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Random Encounters on The Ibogaine Tour - "The...


  Introduction While the public's attention has been occupied by Covid 19, another epidemic has been sweeping the...

Spero Alexio
08 Sep, 2021

The Coach/ Recovery Coach


By now, many have seen “coaches” appearing more commonly in the business , personal growth, and recovery communities....

Holly Chase: Recovery...
08 Sep, 2021

Staying Present in Your Precious Life


The development of more consciousness, presence, awe and wonder in the world around us can often get lost. Our minds get...

Inner Direction Recovery
08 Sep, 2021

Humanizing Depersonalized Settings


Improvisation is a tremendous tool for humanizing and enlivening depersonalized environments. Unfortunately, it is rarely...

Kristine Waters,
08 Sep, 2021

HOMEBOY JOY RIDE by Paul Steinbroner, TouchPoint...


You are invited to view the documentary made with Fr. Greg Boyle and HomeBoy. HomeBoy is the largest gang abatement...

Paul Steinbroner
07 Sep, 2021

Creating the New MOVIE of Your Life


Bringing the unconscious to consciousness is the first part of consciously creating the life of your dreams. Conscious...

T J Woodward
02 Sep, 2021

Reduce Your Stress in the Core Function of...


Self-care and stress management is even more necessary at this time. The pandemic has been with us for over a year and we...

John W. Herdman, , LADC
10 Jul, 2021

State of the Substance Use Treatment Industry


America is halfway through 2021 and the pandemic is finally beginning to wane. The substance use treatment ecosystem is...

Stampp Corbin, MBA
10 Jul, 2021

Lamar Odom’s Healing Journey with Ketamine...


Behind the Scenes with Reborn Director and KetaMD Co-Founder Zappy Zapolin My reputation as the “Psychedelic Concierge to...

Zappy Zapolin
10 Jul, 2021

Do You Know How To Trust Your Intuition?


Are you someone who struggles to hear your intuition, and is worried that you are making it up? Or perhaps you wish you can...

Dr. Joan Hangarter, ,
10 Jul, 2021

The First Step - Back to Basics


“Half measures availed us nothing…” Step 1: “We admitted we were powerless over alcohol – that our lives had...

H. Spencer O'Neal
15 Jun, 2021

The Power of Gratitude by TJ Woodward


Gratitude may be one of the most talked-about spiritual principles there is, and many of us have learned that gratitude is a...

T J Woodward
09 May, 2021

It’s Time to Change Your Mind about Stress


Hey, tell me the truth—how stressed have you felt this last year? I’m a toxicologist and stress management speaker (and...

Tzeli Triantafillou
09 May, 2021

Youth in Crisis: Mental Health in America


We have had an unprecedented year. As the “pandemic persists, we are seeing the highest level of anxiety and depression...

Dr. Louise Stanger, , LCSW,...
09 May, 2021

Advocacy for the Chemically Dependent...


It has been many years since I have addressed a subject that, in my opinion, has been a source of embarrassment to our...

Mark H Greenberg, MA
09 May, 2021

Don't Worry, Be Happy


"In every life, there comes some trouble; when you worry you make it double. Don't worry, be happy!” Bobby McFerrin,...

Larry J. Smith
08 May, 2021

Are We Having Fun Yet?


In Chinese Medicine, we have a wonderful saying: The Mind Leads the Qi. Qi (chee) is the energy or life force that...

Sheri Laine , Diplomate of...
08 May, 2021

The Bottom Line in Recovery


Our work at the Kiloby Center for Recovery centers on an advanced mindfulness approach I developed called Natural Rest for...

Scott Kiloby,
08 May, 2021

Breaking the Fantasy of Living in a One-Sided...


If you're looking for happiness without sadness, health without disease, pleasure without pain and more, then you're living...

Saf Buxy
03 Mar, 2021

Aquarelle: A Spiritual Journey Through Watercolor


Although I am a health attorney with a very active practice representing primarily addiction treatment and mental health...

