Trauma-Ignored Care? Going to the M.A.T. on Opioids

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By Wayne Munchel – ACEs Report by theCampaign for Trauma Informed Policy and Practice (CTIPP) shows “much higher rate of ACE’s than general population.” “Medication Assisted Treatment (M.A.T.) for opioid addiction is being vigorously touted and expanded across the country in response to the opioid crisis. The Substance Abuse Disorder treatment system is taking […]


Are Teenagers Replacing Drugs With Smartphones?

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Amid an opioid epidemic, the rise of deadly synthetic drugs and the widening legalization of marijuana, a curious bright spot has emerged in the youth drug culture: American teenagers are growing less likely to try or regularly use drugs, including alcohol. With minor fits and starts, the trend has been building for a decade, with […]

1 in 6 Teens Binge Drink, CDC Report Says

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Teen student drinking declines, but… When teens drink alcohol, they sometimes down eight or more drinks in a short period, according to a new US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report released Thursday. This happens in spite of overall progress in curbing teen drinking. From 1991 through 2015, current drinking and binge drinking declined […]


Addiction shouldn’t be called “addiction”. It should be called “ritualized compulsive comfort-seeking”.

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Substance-abuse doc says: Stop chasing the drug! Focus on ACEs. Ritualized Compulsive Comfort Seeking “Addiction shouldn’t be called “addiction”. It should be called “ritualized compulsive comfort-seeking”. He says: Ritualized compulsive comfort-seeking (what traditionalists call addiction) is a normal response to the adversity experienced in childhood, just like bleeding is a normal response to being stabbed. […]


Free Webinar: Holistic Approach to Addiction Recovery

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Expert Panel: Holistic Approach to Addiction Recovery Listen to this informative webinar which offers insights into what it means to heal from addiction with a focus on getting to the core issues because when you get to the core issue, all the other issues and patterns created out of it tend to fall apart. It’s like uprooting […]


Addiction and Psychosocial Development in Early Childhood

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Early Childhood Psychosocial Development  Do you trust people? Do you trust yourself? Our trust is usually developed when we’re around zero to three years old.  We all go through a very similar psychosocial development in early childhood that forms us as adults. For those suffering from addiction, understanding these Early Childhood Psychosocial Development   stages starts […]


Healing Trauma Retreat – March 18-19, 2017

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You are invited to an Intensive Two-Day Healing Trauma Retreat in Camp Meeker (West Sonoma County)! Explore the various levels and effects of trauma in this two-day retreat in the beautiful west Sonoma County redwoods.  WHEN:  March 18 – 19 WHERE: Camp Meeker COST: $750 – $1,000 – Sliding Scale To Register – Call 707-824-0222 or Email: […]

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Job Opening: Care Manager / Intervention- Part Time

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Part-Time Care Manager Position Thank you! This position has been filled. The Care Manager (CM) is the first contact with clients and the heart of our business.  As the liaison for clients, the CM is the key communicator to provider team and the Program Manager. Sound judgement, maturity and rapid, comprehensive, clear communication are a must. Responsible […]