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A New Covenant – Children of the Sun

Wednesday, December 14, 2016,
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We are born into this world as inheritors of the legacies of man. We are born of the Light of consciousness merged with the form of our Human body and each of us are a unique expression of the One that created us, God, The mystery, the Great Spirit, Life, flowing through us from the moment of conception until we release our physical form and return to source of all that is.

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Featured Member: Agapi Stassinopoulos

Tuesday, December 13, 2016,
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Featured Member: Agapi Stassinopoulos

Agapi Stassinopoulos.  This is a name that carries a powerful light of inspiration and unending optimism. Stassinopoulos is a well-known motivational speaker and the author of Unbinding the Heart: Greek Wisdom, A Dose of Generosity, and Unconditional Love.

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Government Helps Those Who Help Themselves

Monday, December 12, 2016,
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The California substance use treatment industry is under attack. An unsustainable California model, reimbursements that do not support the infrastructure required by the Department of Healthcare Services, the Joint Commission and insurance companies, direct payments to clients that are often uncollectable, and blatant mental health parity violations, what can a facility owner do? Fight.

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Pathological Gambling: A Growing Problem

Saturday, December 10, 2016,
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Friday-night poker games, the stock market, horse races, casinos, bingo, lottery tickets, football pools, fantasy football, online betting, sports betting, Pathological gambling is a growing problem in the United States, even though it has taken a back seat to the opiate abuse epidemic, a report by the National Council on Problem Gambling shows that approximately one in five pathological gamblers will attempt suicide during their addiction. 

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Christmas Holiday, Forgiveness and Resiliency

Saturday, December 10, 2016,
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I neared the last day of November. The dark sky loomed at 7:00am and the rain pounded on my window, yet, in my Spirit, I heard the voice of God so clearly saying, “Share your own story of the Christmas Holiday, they want real life information.”

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Staying Sober Through the Holidays

Thursday, December 8, 2016,
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The Holidays are always a tough time of year for anyone who suffers from any addiction: process addictions, substance abuse, and alcoholism. It’s a time where memories, feelings, and emotions are intensified. There are many triggers that lead individuals who have been in recovery from addiction for different periods of time to relapse.


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Three Short Stories: A Day in the Life

Thursday, December 8, 2016,
Categories: Recovery
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All year long it’s business as usual. Mom works really hard to keep the balance and peace around the house. Dad is usually in some kind of tyrannical mood when he comes home from his twelve-hour workday and has little patience for anything that hasn’t been done according to his standards. You see, he is really a brilliant man; it’s not his fault everyone around him at work and home is incompetent, really!

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Can Addiction Rehabilitation Be Holistic, Comprehensive and Practical?

Thursday, December 8, 2016,
Categories: Recovery
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As an Addictionologist, I noticed that the core issues that my patients were struggling with were occurring in these 7 vital areas.  Once I graduated from Loma Linda and subsequently UCLA’s Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship and started leading a Medical Team of Addiction Medicine Fellows, Psychiatry Residents, Medical Students and Physician Assistant Students, I found it pivotal to consistently challenge the trainees to pay attention to these 7 Vital Areas that I am going to share with you now.

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Fairness in the Criminal Justice System

Thursday, December 8, 2016,
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If someone had pulled aside the signers of the Declaration of Independence 240 years ago and told them that, one day, the country they founded would be home to the largest number of imprisoned people in the world, they might have been more than a little disappointed.

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If Cannabis is Legal Does That Mean it is Safe?

Thursday, December 8, 2016,
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If Cannabis is Legal Does That Mean it is Safe?

Just because cannabis is legal on the West Coast and in Colorado, that doesn't mean it is safe.  Marijuana stimulates the nucleus accumbens and that will always come with a flood of dopamine.  Dopamine is the brain chemical that tells you, Do It Again! 

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