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Sunday, March 11th, 2012

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At Pine Grove, we believe that education and research are integral to effective treatment. Our blog content includes messages from our staff members, discussion of new studies, and advice for those in every stage of recovery.

Displaced Hunger: The Truth about Eating Disorders

Sunday, March 11th, 2012

Displaced Hunger: The Truth about Eating Disorders

Caroline Smith, MA, LPC, CSAT Eating disorders are complex, distressing and highly dangerous medical conditions. Ironically, eating disorders aren’t necessarily about food. Instead, they are manifestations of [...]

Holiday Stress and Peace

The holiday season is here again and we are once again full of the yearly hustle and bustle of the season. Shopping for the perfect gift, visiting with family [...]

Gratitude

Russell Rainey, MS, LPCWarning: This will be the same recycled article that you have always read this time of year! Each year, around the first week in November [...]

Challenges of Going Back to School

Patricia Calabrese, PMH-NP Oh, it’s that time again! A time when some kids are unhappy to go back to the structure of a classroom, but parents can be thrilled [...]

Taming Your Temper

Ted Crawford, Clinical Therapist Anger is useful in situations where we need more energy to protect and assert ourselves. However, the intensity of anger often leads to regretful behavior. [...]

Anger

Ted Crawford, Clinical Therapist Anger problems are nothing new, but their prevalence seems to be swelling; no doubt a symptom of life’s increasing complexity, among other things. Anger that isn’t [...]

Codependency

Ted Crawford, Clinical Therapist For each person struggling with addiction, there are several people connected to him/her who are struggling with the emotional chaos that ripples from it. The [...]

How to be neurotic and miserable

Ted Crawford, Clinical Therapist We are not suffering from a shortage of “self-help gurus”. In fact, we may be suffering from “guru-overload”. Some, like wiggling dogs scratching for an “open door”, [...]

Recovery and the Holidays

How does one stay in recovery through the holidays? Holidays are a time of celebrations with family, friends, and business associates. All with their unwritten expectations: family traditions, peer [...]

The Gift of Change

Caroline Smith, MA, LPC, LSAC Families often change when the pain of staying the same is greater than the pain of change. Hurt and anger are two [...]

What Is Stress?

Stress is the emotional and physical strain caused by our response to pressure from the outside world. Common stress reactions include tension, irritability, inability to concentrate, and a variety [...]