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Finding ways to help addicts overcome their addictions

Addiction to alcohol and illegal drugs is increasing and can be deadly.  According to the Illinois Department of Human services, “Over 5500 deaths among Illinois residents each year, over 5% of all deaths, are directly or indirectly related to the … Continue reading

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Spirituality – finding meaning in life to treat behavioral disorders

“Spirituality is a very important part of who we are.  It is that which gives meaning to our lives – intangibles that touch our soul and spirit. Hope, gratitude, forgiveness, peace, being in the moment, all of these are important … Continue reading

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Helping individuals shipwrecked by drug abuse

“My life was a shipwreck waiting to happen,” Jeff Rice recently told me. “I used to walk around with a lot of fear and anger. I turned to drugs to feel good. I started with marijuana, and that quickly escalated … Continue reading

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How do you ease pain?

  I was somewhat surprised when I opened my May 9, 2012, Naperville Sun newspaper, and found an article on the increase of addictive opiate prescriptions in suburban Chicago. The article quoted Beth Sack, who commented on how pain-killer addiction begins, … Continue reading

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