Is The Opioid Epidemic Affecting Your Medical Practice?

iris 08/24/17

It is estimated that 12 – 15% of all physicians and nurses will experience some type of substance abuse at some point during their career, and with easy access to prescriptions and medications in a medical office, other non-medical staff may also be at risk. In this interview from Dr. Elena Kapustina, MBA, PsyD, Founder…

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Astrology, The Eclipse And The Bigger Picture

iris 08/22/17

We, like everyone else, were enamored with this week’s Solar Eclipse, which cascaded across the Monday morning sky. And, as we watched it, we began to take a step back and understand it on a much larger scale. This is a rare opportunity that takes us away from the hustle and bustle of modern life and…

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Facing Depression: Clearing Your Mind Of Dark Thoughts

iris 08/17/17

We have spoken before about the importance of mental health and how addiction can take people’s minds to some very dark places. Depression happens to be one of the worst components of a dependency and, often times, people are under a false assumption that “using” can somehow rid their brain of negative thoughts. Never let…

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As Featured in Keys to Recovery Magazine: A Spoonful of Compassion

iris 08/14/17

When emerging on the other side of a traumatic event, a life-altering decision, or prolonged stress, people often cite the empathy they received from others as a central factor in effective coping and recovery. But what exactly is empathy? When it comes to recovery from a difficult injury, illness, or addiction, how big of a…

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Dual Diagnosis – Making Peace With More Than One Issue

iris 08/11/17

As you learn more about the world of recovery, one term that will pop up frequently is “dual diagnosis.” This is a relatively new practice in our field (begun in the mid 1990’s), but an extremely important one that can trace the root of an addiction. Dual diagnoses is a practice we specialize in at…

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Addiction, Eating and Mental Healing

iris 08/03/17

A successful recovery involves cleansing both the mind and body. Overcoming the mental component can be worked through with therapies, meditation and open dialogues. But what about the physical healing? Yes practices like detox are the logical first step, but to truly rid your body of the toxins brought on by addiction a dopamine boosting diet…

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