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Rebuilding Trust After Sexual Betrayal

By John Parker, MS, LMFT, SATP, CSA Trust is a funny thing; it disappears in an instant and yet takes what seems like an eternity to rebuild, especially after sexual betrayal. When sexual addiction...

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The Spirit Equine Workshop

Three-day Spirit Somatic Equine Workshop…the exhale. So much of our lives are spent doing for others; doing to understand; being there from a place of integrity and love, powered by this passion th...

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Building a Recovery Tribe with Senior Fellow Jenni Schaefer

While building a tribe can be scary at times, like other things in recovery, it can also be exciting. Our best friends were once strangers, ones we probably met because we weren’t staring at our scree...

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When Sex Addiction Has Turned Your World Upside Down, What Do You Do?

By Maia Pellegrini, LMSW, CSAT-Candidate Workshop Facilitator, Rio Retreat People who identify as sex addicts and partners of sex addicts are often pessimistic about salvaging a relationship after...

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Authentic Intimacy: A Solution for Love Addiction

The desire for a relationship to work out is discouraging when it starts to unravel due to barriers in communication, sexual intimacy, and varying idiosyncrasies. There are solutions, and it isn’t a f...

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Improving Men’s Treatment: Why Gender Matters

It would be reasonable to assume that men’s issues are adequately addressed in alcohol and other drugs (AOD) treatment. However, that is simply not the case. According to SAMHSA, men are consistently ...

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