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By David Heitz Long thought just a soldier’s burden, today more and more people are learning that PTSD can affect anyone. This includes assault survivors, parents who have lost a child (or vice versa) and even victims of natural disasters. As communities become ravaged by floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, extreme heat and other deadly, devastating weather […]

Written by Noah benShea Every person who has ever suffered from addiction of any kind has also suffered from dishonesty. In the world of addiction, fear of shame or incarceration makes dishonesty a passport. Anyone who denies this is lying. On the healing side, all personal transformation from any negative habit requires self-witnessing. But the […]

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It is often in the quietest moments that our inner voices speak the loudest. The practices of yoga and meditation ignite those voices in countless individuals on a daily basis. With numerous benefits to mind, body, and spirit, yoga is an ancient discipline that plays a significant role in many recovery programs, including recovery programs […]

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Going to addiction treatment at a drug rehab facility is difficult for everyone, but teens trying to overcome addiction face a unique set of challenges. While addiction treatment programs and sustaining a life in recovery are large enough obstacles, those who struggle with substance abuse in their teen years also juggle the added tension of […]

“If you knew how excruciatingly uncomfortable it is to live in my own skin, you would understand why I do not want to be present in my body and in this world.” Anonymous Some version of this statement is, unfortunately, a heartbreakingly common thought often expressed by someone coping with addiction. It is also heartbreakingly […]

Addiction is an affliction that only some people develop in particular circumstances due to certain stimuli. However, the disease of addiction isn’t treated quite the same as diseases like diabetes or cancer. Rather than giving an addict a treatment or medication that essentially alleviates the effects of addiction, he or she can hope only to […]

In the early days of substance abuse treatment, the focus was on detox and “getting clean,” to the exclusion of almost everything else. As the field of addiction treatment has grown, professionals have come to understand that substance abuse is about much more than a chemical addiction. For lasting success, you need to treat the […]