Renée M. Popovits
03 Mar, 2021

6 Tips for working with your Coaching Client who...


“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us” - Ralph Waldo...

Transformational Solutions
03 Mar, 2021

How Can The Angels Help You?


Angels are powerful partners, especially during times of great change. But most people don’t know to call on their...

Josie Ramirez-Herndon
03 Mar, 2021

Ibogaine: An Alternative Universe of Drug...


My Ibogaine Journey Began In January 2015 In Las Vegas, Nevada As I sat across from the three new members of the SMART...

Spero Alexio
11 Jan, 2021

2021: A Year of Resilience


If you’re reading this, then congratulations because you survived 2020!  Between the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, a...

KEN SEELEY, CCMI, CIP, CTP,...
11 Jan, 2021

Letting Go of 2020, Moving Into 2021


Trauma, and let’s face it this past year has had some features of trauma, can cause us to lose a sense of context, events...

TIAN DAYTON, MA, ,
09 Jan, 2021

Who I am now?


Most of us have had a lot of time to re-imagine our lives.   To successfully navigate our changing world brought on by...

Sheri Laine , Diplomate of...
09 Jan, 2021

New Laws for Addiction Treatment Parity Likely to...


Avea Solutions, a revenue cycle management software provider, has expanded its leadership team to include the appointment of...

Pete Nielsen
09 Jan, 2021

Power of Joy and Playfulness


Playfulness in everyday life is the best way to live. When you are in joy and utter fun, you release all resistance and...

Josie Ramirez-Herndon
09 Jan, 2021

A Christian Approach to Relapse Prevention


Point to Ponder: Relapse is a process, not an event. Recovery Wisdom: If you do what you’ve always done, you’re going...

Spero Alexio
07 Nov, 2020

What the Election Taught Us About the Future of...


The stigma behind addiction can become all-consuming and ultimately impact a recovering individual’s ability to pursue...

Pete Nielsen
06 Nov, 2020

Maslow’s Expanded Hierarchy in SUD Education...


The disease of addiction is one that affects body, mind and spirit. Without addressing all three, the risk of relapse can be...

WILLIAM WOODBURY, CADC II,...
02 Nov, 2020

Treatment, Recovery and the Role of a Recovery...


When talking about Substance Use Disorders or an addiction, people often assume that the words treatment and recovery have...

David Malow Recovery Coach
26 Oct, 2020

The Challenges and Gifts of the Holidays


With autumn coming to a close, the holidays are quickly approaching. This year the season is cloaked under the umbrella of a...

Inner Direction Recovery
24 Oct, 2020

Self-regulation: A 'Handy' Way to Calmness and...


Self-regulation: A 'Handy' Way to Calmness and Connection” was first published on , an Online Journal on November 2,...

Dr. Simone Ravicz
24 Oct, 2020

Taking a Knee: Barriers and Facilitators to...


Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members experience depression at higher rates than civilian Canadians. Mental health services...

Phoenix Counselling Services
24 Oct, 2020

What is Awakened Living?


When we have forgotten the truth of who and what we are, we are living unconsciously. Our thoughts and behaviors are taken...

T J Woodward
23 Oct, 2020

Moving Beyond Judgment


Judgment can be seen as the opposite of love. When judgment is present, it cuts us off from love, or at the very least it...

T J Woodward
22 Oct, 2020

Brain Injuries and Implications for Successful...


“They Keep Telling Me I’m Crazy: A Navy SEAL’s Desperate Search for Answers About His Own Brain Injury & His...

H. Spencer O'Neal
01 Oct, 2020

Addiction Recovery and Self-Love


To unlearn our core false beliefs, to look inward at what is keeping us locked in unhealthy patterns, we need to create safe...

T J Woodward
27 Sep, 2020

Deal With It


My meditation guide asks me to envision a happy place. I imagine tall ferns swaying in the wind and a cliff's edge that...

