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Addiction | Movies You Might’ve Missed

Ben Is Back is a 2018 film directed by Peter Hedges and starring Julia Roberts, Lucas Hedges, and Courtney B. Vance. It tells the harrowing story of a mother who tries to help addict son when he comes home for Christmas on a break from his sober living facility. But Ben is not out of harm’s way and things quickly unravel, endangering the entire family. Recovery Unplugged wrote, “The film […]

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Addiction MOON Shine

“When you’re missing a piece of yourself, aching, gut-wrenching emptiness begins to take over. Until you find the link that completes your very soul, the feeling will never go away. Most people find a way to fill this void: material possessions, a string of relationships, affairs, food…I bare my soul, with words, for all to see.” – Jennifer Salaiz “You got the vote of your high school Most likely to […]

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Beyond the dark night of the soul | An interview with Paula Norris Mestayer

Paula Norris Mestayer has been a practicing psychotherapist for 40 years. The founder of Springfield Wellness Center, in Springfield, Louisiana, she has specialized in the treatment of addiction and “other brain disorders” since 2000, when her own teenage daughter got into trouble with drugs and Norris Mestayer accompanied her to a clinic in Tijuana, Mexico. There, the physician’s treatment was an intravenous infusion of something he called NTR—Neurotransmitter Restoration Therapy. […]

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Wendy Taylor Carlisle | Addiction poems

Getting to the Fifth The woman who was not going to talk about her past, spoke to the woman who did not judge. That good, sad woman, the hard one, whose past was scars and fires, disfiguring, smoldering. The woman who figured speaking must be better than the old silence, the days with their vomit and combat, what that women says now, reveals ache and shock. Then, the woman who […]

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