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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!

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Emotionally Focused Therapy

Ashley Adams discusses the use of Emotionally Focused Therapy at Practical Recovery, and how it can help couples and families de-stress and address issues.

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CET: An Empowering Approach to Treatment

Kevin Murphy, Psy.D., discusses how Cue Exposure Treatment can be a self-empowering approach to treating the cravings that perpetuate substance abuse.

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Responsibility Lies Within the Hands of Us All

Substance abuse and domestic violence often go hand in hand. Here, Jessica Yaffa discusses the responsibility we all have in mitigating the epidemic that is domestic violence.

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Motivational Interviewing and Harm Reduction

Dr. Horvath looks at the inconsistency of acceptance between two similar approaches to addiction treatment; motivational interviewing and harm reduction.