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How to Heal From Emotional Abuse (Video)

Have you ever felt terrified to tell the truth because you knew that your partner, friend, or parent would react very badly?

Have you felt smothered by your loved one’s controlling behaviors: jealous comments, constant monitoring, or manipulative stories?

Ever found yourself questioning your sanity around one particular person, alternating between waves of shame and feeling numb?

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What Are Limiting Beliefs? Are They Holding You Back? (Video)

It might sound like a tough question, but just imagine the possibilities. What if you could let go of the thoughts, ideas, and limiting beliefs that have been holding you back from your full potential?

What if you could become the person you'd like to be? What if you could get over your addiction and achieve sobriety? What's holding you back?

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Addiction and Relationships: What's the Connection? (Video)

Have you ever been in a toxic relationship? Many of us have. How do we know enough is enough? And how are toxic relationships related to addiction?

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What's the Missing Piece in Addiction Treatment? (Video)

What happens when your addiction rehab just doesn't work?

“I [did both] a 12 step program and an aversion therapy program. Both, ultimately did not work for me …. It seemed like the most important thing to them was if your insurance covered you and your check would clear.”

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The Connection Between Anger and Addiction (video)

"Anger is the only healthy response to injustice." — Dr Martha Beck

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Is Addiction a Disease? An Interview with Dr. Sally Satel (video)

In the last twenty years, the idea of addiction and the brain disease model - in other words, the concept that addiction is a disease - has soared in popularity.

It is supported by many respected individuals and organizations. For example, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) currently defines addiction as “a chronic and relapsing brain disease.”

Similarly, the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) calls addiction “a primary, chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory and related circuitry.”

But does that mean that the millions of Americans who struggle with addiction cannot recover fully?

Do these definitions encompass the true nature of addiction, or is there more to the story? 

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Is There a Myth about Childhood Trauma and Addiction? Q&A with Author Neil Steinberg

One of the most pervasive myths about mental and emotional trauma is that it is only “allowed” in the wake of major abuse or violence.

While physical and sexual abuse are certainly traumatic - and frighteningly common - they’re not the only requirements for trauma.

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Healing Underlying Core Issues Webcast

See this encore video of our Facebook Live broadcast with Clearing co-founders Joe and Betsy Koelzer.

In this video, you’ll learn:

  • What an “underlying core issue” is and how it relates to addiction
  • How this approach to addiction treatment compares with traditional 12-Steps
  • Descriptions of how the Clearing has achieved an 80% success rate
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Announcing our New Video Resource Center for Addiction Treatment

We like to ask our participants what tools and information were most helpful in their journey to selecting our program. Almost always they cite our video content. 

As such, we've created video resource center featuring 20 short videos answering frequently asked questions about The Clearing and residential addiction treatment.

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Understanding Anger and Addiction (video)

How do anger and addiction go together? We get this question all the time at The Clearing. They are related, and when you add stress and anxiety you get a toxic cocktail that causes many to numb out with substances and other diversions. Read more to understand how these all fit together and what you can do about it to stop the cycle.

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