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Making Healthy Change Stick

 Making Healthy Change Stick

Rick Baumgartle CADC II

For Becky (our latest team superstar): Who had the idea.

          It's a New Year, and with that new year comes a slew of new resolutions. Sitting in group the other day and asking the patients what their clean dates were, and one said New Years Eve. “Wait, what?,” I said, “New Years Eve. Not New Years Day?”. “Ya,” he responded, “I never kept New Years resolutions...

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What I Learned Talking to a Bunch of Your Kids About Drugs

Rick Baumgartle CADC II

 

I recently had a chance to go to Rangely, Colorado and talk with groups of kids, grades 6-12. It was a pretty great experience and taught me a few things as well.

 

1. They are interested in marijuana, but not for reasons you'd think.- This was Colorado, and so much like my home state of Oregon, recreational marijuana is legal. Their questions were more about the long term effects of smoking...

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Why Gratitude Works

Why Gratitude Works

Rick Baumgartle CADC II

 

Being in recovery, at almost any stage can be a lesson in frustration some days. Things that cause stress, that were normally handled by use of one substance or another, can make it difficult to not feel stuck in a rut. What's more many people in earlier stages of recovery run into what Terrance Gorski called the “Demoralization...

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