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Making Necessary Changes in a Codependent Relationship

9/27/2018
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There can be a strong desire to help and rescue a loved one from the consequences revolving around drug or alcohol use. While reducing the consequence for someone may appear helpful at first, reducing the pain of a consequence often reduces the behavior change that a consequence is expected to bring. If we rescue others, we’ll only have to do it again. In today’s program, co-hosts Tim Bode and Gaylen Morse will talk with Dr. Hal Baumchen about the rescuing behaviors common in codependency....

Duration:00:22:51

Finding Contentment in Recovery - Part 2

9/20/2018
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Living a full life means experiencing a full range of emotions. There are many things we can all do to maximize our happiness, and happiness is increased by growing and learning. Join co-hosts Tim Bode and Gaylen Morse as they discuss with Dr. Hal Baumchen more simple truths about obtaining and retaining happiness and contentment.

Duration:00:22:05

Finding Contentment in Recovery (Part 1)

9/13/2018
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Today's podcast is about being happy and content. It’s an important concept for anyone coming off of drug addiction. There are so many things that can seemingly make someone miserable, it’s important to talk about how we can have a brighter, happier and more positive mood. Join co-hosts Tim Bode and Gaylen Morse with Dr. Hal Baumchen on today's episode for the first half of this topic.

Duration:00:20:29

Specific Strategies to Rebuild Trust

9/6/2018
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In the previous episode, Dr. Hal Baumchen spoke with co-hosts Tim Bode and Gaylen Morse about the damage that dishonesty causes. Today, listen is as they discuss specific strategies to acknowledge mistakes, begin the reconciliation process, and rebuild a relationship with mutual respect and trust. Trust is a foundational piece of any long-lasting, intimate relationship, and is well worth the effort to develop.

Duration:00:22:45

Rebuilding Trust

8/30/2018
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Chemical dependency problems often come with hurt, betrayal, and heartache, and tear at the very fabric of a relationship. In today’s episode, co-hosts Tim Bode and Gaylen Morse will talk with Dr. Hal Baumchen about rebuilding trust. They will discuss how damaging dishonesty can be to a relationship. Without trust, the relationship cannot thrive. But trust can be rebuilt or restored. Working through difficulties can improve communication and solidify your commitment to the relationship,...

Duration:00:21:32

Addiction: Accepting the Help You Need

8/16/2018
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Why are people able to admit they have a problem with drugs or alcohol, and still have difficulty admitting they need help or treatment? Is the mindset filled with denial and minimization? During the previous podcast, co-hosts Tim Bode and Gaylen Morse spoke with Dr. Hal Baumchen about the process of moving from resistance to acceptance. Today, we'll learn strategies to turn resistance into willing acceptance, cooperation, and lasting change.

Duration:00:18:28

Moving from Resistance to Acceptance

8/9/2018
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It’s really hard to get anything out of treatment if you are resistant, argumentative, or have a sour attitude. In today’s podcast, Dr. Hal Baumchen will explain three critical areas of acceptance. He'll spend time with co-hosts Tim Bode and Gaylen Morse discussing the importance of accepting the problem, accepting the goal, and accepting of help. Listen in to learn strategies to turn reservations, hesitancy, and resistance into willing acceptance, cooperation, and lasting change.

Duration:00:18:51

Strategies to Control Spending and Shopping

7/19/2018
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Similar to last week's podcast, the focus of today's episode is how substance use disorders can also have some cross-addiction elements including shopping and extravagant spending. Dr. Hal will talk with Co-hosts Tim Bode and Gaylen Morse about common factors leading to compulsive shopping issues, types of shopping addictions, and helpful tips and strategies to make changes to troublesome habits.

Duration:00:23:03

Strategies to Control Problem Gambling

7/12/2018
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Many people who struggle with drug use also have other addictions; they may struggle with sexual addictions, food, workaholism, or gambling addictions. Some people who are in recovery end up trading one addiction for another. Today, co-hosts Tim Bode and Gaylen Morse will be speaking with Dr. Hal Baumchen about problem gambling. They will be taking a look at how substance use disorders can also have some cross addiction elements.

Duration:00:22:40

Relapse Prevention Success

7/5/2018
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Of course there are numerous things you should not do in order to keep your recovery program strong. Co-hosts Tim Bode and Gaylen Morse will be talking with Dr. Hal Baumchen about the numerous things that you can do to prevent relapse from occurring. They will also discuss various ways to stay focused, strengthen your resolve, and sustain your recovery program.

