Post-Traumatic Stress Last week on Celebrity Rehab, you saw me have a very intense session with Janice Dickinson. (You can see a short clip at http://www.vh1.com/video/misc/606920/janice-dickinson-talks-to-a-therapist.jhtml#id=1654325.) Janice is coming unraveled, and very small things are setting her off in a big way. What’s going on here? Janice was subjected to terrible neglect and physical, sexual …
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One of the themes you often see at rehabs, as well as  Celebrity Rehab 4,  is that many of the clients are looking for an excuse to leave or a way to get sent home. Rachel Uchitel isn’t sure she should be there because she doesn’t have a “real” addiction. Frankie Lons wants to leave when she …
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According to Women’s Health, having celebrity status along with being rich and famous, increases the odds of cheating in a marriage.  In fact the same article says that “men are more likely to be hypocrites about their behavior” and in fact are “hypocrites” in terms of judging others who cheat. As the news broke today …
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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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Simple Cause Bias

October 21st, 2010 | Posted by Michael Taleff in Addiction - (1 Comments)

Short sighted thinking will create short sighted treatment.
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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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Absolute certainty comes with baggage. Bad baggage.
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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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