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An Interview with Lisa Boucher, Author of "Raising the Bottom"

An Interview with Lisa Boucher, Author of "Raising the Bottom"

Lisa Boucher explains her motivations behind writing "Raising the Bottom" and how her personal and professional experiences contributed to her approach.

 
The 4 Pillars of Regaining Trust

The 4 Pillars of Regaining Trust

I used to wonder why I had to come up with positives when my daughter hadn’t yet apologized for all the negatives she’d put me through. I needed to take the lead in changing first.

 
Centering Prayer

Aftercare Spotlight: Centering Prayer Can Bring Silence to Your Soul

A husband and wife's loss leads them to an ancient form of prayer and meditation. Centering Prayer and the spiritual principles of Twelve Step recovery bring freedom a d fulfillment.

 
Reinventing Ourselves in Recovery

Reinventing Ourselves in Recovery

It’s not about creating a shiny new self; reinvention is about moving toward the self we left behind

 
Gabor Mate

Interview with the Author: Gabor Maté

We caught up with Gabor Maté while he was on holiday on Hornby Island, British Columbia.

 
Russell Brand Talks Addiction

Russell Brand Talks Addiction

Russell Brand and Dr. Drew promote Brand’s new book, Recovery: Freedom from our Addictions, at a Los Angeles Live Talks event and the results are comic, touching and informative.

 
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Full Video and Review: 'Live Talks' hosted by Dr. Drew Pinsky & Russell Brand

Full video of Live Talks with Brand and Drew with a review by Amelia G. of Filmpatch.

 
The Cake, the Rain and the Songwriter: an Interview with Jimmy Webb

The Cake, the Rain and the Songwriter: an Interview with Jimmy Webb

Gregg Shapiro interviews Jimmy Webb about his memoir, The Cake and the Rain and his music in the summer of 2017.

 
Connecting the Dots: Past Experience and Addiction

Connecting the Dots: Past Experience and Addiction

Identifying and acknowledging the role life events play in addiction is often the first step to healing. Those willing to bravely face where they have come from are best positioned to for long-term, successful recovery.

 
How to Choose the Right Addiction Treatment for You

How to Choose the Right Addiction Treatment for You

The best treatment is the one that resonates with you — the one you believe will work for you.

 
Life Recovery

Life Recovery

How “Hollywood Book Man” Scott Steindorff is about to disrupt the field of addiction and recovery

 
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An Interview with Lisa Boucher, Author of "Raising the Bottom"

In “Raising the Bottom: Making Mindful Choices in a Drinking Culture,” author Lisa Boucher unearths the buried narratives of women’s addiction, shedding...
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This Is My Brave Presents Their First Ever Variety Show at The World Famous Comedy Store in Los Angeles

Comedian and best friend of the late Carrie Fischer, Mara Shapshay, joins forces with This Is My Brave Non-Profit to bring you their first-ever Celebrity...
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Full Video and Review: 'Live Talks' hosted by Dr. Drew Pinsky & Russell Brand

Full Video and Review: 'Live Talks' hosted by Dr. Drew Pinsky & Russell Brand
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Harris_Stratyner_-_Square By Dr. Harris Stratyner, Ph.D || It is ironic that alcohol is legal and is potentially so dangerous. According to the World Health Organization (WHO, 2013), 3.3 million deaths occur each year from some form "harmful use of alcohol.".... Read More...

 

  GuarnottaBy Emily Guarnotta || In the story of the tortoise and the hare, the slow-moving tortoise wins the race against the quick and overly confident hare by pacing himself, proving that speed does not always lead to success. Read More...   

Voices of Recovery

      
      Wounded Healer

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By Trish Dimaggio-Zander || I opened my eyes, confused and unsure of where I was, I scanned the room.  It took a
      moment before I realized I was laying on my
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      Growing Balance

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By Temple Hayes || Jamey Kowalski says yoga saved his life. He now helps others grow their own life balance       as the key to success in addiction recovery.             Listen to my conversation with him. Read               more... 
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      The Courage to Change Me

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By Temple Hayes || There must be a spiritual awakening — a name-it-and-claim-it attitude. In other               words, behind every apology or awareness of         how we have allowed ourselves to be weak,           weary and influenced, we must see the deeper       truth: I allowed it. Read more... 
      ———————————————————             Believe in the Heart

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By Temple Hayes || If you believe within your heart, you'll know. What have you believed that your             heart knows is untrue? Read more... 
      ———————————————————             Live 2017 Alive, Alert & Enthusiastic

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By Temple Hayes || Once we know who we are, we understand the answer to                         Shakespeare’s question is, "To be." We easily         move from thinking and doing to feeling and           being. We understand and accept ourselves           and our beliefs. This is the key to inner                   peace. Read more... 

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“Should you shield the canyons from the windstorms you would never see the true beauty of their carvings.” -
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“Should you shield the canyons from the windstorms you would never see the true beauty of their carvings.” -
Elisabeth Kubler-Ross  - See more at: http://adventured.com/99-outdoor-nature-quotes/#sthash.uxkYZLZc.d"- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

 

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4 ways to regain trust

The 4 pillars of regaining trust

When my daughter first came out of a rehabilitation center, I had high hopes that we’d be close again, yet I obsessed about her relapsing.
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Interview with the Author: Gabor Maté

We caught up with Gabor Maté while he was on holiday on Hornby Island, British Columbia​
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Reinventing Ourselves in Recovery

It’s not about creating a shiny new self; reinvention is about moving toward the self we left behind.
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