas with a crust of salt on the rim, a frosty pint spilling foam, and the always regrettable "Who …

Mind

Understanding Addiction

How Addiction Hijacks the Brain<p>Addiction involves craving for something intensely, loss of control over its use, and continuing involvement with it …

Creating A False Self: Learning To Live A Lie

<b>Why Would Someone Create a False Self?</b><p>We all, to some extent, cultivate a false self for protection, but most of us are aware of it, we know we're putting on a bit of an act in certain situations. But those whose false self functioning has become <i>compulsive</i> and <i>unconscious</i> are not aware of the mask …

Psychology

Sandy B. The 12 Steps 1993

'Darwin Versus Deepak': Which Came First, Feelings, or the Brain?

In a recent exchange in the Washington Post 'Answer Sheet' blog, Steven Newton rudely mocks Deepak Chopra's view that 'consciousness drives evolution', a view that would entail consciousness existing in some way intrinsic to the universe, and outside biology. As strange as Deepak's assertion may …

Consciousness

What Does Mindfulness Meditation Do to Your Brain?

As you read this, wiggle your toes. Feel the way they push against your shoes, and the weight of your feet on the floor. Really think about what your …

Mindfulness

Is It Bedtime for Benzos?

[Hi, Van Winkle's readers! Woolly is all about about comfort and yoga and soup and the various ways we rest, relax, and recharge — published and …

Medicine

Top Truths About Narcotic Painkiller Meds

Over-the-Counter Painkillers or Narcotics: The Choices Are Numerous<p>Opioids are in the news daily and the statistics -- overdoses, emergency room …

Medicine

Carly Fiorina: ‘Drug addiction shouldn’t be criminalized.’

<i>Editor's note: This post is from May; follow along with the latest from the Reagan library debate here.</i><p>Republican presidential hopeful Carly Fiorina said Monday that the United States needs to change the way it treats drug addicts.<p>"Drug addiction shouldn’t be criminalized," Fiorina said during a …

Drug Addiction

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Drug Addiction Treatment Hard To Get, Overdose Deaths Soar

More Americans die these days from drug overdoses than from automobile or firearm deaths.<p>According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), there …

From Drug Addiction To College Graduation: A Turnaround Story

A 27-year-old man recovering from drug addiction will graduate from the Community College of Vermont on Saturday. Wayne Miller originally entered …

‘A New High’ Trailer: Los Angeles Film Festival Docu Elevates Fight To Beat Drug Addiction

“You can do this — and if you do, you will never be the same.” That’s the pitch Mike Johnson, director of a Seattle homeless shelter and residential …

Drug Addiction