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Shame & Addiction

“Shame is a soul eating emotion.” Jung Most of us have at one time or another felt embarrassed, guilty or shamed about our actions. When I was a therapist at an addiction treatment center, we focused on the difference between guilt, shame and...
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The Power of Family to Improve Outcomes

A great irony exists in the addiction treatment field: families of clients, who are often the most compliant and empowered entity in the recovery process are the most underserved. Understanding the benefits of maintaining contact with the family system and why its ongoing participation...
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FDA: Chantix and Alcohol A Dangerous Mix

The smoking cessation drug Chantix (varenicline) can amplify the effects of alcohol, and the two should be combined with caution, according to a drug safety communication released by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Monday, March 9. In addition, the FDA warns that...
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