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Fathers Play an Important Role in Their Children's Emotional and Intellectual Development
Keeping a Journal during Your Recovery: Organizing Your Thoughts as You Re-organize Your Life
De-stigmatizing Mental Illness Is a Critical Step in New Focus on Treatment vs. Punishment for Addiction
An Interview with Sarah Chapin, Executive Director of the Sexual Recovery Institute
Substance Abuse Develops Quicker For Women
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Effective For Victims of War
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Elements | June 15, 2012
Genetics determine a lot about who we are, but parenting styles and practices have an equally strong influence. No one questions the importance of a mother's love in her children's physical and emotional development. As it turns out, we also shouldn't question the importance of a father's.
Rejection Changes Who a Child Becomes
A recent study from the University of Connecticut shows that a father's love is critical to his children's personality development. No childhood experience has as profound effects on personality development as rejection by their parents, researchers say. Children who are rejected in this way tend to struggle with anxiety, insecurity and aggression toward others, not only as children but also as they grow into adults. This history can set them up for difficulty in their romantic relationships later in life.
Continue to read the important role fathers play in their children's development...
Promises | June 11, 2012
As you seek to put the scourge of substance abuse behind you, you will inevitably need to go through a period of intense self-reflection. Remembering the things you did in the past while you were under the influence of drugs or alcohol will not be a pleasant experience. But it is something that you will have to do if you are to have any chance of overcoming your addiction. If you try to bury your memories instead of dealing with them they will come back to haunt you in the form of anxiety, depression, guilt, remorse, and low self-esteem, and ultimately these feelings will greatly increase your chances of relapse.
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Huffington Post | June 14, 2012
With the White House announcing a new focus on treating addiction as a disease rather than a moral failing, those of us who have dedicated our lives to addiction treatment are once again hopeful that this will result in a shift in attitude about treatment versus punishment. In 2009, the Obama administration said that it would no longer focus on the punitive "War on Drugs," but in 2011, evidence from LEAP, an international organization of criminal justice professionals, suggested that government policies had produced more rhetoric than results. My hope is that this will be the year we truly take steps to change the War on Drugs to the Fight for Addiction Treatment.
Sexual Recovery Institute | May 4, 2012
"Who do I want to be?" "What should I do next?" These are some of the questions that Sarah Chapin and the staff at the Sexual Recovery Institute (SRI) help clients and their families answer. Whether an individual is calling to learn more about their treatment options or finishing up a program at the Sexual Recovery Institute, Sarah's goal is to impart a message of hope and support.
The people who call SRI, both sex addicts and their loved ones, are in a great deal of pain. They are filled with shame, anxiety, anger and confusion, and don't know how to keep their family together.
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The Recovery Place | May 24, 2012
It's no secret men and women are different-they think differently, learn differently, feel differently, react differently, etc. This difference is extremely prominent when a man or a woman is struggling with substance abuse.
Did you know that women are the fastest growing segment of substance abusers in the United States? As a matter of fact, there are currently an estimated 2.7 million women struggling with substance abuse in America.
The fact that more women are struggling with drug addictions paves way for more evidence that women are impacted by alcohol and drug addiction much differently than men.
The Ranch | June 9, 2012
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) has been a useful tool in treating many types of mental illnesses. It is widely used to treat substance abuse and addiction, as well as eating disorders and post-traumatic stress disorder. The technique aids many patients in recovery by helping them evaluate how their beliefs and thoughts affect how they feel.