The Evolution of Recovery From Addiction
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by Sarah A. Benton LMHC, LPC, LCPC, AADC
1w ago
The recovery process from Substance Use Disorders (SUDs) has evolved over time. It also shifts for individuals throughout the course of their sobriety ..read more
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A High-Functioning Alcoholic: 20 Years Sober
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by Sarah A. Benton LMHC, LPC, LCPC, AADC
3M ago
Personal Perspective: 20 years ago today, I woke up from a typical alcohol-induced blackout in an apartment I did not recognize in an unfamiliar Boston neighborhood ..read more
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Pandemic Aftershocks
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by Sarah A. Benton LMHC, LPC, LCPC, AADC
7M ago
The COVID-19 pandemic federal public health emergency ended on May 11, 2023. Why do addiction and mental health aftershocks still impact so many ..read more
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Recommitment to Recovery
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by Sarah A. Benton MS, LMHC, LPC, AADC
11M ago
Recovery from substance use disorders (SUDs) is an ongoing process and those fortunate to have long-term recovery share one thing in common—an ability to recommit ..read more
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How Those in Recovery Can Get Back on Track
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by Sarah A. Benton MS, LMHC, LPC, AADC
1y ago
The holiday chaos is behind us…well, sort of. The residual dysregulation of the holidays may still be lingering ..read more
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Summer's Deceptive Drinks
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by Sarah A. Benton MS, LMHC, LPC, AADC
1y ago
In 1993, parents were infuriated that a drink called Zima was on the market ..read more
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Behind the Scenes of an Intervention
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by Sarah A. Benton MS, LMHC, LPC, AADC
2y ago
There are many ideas as well as misconceptions about being an addiction interventionist. I sat down with Dan Lynch, a board registered interventionist, to learn more ..read more
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April Fools Rules for Drinking
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by Sarah A. Benton MS, LMHC, LPC, AADC
2y ago
One of the symptoms of an alcohol problem or Alcohol Use Disorder is when individuals make “rules” around their drinking ..read more
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Why Are the Holidays So Hard for Those in Recovery?
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by Sarah A. Benton MS, LMHC, LPC, AADC
2y ago
This particular holiday season may pose greater challenges than those in the past for individuals in early sobriety. Here are some tips to help ..read more
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What About Me? Why Partners of Those with Substance Use Disorder Need Healing
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by Sarah A. Benton MS, LMHC, LPC, AADC
2y ago
So often, books and treatment are focused on the partner with the Substance Use Disorder (SUD) while spouses receive significantly less support but are equally in distress ..read more
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