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Aug
29
2011

Gambling Addiction – What Happens In Vegas Doesn’t Always Stay in Vegas

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What Happens In Vegas Doesn’t Always Stay in Vegas “Place your bets!”  At this moment, heartbeats begin to race.  The high of believing you could hit the jackpot in an instant or lose everything you put in gives people a rush that they just can’t seem to get enough of.  For some people, the thrill of risk in gambling creates the same high that drugs or alcohol might give.  Studies have shown that dopamine released […]

Feb
15
2011

You can beat addiction!

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Today’s post is powerful testimonial from a patient that has beaten addictions! This Monday marks the five-week anniversary of my first visit to Dr. Sidman and I remember being filled with trepidation about driving the great distance to her office. Three weeks earlier I had upped the ante on my daily alcohol, nicotine and Tylenol PM consumption. It was now a whopping half gallon of Red Label, ten to twelve Coors Lites, three packs of […]

Feb
14
2011

What is missing?

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What’s missing in your Life? So often people are trying to fill the hole they feel inside because it feels like something is missing. So many people try to fill this hole with food, drugs or alcohol, cigarettes, friends or shopping. The desire to obtain material things and then retain them by hoarding them, happens so much that it’s astonishing!  What is truly missing is that inside they are feeling unloved or unwanted. Something happened […]

Oct
26
2010

PAIN & PERCEPTION

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Pain is a perception.  Physical pain is a result of long-standing emotional pain, and it comes from somewhere within our emotional memories.  People have searched for a solution for their problems for centuries.  Psychologists know that they can trace back adult problems to early childhood and some people spend the next fifty years trying to undue the first five. We don’t want to only have better coping skills and keep the problem.  That would be […]

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