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Helpful Holiday Hints

Helpful Holiday Hints

Tara Paparo, CAC, ICADC | Alumni Care Coordinator During this time of year, we can have many emotions. Are you not feeling particularly cheery? Or are you feeling overjoyed? You might even be going back and forth. You’re not alone. Many find that the holidays bring as...

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4 Myths About Addiction

4 Myths About Addiction

Take a look at 4 common myths regarding addiction and why they’re flawed. Take the first step in moving past your addiction by calling Headwaters today. If we’ve learned anything in the last year and a half, it's that separating fact from fiction can save lives....

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Mindfulness

Mindfulness

Dr. Stacy Grossman, Psy.D., QS | Director of Center for Brain Recovery  Over the last several years, you may have noticed that the world has been pretty focused on mindful meditation. The term has been catapulted into the limelight and seemingly inserted into our...

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Holistic Alternatives to Opioids for Chronic Pain

Holistic Alternatives to Opioids for Chronic Pain

With a high risk of becoming addicted to opioids, an emphasis on holistic alternatives to treating chronic pain is becoming increasingly important. Developing a substance use disorder from even short-term opioid use is possible, in people with other forms of SUDs and...

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Addiction and Family: 5 Things You Need to Know

Addiction and Family: 5 Things You Need to Know

Having a realistic understanding of recovery is important as you begin the journey towards a sober life. This is valuable for both a person living with a substance use disorder and their family members. We’ve identified five important elements of addiction recovery...

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Staff Spotlight – Tara Paparo, CAC, ICADC

Staff Spotlight – Tara Paparo, CAC, ICADC

Tara Paparo, CAC, ICADC - Alumni Care Coordinator at Headwaters at Origins What brought you to the field of addiction treatment? What brought you to Origins?   I have been surrounded by the disease of addiction my whole life; it has affected me in so many ways. I had...

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How to Deal with A Spouse’s Addiction

How to Deal with A Spouse’s Addiction

As the spouse of an executive with a substance use disorder, the new demands in your role can feel overwhelming at times. Your husband's or wife's addiction has been destructive on the relationship. You're looking for ways to cope with the impact of your spouse's drug...

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How Long Does an Alcohol Withdrawal Last?

How Long Does an Alcohol Withdrawal Last?

The desire to quit drinking can feel overwhelming with the uncertainty of what happens after you take that last drink. Anyone who’s tried to stop but felt like they couldn’t go more than a few hours knows that feeling. Facing and enduring withdrawal is not an easy...

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The Executive’s Guide to Alcohol and Stress

The Executive’s Guide to Alcohol and Stress

One of the barriers to effectively responding to stress is recognizing the differences in types of stress. Stress brought on by a specific event usually affects the mind and body for a short period of time. Unlike this acute stress, chronic stress lasts longer and can...

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Unresolved Trauma: What You Need to Know

Unresolved Trauma: What You Need to Know

Experiencing trauma, at any time in life, doesn’t mean you remember it. If it wasn’t diagnosed and treated, it may still be affecting you years or decades later. This is what’s called unresolved trauma, and it may be playing a role in substance use by you or someone...

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