There was something different about Ralph from the very beginning. He was never your run-of-the-mill lab rat, even if he did not know it yet, and neither will you, unless you keep reading. Ralph was randomly selected for a special research project when he was very young. He and about two hundred others, or four …
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Craving and Relapse Prevention

January 7th, 2021 | Posted by Bob Tyler in Addiction | Addiction & Recovery | Addiction Discussions | Relapse Prevention - (Comments Off on Craving and Relapse Prevention)

Part II By Bob Tyler, BA, LAADC-CA, SAP, ACRPS In part one of the series, we introduced the dangers associated with the craving cycle: obsession, compulsion, physical craving, and drug seeking behavior.  We also noted that, despite its danger, many alcohol and drug treatment centers focus merely on teaching the tools of recovery to utilize …
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Sex’s Paramount Effect in Co-Occurring Disorders

December 2nd, 2020 | Posted by Kristina Padilla, MA, LAADC, ICAADC in Addiction | Behavioral Health | Mental Illness - (Comments Off on Sex’s Paramount Effect in Co-Occurring Disorders)

CCAPP’s 7th Annual Conference kicked off its four-day adventure with the phenomenal Dr. Rob Weiss, PhD, LCSW, as the keynote speaker. Dr. Weiss is a sexologist, author, and educator. He began the wonderful Thursday morning discussing, “Understanding Why and How to Assess and Treat Co-Occurring Disorders: Sex and Drugs.” His presentation was nothing short of …
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An Emerging Science that is Bringing Breakthrough Discoveries in Treating Addiction

December 2nd, 2020 | Posted by Pete Nielsen, MA, LAADC in Addiction | Treatment - (Comments Off on An Emerging Science that is Bringing Breakthrough Discoveries in Treating Addiction)

By Pete Nielsen, President and CEO of CCAPP Rolling onto our second day for CCAPP’s 7th Annual Conference, brings our keynote speaker for the day, Dr. David Best. Dr. Best has an undergraduate degree in psychology with philosophy, a Masters degree in criminology, and a PhD in the psychology of addictions. His current research includes …
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Craving and Relapse Prevention

December 1st, 2020 | Posted by Bob Tyler in Addiction | Addiction & Recovery | Addiction Discussions | Relapse Prevention - (Comments Off on Craving and Relapse Prevention)

Part I By Bob Tyler, BA, LAADC-CA, SAP, ACRPS Greetings!  Welcome to the Craving and Relapse Prevention series.  In a broad sense, most of what we do with our patients can be considered relapse prevention.  However, the information in this series covers what most in our profession would consider specific relapse prevention tools.  Giving credit …
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The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act

March 31st, 2020 | Posted by CCAPP in Health & Wellness | Policy - (Comments Off on The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act)

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was signed into law on March 27, 2020, and is the third substantial piece of legislation dealing with SARS-CoV-2 (which causes covid-19) in the United States. The International Monetary Fund has remarked that “unprecedented policy actions [have been] undertaken by central banks and governments world-wide.” According …
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Can You Trust Preliminary Alcohol Screening Devices?

February 28th, 2020 | Posted by CCAPP in Addiction | Health & Wellness | Impaired Driving | Policy - (Comments Off on Can You Trust Preliminary Alcohol Screening Devices?)

TSRP & LFS Responds to New York Times Article On November 3, 2019, the New York Times published an article about Preliminary Alcohol Screening (PAS) devices. The article was titled, “These Machines Can Put You in Jail. Don’t Trust Them.” The Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutors (TSRP) released a statement (below) as it relates to the …
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The tendency to see what you expect to see, to project your core beliefs outward, is very powerfully manifest in what you say, in your words. So, if you’re walking around believing, “I am a mess” or “I am a loser,” or “I am unattractive,” then chances are you will also say these things, in …
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The Impact of Toxic Shame

November 1st, 2019 | Posted by TJ Woodward in Addiction | Addiction & Recovery | Counselor Education | Health & Wellness | Integrative Living | Mindfulness | Relationships | Uncategorized - (Comments Off on The Impact of Toxic Shame)

What does toxic shame do to us? Why is it such a destructive thing? First, there’s a physical consequence. Our perspective on life and the feeling tone we are holding about ourselves affect our health in many ways. Our core beliefs affect not only the way we see ourselves and the world, but also affect …
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