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Healer Heal Thyself Self-Care Planning Workshop

Attend my dynamic workshop to empower yourself to creatively change what stands in your way, so you can balance your life, enhance your recovery and increase your level of performance at work. Please watch my Video Blog below about my dynamic upcoming Sacramento Experiential Workshop and then check out the remainder of this blog and learn why you should sign up now.

Sacramento Experiential Workshop - ABCs On The Progression Of Addiction Recovery and Relapse

I am excited to be presenting my upcoming experiential workshop, ABCs of Addiction Recovery and Relapse Prevention, on Saturday February 27, 2016, from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM in Sacramento California. This workshop is 7.5 contact hours. To learn more about this exciting day please watch my Video Blog but Sign Up for This Dynamic Workshop Now because space is limited.

Dr. Grinstead Presents Medication Dilemmas In Recovery At The Colorado Springs Winter Symposium

This morning I had a great group of motivated participants who joined me for an “Early-Bird” presentation of “Managing Medication Dillimmas in Recovery at the 42nd Annual Colorado Springs Winter Symposium. Please watch my Video Blog of the opening of my presentation this morning.

Dr. Grinstead At The 42nd Annual Colorado Springs Winter Symposium

It was such an honor to be asked back to present at the Psychotherapy Associates 40th Annual Winter Symposium "Addictive Disorders, Behavioral Health and Mental Health" in Colorado Springs. By popular demand one of the topics I presented this year was Walking The Tightrope of Pain Management and Addiction. Please watch my video blog and then read the remainder of the post.

The ABCs Of Addiction Recovery and Relapse - A Sacramento Experiential Workshop

I am so excited to be presenting my upcoming experiential workshop, ABCs of Addiction Recovery and Relapse Prevention, Saturday February 27th from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM. This workshop is 7.5 contact hours. To learn more watch my Video Blog and then read the remainder of this post.

An Incredible Addiction-Free Pain Management® Learning Opportunity

I believe people suffering with chronic pain an coexisting problems including addiction need to be treated by professionals knowledgeable about the obstacles they face and how to overcome them. Please watch m y video below and then read the remainder of my post for information about some of the information you’ll get at my December 10-12 Training—You should Sign Up NOW before watching this video as space is limited.

Join Dr. Grinstead For A Dynamic Day of Experiential Relapse Prevention Planning

Join me on Saturday November 24, 2015 in Sacramento for an experiential Day of Relapse Prevention Planning. As you may know many people who are committed to recovery end up becoming dysfunctional in recovery and may even end up drinking or using again despite their best intentions. Knowledge is Power! To avoid a future relapse you must develop certain skills. In this day of relapse prevention planning you will learn how to identify and manage self-defeating ways of thinking that could justify a relapse. Watch my Video Blog Below and then Sign Up Now or read the remainder of the blog to learn more.

Twelve Strategic Personal Action Steps for Medication Management for Chronic Pain

First of all, I want to emphasize that the information that follows can be used by anyone who wants to avoid prescription medication abuse or addiction problems, not just those already in recovery. Nonetheless, during my work with people since 1984, I have seen far too many relapse because of poor medication management plans. Please watch my Video Blog below and then read the remainder of this post.

Non-Medication Based Tips For Managing Chronic Pain Flare Ups

Below I’ll give you some simple tips for managing pain flare ups. But first I want to explain what I mean by a pain flare up. If you’re living with chronic pain it’s crucial to learn to learn how to manage your pain flare ups—Sometimes called recurrent acute pain. It is important to determine what your base line of pain is, based on a 1-10 pain scale. For some of you this may be levels 2-3, for others 4-5 and others may even be at 5-6. This is the level of pain you experience pretty much every day. Recurrent episodes are acute pain flare ups that might go as high as a level 7-8 (or higher) on that pain scale. These acute episodes are usually brief—anywhere from a few minutes to an hour or so in most cases.

Ten Red Flags For Chronic Pain Medication Management Problems

We often receive inquiries from our website and calls at our office asking how do I know if someone is experiencing difficulty with their pain medication. Please watch my Video Blog and then read the remainder of this post.

Dr. Grinstead At Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community For Relapse Prevention

This week I’ve been conducting an intensive Gorski-CENAPS® Relapse Prevention Counseling Certification Training for the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Health Community’s Behavioral Health Treatment Team. Check out my Video Blog below and then read the remainder of this post that’s all about this awesome program.

Dr. Grinstead At Laurel Ridge Treatment Center In San Antonio Texas

This week I’ve been conducting an intensive Addiction-Free Pain Management® Certification Training for the Laurel Ridge Treatment Center’s Staff. This is part of a yearlong program for Laurel Ridge to become both a Gorski-CENAPS® Relapse Prevention Center of Excellence as well as my newest Addiction-Free Pain Management® Center of Excellence. Check out my Video Blog below and then read the remainder of this post that’s all about Laurel Ridge.

Dr. Grinstead Training Advocate Addiction Treatment Staff In Relapse Prevention

The past two days I’ve been conducting an intensive relapse prevention skills training for selected staff at Advocate Addiction Treatment Program. On day one I introduced the concept of starting recovery with relapse prevention and starting relapse prevention with denial management. The staff were very excited and we broke into discussion groups frequently throughout the two days to brainstorm how this new information could be integrated into their current treatment program. Check out my video below and then read the remainder of this post.

Understanding People Suffering With Chronic Pain And Coexisting Disorders

This past year I’ve been helping several agencies implement my Addiction-Free Pain Management® System into their programing. The past several years have led to more and more people understanding that the prescription pain medication problem is really spiraling out of control. There are many reasons for this but a big one I’m concerned about is people living with chronic pain not receiving appropriate treatment interventions and end up with a substance abuse problem as a result. Please watch my Video Blog below and then read the remainder of this post.

Dr. Grinstead On Community Bridges Inc. Treatment Center In Arizona

Today I want to share my amazing trip to Arizona last week. Community Bridges Inc. (CBI) is a program that covers most of the state of Arizona. CBI is in the process of becoming a Gorski-CENAPS® Center of Excellence and also an Addiction-Free Pain Management® Center of Excellence. Last week I conducted a 44 hour advanced training in Relapse Prevention Therapy Certification. Please check out my video below and then read the remainder of my post.

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