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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.

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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 [...]

What Is Addiction, Really?

Ted Crawford, Clinical Therapist “Addiction” is a term that gets thrown around all the time but few really know what it actually is. Let’s see if we can gain [...]

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 [...]

Sexual Addiction Interview with Dr. Patrick Carnes

Pine Grove's Gratitude program is for those suffering from sexual addiction, relationship addiction and sexual anorexia. Founded by Patrick Carnes, Ph.D., C.A.S., world-renowned speaker, and author on addiction. Dr. [...]

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 [...]

Warning Signs of Chemical Dependency

Dependence on alcohol or other drugs is a widespread problem. Many times, people don’t recognize it. Chemical dependency is simply the inability to control the use of some physical [...]

Depression

Depression is a serious medical condition. In contrast to the normal emotional experiences of sadness, loss, or passing mood states, clinical depression is persistent and can interfere significantly with [...]

How to Avoid Burnout

Burnout is a stress condition brought on by being involved in an intense situation for a long period of time without adequate rest and recreation. Most often thought of [...]

Teaching Children How to Deal with Conflict

Ted Crawford, Clinical Therapist Childhood/adolescence is “social boot-camp” minus the handshake and salute at the end of it. At no other time is the lack of tact and sensitivity [...]

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