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PTSD in Children of Alcoholics

In addition to the basics of food and shelter, children also need stability, consistency, and emotional care in order to thrive. Typically, at a young age, children form an emotional attachment with t...

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Gambling Addiction Treatment In Arizona

What many people may not realize is that gambling addiction is classified as an impulse control disorder. Individuals with impulse control disorders feel increasing stimulation before participating...

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The Dis-equilibrating Dynamics of an Addicted Family System

Visit the living room of the average family that is “living with,” or should I say “drowning in,” addiction and you are likely to find a family that is functioning in emotional extremes. Where feeling...

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Healing the Shame of Sexual Addiction

By John Parker, MS, LMFT, SATP, CSAT, Therapist for Rio Retreat Center As humans, some of the most shameful experiences we have are those that involve our sexual selves. A single sexual event can brin...

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How PTSD Treatment Cured my Back Pain and More on the Mind-Body Connection

I was diagnosed with osteoporosis in my early twenties. Why were my young bones already losing tissue? Women who struggle with anorexia nervosa, like me at the time, are at a higher risk of developing...

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Why The Meadows Outpatient Center is the Best Place for Addiction Treatment

No one plans to become addicted, but after that initial interaction with alcohol, drugs or dysfunctional behavior, they may like how it makes them feel and soon find themselves spiraling out of contro...

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