9 JUN

Constance Scharff, PhD
6:42 pm
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You Probably Drink More than You Think You Do

You Probably Drink More than You Think You Do Do you know how much you drink? When you think about how much you drink, do you include special nights out, weekend gatherings, sports games, weddings/funerals, and other events? Many people do not and find that they may drink a lot more than they realize. Researchers […]

19 MAY

Constance Scharff, PhD
6:00 am
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Gardening Helps Addicts Stay Sober

Gardening Helps Addicts Stay Sober In the Chicago area, women in recovery are gaining self-esteem by participating in a gardening project. By developing a relationship with a local garden club, women are learning how to grow flowers and vegetables while they develop a sense of teamwork and purpose. There are many things addicts can learn […]

24 APR

Constance Scharff, PhD
3:25 pm
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Food Addiction in Women Linked to Childhood Abuse

Women with personal histories of abuse are more likely to develop food addictions. Fifty-seven thousand, three hundred twenty one female participants enrolled in a study done to research the link between childhood abuse and adult food addiction. The results? Food addiction was twice as likely in women who experienced physical or sexual abuse before the […]

2 SEP

Constance Scharff, PhD
3:08 am
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Mindful Lifestyle Changes for Total Health

Mindfulness trains you to become aware of what is going on inside your body and mind and how your inner world of thoughts and feelings is reacting to the events that are taking place in the world around you. When you develop this kind of mindful awareness, you become more aware of inner disturbances when […]

12 AUG

Constance Scharff, PhD
3:32 am
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Cultivating Good Habits

Ever wonder why some people seem to be so successful compared to other people living in Anywhere, USA? Evidence shows smart people who have been very successful share certain habits. They display persistence, are self-disciplined, set goals, and are avid readers. University of Washington study found that people generally had an easier time meeting personal […]

28 MAR

Constance Scharff, PhD
4:01 pm
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Sex Addiction and Drug Abuse

Salt Lake City radio station KSL featured a story that reported on co-occurring disorders and the serious complications that can arise when an addict abuses more than one substance. Addiction specialists often overlook the ways in which disorders such as sex addiction can deepen the hold a particular drug has on a patient. Instead of […]

19 FEB

Constance Scharff, PhD
4:14 pm
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Stimulant Addiction and Sexual Disorders: A Deadly Combination

At Sunset Malibu, treating co-occurring disorders is our focus. It’s what we’re good at.  We know howaddiction can be tightly interwoven with other personal battles and/or dependencies. We also know that these issues cannot be approached in isolation from each other. The combination of stimulant addictionand sexual disorders is becoming more common. Recently we’ve seen […]

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