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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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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Maintaining Wellbeing Through Covid-19

Were you one of the twenty- one million Americans who tested positive for Covid-19? I got the news that I tested positive on Christmas eve. Merry Christmas! Although I continued to remain asymptomatic throughout the duration- like forty to fifty percent of the positive cases (1), many people have experienced mild to moderate symptoms, and…

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