Healing the Addicted Brain

September 21, 2020

Neuroplasticity and Recovery: An Old Dog Can Learn New Tricks

I came across a post this morning from Brain Chat with the above quote. My first thoughts were, “thank God for neuroplasticity” and “I still can’t believe it’s real.” Then, of course, I reflected on my life and the way my brain worked throughout the many years I spent in active addiction.
August 24, 2020

The Power of Mindfulness

Mindfulness is a word we hear more and more in everyday talk in our culture. Cultivating mindfulness, the power of mindfulness, taking time for mindfulness: what does that mean? It has become a popular catch phrase and the practice usually starts with paying attention to your breath, doing some counting, slowing down and closing your eyes.
August 17, 2020

Food and Mood: What are you eating?

There is a strong correlation between the foods that we choose to eat and our mental health. Junk food does not provide adequate nutrients to support good neurochemistry. In addition, having the wrong combination of macronutrients can lead to depression, anxiety, addictive patterns, and overeating.
August 3, 2020

What’s the Big Deal with Aminos?

What’s the Big Deal with Aminos? Written by Linda Wilk, MA, QMHP One of the most important things I’ve learned about addiction since coming to Bridging […]
July 9, 2020

How to Stop Intense Cravings in Early Recovery

Every addict knows that intense cravings for alcohol, or your drug of choice, can take you out and lead to relapse in early recovery. Often, addicts find that they do not just crave their drug of choice; they begin to crave for cross-compulsions like sugar, caffeine, nicotine, gambling, porn, sex, relationships, video games… any substance or process that will quiet that inner discomfort for a time.
December 20, 2019

A Breakfast Treat for the Holidays

The holidays are near The holidays come quickly and suddenly. Planning for this gathering, wrapping that present, giving back to the community, cooking something appetizing for […]
October 25, 2019

An Overview of Medication Assisted Treatment

A broken bone that requires a healing process  Have you ever experienced a broken leg? Recovering from this type of injury can be lengthy. Depending on […]
December 21, 2018

Last Minute Healthy Recipe for The Holidays in 7 Easy Step

Last minute recipe for the holidays Ingredients 1.5 lbs of grapes 2 delicata squash ¼ cup olive oil 2 oz parm cheese, shredded ¼ cup potatoes […]