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  There are many opinions on whether addiction is a disease. It certainly runs in families and is seemingly hereditary, but does that mean a person is destined to become an addict? The answer is no, as we have free will, but that doesn’t mean some people are more predisposed to becoming addicted to a […]

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If you are a Type 3 on the Enneagram  or ‘The Achiever’, the “I’m not good enough” story may resonate particularly strongly with you. Threes are always taking on new challenges and projects, and may find it hard to just sit and be. The drive for accomplishment is ever-present. Oftentimes threes equate value with success. […]

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The core deficiency story, which varies from person to person, lies at the true heart of our suffering. Our egos usually develop these stories when we are children. They become a sort of operating system that takes over when we experience a lack of acceptance, support, or love. This lack is what we refer to […]

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As the opioid overdose crisis rages on, it has become apparent that the old ways of thinking and treating addiction are simply falling short. The work of leading researchers in the field of recovery, like Dr. Gabor Maté, is challenging our ideas about substance abuse and addiction.    Newly released statistics show an alarming trend: […]

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We can’t express how happy, inspired and honored we are at the Kiloby Center for Recovery to be chosen by the Volunteers of America (Greater LA) to bring our mindfulness approach to thousands of people who would not otherwise have access to mindfulness. Our mindfulness approach brings peace, well-being and freedom and dissolves and uproots […]

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The Drivers Behind Sexually Addictive Behaviors Because sex is a natural biological drive, treating sex addiction is quite difficult.  But success does happen if the focus is on the right issues.  As with all forms of addiction, the Kiloby Center – through extensive research and field-testing – believes that the focus should not be on […]

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  Kiloby Center for Recovery Partners with Dr. Phil to Introduce Virtual Reality Therapy The Kiloby Center for Recovery is proud to announce the addition of ​Dr. Phil’s Path to Recovery to our addiction, anxiety and depression treatment program. This November, the Kiloby Center integrated this groundbreaking virtual reality (VR) program designed to help reduce […]

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Most of us who have suffered from addiction have never experienced true unconditional love and acceptance – not from parents, friends, society or ourselves. As a result, we live with ego-based deficiencies stories that form the core of our identities – stories such as “I’m not good enough” or “I’m a failure.” These ego-based stories […]

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  Mindfulness is a very effective, evidence-based way to recover. For years, the literature and studies have defined addiction as occurring in three stages:  1) binge and intoxication, 2) withdrawal and negative affect, and 3) preoccupation and anticipation (or craving).  To simplify these stages, in stage 1 there is motivation towards the substance or activity […]

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  The connection created through giving and receiving attention has undeniable healing power: simply listening to another human being speak about their experiences with reality can make a large difference in well-being. We all need to be understood by others in order to feel whole. Oftentimes depression isolates people, making it difficult to express thoughts […]

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