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What I've Learned in 15 Years of Recovery.

What I've Learned in 15 Years of Recovery.

Rick Baumgartle CADC II

 

Today is my birthday. I won't say how old I am, as vanity is still a character defect I am working on. I will say that I have been alive a lot longer than I deserve to be, and much longer than most sane people would have bet on me...

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So You Want to be an Addictions Counselor: Embracing the Cliche.

Rick Baumgartle CADC II

Several years ago a good friend of mine in recovery who was in school for addictions counseling summed it up quite nicely when she said, “I just never saw myself as being the cliche, but here I am.”

 

I work with a few people, who after getting some time in recovery under their belts, start pondering their future and take...

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Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT): What it is and Why We Are Using it.

Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT): What it is and Why We Are Using it.

Rick Baumgartle CADCII.

 

          If you have been to any of our groups lately, or know of people who have, you may have noticed a new theory or therapeutic model being used. That model is Acceptance Commitment Therapy or ACT (pronounced as one word not as letters). As one of the two practitioners here who are implementing this new therapy I...

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What Our Patients Say

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