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June 2014

Counseling and Psychotherapy - The Bergand Group

What is Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention?

Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention (abbreviated MBRP) is a relapse prevention technique that utilizes the practice of mindfulness to help recovering patients avoid relapse. Mindfulness is the simple act of changing the way one perceives their thoughts, sensations, and emotions as they arise. “Mindfulness practitioners are taught to acknowledge and accept their experiences rather than to modify […]

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Sharing of Substance Abuse Treatment Records Considered

The records of patients of substance abuse treatment programs that are federally funded are very highly protected. In fact, every time a care provider wishes to share a patient’s records with another care provider, the patient must first consent to this disclosure. There are a few limited exceptions to this, but even in the cases

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Addiction and Honesty - the Bergand Group

Substance Abuse Treatment Options for Teens are Few

Teenagers looking for treatment for substance abuse have few options, according to a recent article in US News and World Report. The reasons for this are many, as well as complex, but the need for substance abuse treatment and recovery resources for teens is clear: “Within the last five years, drug overdoses have become one of

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