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The 5 Love Languages

Do you ever feel like no matter how much ‘love’ you provide to your partner that nothing is ever enough? Do you ‘know’ your partner loves you but you don’t ‘feel’ it all the time? Perhaps you and your partner’s love languages are out of sync. Love Languages? What is that?  Isn’t just saying I love you enough? It’s […]

Recovering from Addiction: How to Survive

When many people think of Recovering from Addiction, they envision attending a 28-day rehabilitation facility, daily Alcoholic/Narcotic Anonymous meetings, and never being able to drink or use again. Unfortunately, this stigma often scares people off from admitting they are struggling with addiction and getting the help they need. Have you ever thought to yourself  “I […]

How many steps?

In the year 1935, Bill Wilson (Bill W) and Dr. Robert Smith (Dr. Bob) founded the most famous program for Alcoholics that we know today as AA (Alcoholics Anonymous). Over the last century, Many other 12 step programs have been created from the AA roots including; NA (Narcotics Anonymous), OA (Overeaters Anonymous), GA (Gamblers Anonymous), ACOA (Adult Children of […]

Freedom from Addiction & Codependency

Raise your hand if you’ve heard the mantra, “God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference”. This saying is It serves to remind people how powerless they are over the feelings, thoughts, and choices of others. If you’ve struggled […]

Are you a ‘Take-the-edge-off-aholic’?

Most people in today’s society know at least one person’s life who has been affected by Addiction, whether the vice was drugs & alcohol, cigarettes or other behavioral/process addictions like gambling or sex, etc. However, the invisible population that hardly anyone talks about are a group called, ‘Take-the-edge-off-aholics’. Take the edge off of what? Huh? […]

Gestalt Therapy for Addiction Disorders

Gestalt Therapy is a very useful tool in a therapist’s arsenal. While most substance abuse treatment programs would agree that the support of others is most beneficial in helping one to stay sober,  it is through one’s personal journey that the change really starts to occur behaviorally, cognitively, and emotionally.   I have found that there […]

By |March 20th, 2015|addictions|0 Comments

Substance Abuse Therapy Program

Substance Abuse Therapy is a useful tool. In many moments of despair, people often reach for a drink or a pill to ease their comfort. Unfortunately, this is how substance abuse and dependency problems incubate. What was once a social drink with friends, can easily transform into a daily habit – especially when someone is […]

By |November 14th, 2014|addictions|0 Comments