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Self-Care Plan

Self-care should be a priority on our daily to-do list. This year, instead of resolutions, let’s try creating a self-care plan with small changes and achievable goals. By taking time to care for ourselves, we become more productive, resilient to life’s stresses, and are better equipped to take care of others. Most self-care plans include […]

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Helping helps us

Studies show doing good is good for us. Donating time, talent or finances to others boosts your physical and mental health. Research found people who give are happier, live longer, have lower blood pressure, less depression and stress, and experience increased self-esteem. Apparently, when we give, our brain releases “feel good” chemicals. Giving provides us […]

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Positive holidays

What makes you positive and passionate about the holidays? “Enjoy the little things in life for some day you will realize they were actually the big things.” The moments gathered with friends and family at the table, near the lit fireplace or the glow of holiday lights stick to our memories throughout a lifetime. While […]

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Opioid Dependence Recovery

Willpower is not enough to overcome a life-threatening opioid dependence. That is why Counseling & Recovery Services created its outpatient opioid dependence recovery program for adults using a nationally recognized and successful model requiring therapy with opioid replacement medication. Opiate dependence treatment is about more than sobering up. It’s about feeling normal again without using […]

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Early Childhood Behavior Issues

It is estimated up to 14 percent of children from birth to age 5 experience social and emotional problems that negatively affect development, early learning, social interactions and their family. Counseling & Recovery Services offers an expanded Wraparound Tulsa for ages 0-5 to care for these children and their families. How does Wraparound help? Wraparound […]

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Brain & Habits

Why is it so hard for us to break habits? Experts say it is because the brain drives us to seek reward. This pleasure-seeking compels us to pursue the doughnut over an apple and hit the snooze button rather than get up. Not all habits are bad. Daily routines like getting up at the same […]

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Declare Independence

This is a great time to declare your independence from emotional, behavioral or substance abuse issues that negatively affect your quality of life. Recovery is possible with treatment. Studies show 70 to 90 percent of people receiving treatment have a reduction in symptoms and improved quality of life. We are here to help people of […]

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July holidays

In observance of Independence Day, our outpatient offices in Sand Springs and Tulsa will close on July 4. The CALM Center, our crisis stabilization center for kids 10-17, will remain open around the clock. July has two official holidays: Independence Day on July 4th and Parents Day on July 23. While most of us know […]

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Medication safety

June is National Safety Month. Here are some focus areas for this year’s observance: Medication safety and prescription painkiller abuse. Driving, biking, and working safely. First aid and emergency preparedness. Preventing slips, trips, and falls. Did you know prescription drugs are the most commonly misused substances by people ages 14 and older? Drug misuse and abuse […]

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Home alone

Kids will run out the school doors for summer break soon, and many parents/guardians are trying to plan a safe summer break for their children. To begin your search for quality summer programs for children of all ages, follow this link to Tulsa Kids. Parents/guardians wonder when is the right age to leave a child […]

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