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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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When Current Events Trigger Your Past Trauma

By Dr. Georgia Fourlas, LCSW, LISAC, CSAT-S Clinical Director of Workshops Rio Retreat Center at The Meadows Most people have dealt with some form of trauma in their lifetime. Some have sought pro...

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Dear Younger Me: Connecting with Our Inner Child

By Joell Menefee, MPC, LAC, Rio Retreat Center, Survivors Therapist At Rio Retreat Center at The Meadows, we emphasize connecting with the inner child as a means to heal and love ourselves in a new...

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Learning to Live Without Ed (a.k.a. “eating disorder”)

Have you ever wondered if there is true freedom on the other side of eating disorder recovery? Do you struggle to remember who you were before your eating disorder? Is it hard for you to fathom ...

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