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Exploring the Psychology Behind Why Some People...


Image: Source: Unsplash The 1960s saw the height of the United States’ involvement in the Vietnam War, seeing over 540,000...

Reese Jones
30 Nov, 2019
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How Do Your Treatment Completion Rates Compare?


One of the most critical elements for an addiction treatment program to manage effectively is the percentage of patients who...

Joanna Condie
28 Sep, 2018
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Understanding Trauma and Substance Abuse


Trauma can be a difficult subject to understand. To put it simply, trauma is a specific psychological or emotional response to an...

Matt Boyle
28 Sep, 2018
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The Unique Needs of Emerging Adults in Our...


Our youngest generations are facing unprecedented difficulties and uncertainties in their future. They have the highest stress...

Becky Flood
28 Sep, 2018
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Stress, Resiliency and the Path Toward Spiritual...


At first glance, Mark’s life looks like a train wreck. His wife of 20 years died suddenly of complications from a chronic...

Brian Luke Seaward, PhD
28 Sep, 2018
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Structured Water As The Vibrational Medicine of...


The above image is a high-speed photography image of our original Harmony strong Structured Water Formula. The images of our...

Dr. Helena Rielly
28 Sep, 2018
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Brain Space: A “Balancing” Act for Recovery...


The intricate workings of the human brain are one of the mysterious last frontiers of modern medicine. While gross anatomy of the...

James Gagne, and Sonnee...
28 Sep, 2018
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You Don’t Need Prince Charming


The very public engagement of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle has the world buzzing about another royal wedding. The image of a...

Sherry Gaba, LCSW and Life...
28 Sep, 2018
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Back to School for Socially Phobic Extroverts


Many kids with severe social phobias are never identified because they masquerade as extroverts. They "have to" be surrounded by...

Dr. Steven Brodsky
28 Sep, 2018
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Sober Living Regulations: A Look at Trending...


Sober living facilities, also known as recovery residences or drug and alcohol-free housing, have been largely unregulated for...

Lillie Singh, Esq.
28 Sep, 2018
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Whats the Secret Handshake to Match Client...


Clinicians in private practice have a lot of autonomy. But none of us “go it alone” - we work with a network of other...

Dr. Tony Greco
25 Mar, 2018
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ADDICTION HAS TAKEN MY FAMILY HOSTAGE


Today is like every other day. I start it with turning on the shower, walking to the kitchen to feed the cat, to the garage to...

Gail Echeverria
08 Mar, 2018
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From the Frontlines - Brief Counseling in...


I typically wake up at 4:00am each day to go to the gym, but on the morning of January 9, 2018, I was already stirring at 3:30am,...

Christina Kelley, ACSW, ...
08 Mar, 2018
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Intuitive Parenting: Whats That?


Intuitive parenting: Now, you ask yourself what does INTUITIVE parenting mean? Most would even consider those two words to be...

Tonya Meeks
08 Mar, 2018
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TMS Informed


You are likely beginning to hear the whispers of TMS which stands for Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation. You are probably also...

Suzanne Jessee
08 Mar, 2018
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To My Client in Recovery


I hope you stay clean and sober. I may not have a crystal ball, but I do know your life will be better with sobriety. With...

Dr. Alia Kaneaiakala
06 Mar, 2018
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Optimism and Stress: What the Research Says


“Every cloud has a silver lining,” “when life gives you lemons, make lemonade” or “count your blessings” are all...

Stacey Leibowitz-Levy
21 Feb, 2018
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Self Worth Matters


What if I was to tell you that your sense of your self-worth is directly proportional to your happiness in life? Have you ever...

Tzeli Triantafillou
21 Feb, 2018
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Shackles and Chains


I was driving to work the other day and I saw a vision of a slave with a neck shackle and or iron round.  He was a beautiful...

Jessica Rodriguez, PhD, MAC,...
12 Dec, 2017
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Youth Initiative In Northern Pakistan Addresses...


Behavioral health is a matter of importance all across the world. Cultural and social variances change the way people talk about...

Zar Nigor Tojik
12 Dec, 2017
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Are Opioids to Blame for the Sharp Rise in...


