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Ask the Expert: Heather Jeffrey of Acres for Life

We feature an expert in the mental health and substance use disorder field to answer questions. This issue we talk to Heather Jeffrey of Acres for Life, a stable that offers equine therapy for those in addiction and other mental health issues.  Q: What is Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP)? Equine Assisted Psychotherapy is an experiential …

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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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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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Ask the Expert: Dr. Joseph Lee of Hazelden Betty Ford

We’ll feature an expert in the mental health and substance use disorder field to answer questions Q: In terms of addiction, how does the adolescent or young adult brain differ from an adult’s? The adolescent brain is still developing. Young people tend to have less physical effects from drug use (i.e. hangovers, withdrawal) but their …

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