Evaluations from Health Recovery Center graduates

[fa icon="calendar'] 9/1/17 11:00 AM / by HRC Graduate posted in Treatment

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Picking Out a Treatment Center?

Read a few (unedited) comments from Health Recovery Center graduates.

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Solving Healthcare Problems at the Source

[fa icon="calendar'] 4/5/17 9:54 PM / by Mark Mathews, MA, LADC posted in Treatment

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Healthcare: A New Paradigm For Wellness

Healthcare issues plaguing our country have been prominently featured in mainstream media recently.

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The Stages of Loss and Grief in Recovery

[fa icon="calendar'] 3/21/17 11:09 PM / by Dee Coon posted in Treatment, Addiction

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For many folks struggling with addiction in treatment, loss and grief are significant factors that are dealt with at the Health Recovery Center. Anytime we lose something that was of value to us, we go through a process of mourning that loss.

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How Treatment Programs “Sell-Out” Their Clients Trading Old Drugs For Newest Psychiatric Concoctions

[fa icon="calendar'] 3/5/17 9:05 PM / by Dr. Joan Mathews-Larson posted in Treatment

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“Dual Diagnosis” is a popular expression in the addiction treatment field. Coined by psychiatry and the drug companies that supply them, it refers to the practice of taking clients off their old drugs, while exchanging them for many of the new popular psychoactive drugs instead. The intention being to treat depression, anxiety and other brain malfunctions that result from the original drug use.

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Winter, Hibernation, and the Pursuit of Wellbeing

[fa icon="calendar'] 1/9/17 7:10 PM / by Mark Mathews, MA, LADC posted in Treatment, Mental Health

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Okay, the parties are over. Goodbye Christmas, goodbye New Years and welcome January, my least favorite month, a common assessment among people who make Minnesota their home.

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Alcohol and Addiction Treatment 101:

[fa icon="calendar'] 11/7/16 9:35 PM / by Mark Mathews, MA, LADC posted in Treatment, Addiction

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A previous blog, aptly named “America’s (Medically Maligned) Healthcare System in a Nutshell” gave a step-by-step explanation of why ineffectual practices are so difficult to discard. Basically the status quo resists stepping down for less lucrative alternatives, even when more effective results can be attained. At the heart of it all you’ll find greed as the catalyst for this basic flaw in humans.

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Solving America’s Healthcare Problems at the Source

[fa icon="calendar'] 9/20/16 9:25 PM / by Mark Mathews, MA, LADC posted in Substances, Treatment

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America’s (Medically Maligned) Healthcare System in a Nutshell

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Calming Anxiety Without Drugs: Pyroluria

[fa icon="calendar'] 8/28/16 12:33 PM / by Mark Mathews, MA, LADC posted in Treatment, Anxiety

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A recent blog titled “Anxiety, Benzodiazepines and Addictions” suggests anxiety may result from a variety of molecular imbalances affecting the brain.

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Treatment Philosophies: Psychotherapy vs Orthomolecular Part 2

[fa icon="calendar'] 8/18/16 2:18 PM / by Mark Mathews, MA, LADC posted in Treatment

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Orthomolecular medicine is defined as establishing the right molecules in the brain and body by varying the concentration of substances normally present and required for optimum health,” or as Dr. Joan Mathews-Larson likes to say, “Use Ford parts to fix a Ford, and the real chemicals life runs on to fix people.”

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Treatment Philosophy: Psychotherapy vs Orthomolecular

[fa icon="calendar'] 8/12/16 4:08 PM / by Mark Mathews, MA, LADC posted in Treatment

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If you are searching for a treatment program to help recover from an addiction, or to address a mental condition such as depression or anxiety, you are probably finding a great many psychological-based programs.

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