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“From Under the Rock” by Forest Benedict, M.A., SATP-C, LifeSTAR of the Central Valley


“Taking some of these measures was like killing off part of me, they were so much against my natural inclinations.” (Sexaholics Anonymous, 2001, p. 167) The true story of Aron Ralston’s near-death experience in a canyoneering accident was vividly portrayed … Continue reading

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Healing Doesn’t Happen on the Island of Isolation


Are you attempting to recover from an addiction alone? Do your internal voices tell you that trusting others is pointless, leading to a lifetime of suffering in silence? Maybe you’ve lived this lie for years, vowing repeatedly that next time … Continue reading

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“The Lock and the Key” By Troy Love, LCSW, PHR


The other day I was trying to explain to a client what happens with addiction.  I came up with an analogy that I wanted to flesh out a bit more. Imagine that there was a box with a key hole.  … Continue reading

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