Duration:00:21:25

Transforming Your Thinking

6/28/2018
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In mental health problems, and in addiction, people often end up having pessimistic and negative thoughts and beliefs. In today’s podcast, co-hosts Tim Bode and Gaylen Morse will be talking with Dr. Hal Baumchen about examining the thoughts and beliefs that influence our feelings and actions. Our thoughts and beliefs can be either positive or negative. Today’s podcast will help you recognize those negative thoughts, refute, and replace them with positive, success oriented, and hopeful...

Duration:00:22:21

Developing Frustration Tolerance

6/21/2018
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Low frustration tolerance is closely linked to low discomfort tolerance. As a difficulty is experienced, a person may feel negative and uncomfortable emotions which are perceived as extremely painful, unbearable and intolerable.Today co-hosts Tim Bode and Gaylen Morse are talking with Dr. Hal Baumchen about developing frustration tolerance. People often get irritated and easily upset. They can be overreactive. Today's discussion will focus on how to let things go more easily and be less...

Duration:00:20:20

Keeping Your Cool Under Pressure

6/14/2018
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As we go through life we are often irritated by people, annoyed by delays and frustrated when things don’t go our way. People with co-occurring mental health and substance abuse problems are not always the most patient people and probably have a very low tolerance for frustration And because of substance use, more negative consequences occur. Join co-hosts Tim Bode and Gaylen Morse as they talk with Dr. Hal Baumchen and discuss specific strategies to become less reactive and keep your cool...

Duration:00:21:51

Strategies for Rebuilding a Trusting Relationship

6/7/2018
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The previous episode, Rebuilding Damaged Relationships in Recovery, was the beginning of the discussion, highlighting the importance of trust in a relationship and what happens when trust is damaged. In today’s episode co-hosts Tim Bode and Gaylen Morse meet with Dr. Hal Baumchen and discuss specific strategies to acknowledge mistakes, and ways to begin rebuilding a relationship with mutual respect and trust.

Duration:00:25:06

Rebuilding Damaged Relationships in Recovery

5/31/2018
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Chemical dependency problems often come with hurt, betrayal and heartache and tear at the very fabric of a relationship. In today’s episode, join co-hosts Tim Bode and Gaylen Morse as they talk with Dr. Hal Baumchen and discuss specific strategies to acknowledge mistakes, begin the reconciliation process and rebuild a relationship with mutual respect and trust. The significance of being able to trust those you love, and live with, cannot be overstated.

Duration:00:20:55

Keeping Your Expectation High

5/24/2018
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In all of life, and in co-occurring disorder treatment, it is easy to have expectations that are unrealisticly high or too low. Unmet expectations can lead to frustration. The way we set our minds, our attitudes and our disposition will determine our satisfaction along the way. It is important to set reasonable expectations. In today’s episode, co-hosts Tim Bode and Gaylen Morse are talking with Dr. Hal Baumchen about different strategies to help keep expectations high and reasonable.

Duration:00:19:17

Setting Realistic Expectations

5/17/2018
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Shouldn't we always expect the best? That sounds good, but it can lead us to have unreasonable expectations. It's hard to always be your best, and it is impossible to be perfect. Setting realistic expectations would mean having a good understanding that people make mistakes. On today’s podcast, join co-hosts Tim Bode and Gaylen Morse as they talking with Dr. Hal Baumchen about setting realistic expectations for yourself, for others, and for treatment and recovery.

Duration:00:17:19

Staying Committed and Motivated for Treatment

5/10/2018
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When you’re approaching treatment, changing your outlook and mindset is a foundational and essential part of building your recovery. You’re going to get the most out of treatment when you alter your attitude, change your direction, strengthen your recovery and become the person you desire to be. Join co-hosts Tim Bode and Gaylen Morse are talking with Dr. Hal Baumchen about key philosophies, attitudes, and beliefs that will help develop and increase motivation on your journey to recovery.

Duration:00:17:47

Philosophy Behind Effective Treatment

5/3/2018
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What makes treatment successful? What makes treatment work? On today’s podcast join co-hosts Tim Bode and Gaylen Morse as they talk with Dr. Hal Baumchen about what makes treatment helpful and effective. Curriculum and treatment programs vary greatly. Dr. Hal will discuss the key elements of his philosophy about treatment and how it is incorporated into the Journey to Recovery materials.

Duration:00:21:07

Treatment for Co-Occurring Disorders

4/27/2018
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In today’s episode co-hosts Tim Bode and Gaylen Morse are talking with Dr. Hal Baumchen about treatment of co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders. Treatment is designed to reduce symptoms and prevent relapse. Listen in as their discussion highlights ten important elements for effective treatment.

Duration:00:22:11