Boundaries, everyone needs them and no one wants to be in charge of them. In order for recovery to have a chance at success, boundaries are necessary. When watching Celebrity Rehab 4, you can tell that the Center has rules and regulations. They have to. Specific rules that the patients have to adhere to begin the …
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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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Celebrity Rehab Behind the Scenes: Get me out of Here!

December 4th, 2010 | Posted by Sherry Gaba in Addiction | Celebrity Rehab - (Comments Off on Celebrity Rehab Behind the Scenes: Get me out of Here!)

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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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 on Working on Celebrity Rehab Alligns with my Values)

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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Fame and Fortune Doesn’t Guarantee Anything When You are an Addict or Alcoholic

November 11th, 2010 | Posted by Sherry Gaba in Addiction | Addiction Discussions | Alcohol Addiction | Celebrity Rehab - (Comments Off on Fame and Fortune Doesn’t Guarantee Anything When You are an Addict or Alcoholic)

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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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 on Present Perfect)

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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