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Addictions: Alcohol, Drug Abuse, Sex and Internet (?)  3-15-13

Passages Malibu Drug Rehab & Alcohol Rehab Addiction Treatment Cure Center

"... The Philosophy of Passages Addiction Cure Center
Addiction to drugs and alcohol is a symptom, not a cause, and not a disease. Addiction is triggered by either mental or physical pain; the drugs and alcohol are what you do to cope with it. To heal your addiction permanently, you must first go to the underlying cause, and heal it; then the addiction will cease to exist. In essence, you will have removed the thorn, the pain will subside, and so will the need for drugs and alcohol. ..."

The Meadows

The Meadows is a multi-disorder facility specializing in the treatment of trauma and addictions. The Meadows' clinical experts reach beyond single-level treatment of addictions, behavioral disorders and psychological conditions to diagnose and treat the underlying problems. Intensive treatment focuses on:
- Addiction to alcohol and drugs.
- Compulsive behaviors such as eating, gambling, work, sex, love addiction/avoidance and codependence.
- Mood disorders including bipolar disorder and depression.
- Anxiety disorders including post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder and panic disorder.

"Basic Beliefs About Addiction" by Charlotte Sophia Kasl, MA, PhD (Also see her other article: "Commit to Living Your Truths"

16 steps for Discovery and Empowerment - 16 Steps For Discovery and Empowerment. excerpted from "Many Roads One Journey" by Charlotte Davis Kasl, Phd.

Al-Anon and Alateen

"I did not cause your problems or addictions.
I cannot cure your problems or addictions.
I cannot control your problems or addictions."

I have heard people quote this little mantra and it concerns me because people in Al-Anon are usually there because they have controlling type personalities which at times can be very hurtful to their partners:

Gaslighting: The extremes of emotional abuse by Jeanne Sparks-Carreker (excellent article)

page 2: " ... When no sympathy or support for the hurt feelings are available, more times than not it is due to the Gaslighting abuser not wanting to empathize with their spouse/girlfriend because he would then have to take responsibility as having been the one who caused the hurt. Gaslighting methods offer no solution to the problems between couples because only genuine love can comfort and understand, an intimacy that is a must in a relationship. ...." See: Psychological Violence or Psychological Abuse or Ambient (Stealth) Abuse (including "Gaslighting") and Bullying

Dual Diagnosis Website

"12-Stepping" by Patricia D. McClendon, MSSW

Women For Sobriety, Inc. - see: "New Life" Acceptance Program

"Multiplicity and Victimization: What part of `No!' don't you understand? vs. What part of you doesn't understand `No!'? by Patricia D. McClendon, MSSW  (This article discusses how alcohol/drug abuse can lead to domestic violence or child abuse, as well as other topics.)

Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration

THE ORANGE PAPERS: One Man's Analysis of Alcoholics Anonymous and Substance Misuse Recovery Programs, and Real Recovery An Online Book by "Orange"

National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors, NAADAC

Mental Health Net - Self-help Substance Abuse Resources

MADD, Mothers Against Drunk Driving

Hazelden -- Addiction Treatment Center

Sex Addicts Anonymous

SCA, Sexual Compulsives Anonymous

International Institute for Trauma & Addiction Professionals (IITAP) (formerly SexHelp.Com - Dr. Carnes' Online Resources)

WebAddiction.com

Kentuckiana Resources: Health, Mental Health, and Advocacy Resources (at this web site) ... In need of an update at a later date.
and Therapists


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