"You have nothing to lose and everything to gain." Taking The Plunge - My 90 Day Alcohol Free Challenge At Finding My Psych, we believe in creating an environment that fosters sustainable behavioural change. While some require absolute abstinence to save their life, most alcohol consumption falls into the … [Read more...] about 90 Day Alcohol Free Challenge – Rediscovering Your Best Self
Alcohol misuse is both harmful and pervasive. The impact on individuals and their families is profound. Our articles and podcast episodes explore the physical, psychological, social and spiritual consequences of alcohol, while considering multiple approaches for care. Finally, we promote, "Meeting individuals where they are at," through an ongoing assessment of readiness for change, free of judgment about historical or current choices.
"Be ready for that golden moment." Defining The Problem In today's show, special guest, Tamara Randall and I start our discussion by reviewing the current experience of those suffering from addiction in Vancouver British Columbia, and where services fall short. There is no doubt that the recovery journey … [Read more...] about FMP 031 • Tamara Randall On Recovery – Excavating Your Authentic Self
"Rehab should be the last tool you turn to for getting off substances." We provide ten (10) options individuals should consider before committing to a drug and alcohol residential treatment program. This goes directly against the popular understanding of the standard course of care promoted by the media and … [Read more...] about Getting Off Drugs and Alcohol Without Rehab – A Beginner’s Guide
"Abstinence for some is an impossible venture." What Is Controlled Drinking? Controlled drinking is a harm reduction approach for problematic alcohol use. The method significantly deviates from Alcoholics Anonymous, a traditional model focusing on abstinence. Evidence indicates that controlled drinking is … [Read more...] about Controlled Drinking Checklist (The Moderate Consumption Guide)
"One crisis is manageable. A concurrent second feels impossible." While the country is increasing financial resources focused on deaths related to opioid overdose, examination of alcohol caused fatalities secondary to medical conditions caused by alcoholism, reveals increased harm and morbidity. We examine the … [Read more...] about Canadian Alcoholism – The Forgotten Crisis
"Caring is being ready, even when they are not." Definition: Motivational Interviewing is a counselling approach commonly used in the field of Addictions Psychology. Motivational Interviewing is designed to assess readiness for change by meeting individuals where they are at in their change journey, while exploring … [Read more...] about Motivational Interviewing Essentials – Mastering Addiction Psychology