“The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit.”
–Psalm 34:18

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The Broken Spirit

THE BROKEN SPIRIT "The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit." –Psalm 34:18 The word "broken" in this verse means "broken, crushed, destroyed" in the Hebrew and even might mean "violently destroyed". The word...

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Shame Blamers

SHAME BLAMERS A good friend in the "Bongo Girls" coffee group coined a fabulous term in a group coffee session..."Shame Blamers". (Thank you Kari Estrin at www.kariestrin.com). I am not totally sure what she meant, but I am going to write a blog on what I think it is....

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Healthy Codependency?

HEALTHY CODEPENDENCY? When the word codependency comes up in the therapy room, people often say "Everyone's codependent.”  And I usually agree. Really. It's true, it seems most people have this feature to some degree.  So what does this term really mean?  Well, for...

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  SUBOXONE Interview with Dr. Roland Reeves of Destin Recovery Roland Reeves, MD and his medical team, at Destin Recovery Center, use evidence-based medicine and treat addiction and substance abuse with the same rigorous methodology as one would treat diabetes, heart...

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Carol Colleran pioneered the development of addiction treatment for older adults.  Beginning as a counselor at the Hazelden Foundation, Carol retired as an Executive Vice President at The Hanley Recovery Center. Carol worked with Pine Grove Behavioral Health, in Hattiesburg, Mississippi in developing its new addiction treatment program for older adults, the Pine Grove Legacy program, opened in May of this year, 2012.

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