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Finding Balance in Recovery

Helping alcoholics and addicts create equilibrium in their life—and why it’s important

Sarah Allen Benton, MS, LMHC, LPC, AADC

Sarah Allen Benton, MS, LMHC, LPC, AADC, offers a free worksheet to help addicts examine balance distribution in their life and identify what areas need more or less focus.

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PESI Book Club: August 2019

Check out this month's featured books and free worksheets!

PESI Team

Summer isn’t over yet! Check out these essential reads for August.

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Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) For Addictions

The Bridge-Burning exercise to remove the means of acting on harmful behavior

Lane Pederson, Psy.D., LP, DBTC

Bridge-Burning is proactively removing the means of acting on your urges to engage in addictive behaviors. The concept of Bridge-Burning recognizes that relapse into harmful behaviors happens more easily when there is the immediate opportunity to act on impulses. Eliminating the opportunities and/or inserting barriers between urge and action will result in more opportunities to practice skills.

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C.C. Sabathia and You: Help your clients assess their drinking privately

Martha Teater, MA, LMFT, LCAS, LPC

Yankees pitching sensation C.C. Sabathia has announced that he will miss the post-season this year to get treatment for a drinking problem. People who know him are saying they didn't realize he had a drinking problem. Are we also missing signs in the people we serve?

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