Elliott Rodriguez
27 Sep, 2020

Addiction: Covid-19 & Relapse


Covid-19 has brought a new set of parameters to us. With Self-isolation, no in-person support networks , living, working –...

Dr. Louise Stanger, , LCSW,...
10 Sep, 2020

What is Relationship Addiction?


We are biologically hardwired to connect with other people and go through life two by two, and culturally hardwired to...

Sherry Gaba, LCSW Licensed...
10 Sep, 2020

Maintaining Referral Relations During Covid


How To Maintain Referral Relationships During COVID & Beyond Behavioral Health (BH) organizations across the US have...

Jeri Davis,
10 Sep, 2020

Prescription Drug Addiction: Putting “Dirty...


Time to pick up your remote, find the Oxygen Channel and watch Season 2, Episode 5 of “License to Kill” (also available...

Joan Borsten
10 Sep, 2020

How To Transform Your Center Into A Quantum...


Have you ever considered designing the energy field that you live and work within to uplift you and raise your vibration...

Helena Reilly
10 Sep, 2020

Conscious Beings


Humans, as a species, are still learning, growing and evolving to a higher level of consciousness and awareness. If you are...

Steven S. Sadleir, ,...
10 Sep, 2020

Resilient Recovery - The ability to self-regulate...


In working with peak performing athletes I found that in preparing them for high pressure situations the more they practiced...

Dr. Stephen Sideroff
08 Jul, 2020

Reversing the Ratio: A Formula for Teenager...


Intense kids elicit negative attention.  Full stop.  It’s no one’s fault, it is just the reality. “Stop that!”,...

Russell Rice, MFT
08 Jul, 2020

Equalizing The Scales of Justice For The...


History is not meant to be rewritten or erased.  It is yesterday.  It is the past.  We are to live in the present.  We...

Renée M. Popovits
07 Jul, 2020

Your Company, Your Vision, Your Fate


Great companies are defined by many things; their leadership, their ability to execute, and how they respond to change....

Stampp Corbin, MBA
07 Jul, 2020

The Missing Ingredient in Addiction Treatment


The  sad fact about addiction treatment in the US is that, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), the...

Leslie Gold
07 Jul, 2020

Commitment is what transforms a promise into...


“Commitment is what transforms a promise into reality. It is the words that speak boldly of your intentions. And the...

Candy Finnigan
07 Jun, 2020

Whats Getting Triggered for You During COVID-19?


COVID-19 has hit us all, clients and therapists. It is one of those unique, historical moments, like 9/11, when we’re...

TIAN DAYTON, MA, ,
05 Jun, 2020

Out of The Madness


Anecdotal experiences are, of course, respective, yet I am a firm believer that a lesson lived is a lesson learned. Through...

Saf Buxy
04 Jun, 2020

Recovery View Reflections


When Josie asked me to write a piece for the 50th edition of Recovery View it caused me to pause and realize our dance with...

Lee McCormick
04 Jun, 2020

Life in the time of COVID-19


Change can lead to enlightenment, even if on occasion we move forward dragging, kicking, screaming. I will often remind...

Sheri Laine , Diplomate of...
04 Jun, 2020

Where’s the Empathy in Addiction Treatment?


I have been fortunate enough over the past 25 years to sit in on Chemical Dependence (CD) groups and provide feedback to...

Bob Tyler, BA, LAADC, ACRPS,...
04 Jun, 2020

Relapse Prevention Planning Is Crucial For...


Clearly Defining Relapse Is Crucial If you ask someone in the medical field about relapse, they most likely will say...

Dr. Stephen F. Grinstead, Dr....
04 Jun, 2020

Why You Need to Clear Stress from Your Path to...


Recovery is defined in the dictionary as “a return to a normal state of health, mind, or strength.” And while we’re...

Tzeli Triantafillou
04 Jun, 2020

Sexual Health in the Age of Sex Addiction


As a member of the sex addiction fellowships for more than a quarter of a century, I’ve heard a lot of stories about...

Andrew Susskind
04 Jun, 2020
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