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ADHD Challenges in Adulthood

ADHD (Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) has been both over- and under-diagnosed over the years. Some adults are never diagnosed. Some are diagnosed after their child has been. Still others are diagnosed after they have struggled to balance the demands of...

The Coil Effect: Why Past Trauma is Reexperienced Years Later

Time is an interesting thing. As human beings, we recognize that the past, present and future impact us in various ways. When we recall past events, they often fill us with sweet memories of the way things were. At other times, our recall of past events fills us with...

New Workshop Series to Explore Spirituality

Eight-in-ten Americans believe in a Higher Power, according to the Pew Research Center. But only a slim majority believe in God as described in the Bible.Previous Pew Research Center studies have shown that the share of Americans who believe in God with absolute...

What is Sex Addiction?

Sex addiction is defined as any sexually related, compulsive behavior that interferes with normal living. It causes severe stress on family, friends, loved ones, and/or one’s work environment. Sex addiction has been called sexual dependency and sexual compulsivity. By...

Practice First Aid for Relapse Prevention

Spending time with family during the holidays can be challenging. And being out-of-routine also can be difficult. If you fear this will trigger an addiction relapse, try making a First Aid Kit.Basically, this Kit should contain anything that will stop you from old,...

Meet our Newest Team Member

Meagan Seago has joined New Leaf Center as an Administrative Assistant. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the University of Central Florida (UCF), with a minor in Criminal Justice.While at UCF, Meagan was a member of many psychology-related...

Taking Time To Breathe

Meditation is a common and easily accessible way of quieting the mind and helping us refocus. Meditation is an intentional means of changing the way the water flows – consciously changing the direction of the mind and focusing on the moment at hand. In the busyness of...

Driving Under the Influence Risks Grave Consequences

Driving is a privilege, as well as a wonderful convenience. When someone obtains a driver’s license, legally binding documents are signed with an oath to abide by laws implemented for the safety of everyone sharing the road. Operating a vehicle while under the...

Have You Drained Your Stress Bucket?

Stressors are an integral and unavoidable part of everyday life for most people, and they differ from person to person. What stresses you may not bother me at all, and vice versa. It’s a highly individualized experience. How we manage our stress dramatically impacts...

Hair-Trigger Reactions Offer Opportunities to Rebuild Trust

When progressing in recovery from any addiction, every person faces challenges. One of those challenges is a reaction from someone closest to them. No one starts recovery with a “clean slate;” everyone in recovery has a history that includes denial, secrets, excuses,...