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A Valentine to Yourself: Finding Vetted and Useful Self-Help Resources

This February, New Paradigm Recovery is celebrating love in its many forms. This includes showing yourself a little love!  We often hear about practicing self-care and the benefits of self-help, but when it comes down to putting that advice into practice, it can be difficult to know where to start. The self-help and “wellness-culture” industry […]

What to Expect: Twelve-Step Meetings

Many people experiencing addiction are introduced to the concept of the Twelve Steps while in treatment, and most treatment centers strongly encourage Twelve Step meeting attendance to clients upon release. Twelve Step programs, their meetings, and their fellowships can be incredibly important tools for individuals in recovery and their loved ones, but many people do […]

What is Emotional Intelligence?

Emotional intelligence (EI) is the capacity to be aware of, control, and express one’s emotions, and to handle interpersonal relationships judiciously and empathetically.  It speaks to each of our capabilities to recognize our own emotions and those of others, discern between different feelings and label them appropriately, to use emotional information to guide our thinking […]

New Paradigm Recovery’s Leaders Speak About its Unique and Comprehensive Program

Hear New Paradigm Recovery founders and clinicians discuss this unique program and explain why it was developed, whom it serves, and some of the reasons it excels at meeting a range of comprehensive client needs. New Paradigm Recovery founders and leaders discuss the program’s impetus and why it is designed to provide a more comprehensive […]

Washington, DC — America’s Stress Capital

Washington, DC and its surrounding metro areas are home to a diverse workforce of government and military contractors, government employees, private-sector executives, lawyers, and other professionals whose work lives can be exceptionally demanding. Whether self-driven to climb the organizational ladder or simply doing what it takes to maintain high-paying jobs that support the high cost […]

The Benefits of Concierge-Style Behavioral Healthcare

It’s a familiar picture these days: people are struggling to make appointments with primary care physicians and specialists, “with doctors saying demand is higher than ever at a time when an increasing number of providers are leaving the field.” The problem is “leaving patients sicker and in need of more intensive care down the road,” […]

The Polyvagal Theory of Trauma

“Trauma is a pervasive fact of modern life,” Peter Levine wrote in his 1997 book Waking The Tiger: Healing Trauma. “Most of us have been traumatized, not just soldiers or victims of abuse or attack. Both the sources and consequences of trauma are wide-ranging and often hidden from our awareness.”  For Levine, the key to […]