Are Opioids to Blame for the Sharp Rise in Cocaine Overdoses? Cocaine use has gone down in recent years, yet overdoses are on...

Nadia Buza
12 Dec, 2017
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Celebrating Full Recovery from Addiction: Part 3


In Part 3 of this interview with New Harbinger Publications, Scott Kiloby reveals the how the power of present moment awareness...

Scott Kiloby,
08 Dec, 2017
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Partnering for Recovery


As late summer sun slanted through the many windows of Barbara’s elegant seaside condo, Richard cued up another Shubert CD....

Ruth Riddick
08 Dec, 2017
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Too Many Illicit Drugs to Be Able to Keep Track...


[1]Hundreds of new psychoactive substances have emerged in our culture over the past few years; these substances are powerful,...

Rev. Kevin T. Coughlin , DCC,...
08 Dec, 2017
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Becoming Aware of Your Resistance


Did you know that you are fearless, generous beyond thought, gracious, creative, able to shape shift your des­tiny? You...

Lynn Andrews
08 Dec, 2017
2769

Travelogue 3


My name is Paul and I am making a documentary film about the joy of recovery.  I am five months into this project and I have...

Paul Steinbronner
08 Dec, 2017
2743

CCAPP Leadership pledges to bring Industry,...


By: Sherry Daley, CCAPP Government Affairs and Corporate Communications Director As California\'s largest advocacy organization...

Sherry Daley
28 Jul, 2017
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Counseling for Alcoholics


When someone is struggling with alcohol dependency it is difficult to remember how they ended up like that. At some point along...

Marissa Katrin Maldonado
25 Jul, 2017
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Insight Treatment Center Struggles with Health...


For 25 years Insight Treatment Center’s highly regarded drug and alcohol program for teenagers has kept thousands of kids off...

Joan Borsten
15 Jul, 2017
6939

OLLIE


When a fleeting little smile lit up his gray face he was a handsome dude and people would like him. To him it was random – he...

Jasmine Rogg, MFT
15 Jul, 2017
5572

AMA /APA Techniques in Addiction Treatment


AMA or APA training and techniques help lead to success in the battle against addiction. AMA stands for against medical advice....

Rev. Kevin T. Coughlin , DCC,...
15 Jul, 2017
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The Gift of Forgiveness and Love


I am a passionate and dedicated professional engaged in the treatment of addiction and other mental health disorders and...

Jessica Rodriguez, PhD, MAC,...
15 Jul, 2017
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The Science of Mastering Sleep


As a society, we are trained to move forward with fervor: grasp the next idea; improve at rapid paces to achieve; maintain...

Sifu Matthew
15 Jul, 2017
5164

Celebrating Full Recovery from Addiction PART TWO...


In part two of this interview, Scott Kiloby goes deeper into the question of what addiction really means, and how the question of...

Scott Kiloby,
15 Jul, 2017
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Setting goals to change your life


Years ago, when I first began my chiropractic practice as a shy, introverted woman literally afraid of her own shadow, I was...

Dr. Joan Hangarter, ,
15 Jul, 2017
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Is God Necessary


If God is:             It is …  a Reality that has no beginning and has no end. Infinite! ...

Herb Kaighan
15 Jul, 2017
4832

Odyssey


The idea to produce a documentary about addiction as a spiritual disease came from a chance meeting with Sheila Raye Charles, the...

Paul Steinbronner
15 Jul, 2017
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Being a Beginner


Being a beginner at anything can be scary. But, as we go through life’s trials, willingness to be a beginner often turns out to...

Samira Noorali,
15 Jul, 2017
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The Rehab Honeymooners


“How do you know when an alcoholic lets go? By the claw marks” – anonymous Her dad was useless, unpleasant, and then he...

Jasmin Rogg, ,
19 Apr, 2017
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Better Sex Through Sober Dating—Yes You Can!


Sometimes life is full of surprises, good few weeks ago,I had a wonderful writer for contacted me about an article she was...

Patricia O'Gorman, PhD
19 Apr, 2017
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Boosting UR Outcomes and Quality of Care:...


