Category Archive: 'Addiction' :

Q: Scott, I understand you recently celebrated 13 years in recovery.  Congratulations!  How did you do it? Scott:  By dealing with the underlying issues that drive addiction, mostly through mindfulness, non-dual awareness, inquiry and bodywork that focuses on trauma.  That work culminated in a loss of interest in trying to escape the present moment into […]

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    A Post by Scott Kiloby “Vacation Rehabs” – How They Are Lowering the Success Rate and Creating a Lack of Credibility Regarding the Addiction Treatment Field in the Eyes of the Public Imagine one day you find yourself truly ready to go to an addiction treatment center. You’ve had enough! You are sick […]

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    By Scott Kiloby   Manipulation, shame, trauma, guilt, hiding, dishonesty/deception, denial, rationalization and minimization.  These are some of the most powerful contributors to ongoing addiction and relapse.  Many of the current approaches to addiction treatment haven’t even begun to scratch the surface with regard to helping people release the powerful hold of these […]

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      By Scott Kiloby What really ends addictions? That’s the million dollar question. I hope to answer that question in this article.   The Problems with Using Medications Only to Treat Addiction Although it is the million dollar question, actually billions of dollars have been spent and billions more will be spent in […]

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    By Scott Kiloby   Studies are increasingly showing a direct link between PTSD (or psychological/emotional “trauma”) and addiction. Similar to the evidence found in those studies, the Kiloby Center often finds that clients suffering from addiction also have some history of trauma in their background. Before discussing the three big mistakes people often […]

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    It’s hard to truly understand just how unique the Kiloby Center’s approach is until you are actually participating in our program. First, the Center is the only U.S. addiction treatment center that focuses primarily on mindfulness. That, alone, makes the Center unique. In addition, the particular type of mindfulness used at the Center […]

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        By Fiona Robertson   We’ve all done it. We behave in a way that feels painful, or is destructive, or that we think we shouldn’t, and we resolve to behave differently in the future. We believe that the way to change behaviour A is to take up behaviour B. And what […]

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        Recent studies have shown that older adults (those aged 65 to 79) are using drugs and alcohol at an epidemic rate and it’s exacerbating their existing medical problems. But doctors aren’t addressing the drug use, and it’s not being addressed in mental health or medical communities. We have seen this substance […]

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    At some point in our lives, most of us unconsciously developed contractions, which are like blocked energies occurring in the head, throat, chest/heart area, stomach, pelvic area or root area. These contractions can feel very dense and sluggish and can actually drain our energy. They served as a way to protect us from […]

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    By Scott Kiloby   I am no stranger to chronic pain.  I dealt with it for many years after a spinal disorder that created chronic pain in my neck and back.  As a result of that diagnosis at age 20, my treating physician referred me to a string of specialists who could not […]

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