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The Impact of Addiction

For more than 30 years, I’ve devoted my career to treating additive disorders. It’s not because I have some romanticized ideal of saving the world from the ravages of addiction. It’s because the impact of addiction destroys an addict’s life, family, career, and...

Make Positive Changes to Increase Productivity

For some people, energy and productivity seem to come ever so naturally. For others, it often can feel like every ounce of energy is required to get just one productive task accomplished. This daunting feeling may be overwhelming for some, and can lead to an array of...

30-Task Model Proves Effective in Treating Addictions

At New Leaf Center, our clinicians treat chemical dependency, sex addiction, and other addictive disorders using a research-based 30-Task Model that, when followed, has proven effective for achieving long-term recovery. The Model was developed by Patrick Carnes,...

Trauma Bonds: Why People Bond To Those Who Hurt Them

Over the past three decades, Patrick J. Carnes, Ph.D. — founder of the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals (IITAP) and Gentle Path Press — has observed that trauma and addictions tend to go hand in hand.  In his presentation...

Equine Therapy Fosters Healing

Multiple therapeutic modalities have been shown to experientially aide in an individual’s healing journey and emotional growth. These approaches can facilitate change of the ingrained belief systems that may drive an individual to repeat painful, non-productive...

Setting Limits, Saying No

“Healthy boundaries serve as a strong and leak-proof container for your essence.” -Hiro Boga, intuitive healer and author Healthy personal boundaries are essential for a meaningful, well-lived life. They promote health, inner peace, safety, confidence and positive...