As any Utilization Review (UR) clinician will tell you that pleading a client’s case with a managed care company can be an...

Elizabeth Irias, , LMFT
19 Apr, 2017
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Balancing Biochemistry for Addiction Recovery


Excerpted from Dr. Hyla Cass’ book: The Addicted Brain and How to Break Free The Biochemical Roots Of Addiction The...

Hyla Cass
19 Apr, 2017
6134

The Wonky Side of Energy


Do you ever wonder if the energy of others (and even people you don\'t know) could affect you? Let me tell you, the simple answer...

Candy Barone, CEO
19 Apr, 2017
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Celebrating Full Recovery from Addiction PART 1:...


In Part One of this interview through New Harbinger Publications, Scott Kiloby shares his personal journey of addiction, recovery...

Scott Kiloby,
19 Apr, 2017
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Stepping into your Personal Power


A challenge to stepping into your personal power, manifesting your destiny, your mission and purpose in this lifetime, is the...

Dr. Joan Hangarter, ,
19 Apr, 2017
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Avoid Fraud: AATA’s Patient Financial...


The American Addiction Treatment Association (AATA) published the Patient Financial Responsibility Toolkit to answer burning...

American Addiction Treatment...
19 Apr, 2017
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Recovery and Self Care for Women on the Front...


Two years ago, I was blessed with the opportunity to work with the most giving, loving, self-less women I have ever met at a...

DeJeanne Taylor, MFT
19 Apr, 2017
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Does Pay-to-patient Cost California $100m Per...


In the past 6 years, to balance the State budget, California has slashed spending for social services, health, education, state...

Joan Borsten
19 Apr, 2017
8157

Learning and Growing from Our Past


So many of are plagued by painful past experiences. Regardless of what happened, we can find ourselves stuck in the past. This...

Allen Berger,
26 Feb, 2017
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Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine Impacted by...


If your son or daughter has a substance abuse disorder and is given a dual diagnosis for a mental health issue, how do you know...

Rev. Kevin T. Coughlin , DCC,...
26 Feb, 2017
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Rethinking Triple Threat


I recently received a flood of web inquiries and phone messages from folks seeking help. Here is a sample:  Please don\'t call...

Louise Stanger, , LCSW, CDWF....
26 Feb, 2017
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Sex Addiction


 “Hit the road, Jack, and don’t you come back no more, no more, no more, no more! Hit the road, Jack, and don’t you come...

Jasmin Rogg, ,
25 Feb, 2017
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Reefer Madness: Is Life Imitating Art?


Some of us remember the 1936 film, Reefer Madness. It was intentionally created to be dramatic to capture the audience’s...

Jon Daily, LCSW, CADC II
25 Feb, 2017
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Perceptions of Protection


The Truth About Confidentiality The first movie scene that pops into my head when I think of Truth is that emotional scene...

Renee Popovits
25 Feb, 2017
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Does It Make Your Heart Sing?


Does it make my heart sing, has been my guiding mantra for most of my life. It’s been that call to remember that what my heart...

Dr. Joan Hangarter, ,
25 Feb, 2017
5133

Changing With Marketing?


If you\'re reading this article in hopes of getting more calls, increasing your income, and growing your client list [with the...

West Jones
25 Feb, 2017
6502

How Does the Program Really Work?


My previous article was “When Did Meetings Become the Program?” This article addresses my understanding and experience of how...

Herb Kaighan
25 Feb, 2017
6559

How Centene and Health Net’s CEO Got Rich on...


Much has been said and written in the last 20 months about the acquisition of Health Net Inc. and Health Net Life Insurance...

Joan Borsten
25 Feb, 2017
11822

The New Normal? Avoiding Risk and Preparing for...


Recent weeks have brought headlines of law enforcement crackdowns on addiction treatment: federal, state, and local raids on...

Harry Nelson, Esq.
14 Dec, 2016
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A New Covenant – Children of the Sun


We are born into this world as inheritors of the legacies of man. We are born of the Light of consciousness merged with the...

Lee McCormick
14 Dec, 2016
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