After attending a family reunion of sorts for a cousin’s Bar Mitzvah this weekend, marking the transition of a Jewish boy’s life at the age of 13 into manhood, I found myself in utter acceptance of any past hurts I had been clinging to.  I realized after years of distance from certain relatives, time moves so …
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Willingness is for Both the Addict and the Professional

February 19th, 2011 | Posted by Sherry Gaba in Addiction - (Comments Off)

Willingness is one of the first keys towards a successful recovery. This element needs to be embraced not only by the addict but also by the professional who is aiding the addict. Willingness is the ability to be open and ready for a transformational experience. In the area of recovery, this transformation is forward movement …
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On one of the last episodes of Celebrity Rehab 4 with Dr. Drew, past residents from Celebrity Rehab 3 came to the Pasadena Recovery Center to share their experience, strength and hope with the current residents. Mike Starr, Mackenzie Phillips and Tom Sizemore arrived at the center to share their experiences garnered from their recent …
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The big debate the past two weeks on Celebrity Rehab has been whether an addict can have a beer—even a nonalcoholic one—and still maintain their sobriety. I’ve seen a lot of comments on the show’s message boards about this, and a lot of misunderstanding about why abstinence from all drugs and alcohol really is important …
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I am not a movie critic and won’t pretend to be, but I do not understand why the reviews for the movie “Country Strong” were so negative. The movie has everything in it from alcoholism, mental illness, co-dependency, ageism, and grief and loss giving the audience a bird’s eye view of the dysfunction that goes …
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