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The power of suggestion can be incredibly strong and few of us are immune to it. A recent study* found that social media comments on alcohol ads such as Facebook can boost the desire to drink in young people. Research found that pro-drinking comments from online users on alcohol ads were 3.5 times more likely […]

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  By Scott Kiloby Addiction is not about the substance or activity to which one is addicted.  People who are addicted are really seeking connection with something or someone in order to fill up a perceived hole within them.  We call this hole the deficiency story, which is a belief in being fundamentally flawed.  This […]

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A new study published in the Journal of Behavioral Medicine by Eric L. Garland reveals that mindfulness can reduce cravings for opiates (painkillers, heroin) and provide more enjoyment of healthy pleasures.  Mindfulness is a form of meditation.  It is a way of being that is focused on the present moment in a non-judgmental, non-reactive, compassionate manner.   Mindfulness […]

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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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