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Balancing Biochemistry for Addiction Recovery

Wednesday, April 19, 2017,
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Excerpted from Dr. Hyla Cass’ book: The Addicted Brain and How to Break Free

The Biochemical Roots Of Addiction

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Reefer Madness: Is Life Imitating Art?

Saturday, February 25, 2017,
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Some of us remember the 1936 film, Reefer Madness. It was intentionally created to be dramatic to capture the audience’s attention as it states in the opening. That’s right. There was a new drug that was slated to destroy the youth.  When the drug ”Marijuana” was used, people experienced laughter, an inability to direct thoughts, errors in time and space and emotional disturbances ending in violence and incurable insanity. Most marijuana users have made reference to the movie as the laughable benchmark of propaganda. Pete Nielsen, California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP) Chief Executive Officer, and I were talking about how times have changed, and that maybe now, life is imitating art as he put it.

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When Does Drug Use Become Drug Addiction?

Saturday, August 30, 2014,
Author: Dan Howard
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There’s a saying about a frog in a kettle: If you throw him into boiling water he’ll reflexively jump out. But, if you put him in warm water and let it heat slowly to a boil, he’ll get cooked. The point is that by the time he recognizes danger, its too late to extricate himself.

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The Symptom and the Solution

Tuesday, February 4, 2014,
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There was an article in the Los Angeles Times a few months ago about addiction. This is not uncommon, but this particular article never mentioned the word addiction. Instead it talked about the new drug, Molly, as a lifestyle choice for those that live in the fast lane. It was described as a byproduct of the Generation of Me coming of age.

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When Love Is Not Enough: Lois W.’s Story on CBS

Monday, September 16, 2013,
Author: Anonym
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An Interview with Writer William Borchert

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Healing through the Holidays: Managing Grief Around the Holiday Season

Monday, September 16, 2013,
Author: Anonym
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The holidays are a time of heightened reality. A time to reaffirm bonds of friendship and family.

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Healing Family Trauma through Psychodrama

Monday, September 16, 2013,
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Psychodrama is a role playing method developed by J .L. Moreno in Vienna and the United States.

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Emotional Sobriety

Monday, September 16, 2013,
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Emotional sobriety is a term first introduced by Bill W. who felt that, though the AA movement had made enormous strides in helping people to become physically sober, many “oldsters”  were still finding it difficult to live in what he referred to as “emotional maturity and balance”.

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Maintaining Emotional Sobriety at the Holidays

Friday, August 30, 2013,
Author: Anonym
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Written By: Tian Dayton, Ph.D., TEP Date: November 27th, 2008. Topic: Chemical Dependency. 

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The Myth of Resistance

Friday, August 30, 2013,
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Written By: Allen Berger, Ph.D. Author of 12 Stupid Things that Mess Up Recovery Date: February 5th, 2009. Topic: Chemical Dependency.

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