Author Archives: Sherry Gaba

Working on Celebrity Rehab Alligns with my Values

November 14th, 2010 | Posted by Sherry Gaba in Addiction | Addiction Discussions | Alcohol Addiction | Celebrity Rehab - (Comments Off)

Now that Celebrity Rehab 4 is going to be airing, I notice I have butterflies in my stomach.  That familiar feeling that are people going to be judging me again for my work on Celebrity Rehab.  No one can judge me more than I sometimes judge myself for many things, but not this.  I totally …
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I spent my summer filming Celebrity Rehab 4 with Dr. Drew Pinsky and a host of professionals I respect very much–plus a cast of very courageous people who were willing to expose to the world the pain of their addiction and their passage to sobriety. The new season airs on VH1 starting December 1, and …
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Your Higher Power

September 27th, 2010 | Posted by Sherry Gaba in Uncategorized - (1 Comments)

One of the things that sometimes puts people off about 12-step programs is the idea of accepting a higher power into your life. What if you don’t believe in any particular religion? Why is it necessary to believe in something greater than yourself?             Sobriety is all about knowing and accepting yourself, including all the …
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Present Perfect

September 17th, 2010 | Posted by Sherry Gaba in Addiction | Alcohol Addiction | Drug Addiction - (Comments Off)

Are you living in the present? You might be tempted to ask, “When else would I be living?” But the truth is, we spend most of our time living in the past or the future. We’re either stewing about something that happened or worring about something that might happen. We’re anywhere but right here, right …
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Lately I have noticed a theme amongst teenagers as to one of the reasons they are using and abusing drugs and/or alcohol.  They tell me they are “bored.”   As someone growing up in the seventies,  there were no video games, cell phones, texting, emailing, or computers and the internet.  In other words, there wasn’t the instant gratification that …
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Learning to Let Go of Resistance and Attachments

August 29th, 2010 | Posted by Sherry Gaba in Uncategorized - (Comments Off)

The Law of Sobriety: Attracting Positive Energy for a Powerful Recovery\” You TubeThis morning I had to re-read the chapter in my book “Learning to Let Go of Resistance and Attachments.”  My book, “The Law of Sobriety: Attracting Positive Energy for a Powerful Recovery” comes out this Wednesday, September 1, 2010.  I have bitten every …
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The Law of Sobriety takes the principles of the Law of Attraction and puts them to work for the specific purpose – to help individual’s recover from their addictions,  whatever that addiction might be  including alcohol, drugs, sex, gambling, food, co-dependency, love, and or shopping.   However, in order to understand the Law of Sobriety, you …
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Getting to Our Goals

July 25th, 2010 | Posted by Sherry Gaba in Addiction - (11 Comments)

In a recent post, I talked about cognitive distortions—ways of thinking that are all about what’s inside your head rather than what’s actually going on in your life. Addicts and alcoholics sometimes engage in all-or-nothing thinking: “If it isn’t perfect, it’s a total failure.” After just one mistake, they may become judgmental and critical of …
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The Ups and Downs of Writing a Book

July 10th, 2010 | Posted by Sherry Gaba in Uncategorized - (24 Comments)

I had the opportunity yesterday to participate in the panel of the television news show Issues with Jane Velez-Mitchell to talk about the Lindsay Lohan case.  I found out about the opportunity about two hours before I appeared.  I was waiting for a client to arrive and I got the call.  I knew I couldn’t …
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