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What Is Spirit Recovery?

Tuesday, May 5, 2015,
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Spirit Recovery is a process that becomes a practice and finally settles into a way of life--being in your truth. It is a way of burrowing down through the misidentifications we have taken on to find real self. It’s an archeological dig to the core of our being.

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Tear Down that Wall

Wednesday, March 11, 2015,
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Stress and anxiety are at the root of all addictions, which was eloquently communicated by Dr. Kevin McCauley in his film Pleasure Unwoven.

According the NIMH, roughly 90 percent of all primary care physician visits are due to stress related illnesses.  I think its time we take a closer look at how the West meets the East, or not. 

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Tapping into your ‘ENERQI’

Wednesday, March 11, 2015,
Author: Sheri Laine
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Lets be honest

Many of us have moments when we overindulge; then, we beat ourselves up knowing that we can do better - or more - when it comes to our eating healthy, exercising, or making good lifestyle choices.

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A Guide to Effectively Bringing Mindfulness into Your 12 Step Based Treatment Facility

Wednesday, March 11, 2015,
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Adding mindfulness to a 12 step-based addiction treatment program can be just the right non-prescription medicine.  The key to enhancing such a program with mindfulness depends on understanding just how it works, how it can be integrated with the 12 steps, and who is best qualified to teach it. 

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Meditation: Healing the Scars from Child Abuse, Domestic Violence, PTSD and More

Friday, November 14, 2014,
Author: Tom North
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Meditation saved my life.  

 

My father, Richard North, died in a Navy jet test flight crash when I was six years old.   Fifteen months after his death, my mother, Helen North who had eight children, re-married a man named Frank Beardsley who had ten, making us one of the largest families in the country. We became famous, and our story was featured in the movie, Yours, Mine and Ours. But it wasn't one big happy family. We had to hide the fact that we were living a lie.

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Successful IV Amino Acid Treatment for Addiction

Monday, April 7, 2014,
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After his second day in the intravenous treatment program, Jerry was surprised and delighted by his progress: “I have been through detox four other times, and I feel as clear now as I ever did after 30 days! My mind is quiet, I can think clearly and I am not craving a drink or a toke.” Partway through the program, to augment the IV, we gave him oral supplements, which he has continued.

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Getting Regulated: Riding the Wave of Neurofeedback

Monday, November 4, 2013,
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Neurofeedback has become known in addiction treatment as a phenomenon in brain regulation and has created quite a stir in the mental health community today. 

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EFT/TFT and Energy Psychology

Monday, November 4, 2013,
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I’ve been in the chemical dependency field since 1973 and have seen many therapeutic approaches to treat myriad emotional and mental health issues. I’ve used many and continue to use them; I’ve discarded some as well.

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Employing Virtual Reality to Battle Alcoholism and Addiction in PTSD-Plagued U.S. Combat Veterans

Friday, November 1, 2013,
Author: John Lavitt
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Is battling addiction with a virtual world a real possibility? Scientists and technologists in the Duke University Hospital research program in Durham, North Carolina, are battling addiction in veterans by using a virtual world, according to a report on clinicaltrials.gov.

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Chiropractic, Neuroscience, and Addiction

Friday, November 1, 2013,
Author: Herby Bell
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Addiction is caused by a variety of factors, including a genetic predisposition. We know that most genetic markers require initiators and promoters to manifest the associated disease – and this is certainly true for addiction.

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