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Scott Alpert

Dr. Scott Alpert has worked in the mental health field since 1994. During his career he has seen over 8000 patients, many during his ten years at a Mental Health Urgent Care center in the Los Angeles area helping people in extreme crisis. Dr. Scott has perfected the unique combination of spiritual and clinical psychology in an extraordinarily effective and endearing way.
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3 Myths about Trauma and Addiction

Did you know that trauma and addiction are often co-habitants? They're linked in stronger ways than previously thought. And get this - 1 in 4 of us will experience a traumatic event before age 4. 

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How Meditation Aids Mind Body Health

Do you categorize meditation as one of those tasks you really should get around to, but never actually do? Do you see it as something that only “ultra-spiritual” people pursue? If so, you’re not alone.

Many people have heard about the tremendous mind body health and wellness benefits of meditation, but they don’t take the plunge and practice. Why?

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How Purpose Can Define Emotional Health

What is your passion? What gives meaning to your everyday life? What are your aspirations? What gets you out of bed each day? What are your talents? Are you willing to share your gifts with the world? Bottom line: What is your purpose?

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Addiction and Psychosocial Development in Early Childhood

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 psychosocial stages starts the process of recovery. 

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Analyzing Step 12 of the 12 Steps



Here's the 12th and final in our series on a different perspective with the 12-Steps addiction treatment program and how each step compares with a 12 Steps alternative approach.

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Analyzing Step 11 of the 12 Steps


Here's the 11th in our series on a different perspective with the 12-Steps addiction treatment program and how each step compares with a 12 Steps alternative approach.

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What's the Role of Spirituality in Treatment?

How is your relationship with the Divine? For many this relationship has been neglected, severed, or never established. Have you ever wondered about the purpose of life? Is life a haphazard thing that happens at random? Is there nothingness upon death? For many who suffer from mood disorders or substance use issues, coming to terms with these questions can be a key. What then, should be the role of spirituality in treatment?

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Another Look 12 Steps Step 10 (Step 10 of the 12-Steps Program)

 

This is the 10th in our series of reviews of the 12-Steps addiction treatment program and how each step compares with a 12 Steps alternative approach. We understand the 12 Steps have helped many, many people over the years, and we respect that success.

We also recognize that the approach does not work for everyone. The main purpose of this series is to present some potential limitations with the 12 Steps that you may not have considered. We want to make it easy for you to understand the differences as you go through your addiction treatment research.

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Graduation Day at The Clearing!

GRADUATION DAY.

OK, this post is a little late but the energy is still flowing from that day and our graduates continue their momentum. Here are my thoughts on the culmination of our first session of 2015 - yet another amazing group!

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No Guilt and No Shame: Providing Support During Recovery

A residential addiction treatment program founded on compassion is hard to find. We see the low success rates of traditional addiction treatment as partly the result of treating people harshly during recovery. What's the motivation behind rubbing somebody’s nose in the wreckage of their past? Is it to make them feel bad? Many addiction treatment facilities have done this in the past. That doesn't make the practice right. We think this approach needs to be questioned.

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