Childhood sexual abuse is, sadly, far more common than you might realize. It’s estimated that more than one out of every three women, and one out of every five males, has experienced some form of sexual trauma during their childhood. When children are molested, they...

Traditional addiction treatment remains focused on symptom management and supports a life sentence of always being “in recovery.”  Typical addiction rehabilitation programs tend to focus on “problem solving,” and always staying one step ahead of the addiction.  Popular 12 step slogans warn, “You are only...

Dual diagnosis is defined as a concurrent mental health issue such as depression, anxiety, PTSD, etc., combined with a substance use disorder or addiction.  Dual diagnosis is also referred to as co-occurring disorders, which means a person has two or more issues happening at the...

Underlying all addictions are unmet needs or needs being met in non-nourishing, unhealthy or unsustainable ways. Cutting-edge addiction treatment recognizes that addictions are, in part, coping strategies to manage the pain and suffering caused by underlying issues related to traumatic experiences.Trauma is a very upsetting...