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Ask the Expert: Patricia Rogers of Body to Brain

We’ll feature an expert in the mental health and substance use disorder field to answer questions Q: How can body awareness impact recovery? Many approaches to addiction recovery incorporate a variety of practices that improve body awareness, including yoga, meditation, mindfulness-based interventions and CranioSacral therapy. These practices foster awareness of inner bodily sensations, which may …

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Goodwill Easter Seals Offers No Cost Job Training

Goodwill Easter Seals of Minnesota (GES) is offering free, job training and placement for individuals looking for careers in construction, automobile service, information technology and business. “Our classes run year-round,” says Jacqueline Reding of Goodwill. “We start new classes approximately every 7-12 weeks, depending on the class.” GES instructors will teach the technical skills needed …

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Ask the Expert: Jeff Willert of Vinland National Center

We’ll feature an expert in the mental health and substance use disorder field to answer questions Q: How important is fitness/wellness in the recovery process? It is very important! I always say, “If you feel better physically, you feel better mentally. And if you feel better physically and mentally, you are more likely to stay …

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Minnesota Substance Use Disorder Telehealth Providers

The following list consists of substance use disorder programs/providers in Minnesota that list have listed their telehealth, telemedicine and virtual groups on Fast-Tracker (as of the end of August 2020). It’s easy to find a list of those who offer telehealth by going to the SUD side search page at sud.fasttrackermn.org. Search using “telehealth” under …

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Ask the Expert: Jes Reyes of Avivo ArtWorks

Q: How does creating art help with the overall healing and recovery process? Art is healing because it can be a powerful tool for engagement with one’s self. Not only are you creating something when making art, but you are also building a sense of presence and space for yourself. Art can bring you into …

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The Legacy of Absence Book Review

The Legacy of Absence: Resolving the Wounds From Uninvolved Fathers in Individuals, Families, and Society By Tim Olson Self-published / Bookbaby / Amazon Imagine a son or daughter who realizes dad has chosen work, sports, or other addictions instead of them. This is abandonment—and the consequences will leave a negative life-long legacy. But there is …

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How to Access Recovery Meetings During COVID-19

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, recovery meetings may have been canceled to keep communities from spreading the virus. Because of this, people in recovery are looking for alternative ways to connect. We’ve gathered a list of obtaining support online or by phone. We hope they will help in your recovery and please pass along …

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