Most Effective Treatments for Long-Term Recovery from Addiction

Addiction is a significant problem for Americans. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, 24.6 million Americans used illicit drugs in 2013 and one in ten were dependent on alcohol. Approximately 65% of those who did not struggle with an addiction, were negatively affected by a family member’s addiction. Addiction is a chronic brain…

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What You Learn About Relationships Growing Up Affects The Way You Do Relationships Today

We often attract what is familiar, even if it unhealthy for us. The way you currently navigate your relationship is likely influenced by what your parents or role models demonstrated to you growing up. If your parents got along, or fought, or divorced, or remarried, or if one parent abandoned you growing up… all of…

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Spiritual Healing for Childhood Abuse

My mother and father were both victims of childhood neglect and abuse growing up. Their unhealed maltreatment carried over to how they parented my siblings and me. My father would whip my mother, my siblings and me with his belt if we did not obey him. He would also yell, call us demeaning names, and…

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Meditation’s Benefits For Mental Health & Substance Use Disorders

Have you ever asked yourself, ‘What is meditation?’, or ‘Why do people meditate?’ Meditation is an alternative healing practice, in which people bring full attention to focus on their breath, a sound, an object, an image, movements, or on attention itself in order to increase awareness of the present moment. Meditation can be done with…

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