Author Archives: Sherry Gaba

After realizing it marks the one year anniversary of Michael Jackson’s death, I felt it important to put out this blog once again to remind parents about the dangers of pain medication addiction and adolescents.  Although it is not necessarily the case that Michael Jackson died from prescription pain medication, it is quite clear it was …
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Yesterday at my media coaching class we were practicing how to do a panel interview.  These are the interviews you see when all the expert guests are talking over each other and at times actually interrupting the others.  Of course, a lot of that is for dramatic purposes and the subject matter tends to be …
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Psychotherapy/Life Coaching areas served: Agoura Hills, Westlake Village, Thousand Oaks, Newbury Park, Simi Valley, Moorpark, Calabasas, Malibu, Camarillo. In the last few months as most of my readers know, I have been finishing up my book, “The Law of Sobriety: Attracting Positive Energy for a Powerful Recovery.” After you write a book, many of you …
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Seven Steps to get your Recovery Back on Track

May 23rd, 2010 | Posted by Sherry Gaba in Addiction - (1 Comments)

Life Coaching by phone. Psychotherapy/Life Coaching areas served: Agoura Hills, Westlake Village, Thousand Oaks, Newbury Park, Simi Valley, Moorpark, Calabasas, Malibu, Camarillo. Welcome back to my Counselor Magazine Blog Readers. I haven’t had a moment to write in it for the last few weeks and felt inspired this morning to blog. I was trying to …
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On Friday evening, “20/20” co-anchor Elizabeth Vargas reported on mothers who are struggling to stay alive from their addictions in a documentary entitled, “Mothers Little Helper”. She profiles stories of four courageous women from across the country who shares their painful but honest struggles with their addictions. Viewers take a rare look inside the homes …
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How the Prism Awards Became a Lesson in Faith

April 27th, 2010 | Posted by Sherry Gaba in Addiction - (2 Comments)

About a month ago I had heard all about the Prism Awards. The Prism Awards recognizes Hollywood for its actors, television shows, and films in the media that depict mental health issues and addiction, plus tobacco, drug and alcohol use. This blog is not about all the winners, although there are plenty of blogs out …
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When Resentment Turns To Anger

April 13th, 2010 | Posted by Sherry Gaba in Addiction | Alcohol Addiction - (1 Comments)

As addicts and alcoholics, you all understand you have no room for un-resolved anger in your recovery program. On the other side of anger is resentment or a feeling that some injustice has been done to you. Something or someone is irritating you or it is “just not fair.” Don’t you wish you could just …
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The Many Gifts of Sobriety

April 8th, 2010 | Posted by Sherry Gaba in Addiction - (22 Comments)

We all have been told that when we become clean and sober our lives will drastically get better. For the addict and alcoholic who has been left with nothing, these gains in recovery can become overwhelming. Let’s face it, in early recovery sometimes just staying sober is all you can handle. However, when the miracles …
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With the recent deaths of Corey Haim, Brittany Murphy, and Michael Jackson, most psychotherapists and physicians, who may not necessarily work in addictions, are becoming more mindful of this growing epidemic of pain medication addiction. As a psychotherapist who specializes in addictions, I have been aware of this pervasive problem for years. In addition, in …
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