Month: October 2011

More Negative Effects from Drinking Alcohol

It is well-established that long-term alcohol abuse can cause serious health problems, including brain damage and various forms of cancer. It also destroys relationships, finances, careers and emotional well-being. A series of recent studies show that alcohol abuse does even more damage than was previously known. Technological advances in neuroimaging allow scientists to observe alcohol’s …

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Traditional Chinese Medicine Promotes Healing in Early Recovery

By Meghan Vivo As the health care system in the U.S. falters and more Americans embrace the concept of “alternative” medicine, acupuncture and other forms of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) are becoming more widely used. Approximately 38 percent of adults and 12 percent of children in the U.S. use some form of complementary and alternative …

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An Interview with Margot Chambers, Acupuncturist at Promises

Holistic medicine has been part of Margot Chambers’ life since she can remember. As a child, Margot had an illness that baffled western medical doctors. Her parents, who had always embraced homeopathy, brought Margot to a holistic doctor. He advised them to eliminate all sugar, nitrates and preservatives from Margot’s diet, and she never had another seizure again. This experience, Margot says, helped shape the way she sees the process of health and healing.

Renowned Sex Addiction Expert Speaks at LSU: Professional Workshop on Narcissism Addiction and Detachment

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) October 25, 2011 – Promises Behavioral Health invites clinicians and treatment professionals to a workshop titled “Narcissism Addiction and Detachment as Tools to Emotional Survival” on Oct. 28, 2011, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Lod Cook Alumni Center at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge.

An Interview with Ross Donahue, Residential Manager

Relapse is a common part of the disease of addiction, but it is not inevitable. “You don’t have to cycle in and out of treatment before getting well,” advises Ross Donahue, the residential manager at Promises West L.A., who went through treatment five years ago and “got it” the first time. “If you give your …

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Innovative Sex and Love Addiction Program for Women Introduced at The Center for Relationship and Sexual Recovery at The Ranch

Nunnelly, TN (PRWEB) October 17, 2011 – Contrary to popular media portrayals and gender stereotypes, men are not the only ones suffering from sex and love addiction. An estimated 8 to 12 percent of those seeking relationship and sex addiction treatment are women, though many more are likely suffering in silence.

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