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Mindfulness: The power of being in the moment

Focusing on the past can lead to feelings of regret and guilt. Similarly, thinking about the future can create anxiety and worry. Sometimes, the best thing to do is to stay in the present moment—to be mindful. To be mindful

Dr. Chaudhri Takes You Behind the Scenes at PRI

Ever wonder what goes on behind the scenes to make each client’s treatment exceptional and unique? Dr. Priya Chaudhri gives you a glimpse behind the scenes.

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The Sober Truth

Dr. Horvath takes a look at the controversial book “The Sober Truth” by Lance Dodes, MD, and Zachary Dodes. You might be surprised to read some of the myths surrounding addiction and whether AA is helpful!


Combat Your Worries

“There were many terrible things in my life and most of them never happened.” – Michel de Montaigne Worrying can be useful since it can motivate us to be prepared. However, too much worry can be problematic and can lead

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Valley of the RUN 5k/10k

This is your chance to run with Dr. Tom Horvath! Join us as we support efforts to raise awareness of addiction. August 9th, 2014 – support Valley of the RUN!

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Anonymous People Screening

Screening of Anonymous People, August 31, 2014 at Carlsbad Library.

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4 Easy Tips for an Awesome Summer in Recovery

Summer activities can be a trigger for those in recovery. Here are 4 easy ways to have an awesome summer while protecting your recovery efforts!

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From the Kitchen, with Love

At Practical Recovery, we believe healthy nutrition is part of a healthy foundation. Chef Sarah discusses the benefits of providing fresh, healthy meals.


Independence Day

Those in recovery have so much to celebrate. Not only can they celebrate American freedoms, but freedom from addiction and substances, too!

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Laughter and Addiction Therapy

Our post-doc therapist, Dalea Alawar, takes a look at how laughter can help (and hinder) addiction therapy sessions. The benefits might surprise you!