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Growing Up With An Addicted Parent

I remember as a twelve-year-old, sitting alone in our living room after one of our by then typical family meltdowns…trying to make sense of the pain and general devastation of our once very happ...

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Alcohol Awareness Month: “Changing Attitudes: It’s not a rite of passage”

The National Council on Alcohol and Drug Dependence (NCADD) is promoting their 32nd Annual Alcohol Awareness month in April.  The theme for this year encompasses the idea of drinking as a rite of pass...

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Healing the Shame of Sexual Addiction

As humans, some of the most shameful experiences we have are those that involve our sexual selves. A single sexual event can bring such shame that it holds a person captive for a lifetime. It can deli...

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Healing the Roots of Women’s Sexual and Relational Struggles

Girls are often born into this world surrounded by messages about who they are supposed to be, and who they should become; Be cute.  Smile.  Be a nice girl.  Just give them a hug.  Don’t make a fuss. ...

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Reality! Who needs it?

Individuals in recovery have generally spent a lot of time avoiding their painful, shameful or fearful reality. Using chemicals, relationships, busyness, spending, eating, not eating, fantasy, gamblin...

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Relationships can be Difficult but there is Help for Healing

Relationships are hard. There’s no getting around it. Put more than one person in the same place for long enough and you’re sure to have problems. It’s as certain as death, taxes and computer problems...

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