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What is the CIWA Protocol?

The CIWA Protocol is a way to assess the severity of alcohol withdrawal symptoms in someone with alcohol dependence. Severe withdrawal symptoms can be dangerous or deadly, so proper medical attention and care are necessary.   What Does CIWA Stand For? CIWA stands for the Clinical Institute Withdrawal Assessment for…

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Should I Use a Sobriety App?

If you’ve considered using a sobriety app, you aren’t alone. Digital solutions are becoming an increasingly popular way to stay accountable, track your progress and begin to make strides in eliminating bad habits. Using sober apps and alcohol apps can have benefits, but also limitations. For example, if you want…

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Mindfulness and Long-Term Sobriety

Mindfulness and long-term sobriety from substance use disorders are two things that can go hand-in-hand with one another. When you’re mindful, you’re living in the present. You’re not letting the mistakes or events of the past define you. You’re also not worrying about the future. You’re thinking about what’s happening…

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ADHD and Substance Abuse

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) represents a mental health condition that at first impacts brain development in young children. The result of ADHD is a diminished capacity to pay attention and a loss of self-control, which can lead to one or more negative outcomes. Considered a relatively new mental health…

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3 Ways Social Workers Help

A social worker can be an important ally and source of connection to the community and resources to help your family.  We often think about social workers who provide services through government agencies, which they can, but there are other ways social workers can help. There’s also a misconception that…

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