Category Archive: 'Addiction' :

Society treats many patients diagnosed with mental health disorders as diagnoses rather than individuals. Those patients often ask, “Will my mental health get better?”. Too often, our society assumes the answer is NO. That message- that there is something inherently wrong with who we are at the core- causes pain, shame, and more harm. At […]

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By Scott Kiloby Don’t you really want to know if you are addicted?  Ever convinced you are not?  Depends on how you define addiction of course.  But let’s say that addiction is the compulsive use of something (as a way to avoid feeling something painful or uncomfortable) in a manner that creates harm in one’s […]

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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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“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 and tired of living the way you’ve […]

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    Addiction & it’s driving force: Fear   Addiction, 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 […]

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  PTSD & Addiction PTSD 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 make […]

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Is the Kiloby Center for Addiction Recovery Right for you? 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 […]

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      Identifying Addictive behavior  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 behavior A is to take up behavior B. And what we discover […]

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  Can a Senior Recover from Drugs and Alcohol Addiction? 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 […]

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  Contractions: Blocked energies occurring in our body 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 […]

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