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Choriatiki Salad Recipe

Choriatiki Salad Enjoy this Choriatiki Salad recipe, compliments of Practical Recovery’s chef, Sarah Jones! 6 Portions 3 firm tomatoes 1 cucumber 1 onion 2 green peppers 1 cup kalamata or black olives 180 grams sheep or goat feta Cheese 1/2 cup

A Better Way to Promote Recovery

By Tom Horvath, PhD, ABPP Imagine that what people heard about addiction and recovery was roughly the following: “It is a normal part of life for many people to experiment with the use alcohol and tobacco. Some people also experiment

The Best Cures for Addiction are Desire and Purpose

The Best Cures for Addiction are Desire and Purpose Written for Practical Recovery by Stanton Peele, Ph.D., J.D. Many neuroscientists claim that we have made great advances in addiction—that we have discovered its chemical sources in the brain and are

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Opiate-Related Celebrity Deaths

The recent death of Philip Seymour Hoffman is shining light on the American opiate overdose epidemic, but the problem wasn’t exclusive to Hoffman.

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5 Ways to Have an Awesome NYE (Without Alcohol)

Looking to stay sober this NYE? Read on for some celebration ideas! New Year’s Eve is the “booziest” holiday, full of champagne toasts, parties with open bars, and DUI arrests.  It is a challenging day to stay sober for any

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Sober Holiday Activities in San Diego

Sometimes it can be a challenge to find holiday activities that don’t include alcohol. Add to that the stress that often comes with the season and some in recovery may find this time of year a difficult one. The good

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A Move to Collaborative Addiction Care

For Professionals (or anyone) Article on collaborative addiction care written for the Addiction Professional website

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A Collaborative Approach to Addiction Treatment

Natural recovery should be seen as the primary process of addiction recovery. Treatment needs to be seen as an adjunct to natural recovery…

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Addiction recovery is a broader perspective than addiction treatment

In addition to the facts arising from the science of addiction treatment, there is another compelling and relevant aspect of addiction: Natural recovery.

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A Realistic (and Practical!) Approach to Addiction Treatment and Recovery

The statistic Practical Recovery would most like to publicize is how many of our clients return here after a relapse.